Blessings for You

Hello there!  Today's card is my goddess card for the Stampin' Royalty challenge.  This week's challenge is to use the emboss resist technique.  Grab your heat gun and embossing powder and get to work!  Link up your creation before next Tuesday at Stampin' Royalty.

But, before we get to the fun stuff, I really want to say that my heart goes out to all that have been impacted by the storm, I am saying my prayers for a fast reconstructing for the northeast.  We were blessed here and only received very strong winds, so strong in fact that Mackie wanted to sleep in our room.  I am sure the USA will pull together like they do for other countries.  We will have to all work together to get things back to good.

Here is my emboss resist piece.  I used very vanilla card stock, stamped my stamp from French Foliage in versamark, heat embossed with clear powder, and then sponged my color on to make the clear embossing pop.  Use a paper towel after sponging to get the color off of the embossed part for the best finish.

Do you recognize the paper I used here for my leaves and the little curled tubes?  It is the packaging that comes in most Stampin' Up! shipments.  I simply stamped with my french foliage stamp set in cherry cobbler, cajun craze, and more mustard, crumpled them up and punched a square with my square punch.

Here is a tip, when punching the packaging paper, since it is so thin, you will get better results, if you fold a few folds and punch three layers or so at one time.  Roll into a megaphone shape and glue, glue onto a circle punch and decorate how you would like.

I accented with the early espresso core'dinations card stock embossed with the woodgrain embossing folder, two finishing touches edgelits in more mustard help to give the border a bit of flair.  Some twine and a naturals designer button finishes off the card.

I used the sketch from the new Fab Friday challenge blog for my starting point, I didn't flag cut the ends of the early espresso since I loved the woodgrain.  It is a great sketch though!

Happy Halloween to y'all, I really hope that you all have a great night.  Here is Tate and Chris getting ready to carve our pumpkins.  I will share some of our Halloween pictures with you soon.  Thanks for stopping by, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!


Miranda said…
Gorgeous Card! Happy Halloween to you too!
Miranda :)
Patti Willey said…
Gorgeousness! Love the rusty colors and embossing for this French Foliage! Your leaves look fantastic! Tate! Your pumpkin is Huge Buddy! Happy Halloween Conners!
Amanda Mertz said…
Love your fall wreath made from the packing paper! It takes ink beautifully! The edgelits are a nice touch too...I always forget about them! Thanks for sharing with us at Fab Friday!
Your wreath is gorgeous! This is certainly something I will be trying for myself! Thanks for the great tips!!
Marla Reed said…
Wow! This card is a real stunner! What a great way to use all that packing paper that we all have lying around. I love the emboss resist piece as well! Thanks for playing at Fab Friday!

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