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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Bloggers' Challenge -- Embossing

That cold I managed to get, paired with a sinus infection had me down and out....if you have been "lucky" enough to have had that cold yourself, you know just how awful it can be! I'm sorry I've been away for awhile, but I just didn't have the energy to come up with a creative idea...or get to my stamp studio...or even post anything! Fortunately, I'm feeling soooo much better....but it took 3 weeks! So, I'm a bit behind......YIKES!

I have to confess that I didn't make this one for the challenge, but it is something I made not too long ago. I made a gift pack of these up for a wonderful friend who loves piggies. Do you recognize that cute little piglet? It's from a SAB set from a few years ago....sorry, it's no longer available. Neither is the background paper, it is from last year's Sweet Pea Paper Pack, but if you are like me, you still have tons left, right?!!

So, this card fits our embossing challenge this week. The background was double embossed with folders....first with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder and then with the wonderful Framed Tulips EF. By passing the cardstock through the Big Shot a second time, the dots flatten a bit, but it's still a lovely effect, don't you think? (This idea is from the talented and creative, Robin Merriman...she's just so clever!....and the layout was inspired by Tara Bazata's last GoDiva Swap. These ladies always have the BEST ideas!!)

The little pig was colored in using my non-SU Copic Sketch Markers...but almost everything else is from SU, even if a few things have retired. Fun card, isn't it? Joanne, the friend who received a gift set of these, loved them!
Stamps: Very Punny* (2007 SAB set), Fabulous Phrases
Inks: Pitch Black Alcohol Ink (non-SU)
CS: Piourette Pink, Basic Black, Whisper White
Misc: Sweet Pea DSP*, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Dimensional, 1/8" Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon, Perfect Polka Dots EF, Framed Tulips EF, Big Shot
*Retired

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Be sure to check out what the others have been up to...see below.

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14 comments:

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Very cute Barbara! Love the embossing around the card! Have a happy weekend! :D

Lisa Somerville said...

Glad you are feeling better! Love the double embossed panel - too cute!

Tami Black said...

I'm still not over this ick and I'm into my fourth week so I get how you can get behind. Love this card -- made me smile and laugh out loud -- very cheerful!

MJ said...

I love that pig! Recognized it right away, it is one of my favorites from that set. The cow too. Such a fun set. Wish it wasn't retired. I always forget about it. Great card. Hope you are feeling better soon.

Linda Monroe said...

This is very cute. I like the polka dot combined with the tulip embossing.

Lisa Bohler said...

I just love the frame and I miss that cute little pig! Glad you are on the mend...the little bugs that go around this time of year are nasty!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Very pretty card- love the cute pig image and the pretty double embossing.

Runnergirl Creations said...

Great challenge! Thank you! :) Blessings!

JP Card Crazy said...

How cute! Great thank you card!

BarbaraW said...

Cute pig. Great use of embossing. Glad to hear you're feeling better.

Basement Stamper said...

This is one of my favorite little sets, the piggy is so darn cute.

Chrissy D said...

ADORABLE card!

Ida said...

Cute card. Love the little pig image and the embossed frame really sets it off well. Hope you are feeling better this week.

Lori said...

So sweet! Love the double embossing--looks great!

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