Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Embossed roses for MU5

I am SOOOO glad to have a heat tool again!  My order arrived and in it was my brand new Stampin' Up! heat tool.  It is super!  Heats up fast...way quicker than my now dead non-SU model.  So, I had to put it to work on a card for this weeks Friday Mashup challenge.  Here is the challenge:
and here is my doubly embossed card:
Card for MU5 using Fifth Avenue Floral, Four Frames and Just Because stamp sets

If you're wondering why most of my cards are "Thank You" ones, it is because I am heading toward the end of both the school year and the Stampin' Up year.  I will be needing TONS of thank you cards over the next few months, so many of my samples will be of a thankful nature.  This card could work for just about any occasion (expect maybe Christmas!), so just imagine an alternate sentiment if you'd like.  Here is how I put this card together.
Starting with a piece of watercolour paper, I stamped the rose image three times using Versamark.  I then heat embossed it using the new melon mambo embossing powder.  Then I took my aquapainter and watercoloured the roses using rose red ink...did you know that colour is pretty much a richer, more saturated shade of melon mambo?  I then set the roses aside to dry.  While that was happening I took a 5" x 3 3/4" piece of very vanilla cardstock and ran it through my Big Shot using my perfect polka dots folder.  I layered it on a 5 3/8" x 4 1/8" piece of Woodland Walk DSP.  I then adhered the now-dry roses in the upper left corner.  I wrapped a piece of rose red seam binding around the corner and then threaded a big designer button with another piece of seam binding before adhering to the cardfront.  I adhered the whole thing to a garden green cardbase.  For the sentiment, I stamped the polka dotted frame from the Four Frames set in wild wasabi on a scrap of very vanilla.  I then stamped the thank you from the Just Because level one hostess set in rose red and punched it out with my decorative label punch.  I layered it with another decorative label in wild wasabi and then adhered it to the card using dimensionals.  The final touch was a few basic pearls to highlight the sentiment.

So there you have it:  a pretty, feminine card for someone special!


  1. WONDERFUL card, Leena. So happy you were able to use your new "toy" for the Friday Mashup Challenge - thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us!

  2. Very pretty! Your card has so many different elements that just come together perfectly! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

  3. Leena, I know just what you mean about being without a heat tool, mine died on me a while back as well! I'm so glad you decided to play along with us at the Friday Mashup this week. Your card is lovely. It's my turn to set the challenge next week, hope you come and join in the fun. Cheers, Kasey ~ in Oz

  4. Love those Roses, they came out great! That new embossing powder packs some color doesn't it! Great idea to stock up on Thank You cards this time of year! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup!

  5. Wow! I love this!! I may borrow this idea for my club!! Thanks for playing along with the Friday Mashup!


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