Saturday, February 22, 2014

Thinking of you

** 2/25/14 Winner at Mod Squad Challenge Blog! **

Hi everyone! I've popped in this evening to share a card I created this afternoon for a friend who recently had surgery. I wanted something bright and cheerful, so I played with several VersaColor ink cubes, some new Gina K Designs stamps, and some gold embossing powder. This is a fun technique in which embossing powder is applied to Versamark stamped on ink that's not quite dry! ;)

Using the direct-to-paper technique, I pressed several different colors of cube ink down onto the cardstock in random fashion. I stamped the little branches in Versamark and applied gold embossing powder. I lightly tapped off the excess and heat embossed, and got great coverage of the stamped images and light dusting of the background with the gold! ;)

The inked/embossed piece is matted on dark red cardstock, then medium red cardstock, and then finally on gold vellum. I left the inside blank to use as a note card to my friend.

I'd love to enter this note card into the following challenges:

  • GKD Pure Luxury white cardstock; Cricut medium and dark red cardstock; gold vellum
  • GKD Little Branches stamp set
  • Versamark
  • Ranger Gold fine detail embossing powder
  • VersaColor cube ink: Opera Pink, Cardinal, Boysenberry, Turquoise, Pacific, Marigold and Topaz
  • Memento Paris dusk ink

Thanks so much for stopping by today- we'll see you next time! ;)


  1. BINGO! - well done Leslie! You did indeed create a bright, happy design with the color cubes - and the dusting of gold over the top is very creative!
    Thanks for sharing your project & creativity with us!
    ~ginny, DT for Aud Sentiments: #100 "Bingo"
    RubberMAD (

  2. Neat card!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls Challenges! Angie-DT

  3. That technique looks great on your card! The dusting of gold with the branches is perfect. I'm sure your friend will appreciate this card very much!

  4. Great card with a fab technique!
    Thanks for joining the Aud Sentiments challenge this week.

  5. This is lovely! I am impressed by the brave background - I'd never have the guts to go direct-to-paper, it looks really cool. The gold embossing powder is also fab. I really like it! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments! Love Marie-Clare, Aud Sentiments DT x

  6. Now THAT is a cool technique Leslie!! I hadn't seen that before!! The gold embossing is fabulous against the color blocking! Thanks for playing with us at Mod Squad!

  7. oh wow, she will love it leslie. Its so bright and cheery and the gold embossing is beautiful.
    Thank you so much for playing along with us over on the Divas by Design challenge blog
    hugs Lou xxx

  8. fab design and so colourful, thank you for joining us over on divas by designs x

  9. LOVE it Leslie! very artsy!! Thanks so much for playing along in our challenge this week!


  10. Hi Leslie, A beautiful card and image, love the colours too. Thank you for joining us for challenge 12 at Crafty Girls Challenges good luck and we hope to see you again soon.

    Hugs Erin DT and Co Owner

  11. lovely creation and thanks for sharing at Divas this week

  12. amazing project!! congrats! :)

  13. Just gorgeous. Great use of colour. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck. xx


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