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Monday, August 22, 2011

Embossed Roses

Good morning everyone!! I am really excited ...my niece from Alaska will be arriving later this morning for an overnight visit. She will be retiring from the Air Force in May and has been in Dallas interviewing for a job. She is an OR nurse so I'm sure she will have her pick of positions. I am thrilled she wants to settle in the Dallas area....I am only 2 1/2 hours south which is a heck of a lot closer than Alaska!!! I'm not sure how she will handle the heat...summer temps in Alaska run around 70 degrees unlike our 100+ degree weather!! Anyway....I made this card last night while watching a show about hoarders. After watching that show, I thought I better clean out my craft room...LOL!!!
The Rubbernecker stamp called Rose Silhouette #537-01    was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black and embosses with clear ep. The patterned paper in the background is from 7 Gypsies Avignon and the rhinestones, lace, seam binding, button and twine finish it off.

I made this for the following challenges:
1. Paper Sundaes - green, buttons, banners, and/or twine - use at least 2
2. Scrappy Frogs Challenge - bling
3. Mark's Finest Papers - embossing (I heat embossed the silhouette)
4. Sugar Creek Hollow - buttons and bows
5. Cas-ual Fridays - embossing (I used heat embossing)

Thanks for stopping by...I'm off to clean my house a little and make some home made blueberry muffins for breakfast....yummmm!!!

23 comments:

Tammy said...

Simply gorgeous! Love the colors and wonderful ribbon. Good luck to your niece.

Patti J said...

Congrats to your niece! How nice it will be to have her close enough to spend time with. Your card is beautiful, Joan - the embossing is perfect, and your layout is beautifully done! Have fun today - hugs!

jimlynn said...

Beautiful card! Love that ribbon and bow too. So lovely.
Know it will be good to see your niece and I doubt she'll have too much trouble landing a job in the Dallas area.
I also like to watch the Hoarders - too, too, funny.
Lynn

*Vicki* said...

WOW!! Oh so beautiful and I love the monochrome colors and yummy ribbon! :)

Lori said...

WOW! Gorgeous! Love the color combo and image panel tilt. How exciting to have your niece near by. Maybe she's tired of being cold...

Kathy and Lucky said...

Beautiful card and love the layout with the image with the lush colors. Hope your niece finds a job in the area, if she does and you visit you need to let me know, I am just 30 minutes away :)

Linda Palmer said...

This is beautiful Joan. Love this style of card. You finished it beautiful too.

Joanne (jojot) said...

what a beauty....and how wonderful that your neice may settle nearby...wish I lived close enough to stop over for a cuppa and one of those homemade blueberry muffins...yummy cross country!!!!

kksb said...

Lovely card Joan. Congratulations on having your niece for a visit. PS-Project Runway is my favorite TV show. Glad to hear that you like it as well.

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is SO gorgeous Joan! LOVE your design and these fab stamps! Enjoy your visit with your niece!!

Babs said...

Fab card beautiful image, finished off so lovely.
Babs x

Heide said...

Joan,
I know what you feel like with the Hoarding. LOL!!
Love your vintage card the green is so pretty and so is your ribbon. Thanks for joining s this week at SCH.
Hugs, Heide

Carole of Brum said...

Hi Joan, can you put me down for a blueberry muffin please? :)

Your card is gorgeous, and i particularly like that shade of green, it looks very elegant with the black from the stamping and the button, and this is very much the style I associate with you. Just lovely!

Great that your niece will be so much closer to you, hope she gets used to the heat quickly. CoB

Sharon Basel said...

So funny about the hoarding and your craft room! Love this card - it's so pretty with the olive BG paper and that stunning black and white focal image. The lace and the crinkle ribbon and button just top it off in a perfectly vintage way. Thanks for joining us in the Sugar Creek Hollow challenge this week.

Sasha said...

Gorgeous card and beautiful stamping, Joan x

Barb said...

Joan, you have taken elegance to a whole new level! The image is stunning in black and the green is so rich. The crinkled ribbon wraps it all up and makes me think of a lovely vintage gown of taffeta and velvet! See how you have conjured up such a lovely image? That's what it is all about and you are such an inspiration!

Colleen Dietrich said...

THis is lovely, Joan! The skewed panel looks really good, and the ribbon/button cluster offsets the embossed image beautifully. Hey, is it you who was published in a Paper Crafts mag recently (can't remember which issue/special)? I thought it might be. :) THanks for playing with Speedy's Friends this week!

Winnie and Patty said...

Wow--what a beautiful card!!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week!

Bev Gerard said...

BLACK! This is so eye-catching! Thanks for the dramatic inspiration to nudge me out of my lah-de-dah rut!

~Bev

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Joan this is such an enchanting creation. The roses look amazing and your beautifully coordinated ribbon is spectacular. Thank you so much for playing along in Speedy the Cat's Challenge. It is a pleasure to come and visit and see your work. Hope you can play again with us next week.

Bear Hugs,
Carol

Patti P. said...

Joan, I love your card, the LO design is wonderful and olive green is a fave of mine. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow this week.

Patti SCH/DT

Designing with Debbie said...

Gorgeous card. I love your colors. You can't go wrong with green (my favorite color). Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat Friends challenge this week.

Dawn Easton said...

What a beautiful stamped image! So dramatic! Love the CAS look with the tilted panel!!