Curtain Call Color Challange & Stampin 411 Sketch Challenge

I am trying to be in a cheerful disposition even though it is GREY outside once again…although yesterday it was clear, sunny and 75 degrees and YES I did get my SUN on yesterday! I even got a little pink, man I love the sun! So in an effort to get some color in my area today I decided to take on a few more challenges…take a look see-
So I decided to create 2 cards that were flip-flops of each other…OK truth be told, I couldn’t decide which background color I liked better so I used BOTH! When in doubt…so clearly I am not a great decision maker- I just do it all and it relieves me of those feelings of regret for only going one way. Sometimes that works and sometimes, not so much…
I have been on an embossing kick lately and today is NO different. I think that sometimes when we learn all these new cool tricks and techniques we leave behind the tried and true techniques that our customers love so much. No matter how experienced of a stamper your are when you demo heat embossing in a class or workshop your attendees fall in love with it.
I was inspired to take the LOVE YOU MUCH stamp set after seeing my Stampin’ Success yesterday, a scrapbook page was created using this stamp set and while looking at it I thought, “I could make the “V” a vase like the card I did earlier this week.”

So I started by stamping and embossing the triple heart image from the LOVE YOU MUCH set onto Pink Passion, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, and (one another view you will see) Whisper White card stock with White Craft Ink.

Then I covered with White Embossing Powder and punched the images out with my Heart to Heart punch, which matches and is specifically made to coordinate with this stamp set- MAN, I love it when Stampin’ Up! does that!!!
Then I stamped the LOVE image and stamped it with Basic Black Classic Ink (because I don’t own the Craft one , YET…) then using my STAMP-A-MA-JIG to stamp over it with VersaMark Ink . Then I covered the image with clear embossing powder. I free-handed the flower stems with the fine tip of my Basic Black Stampin’ Write marker, but did not emboss that part of my image.

I loved the sweet touch of the hodgepodge hardware, although I will tell you getting this FAT ribbon through the tiny holes was a bit of a challenge, but come on- I love a good challenge!!
Here on the Black Based card I have some White based flowers and I did these the same way I did the LOVE image. I stamped the hearts onto Whisper White card stock with basic black ink and then stamped over them with VersaMark ink and applied Clear Embossing Powder, then just punched them out.
I attached the tiniest of the hearts directly onto a few of the larger hearts using my 2-way glue pen, and then I mounted the some of those hearts with Dimensionals and some of them directly to the card using my snail adhesive.
Here is a great example of why using your EMBOSSING BUDDY is SO important. I hate the residual powder that will sometimes stick around after you shake off the excess…clearly I forgot that step last night. I used the VersaMark Ink to create the stems for this image.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project and are inspired to create your own interpretation with these colors for inspiration. Be ready for a cute surprise coming this weekend that I have in store for you guys, so until next time~ TTFN

STAMPS: Love You Much {113756}
PAPER: Basic Black {102851}, Whisper White {100730}, Pink Passion {102762}, Pumpkin Pie {105117}
INK: White Craft Ink {101731}, Basic Black Classic Ink {101179}, VersaMark Ink Pad {102283}, Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker {109126}
TOOLS: Heat Tool {100005}, Heart to Heart Punch {113694}, Powder Pals {102197}, Scallop Edge Punch {112091}, Snail Adhesive { }, 2-Way Glue Pen {100425}, Dimensionals {104430}, Clear Embossing Powder {109310}, White Embossing Powder {109132},
Stamp-A-Ma-Jig {101049}, Embossing Buddy {103083}
ACCESSORIES: Vanilla HodgePodge Hardware {112454},
Pumpkin Striped Grosgrain Ribbon {110715}


  1. Beautiful card! The colors are beautiful!

  2. LOVE this card! How adorable. I am inspired by the color combo! I must case this! Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. FABULOUS!! Love the way you’ve worked with the colours on both cards

  4. I love them! Especially the bright colors and something different than red and pink which we would usually use for a love card. And you’re definitely right about the heat embossing, always a good trick. :)

  5. These are darling cards, Erin! Welcome to the Curtain Call…thanks for playing:)

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