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PENNY HANUSZAK, CONSULTANT, Independent Stamping Up Demonstrator, http://pennyhanuszak.stampinup.net


Saturday, December 24, 2011

A La Card Monkey Challenge #88: Thinking of You + Sketch

This week I have the wonderful honour of joining Jessica as a Guest Designer and Julie Gearinger, the Monkey 86 Princess in designing another great sketch with the A La Card Monkey crew.   I love these sketches.  They are so much fun to work with.  If you haven't played along yet, now's the time.

When  I found out the theme of  Monkey 88's sketch was to be a "Thinking of You", card I had no difficulty in picking out a stamp set.  The one I chose is called "You are Loved" and it's from Shelli's Signature collection.  This set comes in wood and clear mount and can be found on page 40 of the Holiday Mini, but only until January 4th when it will be retired forever.
You Are Loved - by Stampin' Up!
Although the "You are Loved" set is basically a Valentines Day set I think it also lends itself well to creating a vintage "thinking of you" card.  Here is my finished card.  Hope you like it.    

The base of this card is in Crumb Cake and it's layered with Early Espresso cardstock.  Instead of adding designer paper to this card, I chose one of the floral images from the stamp set to create a background on the next layer.  I used Versa Mark and Crumb Cake inks to stamp the image and then heat set with  Clear Embossing powder for a shimmery finish.
The sentiment was stamped twice on Crumb Cake and embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.  The image was punched out using the Decorative Label punch (120907 pg. 209) and then the "love" portion of the image was punched out from the second stamping and mounted with dimensionals. 

Love those basic pearls (119247 pg 198 IB&C) layered on 3/8" Quilted Satin Ribbon in Early Espresso (#124104 Holiday Mini) and Victoria 5/8" Crochet Trim (#118481 IB&C pg. 194).
Images are from the You are Loved Stamp Set and the beautiful embossed line is from the new Adorning Accents Embossing Folders in the Occasions Mini catalogue.


Terry Blais said...

Your stamping and embossing on this card is gorgeous. I love the colors, and the look of that quilted ribbon on the crocheted! Lovely. Thanks for being our Guest Designer this week, Penny! And Merry Christmas!!!

Maureen Rauchfuss said...

Wow - beautiful card Penny - love it!!

Shirley Pumpkin said...

Wow that is a lot of embossing!! Its Beautiful! Thanks for being a Guest Designer at A La Card Monkey.... we love having you!!

Did I tell you that I got your Christmas Card!! It is so so so Beautiful with all the snowflakes on it.