Thursday, January 17, 2013

A Pink & Brown Birthday

Hello friends.  It's Thursday and that means it's time for me to play along with the challenge over at Mo's Challenge Blog.  This week they are asking us to use embossing on our project, either wet or dry embossing.

I don't actually have an embossing gun anymore.  It bit the dust a long time ago and I've never replaced it.  When I wet emboss I actually use an open flame.  Yeah....I know.  Fire + Paper = Not a great combination.  Don't worry....the sink is nearby!  However, I chose to dry emboss this time.  No flames were used!
This time around I decided to use this most adorable image called To Grammy's.  I just love her clothes, her boots, her dolly tucked under one arm and her sweet little suitcase.  She steps out of a time when little girls looked like little girls, so very sweet and feminine.  I colored her with my Prismacolor pencils.  I haven't colored in a while and I loved working on her.
I used the beautiful sketch from the CLP challenge blog.  I love the buttonhole stitching in her coat so I decided to add some to my card somewhere.  I used dark brown pearl cotton and stitched around the image.  I embossed the pink layer and added a small doily die cut.  The little pink roses were all the last of their kind in my stash.  The pearls by the yard have been around forever.  The dark brown seam binding made a great bow.  The packaging fell apart when I opened it and the label said $.25.  Now that's some old stuff!  The eyelet has also been in my stash forever.  I took the binding off the top and ironed it flat.
 I used the same basic sketch for the writing panel.  The other side just shows the great DP.

Here I think you can see the embossing a bit better as well as the bow.  The drape of this seam binding is wonderful!

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Mo's Challenge Blog - Embossing
Divas by Design - Make it Girlie
Creative Inspirations - One for the Girls
Digi Tuesday - Flower Power
CLP - Sketch

I think that's about it.  Thanks for taking a peek!

Blessings & Hugs,



  1. What a sweet card, Michelle! I love the clever. Fantastic colors and coloring...great embellies...pure sweetness!

  2. This is gorgeous!! Sweet image and I love all the different elements you used!!

  3. Oh my goodness this is gorgeous! I must have that digi!! So cute.

  4. This is a wonderful girly card, Michelle. Love this cute and beautifully coloured image too. The pink and brown combo is one of my faves, this looks so adorable.
    Thank you so much for joining us once again at Mo's Digital Pencil!
    Hugs, Anja

  5. Beautiful colors and I love the image. The lace, pearl string and other details are gorgeous. :)

    Hugs, Anne.

  6. And thanks for joining us at CLP! :)

  7. Gorgeous card. I love your colouring and all the pretty embellishments. Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
    Sarah-Jane xx

  8. Hi Michelle...oh oh ohhhhhh...I love this card! Such gorgeous coloring, as always...and the papers are yummy!! Now...I have to ask...OPEN FLAME?! Seriously? I don't know, but I think that might be kinda, oh, I don't know...what's the word...DANGEROUS!!!! Email me your address and I'll send you a new heat gun...because now that I know how you heat emboss, if anything happens to you, I'll feel just awful! ;-)

    Soooooo...back to your gorgeous card...I love the stitching too! This card is a keeper, girlfriend!! I'm always so tickled when you join us for challenges at Mo's. Hugs. Pat Frank