Monday, January 12, 2015

Sending Love Your Way-FM192

January 12, 2015

Oh my, it is a rainy, dreary, gloomy, chilly day in Georgia!  I have never been a fan of January.  I know it is all part of the cycle, but I am looking forward to sunnier days.

So, I brought a little sun shine into my day and found time to play in my craft room.  I always feel better when I can spend some time being creative.  

This week at The Friday Mashup they had a fun challenge to play along with.  I love using embossing techniques on my cards, so thought I would give it a try.

This week's Mashup Challenge is:

  • Create a project with a "Embossing Folder Stamping Technique". Link Here
  • Create a project  with "Mix & Matched Shapes". 
  • or Mash it Up! and create a "project using the technique with different shapes"

I had so much fun trying to decide which embossing folder to use on my card.  Since I am trying to build up my stash of Valentine cards, I decided to use Real Red and picked the arrows.  (I didn't realize this embossing folder was retired.)    I used a spritz of water on my watercolor paper and the paper looks a little watery in spots, but that is the way the technique is shown.  I am kind of nervous with this look, but I am trying something new today.  Hope you enjoy my card!  

I have a lot of different shapes on my card.  There are diamonds and arrows on the embossing paper, hearts and circles on my card and the shape of the card is a rectangle.  That should cover the mix and match shapes in the Mashup!

Thanks for stopping by today.  Please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts.  I love to hear from you!  

If you have any questions on my card, please contact me at: Claire.

Stay warm and dry!

Happy Stampin!


  1. I think your background came out wonderfully Claire, I really like how it looks! You also did a terrific job with the shapes, this is a beautiful mashup!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

    1. Thank you very much, Lisa! I appreciate your kind comments! XX

  2. How very cute! I love your overflowing mailbox scene. Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

    1. Thank you very much, Heidi! So nice to hear from you! XX

  3. Claire, this is OMG amazing! So cute! I love the watercoloring embossing you did, it turned out so nice! Thanks for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup

    1. Thank you very much, Cynthia! I really am glad you visited my blog! XX

  4. I love that embossed/watercoloured background - very effective! I've never tried this -off to hunt out some under-used embossing folders for a play ....!


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