Hello and welcome! And Happy Thanksgiving to all of you who are celebrating this day!
It's time for my last installment as the Surprise Party Guest at Seize the Birthday
. I want to thank Nancy and the Design Team for allowing me to party along with them. It's been great fun!
As always, you have the option of linking up any birthday-themed card or using the current Toppings, which is TAGS.
I started by die cutting the leaves (Perfect Vines, Catherine Pooler Designs) from a scrap of cardstock, and then ran my die cuts through my die cutting machine in a woordgrain embossing folder that I had inked up with Green tea ink (CP Designs). I had not yet thought about the exact placement of the leaves on my card, so I had to do some fiddling as well as cutting and pasting to make sure the embossing all went in the same direction, but I got there in the end. I die cut a tag (Studio Calico) from the same cardstock, stamped the sentiment (Say it in style, Clearly Besotted) and added some Green tea ink to the edges for a unified look. I also splattered some ink onto my cream card base and added some hemp twine to my tag before adhering all of my elements.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing my creations for Seize the Birthday these past months, and I do hope you will check out the creations by the Design Team
I'm also playing at:
+ sponging, die cutting, splatters, twine
Such a fabulous use of the embossing folder on those wonderful leaves. Great layout and loving the splats and the tag. Thank you for joining in the fun chalenge over at The CAS Mix Up with your fabulous CAS mixed media card x.ReplyDelete
SIMPLY beautiful. So well planned and placed. This card is exceptionally CAS perfect.ReplyDelete
Thank you for joining us at CAS Mix Up!
Marianne, I HAD TO come by to see which folder you'd use... my favorite wood grain!! Isn't it the most versatile of all? Gorgeous inked with the green... I'd nearly forgotten how much fun that technique is! Really very beautiful card... and thank you for your kindness, too! xxReplyDelete
This is so pretty! A classic CAS design. It's been terrific having you as our surprise party guest!ReplyDelete
What a neat card! Love the embossing on the leaves and that touch of color on the card. Simply beautiful! Thank you for being a fabulous guest the past months!ReplyDelete
Very pretty. Love the way you did the leaves and the tag. It has been great having you as our party guest. Hope to see you in our gallery.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous card, love the texture on the leaves, Cathy xReplyDelete
Fantastic design Marianne! LOVE how you've die-cut the leaves and then dry embossed them. They look amazing! Great work! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xxReplyDelete
I love tags on cards and this one is so elegant. I love it and will pin it for future reference. Thanks for being a super Surprise Party Guest for the last several months. Loved having you.ReplyDelete
Marianne, Such a fantastic design! LOVE how you've die-cut the leaves and then dry embossed them to make them pop! I am so happy you had an extended time with us and hope to see you in our gallery from time to time in the New Year. Holiday Blessings to you and yours! Keep Creating!ReplyDelete
Loved seeing all your inspirational cards Marianne, and so well deserved to be on the team for this stint. Happy Thanksgiving. Hope you had a good day :) xxReplyDelete
Gorgeous card. I love how you got that special feel to work.ReplyDelete
What an elegant CAS design!!! Dry embossing with inked EF was a great touch to the leave die cuts! Thank you so much for being our Surprise Party Guest!ReplyDelete
Marianne, I really love the clean simplicity of this. Such a beautiful card. Such a clever use of the embossing folder, too!ReplyDelete