Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Sending you...


I thought I was going to be super late for this party, but I made it!  I have been in Colorado for the past week spending time with family we just got home!  So here I am typing up my first post of the  year!  Today's card is for the newest Curtain Call.  Let me show you my card and then I will tell you a little bit about it...

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Here is this week's inspiration photo...




We have a fabulous new sponsor, Linnie Blooms, for the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge:  Smitten challenge!
The LEAD of this challenge will receive a gift certificate to use at Linnie Blooms!



Linnie Blooms gave us a pack of Gelatos to try out.  I used the  Faber-Castell Gelatos Tropical for my card.   I was so excited and I've been watching videos and learning techniques, but I still need some work.  So I used my gelatos to tint the embossing paste.  Basically, I used my Cricut spatula to scrap off chunks of gelato and then used it as a palette knife to blend the paste and color, until I had the right pink to match the inspiration photo.  Then I used a hearts stencil and smeared it on.  I sewed on the little banner, after stamping the sentiment.  I was hoping the soft look of the embossing paste would give it that sweater look.  

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You won't want to miss what our special guest and crew have whipped up using Faber-Castell Gelatos provided by Linnie Blooms!

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21 comments:

Barb said...

Welcome home, Laurie! Love this pretty card - the pink and gray combo is beautiful! Happy New Year to you!

Miriam Prantner said...

This is so pretty, and what a great idea to tint the paste with the gelato! I've never thought of doing that!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Such a genius idea to blend your Gelato with embossing paste!!

AJ said...

LOVE this!! Happy New Year to you my dear! and much happiness and prosperity!

Marisa said...

LOVE the falling hearts! Great take on the challenge! Glad you got to visit family and Happy New Year to you :)

Bobby said...

The sentiment so fits the warmth of a sweater, and I would love to have a sweater like this.

Tenia Nelson said...

So so COOL!!!

Amber Kroening said...

This is so cool! I really need to get some embossing paste. =D

Monika/Buzsy said...

Happy New Year Laurie! What a sweet card. Love those pink hearts. Great way of using the Gelatos.

Barb Ghig said...

My favorite color combo, and I love all those sweet hearts, Laurie! As always, your card is so pretty!

Happy New Year to you!

Lisa said...

Darling card Laurie, Happy New Year!!

Aimes said...

What a genius use of the Gelatos! Love it (pun not intended but I'll take it LOL!)
Happy New Year, friend! x

Mary-Anne V said...

Pretty card...never thought about tinting the paste with gelatos.

Happy Dance said...

Sweet card, and how brilliant to use the gelatos to tint the paste! Love that idea. Love those cascading hearts. Bev

Heidi Crowl said...

Love it Laurie! Thanks for posting! Happy happy new year!

Allison P said...

This card is so sweet! Love your layout!

Heather P. said...

LOVE!

Tracey McNeely said...

This is so amazing Laurie, the embossing is awesome.

Karen Haman said...

Sweet card! I didn't know you could color embossing paste with the gelatos - that is cool!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is fabulous, Laurie! I love it!

Kim S said...

Such a lovely pink - I love the simple stitched accent!

 
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