Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A Bright Hello!

Hello! Remember how I said how beautiful it's been here in Kansas this past week?  Well...not so much anymore!  It was 100 yesterday, a far cry from the 70's last week.  After last week yesterday felt suffocating!  I know Fall is coming faster than I'd like now because the countdown has me at less than a week before I start back to work at the school.  Summer has flown by!

For today's card I was still stuck on the Clean & Simple Challenge Sketch for this week.  I am so drawn by the flowing circles!

Jen C Hello Dots 1.2

I started with black cardstock and pulled out several bright embossing powders.  Starting with one color at a time, I stamped the circles with VersaMark from the Whimsy stamp set Happy Hello and then embossed to form my pattern.  I love how the colors pop on the black!

Jen C Hello Dots Closeup 1.4

I stamped a shadow for each circle after I embossed to create a little shadow.  It's very hard to see in the photo but you can make them out if you look hard.  I like the depth that doing that added.  I used the "Hello Word Die" from Whimsy for the sentiment.  I love this die!!  I cut the hello from four different pieces of paper.  One layer is the blue that is peaking out underneath.  Then, I cut two out of red cardstock that I attached to the red glitter paper for added dimension.  

Thank you for stopping by today!

Stamps: Whimsy Happy Hello
Dies: Whimsy Hello Word Die, Lil' Inker Designs Stitched Mats Rectangles
Embossing Powder:  Zing Rouge, Aqua, Apricot, Mustard, Cricket
Paper: PTI True Black, DCWV Glitter


Lisadwb said...

Jen, your card is so bright and cheery, I love it. The layered sentiment really does stand out.

Diane Jaquay said...

This is really pretty, love the bright colors on the black! I don't have any colored embossing powder but if I did I'd be casing this :)

~amy~ said...

This is so much fun...love the colors and embossing!
Thanks for joining us at Curtain Call!

Stacey Schafer said...

TOTALLY fabulous, Jen! The black background with the pops of bright color is so striking! LOVE!

Amy Sheffer said...

Love the bright embossing on the black background! Really stands out!

Unknown said...

Love these stunning colors against black!

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