Monday, September 22, 2014

Hollyhocks Birthday



Here's my card for the ScrapyLand challenge #2 which is to use heat embossing on your die cut elements. You also must use a die sold in the ScrapyLand store, so I'm using the Impression Obsession Hollyhocks die. I cut some stems from white, lavender and mauve cardstock, and embossed each stem with clear detail ep. I added a few die cut stems with a little bow at the bottom. The butterflies were done with a Punch-a-bunch, and the sentiment is from Lily of the Valley. The papers are from the Violet Crush paper pad by KaiserCraft.


Here's a close-up that shows the embossed detail.

Wishing you a wonderful Monday as fall arrives later this evening! If autumn is as nice as the summer we've had, we're in for a real treat!

Thanks for stopping by! It's always nice to see you :)

Carol

15 comments:

merrymstamper said...

Beautiful flowers! I love the shimmer on the blooms! Great card Carol!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Wow, wow, wow! This is just gorgeous, Carol! Nice design!

Jean Straw said...

A lovely card Carol, the colours you used for the flowers are pretty and and the added bit of greenery is just right.
Jean x

Lori Kobular said...

I love your embossed Hollyhocks!! I just have to get that die!! And the Happy Birthday stamp is just so sweet with the flowers!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card Carol, love the colours of these pretty blooms, Cathy x

Anne Temple said...

This is such a sweet card and I love the colors you've chosen. Love how you tied a ribbon around the stems too. Just a small clarification - you need to use a die brand that Scrapy land sells, not necessarily the specific die itself. (So if you happen to have a Memory Box die, for example, that isn't listed as one of the specific products on their page, it still qualifies as it's a brand that SL sells and would qualify for our challenge.) Hope that makes sense. SO glad you joined us for the Scrapy Land Challenge and hope to see more of your great projects.

MaryH said...

A lovely bouquet of different floral colors. That closeup really showed the shine of the EP, and the background paper was so pretty with your hollyhocks. The tiny ribbon was pretty tying the stems together. TFS & Hugs

aussie aNNie said...

Wonderful card Carol with beautiful colour tones...love this pretty die too.xx
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Raechelle Bellus said...

This is lovely! I really like the colors you've used! Thanks for joining us at Scrapy Land!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Your hollyhocks are beautiful! I just used these the other day and I really like them! Gorgeous embossing too!

Hettie said...

Oh this is sooo pretty Carol. Totally different from the one above, which did raise a smile!
This is more like I am used to seeing and purple tones.
Hugs
xx

Irish Cherokee said...

Excellent and creative. Old time favorite flowers. - Jim

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a gorgeous card. I think I'd burn my fingers off trying to heat emboss a die cut. I've had my eye on that hollyhock die for quite some time. Someday it will be mine!!!

Brenda said...

This is a beautiful card Carol. I love the hollyhocks and the shine you put on them-they are so pretty all tied up in a pretty bow. Love the butterflies and that beautiful background paper. Hugs, Brenda

SARN said...

Oh this is so pretty Carol xxx