Thursday, March 5, 2015

Spring, Music, Laughter, and Embossing!

My card today celebrates the joy of many things: spring, laughter, music, and embossing!  Yes, watching that powder melt into a crisp image and opening that embossing folder to reveal a raised texture really makes me smile! 

I decided to see how many ways I could emboss on this card.  I heat embossed the Hero Arts Collage background in white on The Paper Company Cucumber Metallic cs, then I dry embossed it with its matching Sizzix Collage Background embossing folder.  The panel was cut out using SSS Stitched rectangles that left an embossed stitching around the border.  Mojito ink from Wplus9 was blended on the cardstock to bring out the images a bit more.  I heat embossed the butterfly portion of HA Collage Background in white on vellum and cut it out.  I dry embossed a back panel using a Cuttlebug Swiss Dot folder on white cs.  Finally, I heat embossed the sentiment from PTI's Out on a Limb.  The sequins are from PTI's Shakers + Sprinkles, and the beads are from Hobby Lobby.

Here are the fun and fantastic challenges that inspired me:
 Virginia's View #13 All Things Embossed                         CAS-ual Fridays CFC 137Springtime Melodies
                       Simon Monday Challenge Blog
 
 
Thanks for coming over to visit!  I hope you are having a wonderful day!
 
Kara Lynne





40 comments:

  1. Beautiful spring Kara!! I love the delicate butterfly!

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  2. Wowwwwwwwww Kara, this is beautiful. As I have said many times you have such a flair for creating gorgeous cards. This is really amazing work. LOVE IT !!!!!! Fabulous colour scheme too
    Eileen x

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  3. Love the texture
    loveeeee much your butterfly vellum
    adorable Green card Kara
    I am not in love with green color
    but you gave me inspiration to make a soft green card..love this Kara...

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  4. WOW!!! What a beautiful card!!! Love that trail of sequins and embossed butterfly :) We went green today, huh :)

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  5. Wow! Way to EMBOSS!! Like all the ways to do it! hehe!! Fabulous card, i LOVE the butterfly and sequins!!

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  6. Love the colour combo Kara! Love the textures from the embossing too! Have a great day! Hazel xx

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  7. Your card is so beautiful. Love the pretty butterfly. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

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  8. Gorgeous card, and I love how you were able to add so many different kinds of embossing.

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  9. Gorgeous card!!! Love everything on it!

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  10. Kara, this is incredible! I think you hit every possible embossing option and you brought it together perfectly! I've had Out On A Limb for years and never knew there were sentiments to go along with it! Going to check them out now. Thanks for enabling. ;0)

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  11. your card is like a breath of fresh spring air, kara!! so very lovely!! I love the cascading sequins!

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  12. This is beautiful Kara! I love the sequins traveling across the card~

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  13. Kara this is such a beautiful card! I literally felt spring in my heart when I saw it - that gorgeous green color! The butterfly! The background! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!

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  14. Gorgeous card Kara! Love all the sparkly sequins and beautiful butterfly fluttering about! Thanks so much for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge!

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  15. Embossing really is awesome isn't it? I remember the first time I heat embossed anything - it was like magic! LOL! Ah simple pleasures… Love all the different embossing on your gorgeous card and the seed beads for the butterfly body are a brilliant idea!

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  16. love the trail of sequins and how the body is right in alignment--beautiful color too!

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  17. This is absolutely beautiful. I love the trail of sequins and bling you created, just so pretty.

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  18. Very pretty card,,,love the greens and the layers offset really looks lovely with the butterfly :)

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  19. Beautiful card--love the serene feel of the greens and the butterfly.

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  20. Beautifully done, Kara! Love all of the embossed layers and the greens. Good luck in the challenges.

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  21. What gorgeous embossing, Kara ... and such a beautiful butterfly ... love how you've used those tiny seed beads for the body ... and included them with that fantastic cascade of sequins ... just fabulous! Thanks so much for your visit ... and for your sweet words ... so appreciated! Anita :)

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  22. BEautiful and fresh ... I love the colours and the sequins ... great design!

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  23. Wonderful layers and design.

    Hugs Diane

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  24. Hi Kara
    me again Monika
    just want to tell you
    see my last post
    you are the winner of my Giveaway
    happy weekend sweety..
    hugs, Monika

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  25. Oh, soooo pretty! Your cards are always fabulous! Congrats on your HM over at CASE this sketch - it looked like a winner to me, when I first saw it:))))

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  26. This is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  27. Oh my so pretty and full of beauty! I am ready for green even if it is the paper kind!

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  28. Oh my this is beautiful! Love all the embossing you did , Kara!

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  29. Wow! You've managed to combine so many wonderful techniques and elements in this beautiful card Kara!
    I absolutely love it!
    Thank You~

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  30. So pretty and soft, love the gorgeous dimension and lightness of the butterfly!

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  31. wow, so beautiful, love the design.

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  32. Just lovely! I adore the seed beads tucked in there with the sequins - and that soft green is swoon worthy! Thanks so much for playing along with Sparkle and Shine's first challenge!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  33. Well, if this doesn't say 'spring', I don't know what does! All that 'cucumber' green, plenty of white, a pretty butterfly...yes, very springlike, indeed!

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  34. Love the butterfly! Thank you so much for playing along with S&S challenge!

    Nicole Picadura - Sparkle & Shine DT
    scrapsandstamps.com

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  35. Very pretty card!!Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Friday´s challenge.
    Hugs
    Archana

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  36. Love this to bits, Kara Lynne! I always love seeing what you come up with. So creative! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “All Things Embossed” Challenge!

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  37. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays! 

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  38. Kara, nothing prettier than a vellum butterfly!!! Love the textures and layers!!! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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