Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Last Post of the Year - Hello!

Fitting for my last post of 2014, a Hello card!  While I have luckily been off of work since December 19th, finding time, energy and motivation to get to my stamp room has been challenging.  I am not even sure why.  I received a while box of new stuff from Stampin' Up from the Occasions Catalog and Saleabration.  Maybe it was too overwhelming?!?  Anyway, I finally made it into the stamp room and decided to create something 

I decided to make something for The Friday Mash-up Challenge (190).  I really liked the simplicity of the challenge (two layers) and the grunge look.  I don't really make too many two-layer cards, so it was a real challenge for me ;0).

I decided to pull out my Everything Eleanor stamp set.  I really like the label image in the stamp set. It goes well with the grunge look.

For this card I started with a base of Soft Sky and stamped it with the Gorgeous Grunge spots in Soft Sky.  Then I used the swirls from Everything Eleanor and stamped it with Versamark and heat embossed with silver embossing powder, Before heat embossing I tried to grunge up the swirl a little but removing some of the powder.

The label was stamped in Pear Pizzaz onto Whisper White Cardstock.  I heat embossed the greeting (from the Four You stamp set) with silver embossing powder as well and then fussy cut the label.  I added a little bit of Sahara Sand lace ribbon from the Occasions catalog.  Love the look!  Gives the card a bit of a vintage feel.

I actually wanted to use pewter embossing powder on this card, but then I realized that this powder was a retired item for Stampin' Up!  I made a second card anyway using it.  I thought the color would go better with the Sahara Sand ribbon.  It's a little subtle but I like this look as well!

Hope you have a safe and happy new year's eve celebration!

Stampin Up Items Used:

Soft Sky Classic Stampin' PadPear Pizzaz Classic Stampin' PadVersamark PadSilver Stampin' Emboss PowderHeat ToolSoft Sky 8-1/2 x 11 Card Stock


  1. Ha, I realized I commented on the wrong card. Must be tired this morning. Beautiful ruched ribbon behind the sentiment. I love that you chose the swirls to fill in your background space. Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup. :)

  2. Such a beautiful and elegant card! That lace ribbon behind the sentiment is gorgeous - what a wonderful addition. Thanks for sharing with us at The Friday Mashup this week.