Friday, February 20, 2015

She is Clothed in Strength - Friends with Flair

"All cats are possessed of a proud spirit, and the surest way to forfeit the esteem of a cat is to treat him as an inferior being." 
                                                                                    --------------Michael Joseph

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I am here with a card I made for Unity - Friends with Flair.  I used the color palette for the current Waffle Flower Photo Inspiration Challenge:  

Doesn't that color combo look intriguing???  I have had a lot of fun playing with it.  

For today's card, I used the Unity - She is Without Fear, an itty bitty I chose as a prize one time.  (THANKS, Unity!!!)   I really love this encouraging scripture verse.  

In preparing for making several cards for the Waffle Flower challenge, I gathered a bunch of my scraps that were in the palette and prepared some backgrounds.  This one features my layered, double embossing technique.  I dry embossed with my Darice - Checkered folder and then heat embossed several times with gold powder.  This really heightens up the texture!

I stamped my sentiment with Versamark and heat embossed with deep turquoise powder.  Then I rubbed each edge of the sentiment panel on the pad and heat embossed with gold powder.  I colored in the petals of the flowers with my Wink of Stella glitter pen for a little extra pizazz.  :)  You can see the gleam a little bit in the angled photo below.

One thing about spending time making the background special....which I LOVE to do!! that the card needs very little extra embellishing after the sentiment is added.  Love that....because I wouldn't want to cover it all up.  :)  

Hope you have enjoyed my card.  And I hope you will enter my giveaway.  I was going to publicize it around to get more people to see my blog,  but I decided with a giveaway this big I wanted to make it especially for people who actually come to my blog to see my projects and not just casual visitors.  So, I don't mind if you tell others about the giveaway, but I am only going to have an announcement at the top of my blog.  :)  

I have some new followers....YAY!!!....but I will introduce them in a different post.

Have a wonderful weekend!!!


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ionabunny said...

Hi Janis, love this colour combo. The double embossing looks great. It does make a great background for your lovely card. Hugz

Donna K said...

That scripture is just beautiful. I love the golden embossing against your blue background and totally agree with you...the gorgeous background eliminates the need to fill up the card with extras. Wonderfully done! Hope you have a great weekend...and thanks for your funny pics on your got me again...giggling aloud at the desk! xx Donna K

Doreen said...

This is just beautiful,love all you have done

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

The embossing is so rich looking. Beautiful.

Iris said...

Very pretty - love the gold embossing.
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Rebecca Yahrling said...

Very stunning & lovely card ... looks like you spent hours making it.

Ruby said...

Very pretty card. Great embossing.

Crystal said...

Very nice card, I love the gold embossed background!

Gaylynn said...

Very nice design with rich colors. Lovely!!!

Linda said...

What neat layout and ideal very pretty!

Hilary Reynolds said...

Great sentiment and colors!

Stephanie said...

What a neat background!

Karenladd said...

Oooh, another great double embossed background! I really like the look of the gold embossed squares! AND.....especially love the gold embossed edging to your sentiment panel! So much sparkle and shine! You always get such a great shot of the glittery, glimmery goodness in your posts!

Dawn Fields said...

Lovely! Amazing embossing!

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Cynthia said...

I love how you've showcased this sentiment, Janis. Fabulous embossing.

Sue D said...

Very pretty. I like all the gold embossing.

Dawn Louise said...

stunning creativity here. thanks for inspiring as I don't use sentiments as a focal point but want to and love makin own backgrounds. this is a great way to bump up the techniques and show off the sentiment. Lovely card x here from FWF

Shelly said...

Such a pretty card! Thanks for joining us at the Waffle Flower Photo Challenge!

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, beautiful card, love the background.
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