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Friday, April 30, 2010

Bloggers Challenge Embossing

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Our Bloggers Challenge this week is embossing.  There are alot of ways to emboss, I went with Versamark and embossing powder.
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I could not resist making another card with a summer theme…..come on Summer!  I colored the umbrella’s with Copic markers and painted over the Copics with Creative Inspirations Paint.
While I was at it, I decided to make a second card with the same stamps (Happy Hour) by Firecracker Designs by Pamela.  I used a Sketch Challenge by Operation Write Home Stars and Stripes blog from last week- a project to make cards for the troops. My Blog sister Karen is very active in this group and has inspired me to try a challenge.  I have been sending boxes to soldiers for about 5 years- I try to include cards for the kids to send home- the current soldier is the son of another nurse that works in my department.
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How fun is this?  Put the lime in the coconut and drink it all up, Put the lime in the coconut call the Doctor woke him up said, DOCTOR……am I aging my self???  I loved that song way back when….
  I used the one inch circle punch and Coordinations CS, cut the top of the circle off, added a little piece of white CS to mimic milk in the coconut- and lightly sanded the CS. 
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I then finished the card using the sketch and alot of TJ Techniques, including Depth of Field, Sanded Coordinations and Whisped Frames.
Stamps Firecracker Designs by Pamela (Happy Hour)
Copics used for coloring- no glitter can be used for cards for soldiers overseas.
Challenges:
Bloggers Challenge-embossing-1st card umbrella’s
Cute Card Thursday-made my own Background and coconut
Creative Belli-card 2-Birthday
Fab and Funky-no designer paper
Crafty Creations-Make your own Backgrounds
Papertake-Do something different-no DP, made my own die cut-coconut
Pile it on-Make it sweet

* If you want to send a card or a box to a soldier, check out
 www.anysoldier .com  for a soldier and an address to mail to*
The guys and gals love hearing from home!
Thanks for stopping by today
Shelly

41 comments:

Tami Black said...

This is the cutest thing going. Personally, I'm loving number 2 -- I remember the song too -- it's darling!

Carrie said...

How cute, love that little coconut. Awesome job.

my5bratz said...

LOVE how you made your background paper, thanks for joining us at FnF :0)

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh are these ever fun! i love the umbrella card and i love the umbrella drink!!!! fabulous!

Lisa said...

Love the tropical theme and colors.

Chrissy D said...

Ohh Shelly!!! Love your coconut and the texture on that!!! FABULOUS card!!! The top card is fun too! I love this fruit set!

Lisa Somerville said...

Fun images, great card for a girls night out!

Annie said...

Shelly, these are awesome!!!! I haven't used my embossing powders in some time. Now I feel inspired once again to dust them off and use them :) Thank you!!!!

P.S. no, you're not aging yourself bit! ... you put the line in ... :)

kc_froglady said...

Both are really great cards! I just love all the little details you add to the cards!

Payne Holler Cards said...

these are wonderful!!! and now you have me hummin that tune LOL
need to try some of the paint you use...really love the effect!

jimlynn said...

Both of these are super, Shelly. Really like the little Happy Hour and umbrellas......Yes, come on Summer!

Basement Stamper said...

Great cards and what a wonderful thing to send kids cards!

njburk said...

Such fun projects--I like the HB one the best.

Selene Kempton said...

oh wow! I love your technique!

Ida P. Krause said...

Fun cards...I am so ready for Summer too. Love the Texture you created on the "Lime in the Coconut" card. Now I'll be singing that song all day long! LOL

andrea said...

gorgeous cards,thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky this week
andrea

Liz Williams said...

How fun with the coconut and umbrella!! Thanks for playing in the Belli Challenge.

BarbaraW said...

Great cards. Love the umbrellas. I'm ready for summer too. the coconut in the second card is really cute.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Your artwork is gorgeous, Shelly, beautifully created.

Cheryl said...

Awww, I want to lay on the beach with one of these!

bronsspace said...

Oh how I am longing for summer again (we are just heading into winter again here in Australia). Great effort on not using DS Paper and the coconut is great. Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly hugs Bron (GDT)

SharDon Exclusives said...

Thank you for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment. Be sure to come back again and I will do the same!
Blessings to you this beautiful spring weekend.
Sharon

joy said...

Love your cards with great summer colors. Thanks for participating in the Creative Belli Challenge.

lcamacho said...

What a cute card.TFS

Lisa Bohler said...

Both cards are super super cute! Bring on the fun of summer sipping cool drinks on a warm deck somewhere!

Karen Howard said...

Cute cards and both are perfect for summer. Love the bright colors.

Karen Howard said...

Shelly,

Thanks so much for playing along in with us over at Stars and Stamps. Your are the BEST!!!

Juliet A said...

These are very cute - I especially like the texture on the coconut!

jdmommy said...

Shelly, the umbrellas and coconuts are so cute. I love the punched border on the B'day card too!! Great job!!

Marilyn SanClemente said...

I love the coconut. I can smell the pina colada!

Nikki Bond said...

Very cute! Love the fresh springy colors. {SMILES}

Lori said...

Love these fun, festive cards.

Connie Babbert said...

Too funny...love the coconut song...now it will be stuck in my head! Great job with your cards this week.

Tracey said...

Lots of gorgeous cards since I last visited Shelly & this one is fab love the colour combo (one of my favs).

Hope you're having a great weekend.

Hugs
Tracey
xx

Maria Matter said...

omgosh, these are so cute! great job Shelly!!
Blessings!

Heidi Hihn said...

Great theme...it keep me thinking summer will get here soon!! Great job!

Beverley said...

These are gorgeous. I love the colours they got me longing for summer. Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly. Hugs Bev x

Jane Bosi said...

CUte, cute, cute!!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

These are such fun Shelly! Wonderful colors for Summer! :D

Barbara said...

That embossed card is just great...you are right, it makes me think of summertime. Love the coconut image! Good for you finishing off all those challenges with 2 cards!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Very kewl cards, but the coconut is awesome!