Saturday, January 12, 2013

remuneration: noun

compensation, payment
I love to wet emboss, and I did something totally different today because I embossed with 3 different colors! It as fun to do too!

entering this in:
Paper Smooches GDT challenge ( free digi )
Divas by design - Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges - Add Hearts
I used my embossing pen to outline the digi image one color at a time. I used the double sided tape to outline and emboss the base card stock.
The heart shaped window is pop dotted up and set over a cloud paper.
Zig - Emboss Writer
Stamp-n-Stuff - Red Dragon embossing powder
American Crafts - Zing Brownie embossing powder
Prima - Goldsboro paper
Therm O Web - double sided tape
cloud paper, black embossing powder, pop dots - misc.
Aleene's Tacky Glue
Fiskars - fingertip knife
But ya know, it just didn't look finished, so I hope you don't mind that I tweaked the card a tad. First I wasn't happy with the added line of embossing off to the left of the heart, it had a bend in it that I didn't notice until I posted the photos...and the top loop of the "h" had dulled a little because of the gold gelato. I thought it was a done deal, regardless of not being happy with it. I went to bed....and I thought....and I thought....I just couldn't get it out of my head. And then....while reading my latest James Patterson book, out of the clear ( 'cause obviously the book Cross Fire had NOTHING to do with a squirrel card! ) an idea came to me...he needed a red balloon to be floating from, and the embroidery thread would smooth out that kink too....ahh..and while I was at it, I covered the dulled "h" with my black pen.
Ok, so was it worth getting back out of bed for?
....yes sireee it was!
DMC - embroidery thread
Frances Meyer - balloon sticker
Helmar - Zap Dot 
Your comments are the only remuneration that I need....OK, so I'd like to win too. :)


Redanne said...

Hi Sandee, love you created the window and still kept the embossing going, it looks great and love that backing paper too. Hugs, Anne x

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

wow this is awesome! I love how he's peeking through that little window, love that stamp set too!

Karen Dunbrook said...

So cute...

Brandi said...

This is absolutely adorable!

wwilloww said...

I totally get it when something really bugs me I can't let it go either. LOL. I absolutely love your "fix" for your adorable little squirrel!!!

Tracy said...

Wow Sandee ...Gorrrgeous and totally worth getting out of bed for,lol!!

Bhane said...

so adorable!

Pat N. said...

Love the addition of the red balloon. Its perfect!

Maureen Hayes said...

It was worth getting back out of bed, because you were right on, he. Needed the balloon! This is adorable.

SiskiyouSue said...

Wow, this is so cute! Love that you used embroidery floss, I thought maybe it was fussy cutting at first. That would be VERY fussy!

Archana Joshi said...

This is stunning. Love the details and image looks 3D to me. TFS.
Hugs from your NC friend.

Katie said...

I LOVE your addition of the balloon! Totally worth getting out of bed for :)

Judith said...

This is too cute - great design - thank you for playing at delightful challenges this week hugs Judith x

Denise @ kc242 said...

What a lovely card. Love all of your fine details! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Delightful Challenges.

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Sandee! Thanks for linking this up to the Make a Card with a Window Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)