Friday, May 25, 2012

Multicolored Sentiment sans Markers

Happy Friday to you!

I have been up for about 20 hours now so this post will be kinda quick :) Can't wait to jump in bed!!

The loves over at Lawnscaping have come up with the fabulous challenge of embossing. They were even nice enough to give the choice of heat or dry embossing. I knew exactly what I wanted to do with my dry embossing. Over the past couple of weeks Marion Vagg has been posting these absolutely lovely backgrounds she created with her scoreboard. LOVE! Hopefully you'll pop over and have a look. She is such a talent! So with Marion in mind I started my card . . .

I created a diagonal line emboss on my card base using my Martha Stewart scoreboard. I scored every 1/4 inch. I really love the way it turned out. Very subtle, but it still adds something lovely to the card. 

I've had these fantastic Lawn Fawn sentiments for quite some time and have never used them. The set is called Hello Friend and there are so many cute sayings. I wanted to make the sentiment the star of my card.

You know I love me some bright colors and I thought it would be fun to create a multicolored sentiment for my focal point. However, I don't own any markers you can stamp with. Yes I said it, no markers! I got a little creative with my masking in order to stamp it just how I wanted. I used tangelo, rosebud, pear tart, and bahama blue from Memento. The yellow is mustard seed distress ink. I rounded some corners then added two strips of black I cut with the Tim Holtz scallop border die. Added a few little rhinestones and done.

If you would like to know how I stamped it all out without markers let me know and I'll put something together to show you. Thanks for visiting :)


  1. So fun, Kelly! Love your awesome background and darling, multicolored sentiment! Really cute card! :)

  2. Yes, please do tell how you did this great multi-color stamping! I just love the embossed background and the bright and cheerful sentiment.

  3. Love the scoring and the bold pop of black and brights! Great card!

  4. You are so clever with your masking, great idea! The scoring looks wonderful on your card.

  5. A great card Kelly. The multi-coloured sentiment is awesome - and I am honoured that you were inspired by me for the background. Thanks for the mention.

  6. wow, what a great card!! Love the CAS style of it
    Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping
    xx Tamara

  7. What a fun card Kelly! Love the multi colored sentiment!!!!!!! Love the white embossed background and the layout! Fantastic! I am so glad you joined us at Lawnscaping and I sure hope you got some good sleep after your posted this!!!!

  8. This is so cute and fun! Great job with the colors - they're perfect! I love the diagonal score lines, and I love that wonky scalloped border. Ok, let's just say I love everything about this card!! )

  9. Love the bright, fun colors and your scoring is awesome! Thanks so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping!

  10. Gorgeous card Kelly :-)

    thanks for entering the Simon Says Stamp DT call and Good Luck :-)
    Lols x x x

  11. I like your idea on the colored sentiment.