Wednesday, September 11, 2013

♥ Simon Says...Emboss it! ♥

Our enemies have made the mistake that America’s enemies always make. They saw liberty and thought they saw weakness. And now, they see defeat. --George W. Bush, President of the United States.

♥ Never forget 9-11-01 ♥


Happy Wednesday everyone!! It's time for another challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


This week we want to see embossing! It can be heat or dry embossing. So break out those embossing folders or your favorite embossing powders!!


This week the Simon Says DT are showcasing Cuttlebug/Provocraft and Sizzix products. I chose this beautiful embossing folder by Cuttlebug and designed by Anna Griffin called Rosa. Love the beautiful roses, leaves and vines that run through it. After embossing it onto my circle die cuts, I simply brushed on some light pastel chalks over the embossed images. It actually looks like a beautiful piece of fabric irl. So pretty!! I can see myself using this folder a lot!!


I also used a stamp set by Ali Edwards called Favorite Memories (the large sentiment) and also a stamp set by Avery Elle called Petals and Stems. The patterned paper that I used for the base of the card is by Magnolia Ink called Vintage Pink. And finally, I also used the Chrissy and Leanna Butterfly Dies exclusively by Simon Says as well as the Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles Die Set.



And don't forget, the super sweet and generous Heidi will give the random winner of this challenge a $50 Credit Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Superstore! Good luck everyone!





And last but certainly not least, it is STAMPtember® here at Simon Says Stamp!! So make sure you visit the Simon Says Stamp Blog for daily Giveaways, Special guests, blog hops and lot's of prizes to be won!!


Have a fun filled day!

hugs...


16 comments:

CathyinMN said...

Absolutely beautiful card!

Lin said...

I'm swooning here, Melissa - what a gorgeous creation! LOVE it!

Lorraine A said...

Absolutely drop dead gorgeous !! WOW !! the embossed design is so pretty,,, I have spent ages just looking at this and admiring it ,,,, beautiful :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Laura Sterckx said...

Beautiful card, Melissa! I love all the embossing on it and that gorgeous flower! :)

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

This is beautiful, Melissa! I just used this same folder for the first time this week, and I agree...it's a keeper!

Heather said...

Oh Melissa - this is just so beautiful, what a gorgeous embossing folder and wonderful colouring!!!
hugs
Heather xx

pattyo said...

So pretty!

Barb Ghig said...

I stopped here to tell you how much I LOVE your gorgeous card...Using your pastel chalks was such a lovely way to bring the embossed flowers and leaves to life! I love the butterfly and the AE rose, too...so pretty!
I also want to say thank you for posting the quote above, so that we may never, ever forget what a wonderful and strong country we live in!

Bethany Lau said...

Very elegant!

debby4000 said...

Absolutely beautiful, elegant card.
luv
Debby

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Gorgeous design, Melissa! I love the circle shape and the pearl border you made is lovely :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Such a pretty creation with a wonderful message! Thanks for always inspiring me Melissa ... today is no exception! I NEVER think to make 'shape' cards ...
HUGS from OHIO!
Stay well & happy!

Angie said...

Beautiful card! Gorgeous lace! I recently created a circle easel and found it just a bit tricky! Yours is stunning! Love that you embossed both inside and top!

Amy Russell said...

Hello from your newest follower! I am from Bristol in the UK. This card is gorgeous & I love the idea of a circle easle card.
Very pretty
Amy x

Jo Nevill said...

Very pretty Melissa x

Joyce said...

This is so beautiful. I have never thought to color on top of embossing, and I don't know why. The look is so soft and pretty.