Thursday, March 1, 2012

Fabulous!

This is the last card I made for the Hero Arts February Contest. This time I used Sketch #1 and I went out of my usual style for it. I used four different dies and two background stamps as well as part of a sentiment from Essential Messages. I heat embossed and sponged the focal point using the resist emboss technique. I love how it turned out. Maybe I will use it more often. ;)

Thank you for stopping by! I may be a little quiet in between required posts to work on design team assignments and publication calls but I know I need to post RAKs that I've received since Christmas as well as recognize the fact that I've reached 500 followers. It might sound ridiculous to hear that it still makes me excited when those numbers go up but it does so stay tuned for a giveaway. :) Thank you for supporting me and for making me happy!

Sources: Gina K Designs kraft & white cardstock; SU Early Espresso cardstock; Hero Arts Newspaper Background, Classic Fabric Design & Essential Messages; Ranger Walnut Stain, Broken China & Tumbled Glass distress inks; VersaMark watermark ink; The Old Island Stamp Co. clear embossing powder; Spellbinders Reverse Wonky Rectangles, Classic Scalloped Circles Large, Standard Circles Large & Ribbon Banners; foam tape

27 comments:

Gwynn said...

What a beautiful card! I absolutely love it!

Kim said...

So pretty! My favorite color combo! Love the embossed resist technique.

Brenda said...

I love blue and kraft together! I totally loved seeing this card on Flickr Emily! Great design, love the shapes!

Jay Gee said...

Fabulous indeed! This is wonderful Emily :)

Lisa said...

This is just plain pretty! Love the subtle scallop around the circle and the distressing on the banner is amazing!

nanditark said...

very very lovely work ...

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Em! I've been gone so long--but I'm back and I'm glad I stopped by your blog! WOW! I've enjoyed scrolling through your posts! BEAUTIFUL creations! LOVE:)

Dawn's Craft Place said...

The colors are so beautiful!
I just sat down to look at my mail and I received my Stamps today!!!
I can't thank you enough sweetie, I just love them.
Congrats on the 500 followers, I am thrilled to be one.
I also love when I gain each and every one.
Hugs sweetie

Ujjwal said...

Beautiful card! So different from your usual style but really pretty :)

onecraftymama said...

Gorgeous, Emily :) Sometimes it's fun to get all messy & inky, but I don't do it often either!
Congrats on your Hero Arts win, by the way - I squealed when I saw your awesome city card up there :)

Lynn said...

Love the blue panel. So gorgeous Emily! Congrats on your HA win yesterday!

Angela said...

ooh, emboss resist -- so pretty with that stamp!

Karen said...

Just Fabulous Emily.....congrats on all your followers...wow...

Annette said...

love your take on the sketch..I seen that you won one of the challenges...congratulations emily...

Have a wonderful weekend..

Lesley Langdon said...

Oh this is so FABULOUS! I hope you win!

Jingle said...

This is so pretty!

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice card!!!

joy said...

Love this card - blues always make me happy!

Glenda J said...

I'm pretty sure I commented already on flickr but will again here... soft and beautiful. Great work.
500 followers? Awesome!

Evette K. said...

Congrats on the 500 followers...that is terrific!!! I love your card, just fab creating.ekc

Emily Keaton said...

Emily, your emboss resist looks so PRETTY! I love these colors, and how fancy that you used so many dies for this!! Congrats on reaching that 500-follower milestone!!!!!!!!

Lindsey said...

As you know, I do think this card is fabulous! It's got so much style.

Jen W. said...

This is gorgeous, Emily! I love that funky shape and all the gorgeous inking and sponging. :)

Congrats on your HA win and whoop whoop for hitting 500 followers!!

alexandra s.m. said...

A fabulous card indeed Emily!
So striking!!

TFS~

Lisa Arana said...

Pow! This one just jumps right at you with its gorgeous colors. Love it!

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous! I love the design, colors and texture.

Karin said...

Great card! That sentiment banner looks amazing! And I saw your card over on the Hero Arts blog...CONGRATS!