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Sunday, August 4, 2013

Here comes the Sun Card

Created a similar card to this which you can see by clicking here. Changed it up by using the other embossed side and with this Sun pattern I was not sure which was the embossed & which was the debossed side. Used heat embossing for the sentiment. Only used 1 layer this time instead of 2 layers. Did not add any ribbon.

Created this Clean & Simple CAS Card with focus on sentiment & Sun theme. Embossed the yellow base with LifeStyle Crafts GooseBumpz Celebrate embossing folder. used VersaMark to stamp Darcie's sentiment in center of Sun along with Zing Gold embossing powder & Marvy heat gun.

Not often do I use heat embossing for a sentiment and was pleased with the result of all letters clearly embossed with no letters left off or parts of letters left off and no extra flecks of embossing powder left on the card.

Supplies List

   LifeStyle Crafts GooseBumpz Celebrate embossing folder
   VersaMark, Zing Gold embossing powder
ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
machine: Sizzix BIGkick
   cardstock - yellow - layer 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
   core'dinations cardstock - yellow - base 5 3/4" x 4 1/2"
stamp: Darcie JCS165
tool: Marvy heat gun 

Entering this into the following challenges:

7/2? Victorine Stamps "Summer Colors" unlim 7/22

8/4 Cuttlebug Mania CAS 3E(#2) 7/30
8/4 Simon Says Stamp Mon Ode to Sunshine 5E(#5) 7/29

8/5 {PIN}spirational 5E(#3) 7/30

8/7 C.R.A.F.T. Monochromatic 5E(#4) 8/1
8/7 Cute Card Thurs Ch280 Anything Goes unlim 8/1

8/7 MFP Insp Ch22 Hawaiian Shirts 5E(#2) 8/1

Here are the pictures I have chosen for the inspiration:

8/8 QKR Stampede Ch50 Summer Fun 3E(#2) 8/2

8/9 2 Sisters Ch155 Anything Goes unlim 8/3
8/9 Brown Sugar Ch53 Friendship 2E(#2) 8/2
8/9 Creative Insp Paint Anything Goes unlim 7/28

8/15 Totally Papercrafts Ch178 Insp by a Song 3E(2) Beatles song "Here Comes The Sun" 8/2

8/31 DLART Thankful Thurs Aug Linky Ch Anything Goes unlim 8/1
8/31 Just B Creative Anything Goes unlim 8/1


  1. An awesome sun. I love that embossing folder. I have not seen it in any of the local stores. Thank you, for playing the Speedy TV Inspiration challenge.

  2. Lovely creation, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge. Don't forget to check back on Thursday to see if you have won or if you have been chosen in our Top3. Also don't miss out on challenges and freebies on my digistamp blog.


  3. fab card..thanks for joining our challenge at CRAFT x carol

  4. Lovely card Melissa - I like the sentiment as well! Enjoy your week!

  5. Like the embossing folder. Interesting effect. thanks for joining us at Pinspirational Challenges this week. Good Luck

  6. So wonderfully simple, but so wonderfully striking Great card, thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week.

  7. Lovely sunny card. Thank you for joining in at Cuttlebug Mania this week.

  8. Lovely.

    Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar.

    Tracey Dtxx

  9. Another great CAS card and I love the sentiment and embossing. Thanks for joining in at Cuttlebug Mania x

  10. lovely card thanks for sharing with us at 2 sisters this week x

  11. That sun is awesome, love that embossing folder!
    Thanks for joining us at QKR challenge this week...
    Ardilla :)

  12. I have this EF too and have used it a couple of times! Your CAS card is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at SpeedyTV's Inspirational Challenge!

  13. Fabulous card - great design and super take on the challenge theme.
    Thanks for playing along at TPC this week.
    Good luck
    Debs xx

  14. Gorgeous card. Love the sun embossing folder with the sentiment in the middle. Thanks for playing at QKR Stampede and good luck. Hope to see you back friday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at QKR Stampede!! xx

  15. Hey, Melissa - Not sure if you know but I saw that you won over at Totally Papercrafts. Way to go!

  16. Hi Miss Embossing Queen :)
    Just popping over to Congrat you on being the winner over at Totally Papercrafts :) I wanted to come & see your design, which btw is wonderful. Totally loving the embossing & you have definately captured where you got your inspiration from. Love it! Thank you so much for sharing. Hugz, Lisa.

    P.S Would love for you to come, visit & like. Why not enter the DT Call? :)

    Dreamtime Designs:
    Blog: (Blog Candy)
    Dreamtime Designs Craft Challenge: (DT Call)

  17. Cool! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper