Saturday, April 7, 2018


I needed a few thank you's, so I went with a few embossing folders and a sparkle coloring card.

My first card I used an embossing a friend sent to me, so all I did was cut it down to my card base size, sand the image, stamp the sentiment and layer some already made flowers.

Thank goodness for the Misti, since this was embossed on textured cardstock, I had to stamp the sentiment a few times to get a good impression.

Embossing folder image from friend- Sanded
Inkadinkado- All Occasions sentiment
Prima flowers

The next one is using another embossing folder I received.  This time I used Distress inks and Sparkle markers to color it.

Darcie - Small floral sprigs embossing folder, Colored w/ Distress inks  and Spectrum Sparkle markers
Hot Off the press - Tiny words & phrases Dazzles sentiment , colored w/Spectrum Noir Marker

Tip:  I happened to get a bit of the sparkle marker off the edge of my embossing and I quickly reached for my Tombow Mono Sand Eraser and that worked like a charm to take it right off, love that new little tool.

Lastly I have shared these before but I thought I would again. The cards come with the image already on the card and it is all sparkle so when you color with your Alcohol markers it gives such a pretty shimmer.

Spectrum Noir Colorista - Wild Daisies card, colored w/Spectrum noir markers

We are only 34 degrees this morning and the high should be around 38, when our normal is 62 this time of year, but I will take it because the Sun is shinning bright, no rain now for 3 days in a row :)

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful and fun weekend!



Darlene said...

These are all beautiful and just perfect Connie! GREAT JOB!

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

You make the loveliest of cards! I love how you used an embossed card and colored it, that is a tip I had forgotten about, as I have a lot of embossing folders. The end result is so pretty! We are having a cold wet spring here as well, with rain here today and tomorrow, but most of our snow is gone, and I have tulips poking their heads up through the ground, so spring is on its way, albeit rather slowly, lol!

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

These are all so pretty! I love the idea of the card with sparkle on it already. I will have to look out for that. Stay warm! It got chilly here overnight too.

Louca por porcelana said...

Hi dear Connie!Beautiful and cheerful cards,I especially love the third one!Hugs,have a lovely weekend!

Beth Norman said...

They are all so unique. Love the simplicity of the first card, but the third card really speaks to me.

Donna Ellis said...

These are such sweet cards, Connie! I love that you have used three completely different techniques and styles. Your butterfly embossed card is darling, with the sanded area -and what a great EF - how nice of your friend to send you the embossed image! Your colored embossed folder looks really great with the softness of the distress inks. The explosion of flowers in your last card reminds me of your smile! Always so beautiful and vibrant! hugs, de

Leslie Miller said...

I LOVE the embossing folders! These are so pretty, and embossing folders are my favorite thing, right next to paper and dies. And, of course, stamps. I wouldn't be anywhere without stamps. I'm madly in love with your sparkle card, too. The paper/image comes already sparkled? What a fantastic idea and so fun! It's beautiful!

froebelsternchen said...

Those are just beautiful! Lovely cards Connie!
Happy start into the new week ahead!
oxo Susi

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful cards! Love the textures and your colors and designs. That sanding looks AHmazing!

Debbie said...

these are all so beautiful but the second is really gorgeous!! such a pretty effect you get with embossing, i have never used that technique.

we are cold here too. we went for a ride in the car yesterday, every time i hoped out, it was freezing!! one thing is for sure, when spring finally does arrive, we will all welcome her with open arms!!!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Beautiful Thank You cards! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind words!!

Roosterhead Designs said...

Such gorgeous cards Connie! So beautifully made~
I'm quite behind the times, and don't know what a 'Misti' is (or a mono sand eraser! : )
but I'm on my way to find out!
I really love that sanded effect on the emboss~ And your color-work on the other cards is so lovely! I know they will be treasured~ hugs, karen o

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely cards Connie! The dry embossed images look so pretty! I like how you added colors to the second card! I haven't used my embossing folders in ages! I needed this inspiration! :)

Lowcarb team member said...

I always try and keep a few 'thank-you' cards in my card-box ...
I do like the ones you've shown here.

I do hope the weather warms up a little for you.

All the best Jan