I have a quick and easy one for you today! I made this card for today’s Color Challenge on Splitcoaststampers.com CC377 -CERTAINLY SOFTLY BLUSHING BRIDES, as well as yesterday’s Technique Lovers Challenge TLC379 ~ Distressed Edges ~. You can’t see it very well in the photo but the top and bottom edge of the Soft Suede mat is distressed. Believe it or not, I just got my Stampin’ Up 2010-2012 In Colors on Friday and now I see what all the fuss is about. Blushing Bride really is the loveliest shade of pink! I sure hope it makes it back into a color family someday.
For my card, I wanted to emboss the Magenta Pine Bough Perch in Soft Suede on Blushing Bride, so I used the VersaMark with ink technique. I inked the stamp first with VersaMark, then with Soft Suede, and embossed with clear embossing powder. This is one of my favorite embossing techniques, it is so versatile. Just be aware that the color is not as intense with this technique, but you can remedy that by using a Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp and emboss your image a second time. To finish my card, I triple matted the image with Soft Suede and Certainly Celery cardstock. I mounted on a Certainly Celery card based and stamped the sentiment from Impression Obsession in Soft Suede directly on the card base for a quick and easy card!