Thursday, February 2, 2017

I Love You To the Moon

Color challenges with striking combinations are plentiful and I found one that really interested me - blue, purple, silver and white. The layout was inspired by a sketch challenge and I used a Valentine theme, turning the silver embossed Ferris Wheel cars from cupcakes into clear embossed hearts.
The Ferris Wheel was stamped on white cardstock with Versamark ink and heat embossed in silver. The silver embossing shows off the intricacy of the Ferris Wheel but does not appear shiny in the photos although it has two coats of silver powder.

On a scrap of white cardstock, Versamark ink was applied and heat embossed with a layer of purple powder and a second layer of clear powder. The cars on the wheel are images of cupcakes but I covered them with hearts punched from the purple embossed paper. The hearts were backed with foam tape and adhered. On a panel of blue, the moon and stars were heat embossed in silver and the scroll in purple.
A scrap of white was heat embossed with a mix of silver and purple powder and adhered to the right edge of the blue panel. The blue panel was adhered to a white card base. The silver embossed Ferris Wheel was adhered to the card with foam tape. A sentiment was heat embossed in purple on vellum and added to the center. The inside of the card was stamped with "to the Moon" and decorated with a silver embossed image of a carousel horse.
The card is being submitted to:
1. Can You  Case It? Color Challenge #145
(blue, purple, silver, white)

2. Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #197

Techniques: Stamping, heat embossing, punch cutting, fussy cutting
Size: A2

Stampin' Up! Materials
Stamps: Carousel Birthday
Cardstock: Whisper White, Vellum, Not Quite Navy (retired)
Punch: Heart from triple pack
Misc.: Dimensionals foam

Other Materials
Stamps: Sugar Pea Fangtastic (moon and sentiment)
Ink: Versamark
Misc.: Wow Embossing Powder (silver & lilac)


  1. What a pretty card! Love the embossed background and your ferris wheel full of hearts is fantastic! :)

  2. Such a fun idea for a Valentine's Day the embossed background! Thanks for joining us at CYCI ~ Wynne

  3. Cute, cute, cute!! Love the ferris wheel and your wonderful background. What a creative take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.


  4. Very very cool! Love this... so different and so beautiful! thanks so much for playing along at Atlantic Hearts this week!

  5. Ferris wheel was one of my favorite rides at a park...other than roller coaster...great interpretation for the sketch. I'll say COOL too. Thanks for sharing with us at AHSC.