Thursday, May 12, 2016

MHK Designs Thinking Of You Card

This week over at the Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge, our "twist" is to use embossing on your project. This can be dry or wet embossing, and I used both on my card.
Our lovely sponsor this month is MHK Designs, and I've chosen an image from the set "Beginnings and Endings" and a sentiment from the set "Birds and Branches." You can check out Mynn's beautiful digi papers, images and sentiments at her etsy store at
I started with a top fold card I cut to measure 4 1/2 X 5 3/4 inch. I used Papertrey Ink cardstock for both the card base and the yellow cardstock I embossed with a Spellbinders embossing folder.
For the image and sentiment, I used my Silhouette Design Studio software to size up and print them out. I did a trace of the digi and then created an offset cut file so I could do a print and cut of the digi. I printed the image on white cardstock and colored it with Copic and MEXPY markers. I added yellow Wink of Stella accents to the bits of pollen.
I used vellum to print the sentiment, sprinkling WOW! "Florida Sunset" embossing powder onto the vellum as it came out of the printer. Then I used my heat tool to heat emboss it. I then die cut it with a Gina Marie Designs stitched drop pennant die. I added a sweet little button tied with twine t the sentiment tag.
To assemble the card, I used foam tape to adhere the embossed panel, a thinner foam tape to adhere the floral digi, and clear glue dots to adhere the sentiment and button. 
Here's a close up to see the Wink of Stella accents and the sparkly embossing powder. It's actually quite pink in the container!
 I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
MHK Designs Monthly Challenge

A Beautiful Mess - M(last Friday of M), 3E - No. 2 - Anything Goes
Artbymiran Challenge 2W , SIO, 3E, no digital projects - No.57 - (W2 of 2) - Anything Goes
Crafting-With-Friends 2W, 3E - (W1 of 2) Anything Goes
Creative Fingers -  2W , 3E, No totally digital projects - No.107 - (W2 of 2) Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - W, 3E  - No.137 - Anything Goes
Morgan's Art World - 2W, E3, - No 9 - (W2 of 2) - Anything Goes
Pattie's Creations - M, 2E, SIO, include an image –  May - Mother's Day or Flowers only
QKR Stampede – W, 4E, SIO  No. 190 - Feminine Cards/Mother's Day
Simply Papercraft - 2WE3 - No. 27 (W1 of 2) - Anything Goes

A Gem of a Challenge 2W (W2)  Favourite Colour Combination (I love pink and yellow together!)
Catch The Bug W,3E,SIO  anything goes 
Di's Digis Designs 3E,2W,SIO (W2) pastel colours 
Let's Color Saturday Linky Party  M(1st Sat) E and C unlimited  (Must include hand colored image) anything goes with something colored - always  
Little Claire's M 3rd Saturday,P15, 3E, SIO  April - spring colours 
Sweet Stampin W, 2E  May flowers 
The Pencil Case 2W, E2  (W1) s = summer colours 

613 Avenue Create - W, 3E, Any Craft Accepted - #175 Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Use a Die to Frame or Showcase Your Sentiment
Come and Get It W3E #117 Card for a Woman
Glitter n Sparkle - W, F - #187 One For The Ladies
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - 2W (1st & 3rd Sun) E3 #33 Anything Goes  (W2 of 2)
Quirky Crafts - M - May 1 - April Showers Bring May Flowers
Stamping Sensations - M, 3E, must use stamp (no pre-colored digis) Stamp must be focal point of project – May - Anything Goes

Artistic Inspirations - 2W, E3 - (Week 1) Anything Goes  / Die Cut
Crafting from the Heart - W, E3, F - Always Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes
Eureka Stamps - W, 3E, F - April Showers Bring May Flowers
Love to Scrap - 2W, 3E, F, digi or real stamping - (Week 2) Girly
Melonheadz Friends Challenge - 2W, 2E, SIO - (Week 1) Make It Sparkle
Not Just Cards - M, F, P11 - (May) Always Anything Goes
Our Crafty Corner - M, First Monday, E3 - (May) Always Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog 2W, 3E - (Week 1) Anything goes with option of Layers
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - W, 5E - Emboss It
Sparkle N Sprinkle - M, E3, all crafts - (May) Anything Goes: use loose glitter, embossing powder and/or flocking
The Crazy Challenge - 2W, 4E - (Week 1) 3 Layers or more

Creative Card Crew 2W - #112 Anything Goes (week 2)
Cuttlebug Mania W3E -  May Flowers (Week 1)
Deep Ocean Challenge 2W - #128 - Flowers everywhere (week 2)
Digi Choosday Challenge -W,E2, - #19 - Anything But Square
Everybody-Art-Challenge W - #368 - Flowers
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations M,(3rd Tuesday) 2E - Spring/Flowers
Lemon Shortbread 2W, E3, no digital projects Always Anything Goes (Week 1) 
Retarte 2W, E3 - #76 - Anything Goes (Week 2) 
Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E - Always Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown W- #293 -  Thinking Of You

Double D Challenges - 2W, 1st and 3rd Wed of M, E3   - Mother's Day- Happy Birthday (Photo Inspiration)* (Week 2 of 2)
Wonderful Wednesdays -  W, SIO -  Always Anything Goes
WordArt Wednesdays - W,5E , scriptural word art freebie offered each week#230/231 Family Friendly/Anything Goes 
Simon Says Stamp - W, 5E - FlowersThe Crafty Addicts 2W, E #15 - Anything Goes/ Add A Sentiment (Week 1 of 2)
Inspiration Destination - W, F- #85 Always Anything Goes
Creative Moments - 2W, 3E - #93 Always Anything Goes/ optional twist Black, White and One Color (Week 1 of 2) 
Crafting By Designs - W,F, 3E  Pinky and Girly
Crafting for all Seasons - 2W, 3E - #125 Add A Some Embossing (Week 1 of 2 )

 Aud Sentiments Challenge 2W,E5 #155 Anything Goes + A Sentiment (W1 of 2) 
Craft Rocket Challenges 2W,3E #15 Flower Power (W1 of 2)  
Crafty Girls Creations 2W,3E Always Anything Goes
Cre8tive Hands Friends 2W, SIO - Anything Goes (W2 of 2)
DL ART Thursday Challenge 2W,2nd & 4th Thurs,3E #180 Flowers and/or Graduation (W1 of 2) Monthy Challenge: Always Anything Goes 



  1. Carrie, this card is just stunning! I love the background embossed paper, the coloring is beautiful on the flowers, and the vellum is the perfect touch. I've never tried adding embossing powder directly to the print out. That's a new technique for me!

  2. Gorgeous, Carrie! I love everything about this! The vellum adds such a touch of elegance! I'm with Jean...never tried adding embossing powder to printer ink! Something new to try!

  3. Beautifully finished. Love the embossing and little flower button. Thanks for joining us this fortnight at Melonheadz Friends. AJ DT MH

  4. Lovely embossed background on your card, and I love the pink flowers popped against the yellow! I am so glad you joined us in this week's challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge!

  5. LOve the background and design! Hugs Pirjo QKR Stampede Dt

  6. So beautifully done, love the embossed background and gorgeous flower image.
    Thanks so much for sharing!

    Let's Color Linky Party
    Critters & Creatures Linky Party

  7. Pretty card. I love the embossing and the use of vellum. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

  8. Beautiful!! Love that embossed background. And that sparkle in the embossing powder is gorgeous!! Thanks for playing with Jo's Scrap Shack.

  9. Thank you so much for sharing your project and entering our Challenge at A Beautiful Mess.
    I hope you can join us again for our next Challenge.
    Angie DT

  10. You've joined so many challenges that it's hard to tell what challenges you haven't joined. LOL

    I'm sure Morgan's ArtWorld is on here, but I'm just not seeing it. :(... however I saw your photo of your card and wanted to let you know how lovely your card is. So glad you joined us at Morgan's ArtWorld.

  11. Gorgeous card! I love the pretty flowers & the lovely colours!
    Thanks for playing at Eureka Stamps this week!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  12. Beautiful card Carrie, your embossing is fabulous and I love the vellum
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes MAY Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

    DL.ART crinkle ribbon

  13. Beautiful card!Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.Good luck and hope too so again.Gr.Kaija Dt-member

  14. Another lovely floral creation Carrie, many thanks for joining in at Stamping Sensation.

    B x

  15. Very pretty, I also love to use my Wink of Stella and emboss on velum. Thank you for joining us at Come and get It Challenges #117 ~ DT MaryAnn

  16. This is so delicate and beautiful! Love the embossing on vellum. Thanks for sharing with us over at TTCRD.

  17. Love how you've done the sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket, Claire DT x

  18. This is so pretty. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

  19. Carrie this is beautiful
    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
    Good Luck and hope to see you again

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  20. Such a lovely card Carrie and thanks for joining us at Litle Claires !!

    hugs Diane xx

  21. Carrie, Gorgeous! The flowers image is stunning with your amazing coloring is wonderful love the pink and yellow with the embossing folder.
    Hugs Pat

  22. Gorgeous card! Fabulous coloring and card design! Thanks for joining us at QKR Stampede!

    Brenda DT

  23. Awesome card, thanks for playing along with us at Catch The Bug.

  24. Very pretty, love your vellum addition

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week

    Jo x

  25. Carrie, this is another AMAZING creation, friend! The texture you added to the patterned paper is just beautiful, and I adore the vellum over the image! Thank you SO MUCH for joining us at MHKDesigns! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

    PS: I hope you link it up with us at House of Cards, too! <3

  26. Very cute card. Nice embossed background. Greta job. Thank you for entering the Eureka Stamps' "April showers bring May flowers" challenge. Good luck.

  27. Beautiful and charming card. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
    Tina dt

  28. Great card and I love the sentiment on the vellum. It looks so pretty!
    Thank you for playing along with us at Artbymiran. Good luck! Nick DT

  29. This is perfect for our current challenge “Mother’s Day or Flowers Only” at Pattie’s Creations. What a nice image too! Thanks for joining us!
    Pattie ♥
    at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

  30. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Crafting in a beautiful mess challenge 2, Hazel, DT x

  31. Love the embossed background and stamped vellum. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

  32. The texture behind your beautiful image is gorgeous! It looks amazing behind the flowers. Thanks so much for sharing your amazing inspiration with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge.

    Tamie DT

  33. Stunning card, love the embossed background, your colours are lovely.Thanks for joining us over at Crafting For All Seasons, hope you will join us again and good luck. Jean DT XX

  34. Such a beautiful card!! Thank you for sharing it on Cre8tive Hands Friends.
    Michelle x

  35. This is gorgeous, Carrie. I really love the soft touch of the vellum overlay. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us in our challenge. Have a blessed week, and thanks so much for stopping by my blog, too. That always makes me smile.
    Word Art Wednesday

  36. A very pretty card, love the pink

    Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month


  37. Beautiful card....Thanks for joining us at Di's Digi Designs Challenge :)
    Wendy xx

  38. Lovely projekt,thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
    Good Luck and hope to see you in the next challange to//DT Zora

  39. Pretty card, love the embossed background and the sparkly sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments this fortnight and hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs, Sandy DT

  40. This is a pretty card, such a beautiful image.
    Thank you for joining us at Di's Digi Designs.
    I have a little giveaway on my blog if you would like to take a look -

  41. Thank you for sharing such a pretty card with us at MHK Designs and for using one of our images. The addition of a greeting on vellum is a great idea.

  42. How pretty card. Love the flower image and the embossed sentiment on top of it. Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at Stamping Sensation.
    Eret x

  43. I love the embossing!
    Thank you for joining Cuttlebug Mania this time!
    Swissie DT

  44. So beautiful. Great embossing and love the vellum. We are blessed that you linked with our Challenge at Word Art Wednesday and inviting you to join us again in our current challenge. Leaving you with the encouragement from God's Word in Romans 15:5-6 which tells us, "May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ." Have a great Memorial Day weekend.

    JO ANN

  45. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Our Crafty Corner.

    Deni Xx