Saturday, September 10, 2016

Yo and Hello

I had a lot of fun making this card.  The lighting was, admittedly, not the greatest because I wasn't able to take my photographs of the card until late this evening when it had already started to get dark outside.  They do look a little bit "yellowed", but you can still get the general idea.  I created this card specially for a few specific challenges I had in mind, and I had a lot of fun incorporating the elements of each challenge into this one sweet card.
I used a piece of glittery specialty paper for the background, and then took a piece of vellum and pressure embossed it with a Cuttlebug music embossing folder that I ran through my Big Shot.  I love how the embossing looks on the vellum, and you can still see the music background through it.
On each of the two edges where I adhered the vellum, I ran a width a Debora Natural Crochet Lace.  I also tied a bow with the Debora Natural Crochet Lace, Gold Metallic String, and Black Burlap String.  I used a clear button that I ran Gold Metallic String through, and I placed it on top of my bow.
Here are the FUN challenges I had in mind as I created this card, and I'm delighted to play along in each of these:

Poppy Stamps Challenge #24 - September Challenge/So Boss - I used a Cuttlebug music embossing folder for my "so boss" element, and I also used the Hip Hello die in a creative way.  I used it once for the word "hello" and parts of it upside down for the word "yo" to come up with the sentiment "Yo & Hello

As You Like It Challenge Blog - Challenge:  Favorite Song/Film and Why - I chose the song "Hello" by Lionel Richie because this song was popular when my daughter was little, and she LOVED watching the music video that goes with this song, and she would sing along to it.  SO cute, and such a sweet memory.

Scrapy Land Challenge Blog - Challenge #49 - Anything Goes - I used a Poppy Stamps die for my sentiment (yo and hello).

Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - Challenge #163 - Anything Goes With a Sentiment - I always like to include a sentiment on my cards, and this one says "Yo & Hello"

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I always appreciate your visits and the sweet comments you leave for me.  I look forward to visiting your blog to see what you all have been creating this week.  I hope you're having fun whatever you're doing!



  1. What a gorgeous card - love the embossed vellum and the lace trim - a beautiful creation Karen.

  2. This card is simply stunning! It has no traditional autumn elements like leaves or acorns but it made me feel like fall right away. Thank you for entering it into Poppy challenge and please come back again soon!

  3. Sheet music inspires me. It's absolutely beautiful!

  4. love this card love the music not paper, lace ribbon and string.
    Blessings my friend

  5. The vellum really adds an unusual element to this card - great idea!
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Aud Sentiments,
    Hugz Tinz

    PS my facebook group - monthly themes for crafting - has a vellum theme this month!

  6. Hi Karen, I wanted you to know that I have been following your blog. I don't always have time to comment, but I do come by to look. I love this card. The embossed vellum looks so great with the dp and how coll you kept the same motif. The touches of lace and ribbon are the perfect finishing touches.

  7. Fabulous card, love the lace and the music paper. I'm in a couple of choirs and this would be a big hit with my fellow choristers. Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog and hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs, Sandy DT

  8. Its absolutely beautiful, Karen! I love the layers and embossed music! I can see you had fun and wonderful results! Thanks for joining us in the Poppystamps Challenge

  9. Great choice of songs and your card is perfect for it. Thanks so much for sharing with us at As You Like It Challenge this week!

  10. looks really pretty! thank you for joining us at As You Like It Challenge. Hugs! Mojca

  11. So glad you chose Lionel's "Hello"! Fabulous make, thanks so much for sharing with us at AYLI. Hugs xx

  12. Wonderful card design Karen! love this music embossing with gorgeous lace.
    Thanks for joining us over on Poppystamps challenge blog.
    Pam x

  13. Lots of wonderful texture on this pretty feminine card! Thanks for playing along with us at Poppystamps this month.