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Embossed card challenge by Michelle Mach

How could I resist?  My friend Michelle Mach offered to send out an embossed card to 25 readers who wanted to play around with embellishing them for Valentines Day.  The rules were pretty simple: do what you want with the card and send an image to Michelle to share.  I can do that!

I received one of Michelle's gorgeous Hearts & Flowers blank note card.  How pretty is this?  She sells them in her Etsy shop, which you can access through the link above.  I decided that I wanted to do something non-Valentiney with mine, not to be difficult, but just because I'm really not the traditional Valentine type.  I've got a set of four Walnut Inks that I don't use as often as I feel I should, so my first plan was to do multiple sprayings/wipings with the different colors, and then to gild the raised portions just a bit with some Pearl Ex powders.

I was so happy with the results of the multiple layers of inks that I came close to just stopping right there.  But I still felt that a bit of glitz would help with the Valentine feel which was now totally lacking. 

I added red, green, and gold...not exactly Valentine colors, but I'm very happy with it!

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Shirley said…
Oh Cyndi, I love yours! Totally different from what I did, and gorgeous. I'll try to do my post tomorrow.
Cherie Burbach said…
Love this. I'm not much of a Valentine's Day gal myself, so I can't blame you for changing it up. I like the "glitz" here!
Michelle Mach said…
Your card is very sophisticated and it looked like it was fun to make! I haven't used those walnut inks yet, but your design makes me want to try them!

Thanks for joining the challenge!
Cyndi L said…
Thank you all :-) I had a great time, and special thanks go out to buddy Michelle!
How inspired, Cyndi! That's a gorgeous look!!
Cyndi L said…
Largely inspired by the fact that my first idea didn't!!
Tammy said…
They look vintage! nice!