08 September 2018

Morning People - sentiment focal, Cosmic Shimmer, 3-D embossing

My card today features Kraftin' Kimmie stamps, 3-D embossing from Crafter's Companion decorated with Cosmic Shimmer.

Putting It Together

Opposites are attractive, or something *smirk* I used a very pretty background for my negative sentiment.

For this project, I used a background I made a few days ago as part of a post on using 3-D embossing and rub/paste type stuff. Check out the post for more information: Backgrounds, part 2.

I sized my sentiment with a Spellbinders die which also gave me a feel for how big my sentiment panel would be.

I die cut an oval for the sentiment from Recollections cardstock and matting from a DCWV Glittery pad. The tinsel ribbon I bought on a whim when it was on clearance at Micheals last Christmas (or was it the one before that) fit perfectly when I dry fit everything together.

No one will see the centre of the matte. Since I will want to have glittery to use later, I cut out the middle which will be hidden by the embossed panel.

I adhered the matte as a frame on the back.

On the front, you can't tell if it covers the whole back or just the edges.

I adhered everything to a white card base, popping up the sentiment with foam mounting tape.

Inside, I stamped the positive solution to the sentiment on the front.



Kraftin' Kimmie Inky Weekend: Game 2 - Say it with a Sentiment
Crafty Friends: Embossing
Outlawz Monday Greetings: Rectangle card w/ sentiment on the front
Watercooler Wednesday: Feminine
Scrapping 4 Fun: Ribbon, Buttons, or Lace
Creative Craft Cottage: Ribbons or Lace


  1. Ooooh super pretty and sparkly card Kate. Great texture with the embossing and shimmer. Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday CHallenge this week. Tristan (DT)

  2. Oh Kate, what a super card! I love the colours, the embossing and that great shimmery tinsel ribbon "girdle" around the centre. What a clever idea to have the "downer" sentiment on the front of the card and then to temper it with the positive inside. Yes, in my opinion coffee does make everything better. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  3. Beautiful creation!
    Thank you for joining the Scrapping4fun.
    Have a nice day, Majda DT

  4. Beautiful card
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges
    Rachelle DT

  5. Sparkle makes every card a little better, great shimmer t yours. Thank You for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges!

  6. Beautiful card and great tutorial.
    Thank you for joining us at Scrapping4fun
    Renate DT

  7. Hello Thanks for sharing your card with us at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog… your pink card is lovely and fits perfectly with our ‘Embossing’ theme… good luck in the draw and please join us again.
    Diane Louise
    [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  8. Such a cool project.
    Love it
    Thank you for joining us at Scrapping4fun challenges.
    Priya DT

  9. Aaaawwwww !! Lovely colour and awesome project...
    Thank you for joining us at Scrapping4fun Challenges.
    Good Luck.... xoxoxo

    Dr Monika Shukla

  10. Oh wow what a great card, it caught my eye whilst entering a challenge. Loving your colours and inspiration as I am sure I have that die.
    Jean xx


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