Monday, October 6, 2014

Pause in 2014 {October}

I sadly kind of forgot that my post was due for October's project of focusing on my word for 2014, but it actually worked out for the best because I was able to incorporate World Cardmaking Day and some fun challenges that Studio Calico hosted in honor of it. If you're not familiar with the holiday, you can read about it here and there's still time to participate in the SC challenges found here.

I've had a couple of people in my thoughts lately and so taking the time to create some cards to send was the perfect way to put my word into play.

I'd been wanting to try heat embossed stamped images and watercolors and lucky me, there was a challenge to use stamps and watercolors. Quite a different style for me, but I can see myself doing this technique again.

For this card, the challenge was to use gold, as little or as much as you wanted. I've never been a fan of gold with my personal style, but for scrapbooking I love it. Glittery gold embossing powder gave these stamps extra shine!

My last card was based off of a color palette and mood board that was assembled and I really liked the color combination. It's not something I would have come up with on my own, but I'm a fan.

Hope you're inspired to send a little happy mail to someone special! :)


  1. Beautiful collection of cards, Elise! I really love the look of the embossed watercolor images. :)

  2. Great cards, Elise!
    I am waiting on a few items to get her from a Fancy Pants friends collection and then I plan on using it to make a ton of cards (I hope!) to send to friends.
    I just got a heat embossing tool, so I am hoping to use my embossing powder a little more as well!

  3. beautiful cards, i really LOVE that first one.

  4. All of your cards are beautiful.
    I really love the simplicity of the first card and how pretty it is.
    I have so many finished cards I made for someday…I think the day has come to send them off :)

  5. Such pretty cards!! I really love your heat embossed hearts! :) Evie

  6. What sweet cards, loving that first one a lot!.

  7. You always do beautiful cards, but the first one is absolutely gorgeous! Love love your clean and elegant style.


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