Friday, 20 March 2009

A birthday card for Tara!

I made this card for my matey Tara, for her birthday.



It's been ages since I've done any heat embossing....but I wanted to print this beautiful design on to black card without the colour fading....so I embossed it using Versamark and Cosmic Shimmer embossing powder....I then just added some hot pink ribbon....and a DIY flower.

I think I fell out of love with heat embossing because the card always warps when I do it...but this time I embossed the design onto a separate piece of card and then mounted it on to another piece of card to straighten it out....it worked!!

I have now made quite a few cards with heat embossing which I will be posting on my blog in the very near future.

  • Stamps: Fancy Pants "Pollen Duste"
  • Embossing powder: Cosmic Shimmer in Lime
  • Sentiment: Hero Arts
  • Flower stamp: Friends

20 comments:

Kim Piggott said...

Wow this is stunning Sarita!
Love those swirls and your embellishment is just fabulous!
Tara will love this!
hugs
kim x

Riet said...

wowww Sarita,what a beautiful card.

hugs Riet.x

Tab said...

OMG Sarita, your card is tres chic! I love it, it looks so expensive and elegant. Tara is one lucky lady!
Have a fab weekend!
Hugs Tab xxx

Mandi said...

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING

mandi xx

Dawn said...

Wow I LOVE this - gorgeous colours and the lime embossing is stunning!


hugs
Dawn
x

Jackie said...

WOW what a brilliant effect, love the card :o)
Jackie xx

Chrissie said...

Tara will be thrilled. This is most dramatic... wonderful colour combo!
Chrissie

sassy said...

what a stunning card.....hugs sassyx

gina g said...

oh wow this is so gorgeous Sarita i bet Tara loves it. luv gina xx

torico said...

Gorgeous card!Black & Lime green contrast are very beautiful.
Thank you for your comment on my blog.

Georgia said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I love the heat embossing, I've never seen anything like that before - I love it!
Love, Georgia xx

Marcea said...

Amazing card Sarita - I was just about to ask how you had managed to avoid the warping ... great tip
Have a lovely weekend hun - your friend is going to love this card
-x-

Sharon said...

Refined, elegant and stunning! I bet Tara loved this one Sarita. It looks so rich and expensive. Fab work, as always.
Sharon xx

Sandra said...

Wow! Sarita this card is sooo striking. Great tip with the heat embossing. I shall be trying that one out myself.
There is an award on my blog for you :o)
Hugs
Sandra xx

Mona said...

Gorgeous card and thanks for the tip! I`ll give it a try because I love embossing.

I`m especially in love with the flower you used. Would you tell me, what brand that die is from? That would be great for christmas cards too!

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Good morning Sarita, wow, what a gorgeous card hunny, i just know your friend Tara is going to totally love it. Such a striking card. Hope you are enjoying your weekend so far, have a lovely Mothers Day, hugs Linda x

Karen said...

So pretty! It has a very modern look to it on the black. And your flower is so neat....I enlarged it to see if I could see how you made it, but I'm stumped! Fab card! :>

CraftyC said...

A beautiful card, Tara will love it!
Clairex

Tara said...

What a pleasure this was to receive Sarita - it is truly stunning and I will treasure it! You made me want to rush straight out to buy a heat gun!!
Thank you so much my friend ;o) xx

Chris said...

FaBuLoUs! I think we must have same love of certain colours LOL, this gorgeous combo is right up my alley too. A really beautiful effect with embossed swirl, I was looking at Cosmic shimmer ep yesterday, the colours are gorgeous, I really should have got some! I bet Tara loved her card, it's so beautiful. Hugs, Chris xxx