Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Blessed by You

ETA: Since someone asked, I should mention that the scallops were created with PTI's medium scallop die.

I love short weeks... somehow things seem to go much faster this way. :) Why can't every week be a three day weekend? Hah! But we gotta trek through this week!

As it's starting to be fall, I guess it's time to haul out the fall stamps now! :) The tree and sentiment are from Blessed By You from WMS. Remember with stamps, you don't have to stamp the full image onto your card. Sometimes just a partial image is fun. :)

For the edging on the scallop, I used an embossing pen to doodle along the edge and then added some gold embossing powder. I think it really lets each of the scallops stand out more. If you don't have an embossing pen, just a simple marker would do the trick as well.

I just cut the scallops out from some an old book. You know normally I'm a very rule-based person and I hate when text is vertical but with this card, I really kinda like the vintage text being vertical this time. With the scallops, this works for the Moxie Fab Offset Scallop Challenge. Haven't had a chance to play in awhile... but Cath does have some awesome challenges on the blog so play along if you have the chance!

Thanks for stopping by and have a fab week!

22 comments :

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Belinda,

What a wonderful idea to use an embossing pen for the edges of those scallops! They look wonderful this way and it's a very, very beautiful card!! Love that tree, so pretty!!

Hugs, Wendy

P.S. You say: have a fab weekend... it's Tuesday, right?! Hi hi, weekend far out of sight for me... ;-)

Jessica Wekenman said...

Hey Belinda! I love your card! That image is truly awesome! I just love that funky shape! And what a fabby and beautiful detail you added to the edge of your scallops!
Oh, and completely agreed that all weeks should be short! I loved the short week! I hope this one goes by quickly for you too!

Lee said...

Beautiful card. Love how you embossed the scallops.

Melissa said...

Those embossed scallops are incredible! I always forget to use the embossing pen. Beautiful card!

cardcrazy said...

Such a beautiful card, love the embossing on the scallops!

Glenda said...

Simply fantastic - so classy and gorgeous!

Maren said...

Another beautiful card!
The idea with the embossing pen is fantastic!So simple -and such a great effect!!
Did you use a border punch for the scallops and if so which one?!

Grüße
Maren

Charlene said...

Awesome card!! Love the scallop bottom! I sure wish I had a short week lol! Enjoy!

Monique said...

Wow this is Beautiful!! Love the gold embossing on the scallops :)

alexandra s.m. said...

Your creations are always so unique and elegant!
TFS!

Lyn S said...

Beautiful card Belinda! I love the gold embossed scallops!

Alice Wertz said...

so pretty! love the fab design!

Courtney K said...

the gold embossing powder is so clever!

Leah said...

So pretty, love the scallops and that tree:)

Plume said...

What a beautifull card Belinda!

amber said...

i love the book print scallops...so fun! and that tree stamp is amazing!

IamDerby said...

awesome card belinda!

Gladys said...

Its beautiful! Love the scallop with the gold embossing! perfect!

Kathi said...

It's gorgeous! I love the gold leaf edged scallops. Such an elegant touch. I also love that tree.

Helen said...

Belinda, this card is absolutely amazing! I love the tree image and the those gorgeous gilded edges on your text scallops...Brilliant idea :)

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Great card and I love the embossed edging on the scallops and the printed paper you used for them! Love it!

Cath said...

Hey Belinda! Thanks for entering the Offset Scallop Gallop Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on the fun! :)