Wednesday, July 18, 2012

3 KISSES

Week #2 for CASology - cue "Happy"  So I thought about what makes me happy and how to represent happy. I did some research for quotes but then I thought about chocolate, now that make me happy. Compliments and Chocolate will make most women happy.

I started thinking about chocolate kisses and how to make a one layer only card and still have silver kisses popping up. I drew and  cut out several kisses from a firm card stock - (probably backing from a purchased item) then glued them together, then on another card board to create an embossing plate. I laid that on my cuttlebug-A plate and ran it through- testing the sandwich combinations that would work. Finally I got good results using the A plate + B plate + base card +cardboard with the raised kisses + rubber mat + B plate.


Excitement...hoots and hollers such fun creating. Next step make it silver. I got out my Essential Glue Pad refill bottle and using a tiny paint brush I covered the raised "kiss" shapes with the glue. I pulled out my embossing powders and discovered I didn't have any silver powder. What to do...glitter, MS white gold fine glitter was all I had. It worked...so cool.



Using the computer I typed "HAPPY", twice then "CHOCOLATE" in a .25" height text box. After cutting that out, I cut tiny slits above the "kisses" and add the little strips.

I thought about adding a stamped "Happy" but since I don't have a stamp big enough to make an impact I'll leave it plain.

I'm going to enter it in "Less is More" Week 76 One Layer Challenge. 3 of anything, that is 3 colors, 3 stamps,3 images...whatever as long as it's a simple design, and only one layer.



This one qualifies. I hope those little strips aren't a problem. I'm sure when I buy some silver embossing powder I will try this again, but for now I'm "HAPPY " with the results. What do you think? Should I get a big happy stamp?


"If you want to be happy, be."  ~Leo Tolstoy

Thanks for visiting;) Be well ~ Carole
P.S. You might have noticed I changed my picture. The former one was from my son's wedding. That was 10 years ago, I haven't aged 10 years overnight. Hehe.



17 comments:

  1. Hi Carol, what a great idea - I just learned now how to make the embossing folders by myself. It's so fun and the effects are great as you show on your card.
    I would like to thank you also for your lovely comment on my blog.
    Hugs Claudia

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  2. Hi Carole,

    Thanks for the comment on my blog.

    Love your card.

    Greetings, Jaimie

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  3. Chocolate definitely makes ME happy! :) Love your creativity!! Wow! Love those embossed kisses and all that sparkle! Thank you so much for joining us at CASology this week!

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  4. Love this...great job with the embossing! I need to try making my own folders!

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  5. Hi Carole, thank you for visiting my blog. Must say, chocolate makes me very happy! Love your card, its fab! xxx

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  6. Chocolate definitely makes me happy! Love this card and I'm happy you're playing along with CAsology!

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  7. Carole - what a cute card, and great way to create your kisses. The little strips are perfect! Thank you so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  8. Very sweet card. Chocolate makes me and just about everyone I know happy.

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  9. LOVE this--your kisses look delicious! ;) And thanks for that quote--stashed away for later and it was just what I've needed to hear lately! I hope to see you join in the fun at Technique Tuesday as well--I'd love to see your creation for this month's challenge! :)

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  10. Kisses, cute and creative. sweets at it best. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the sweet love. Hugs

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  11. It's fun to make your own embossing plate sometimes isn't it... I think your little words may be construed as embellishments don't you... they are minimal after all?
    Thanks a lot
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  12. your card is absolutely brilliant and so very creative!! chocolate definitely does make one happy... thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

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  13. Thank you for your comment on my LIM card. I like the embossing in your project, great job.

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  14. Brilliant solution to creating a one layer card! Those kisses are fabulous and are making me crave one right now! Thanks for playing along at CaSology this week!

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  15. Happy, happy! I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

    http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/07/52-card-pickup-week-29.html

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  16. I LOVE these kisses! Awesome card!

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  17. Such an innovative idea! Thanks for stopping by my blog, and apologies for the delay in returning the favour - I've been on holiday. Off to look at your other cards.
    Happy LIMing!
    Rosey x

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