Sunday, January 29, 2012

You are so special + giveaway!

I hope everyone is enjoying a lovely and relaxing Sunday wherever they are! Here in Brisbane it's been raining for the past week but I think it's finally stopped!

I haven't been very productive in the craft room lately... so I thought I would share a card that I created for a magazine call that wasn't picked up...

You are so Special (1)
I embossed the quilt pattern from the V&A Museum stamp set called 'Cornfield' with Ultra Fine embossing powder from Hero Arts on some white cardstock. I stamped one of the greetings from the Essential Messages set by Hero Arts on a strip of white cardstock in Onyx Black Versafine ink. The background panel and the sentiment strip were matted with Mi Tientes cardstock in 'Dawn Pink'.
You are so Special (2)
I assembled the flower using white and pink paper flowers I found in my stash along with some sewing thread and a cardstock button cut with one of the buttons from the Buttons Quartet die set from Die-Namics using the Dawn Pink cardstock.
I think it's pretty obvious who I was influenced by when I made this card, but I thought it would make a fun giveaway question... so the first person to guess right in my comments will win a brand new jar of this fantastic stuff which I used on the above card:

I'll draw a random winner on Thursday 2nd Feb at 7pm (AEST) if nobody answers correctly before then.

Edited to add: This giveaway is open to everyone, everywhere, no matter where you are in the world ;)
Further edited to add: Embossing powder has been won - Marion was the first to comment and guessed it right in one!! - Jennifer McGuire was the correct answer ;)

Good luck and hope you have a great day!


  1. A beautiful card Jess. Love that flower in the corner and your subtle colours. I think Jennifer McGuire may have been you influence here!

  2. This is a stunner Jess! Have a great Sunday! Pretty sure Marion already made the correct guess!

  3. card is gorgeous - i think it looks like joy taylor influenced it as she does so many cards with subtle colors.

  4. I agree with Betty - Joy Taylor would be my guess. Stunning card, Jess :)

  5. My guess was Jennifer McGuire... then I saw the other answers... I still think it's Jennifer!
    Love the card though, great subtle effect with the embossing on the panel!

  6. Hi Jess! This is simply stunning...CAS to perfection! I have never tried embossing before..really want to! It looks fantastic. Thanks for your lovely comments over on my blog. You have some beautiful work - thanks fo much for the inspiration...I am now your newest follower! :)

  7. Been so busy lately, nice to have a catch up with your cards. This is divine :O) Viv xx


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