Paper Therapy Challenge #16 - Shape-a-licious!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Good Monday morning to you! I have lots to talk about today, so let's get started!
First up is an announcement about a blog hop that starts this coming Friday, Jan 21st and runs through Sunday night Jan 23rd. It's called Made with Heart Valentine Blog Hop, and there will be 15 Bloggers participating, including me! You will see many different projects, all Valentine's related! ;-)
I would love for you to check back here on Friday morning to see my project and the details of the hop! Some of the participants will be offering blog candy, so it's really worth it to
check out each and every blog along the hop!

Next is the new Paper Therapy challenge for the week...Shape-a-licious! Make a card using a shape other than a rectangle or square. There are so many possibilities...I would love to see what creative shape you use! Upload your card to the current Paper Therapy challenge thread HERE.
You have until Saturday night to get your entries in!

I used a Spellbinders scalloped circle die to cut out the base shape of my card. Then I embossed the front with an embossing folder. The circle piece was the most fun part to make! I used the emboss resist technique. I die cut the shape, stamped the triple heart stamp using Versamark Ink multiple times to create rows. I heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then I sprayed it with Scarlet Glimmer Mist and let dry. Using a kleenex, I gently wiped off the excess mist from the embossed hearts, and underneath are some shiny white hearts! Such a cool technique! To finish it all up, I used a smaller die from the same scalloped set, stamped a little sentiment, sponged the edges, and punched a hole in it and attached it with some pink and white baker's twine! This was such a fun project to make...I loved the shape challenge!

Last but not least, I have to mention the fun Dave & I had yesterday at the Chicago Bears playoff game! We are both big fans, and were so grateful to attend such an important game.
Here's a pic I snapped of us with my phone.
GO BEARS!! These smiles are because the Bears were playing great and WON!!
Don't think we were COMFORTABLE sitting in the 22° weather, HA! I'm not even kidding you...
I wore 3 layers on my legs, 5 on top, AND a one piece ski suit on top of all that!
Next week we face the GB Packers for a HUGE game!

Cardstock: Stampin' Up - Rose Red, Whisper White
Ink: Versamark, SU Rose Red
Ribbon: Michael's, Baker's Twine
Other: Nesties: Big Scalloped Circles LG, Standard Circles Small; Cuttlebug Emb. Folder - Floral Fantasy, TA Glimmer Mist - Scarlet, Clear Embossing Powder, Dimensionals, Sponge


  1. OMGosh you had to be freezing!! But the Bears made it worth every chill!! You card is just adorable this week. I *heart* the love tag.

  2. GO Bears! :)

    I love your scalloped circle card tihs week - such fun embossing! Great job this week!

  3. Super cute card! I never think to use the resist technique! Great job! And GO BEARS!!! I can't wait for Sunday's game! :)

  4. I totally and COMPLETELY love this card!!! The resist method looks AMAZING!! This is a FABULOUS card for this week's shape challenge! Great job!

  5. You did a super job with the emboss resist! I like your idea of spraying the ink on for the resist, rather than sponging or brayering.


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