Saturday, October 19, 2013

I Miss You!

Ok, it's gorgeous out, I procrastinated all morning, have DT stuff to do, but this card just BEGGED to be made.  As you know, CAS is pretty difficult for me, but I enjoy playing along with the Outlawz Sunday CAS challenge.  It's been awhile and when I saw the challenge as I Miss You, I really wanted to join in.  Combine that with the Digi Stamps 4 Joy Embossing Challenge and it became a must.  Just got the Tim Holtz Embossing Diffuser which allows you to block out a portion of your embossing folder for use with a stamp by placing an acrylic frame with a cut out on your folder and running it through your machine.  I chose the oval one for a test and it worked pretty well, but the oval definition wasn't as pronounced as I would have liked, so I used an oval Nesties in about the same size and ran it through my Grand Caliber with the embossing mat and plate, instead of the cutting one, to make a more crisp impression.  Much better.  Finally, I edged it with a black peel off border.

The adorable image is I'm Sorry Fairy ( a super bargain at only $1.50!) from Digi Stamps 4 Joy.  Her expression says "Miss you" to me, for sure.  Her hair made me think of the Pierette mime so I colored her minimally with just a touch of Stickles to her wings and chose the Harlequin Cuttlebug folder.  Originally I planned to do the sentiment with a Cuttlebug Die cut but it overwhelmed the delicate image.  I rarely do aything hand written on my projects, but it seemed fittting and so much more personal here.  Have to say I love how it turned out.


  1. Wow, great work, well done and good luck! I love this, its super!
    Hugs, Jackie

  2. the delicate feel of this is stunning, love the pink and black with this too, hugs

  3. This is a wonderful creation with great details and perfect for our ‘EMBOSSING WET or DRY’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  4. Cute image - she does look sorry for whatever she did and I love the technique you used. Fun. Hugz!

  5. Such a sweet image!
    Thanks for playing in our challenge at
    Good luck and we hope to see you again.
    DS4J DT Lindsay

  6. that background embossing fit perfect with that image.
    Thanks for join us at Digistamp4Joy.

    Greetings karin DT member

  7. Sweet, fun, and love the texture.

  8. I love how it turned out too Donna :) Tqsm for using our image and love your coloring.
    Thank you for playing along with us at DigiStamps4Joy and we hope to see you again.
    [DS4J DT Member]
    [Qinaahana Arts And Crafts ~ My Personal Blog]

  9. Awww....this is so oddly sweet. Dig that embossing!

  10. Fab card, love the quirky image and great design, thank you for joining is at Digistamps4Joy
    Alex (DT)


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