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August 19, 2011

Casual Fridays #16 and Off the Wall Craftiness #58

Good evening readers!!!  I've really been packing in the crafty time these days since school is about to start!  I can't believe summer is almost over!  Also, did you check out the updated header and design???  I hope you like it! 

At any rate, today I wanted to have some fun with fun colors and embossing, so I played along with two of my favorite challenge blogs -- CAS-ual Fridays and Off the Wall Craftiness

OTWC's colors right now are Navy and Coral.  Coral!  I LOVE coral, but I was certain that I didn't have an ink that I would call "Coral."  Thus, I had to do some ink blending/mixing, and I ended up creating a pretty cool looking coral on this card: 

What do you think?  I'm really happy with the result!  I dry embossed the background piece and then used a foam ink blender and blended Tim Holtz's Worn Lipstick and Memento's Tangelo over it, which creates a very corally color!!!  I also used both inkpads to stamp the sentiment from one of my fabulous Wilson Designs sets!  I added ribbon, pearls, and homemade coral resin roses to finish off the whole card!  I'm really pleased at how this turned out -- and at how simple I was able to keep it! 

I was playing along with two challenges today:
CAS-ual Fridays #16 - Embossing

Off the Wall Craftiness #58 - Navy and Coral

So there you have it!!!  OK now I need to get some sleep... I have a long weekend of fun ahead of me!  Have an amazing weekend everyone (and don't forget to check out my BLOGOVERSARY post!) 


  1. Beautiful work!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  2. Kristy, this is adorable! Love your Wilson Design sentiment! So happy you joined us at OTWC and Good Luck!

  3. What a great card! I love your colors! Wonderful!!!

  4. Hi Kristy! I love your choice of colors and embossed background! Delightful card! So glad that you play with us at CA-ual Fridays!

  5. WOW, how cool is this?! Thank you for joining us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  6. Love that embossing! I love the color combo! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual fridays!