Friday, January 2, 2009

Celebrating with Truffles


Happy 2009! I wish you all a blessed year and hope it's starting off in a delightful way. I did get my HM card done for the latest challenge. I'm glad they gave us two weeks because the holidays definitely pulled me away from stamping and I'm anxious to get back to it. The HM challenge this time was embossing. It could be heat embossing, or any kind of embossing. Check out the blog for specifics. I have been waiting to use my Truffles HM stamp and decided to do it and emboss the frosting drizzles on the candies, as well as gold-emboss the "Chocolate Truffles" at the top. I tried using my Turpenoid Natural, which I'm guessing does the same thing Gamsol does, to blend my coloring with my Prismacolor pencils and I like how it blended the coloring on the chocolates, but I didn't like the way it "bled" the purple around the "Truffles" lettering. I usually don't use the turpenoid and I just need to be careful what I'm using it on I guess. I am acquiring more Copic Markers so next time I'll try my hand at using my Copics. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday. I saw so many gorgeous cards and I'm going to challenge myself to do some kind of Christmas card or project each month so I go into the next Christmas season, Lord willing, with a head-start. Take care and be sure to check out the other HM entries as I know they'll put a smile on your face.

11 comments:

Cindy said...

Hi Karen,

Happy New Year! I love your card. Stamping and chocolates are two of my favorite things and combining them into one card is fabulous. I'm also excited because I just won the bid on a House Mouse stamp. You really inspired me with your beautiful work with the House Mouse stamps. The one I'm getting is "Say Cheese" My husband's hobby is photography so I jumped at the chance to get that one to make a card for him.

Warmest Regards.

Cindy

mycardz said...

Happy new year to you too!! Glad you were finally able to make a card...I've missed you! :)

Love your card, this is one of my favorite images. You did an awesome job with this challenge...love the gold lettering and the decorations on the candy ~ very clever! Your coloring is awesome too and I really like the layout. Take care!

Nancy said...

Happy New Year, Karen! I love this card...your coloring is perfect! The gold embossed sign is really pretty!

Rachel said...

Karen, this is absolutely gorgeous. you did a superb coloring job. so so precious!!

Leigh said...

I love this stamp. Gorgeous the way the gold embossing came up on the lettering.

Sue said...

This is colored beautifully! Wonderful job-this is a hard image to color and you showed how pretty it is when done right!

Cindy Haffner said...

Lovin this so sweet.

Shary said...

Happy New Year! xx This card is gorgeous, truly lovely.

Holly said...

This is gorgeous, it really stands out. You did a fantastic job.

Holly

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Yummy! Oh this looks good enough to eat, love the gold letters. Now I want some chocolate. lol

CRAFTERESA said...

ohhhh you did a fantastic job on this card
those chocolates look so scrumptious
a lovely card

Teresa xx