Besides they amazing richness of the teal colored pencil, there are two more parts to this card that make my heart sing. First, the kraft is embossed with this Polka Dots embossing folder, but I used these special embossing diffusers from Tim Holtz and Sizzix. They create this really great un-embossed space that’s perfect for coloring and stamping on. These have been out for a while and are something I’m just getting into using these; I really like them! Check out a video where Tim Holtz demonstrates how they work here.
Secondly, to really make the embossing pop and to bring in a little whimsy, I colored on several of the dots with a White Signo Uni-ball pen (along with adding white details on the teacup). This helps add another layer of dimension to the design without taking away from the beauty and simple look of the stamping.
I hope you enjoyed this simple by elegant card and hope you’re staying warm! The windchill got down to -40 degrees F last night, and I can handle some cold but not THAT cold. Ha! Happy weekend; I hope to be back tomorrow with another One Year Ago Today. (Hint: I went to Germany!) Thanks so much for stopping by today.
P.S. Happy birthday to my sweet, sweet friend, Lisa! Head over to her blog and check out the cool posts she’s had this week. She’s been on a roll lately! I’m also doing some freelance work and redesigning her blog right now. I can’t wait to show you how awesome it looks when we’re done with it!