Kim Padan: Pro-Life Speaker

Friday, November 4, 2011

Friday Mashup!! Grateful to be On Time!

Hello Stamping Friends!! I cannot believe it is Friday already! Time for another Friday Mashup challenge! After being late with my project last week, I am thrilled to get back on track! I started feeling funky Wednesday afternoon, and was home sick yesterday. That makes my week disappear! I'll be playing catch-up at work today! But first, here's a fun challenge from Lisa!!

  1. Make a project using heat embossing

  2. Or make a Thank You (Grateful) project

  3. Or Mash It Up and make a Thank You project using heat embossing

Now, I love heat embossing, but I don't do it often enough. This gave me a great excuse to plug in my embossing tool! All products are current and from Stampin' Up! I started with a soft suede card base. I added some Spice Cake dsp (in the Holiday Mini), including a bit on the inside. I stamped this wonderful image from "Always Thankful" (also in the mini) with soft suede craft ink on very vanilla card stock, coated in clear embossing powder, then heat embossed. The craft ink is available in little "spots" by color collection. I love them for dabbing ink all over an image. After heating, I colored the image with my blender pens, using pear pizazz, river rock, pumpkin pie, more mustard, and basic gray inks. I sponged the background with pear pizazz and pool party. I then mounted it on pumpkin pie and pear pizazz card stock, and adhered with dimensionals. I added pear pizazz poly twill ribbon and the sentiment is from the same stamp set, also heat embossed. After punching it out with the scallop oval, I lightly sponged with pool party.

Thank you cards are always needed...whether for my ministry work or for my numerous friends who are blessings in my life! I hope you join us in this challenge and make a fun Thank You project for someone special in your life! Be sure to checkout the inspiration pieces on the Friday Mashup blog from the Design Team, including our new November Guest Designers!! Then link up your project, and use keyword FM31 in your online gallery. Can't wait to see your project!

Inky {{{HUGS}}}


  1. Hi Kim, what a lovely card, really like the colours and how well they go together.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  2. Such a pretty card Kim! I just love the Spice Cake DSP and you've used it beautifully here! Plus tha big bow is just superb!

    I hope you are feeling better!

  3. Beautiful card. The Pear Pizzazz works great with that paper.

  4. Kim, you did such a great job coloring in your image! It looks perfect! Beautiful work!

  5. Very pretty card, wonderful colours.

  6. Kim- love this image combined with the embossing and blender pen watercoloring! I agree with Heidi- the colors work so well with the Spice Cake DSP (love this paper and will need to hoard some :-)) Thanks for sharing and looking forward to stamping with you all month!

  7. Somehow I'm behind from last week, Sorry about that. This is so pretty, I love the wheelbarrow image with those pumpkins.