Tuesday, February 24, 2015

KJ212 and CYCI58 One-Layer Birthday


Happy Tuesday, everyone!  My card today is for the Kraft Journal’s one-layer challenge!  I need to apologize to the KJ’s Marsha Drain; I saw her card after  I created mine, but I guess great minds think alike!  You can check her card out here!!!  I had been thinking of this technique for a while, so I was happy to put it to use:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Hello Darling Bordering Blooms Fabulous Four Stampin Up

After a little trial and error, I learned that when embossing, you need to stamp and emboss your main image FIRST, then stamp the background!  My line of flowers is from Bordering Blooms, stamped in Craft White ink and embossed with white embossing powder.  I colored the flowers with reinkers and an aquapainter, adding shading after each ink color dried:


I then stamped the sentiment from Fabulous Four, embossed it, and stamped over top of the whole shebang with the floral image from Hello Darling in Blushing Bride ink , adding some Gold Encore speckles, and a few well-placed sequins:


Finally, I rounded one corner and added a Mossy Meadow bow….one-layer with a few interesting embellishments!  I am also submitting this to the Can You CASe It challenge 58, Designer’s Choice!


In an effort to help Cassidy put her own clothes away, Dana recently put pictures and words on her dresser drawers to help her identify where to put what!  Good idea, right?  So it was not a surprise to me when, after we “organized” her doll clothes yesterday, Cassidy informed me that she needed “drawers” and some rectangles of paper on which to write each category of clothing.  I got her some little plastic baskets, and she told me what she wanted the labels to say.  I spelled them for her and she wrote them out:


She has discovered my glue dots (uh-oh) and used one to fasten each label to each basket:



And then she carefully placed them, along with her doll’s shoes (not sure why we didn’t get a basket for them!) on my kitchen floor:


So now we just need to find a better place to put them, NOT on my kitchen floor, LOL!


Enjoy your day!


  1. Pretty card. I like the embossing. Cute pics of Cassidy.

  2. Oh LeAnne this is gorgeous! You've done an amazing job with just one layer of card stock. I love the subtle background embossing, splattering, white embossing, everything! Pinning this right now!

  3. OMG, this is stunning! Love the coloring of the flowers on the border. Thanks for playing along with us at CYCI?

  4. Love your card. Next time I do this embossing/coloring on Kraft, I'm going to add a stamped BG like you did. It is really pretty that way. Thanks for playing the Kraft Journal challenge. BTW Could I borrow your granddaughter? I need some organizing at my house! How cute!

  5. Oh gosh I love the way this looks LeAnne!! I'm going to need to give this a go, thanks for the pretty inspiration! Cassidy...a little kind of girl!!!

  6. Uh-oh, looks like there may be some shelves in your future!

  7. Wow! Really lovely card. Your white emobssing stands out beautifully.
    I really must try this technique.
    Caroline xxx

  8. LeAnne, this is an amazing design! I loves everything about it! Thanks for joining us at CYCI :) Eva

  9. This is so pretty! I love the look of the embossed flowers being colored like this. They really stand out on your card!

  10. What a neat technique. Love the look of it. Thanks for the tip to emboss first. I would have done the background first. Will be giving this a try.

    Cassidy is too cute. Can we keep her that young?!?!?

  11. He LeAnne, this is gorgeous, love this technique. The white and the colouring on Crumb Cake is such a Wow. Thanks for joining us this week at Can You Case It? Carolyn xx

  12. Gorgeous card! The white embossing really stands out and makes for a fabulous look.

  13. Beautiful and perfect One Layer card! Thank you for joining in the fun at The Kraft Journal LeAnne.

  14. Oh my, I love Cassidy's organization - so sweet. Isn't it great to see her printing too?
    Your card is so pretty. Those flowers are beautiful and I love the way you've coloured them. You always do such wonderful work with your aquapainter. I love the sequins too.

  15. Fantastic cards LeAnne and love to see Cassidy having such fun being organized like grammy!

  16. Loving the embossing and the colors! Awesome card, thank you for sharing!

  17. Like the card with the embossing. Like the photos of your daughter. Reminds me of my daughter when she was younger.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  18. Cute card! And such a great idea with the doll clothes. After Christmas and Birthday we have acquired a lot of items for the little dolls we have around the house! Thanks for playing with us this week at Can You Case It?!

  19. Stunning card. Thanks for playing along with us on the Can You Case It blog!

  20. Love the pretty card - and the organised baskets lol!

  21. Super cute card, love the coloring inside the embossed flowers! Thanks for joining us at CYCI.


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