Sunday, July 27, 2014

Thankful Bubbles -- Pilin' On the Embossing with Add a Little Dazzle

This week at the Pile It On Challenge our theme is Embossing (wet or dry) and we're sponsored by Add a Little Dazzle. They were very generous, and provided our DT with samples of their colorful metal sheets. It embosses and cuts beautifully on my BigShot.

I embossed this dazzling blue metal sheet from Add a Little Dazzle with a Cuttlebug folder, and it was so stunning by itself that I kept the rest of the design fairly simple. The metal embellishments were cut/embossed from a soda can. The sentiment is from TLC Creations and I created the banner shape & border in InDesign. The metal sheet is adhered with ZipDry glue (it glued well, with little need of flattening) onto a silver Recollections cardstock. The white papers are a heavy, coated Hammerill cardstock.

On Friday my husband had a kidney transplant (he and the living donor are doing great!), and my Mom helped me make thank-you cards for the many people who have supported us during this time. I created this design and we ended up making many similar cards (well, Mom did...I've been cleaning and getting life organized for his 6-week recovery). I will try to get a photo of Mom's cards -- they are gorgeous!

Creative Card Crew #66: Sea/Beach
Inky Impressions #169: No DP
Inkspirational #61: Splash
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge: CAS
Scrap it with a song: Foo Fighters - "Times like these" (Boy, this song has made me emotional in times like these!)
Simon Says Stamp: Embossing
Sisterhood of Crafters: Diecuts/Punches
The Crazy Challenge: Die cuts and punches

Thank you for visiting, and hope you'll join us this week at Pile It On,


  1. I love this! I have just received devastating health news on my husband, and I've never heard this, but needed it!

  2. Great metalic look on your card!
    Thank you for sharing with us at INKspirational Challenges. Would love for you to join us again next time :o)

  3. Gorgeous card CJ :-) the embossed metallic sheet looks fabulous and the die cut embellies are fabulous too, great recycling !

    Wishing your hubby and his donor a speedy and full recovery. xx

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  4. Love this thanks for joining us at CCC xx Jan

  5. What a fabulous creation! Love the metal looking anchor ... the bubble background and the sentiment is AWESOME! Well wishing prayers coming to you & hubby! May his recovery be quick and successful!
    Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘DIES and/or PUNCHES’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  6. What a wonderfull card, with a very beautiful sentiment... Thanks for playing ith us at SIWAS!

  7. Oooh - the bubbles look almost real!! Lovely effect.

    Thanks for playing along in the Simon Says Stamp Emboss It challenge.
    Caryn x

  8. Sweet card - thanks for joining us on SIWAS.

  9. Great card !

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

  10. First, sending prayers and well wishes for your husband' and his donor to experience a speedy, safe recovery! Quite the ordeal - and I certainly admire your strength in being by his side - and continuing to be - during all of this. That alone, is incredible inspiration. Your mom, too, is a wonderful support; I'm sure you feel blessed to have her near. Your card: WOW,WOW and WOW! Nothing short of amazing in its creation, with the stunning blue metallic background and those incredibly detail soda can images. Seriously awesome! The sentiment: perfect! Absolutely amazing in every detail! Thank you for sharing this gem at Inkspirational Challenges!

  11. Very nice, thanks for sharing with siwas :)

  12. WOW don't know where to start first. Well first of all I wish your hubby and the donor a speedy recovery. My brother-n-law has been waiting years for one. He only has one operating at 8%. We are hopeful it will happen soon.
    Second I never heard that sentiment before and I LOVE IT!! Your card and all its elements are fantastic!!

    Best of luck to you all. Thanks for playing along with our challenge over at the Sisterhood of Crafters.

  13. Fabulous sentiment and a really great card.
    Thanks for sharing it in our CAS challenge at LCI.


  14. LOVE the bubble background gotta have that folder. Love how you did it on metal such a great card.


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