I Know You Can Do It

Good morning!

Happy Sunday and thanks for stopping by!  Today I'm sharing a simple card that is full of encouragement in every way.  

I am a sucker for a great sentiment.  Make it big and I'm head over heels!  So that's one of the ways that I discovered Kara's blog, K and R Designs.  She makes absolutely beautiful cards and her sentiments are so amazingly embossed.  Luckily for me, she's also a sweetheart and was able to share her favourite embossing products with me.

I have fallen in love with heat embossing but always find that my results fall short.  The coverage of my powder was uneven and my embossed images always came out a tad less than impressive.  So thanks to Kara's suggestion, I went and got myself a Versamark Watermark ink pad.  

Okay, so no exaggeration, I am in awe of this ink pad.  I could not believe how juicy it was and I could feel the tackiness of the embossing ink as I applied it to my stamp.  When I then went to stamp the sentiment onto my paper, I couldn't believe how visible the ink was so it was no wonder that I got a super clean impression with my embossing powder.  Now I must admit that I am always forgetting to use my powder tool before inking up my paper but I must say that if this is how well my embossing comes out without the powder tool, I cannot wait to see how my impressions are once I start using it to prep my surface.  


While choosing a sentiment to stamp, I came across this encouraging one in my Papertrey Ink Over Under Easy stamp set and thought it was quite appropriate for my task.  When it turned out so well, I knew I had to turn it into a card.  Since I was feeling optimistic, I decided to go ahead and create a card with that same feeling.  Everyone needs a little encouragement every once in a while.




Well, I hope my adventures this weekend have inspired you to take another look at the images and sentiments in your craft room to see what you can heat emboss for a new effect.  I have a feeling i'll be embossing as many sentiments as possible going forward.  Or perhaps i'll try a watercolour wash... hmmm... well, I guess we'll have to wait and see what I come up with.

Challenges for this card (please click the links to discovery more about these challenges and the amazing people who manage them):


On a side note, Happy International Women's Day!  Today, take a moment for yourself.  Do something you love to do.  And while you're at it, take a moment to encourage a woman in your life.  Here in Canada and I know throughout the US we are so blessed to be able to experience the freedoms we have.  With that being said, there are still a lot of women in North America who experience drawbacks and holdbacks and missed opportunities on the basis of their sex.  And outside of our bubble, women around the world fight every day to receive some of the very same rights we take for granted in our everyday lives.  So if you're reading this, know that I believe in you.  I support you.  If you have a dream, chase it.  If something makes your heart sing, go after it.  But on your journey, don't second guess your worth.  You deserve it.  Fight for what's right and fair and pass on a little encouragement to another woman in your life.

Sending hugs, love and encouragement until next time,

8 comments:

  1. Very pretty card! I really love the embossed sentiment, it is so pretty! Thanks for playing the Lawnscaping Challenge!
    -Samantha

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  2. Fab CAS design. Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper TIMI challenge .... good luck! Linda xx

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Linda :)

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  3. Very clean and bright and definitely frame-worthy. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Lawnscaping!

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    1. Aw, thats sweet! Thanks for the kind words Christiana :)

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  4. Love those clean colors! Thanks for joining us at the Take It Make It Challenge.

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