I'm Amy, a stay-at-home mom by day and a crafter by night. After a day of chasing my kids around the house, I escape to my craft room for a few hours of creating while they sleep. Thanks for joining me in my little corner of the crafting world!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

How Many Circles Do You See?

Happy Thursday!  Wow, the past week has just flown right by and I've had very little crafting time.  We've had two major snowstorms which have resulted in many, many snow days at my house.  I figured snow days would mean plenty of crafting time, but I've hardly had a moment to step foot in my craft room!  My kids have had a blast playing in the snow and it's been fun to have the whole family home together, but I'm glad the snow is starting to melt and we're getting back to our routine again.

I created this card for three challenges.  The Try a New Technique challenge at Splitcoast Stampers this week asks us to use circles on a card.  The Teapot Tuesday challenge (also at Splitcoast Stampers) asked us to use circles while drawing inspiration from this week's tea set.  And for the first time ever, I am entering the weekly challenge (Week 61) at Pixie's Crafty Workshop because I used snippets of scraps from my craft drawer for several pieces on this card.  Those girls with their snippets are such a hoot, and I'm so glad I get to join them this week!

Here's my card:

Another view, which hopefully shows the inlaid embossing better:

This card uses one of my favorite techniques, the inlaid embossing technique.  I saw a card using the technique with solid-colored circles on Pinterest, so I drew my inspiration for my background circles from that card, which can be seen HERE.  I love it when I can CASE (Copy and Share Everything) a card or idea and change it a bit to create something of my own!

I started by die cutting several circles out of snippets of paper from one of my favorite matstacks.  I adhered them to a piece of pale purple card stock, then ran the entire panel through my Big Shot and the Square Lattice embossing folder.  I embossed a piece of shimmery pale purple paper with the Spots and Dots embossing folder, then adhered that over the circles.  I attached the entire piece to an Elegant Eggplant card base.  I stamped the verse in Elegant Eggplant on Natural White card stock, then die cut it and attached it to a die cut piece of Elegant Eggplant.  I attached this panel using Stampin' Dimensionals.  I added several sizes of pearls to the circles on the shimmery pale purple panel for a final "circles" touch.

I've lost count of how many circles are on this card!  Too many?  I hope not!  

I have a couple of square cards that I'm finishing up today.  I'm planning to post them tomorrow, so I hope you'll visit again soon.  Thanks for stopping by!

Products Used:
Stamp: Scripture Series 3 (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Ink: Elegant Eggplant (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Latte Matstack (DCWV); Elegant Eggplant card stock (Stampin' Up!); Classic Crest Natural White (Neenah); shimmery pale purple paper (from a scrap bag at cutcardstock.com); 
pale purple card stock (unknown)
Tools and Accessories: Nestabilities Standard Circles Large (Spellbinders); Square Lattice embossing folder (Stampin' Up!); Nestabilities Labels One (Spellbinders); Spots and Dots embossing folder (Provo Craft); 
pearls (KaiserCraft)


  1. I love these embedded circles and the circles in the embossed strip! Love the colors too!

  2. WOW and double WOW Amy. This is stunning and so clever to emboss over the added circles - a fabulous result!

    Hugs, Di xx

  3. Beautiful use of circles. :) Love the embedded embossing look! So pretty!

  4. GREAT idea for the embossing technique. Welcome to the Snippets Playground . . . I'm over by the swings (instead of my usual place swigging bootleg fruit juice behind the treehouse).

    Sarn xxx

  5. Wonderful idea to use your snippets this way! I love the look of the DP embossed like this.

  6. Wonderful cards Amy! I like the embossing, it adds a lot to your design. Sarn will get you into trouble....she's quite the gal. And that isn't fruit juice, so stay off the trike after you have a swig or two. Di has her hands full with us gals.

  7. This is one awesome card presentation Amy, I am loving your blog.. thank you for your inspiration.. a great way to use up snippet and love the way you used the embossing folder and pearls across the middle I love pearls too.
    Great colours too I love the SU elegant eggplant too but only have paper a few sheets myself and recently used it - on the nativity die cut cards actually and thought how lovely it was.... love Shaz in oz.x

  8. What a clever idea; thanks for sharing it on the playground. Do you fancy a game of skipping at breaktime?

  9. Tee hee Amy .. .. I lost count of the circles too .. .. but your card is very beautiful!!

    Love the colours you have worked with very much and the technique gives a great finished look.

    Love Jules xx

  10. Super ideas Amy. Very suitable for those 'MEN' cards when they don't have any particular hobby for the card to focus on. Love the stamp too, I find it quite hard to find nice sentiments for cards that are clear about God's love, but aren't agressive about it or over sentimental.
    Keep up the good work.
    Bendithion (Blessings) from foggy Wales

  11. This is really neat! I love all the circles, what a great idea!

  12. Amy, I kind of borrowed your idea of putting its of paper together and then putting them through Big Shot with an embossing folder. Not as impressive as yours, but urgently needed a Get Well card for a man and had only 30 minutes to make it. http://cardsandbits.blogspot.co.uk/


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