Mojo 215 & NEW 1 Minute to WOW! Video

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A snazzy embossed background can define a pretty card.  I added VersaMark Ink to the inside of my Elegant Lines Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  The result?  An artful richness that makes the embossing come alive.  Today's 1 Minute to WOW! Video Tutorial shows you the super simple procedure!


This week's Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge (MOJO215) jumpstarted the ideas for my card design. 


  • Stampin up big shot rubber stamps scallop punch mojo monday friendly phrasesThe layered butterfly combines a crop from the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die (Lucky Limeade) and the Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die.  Did you notice that these little beauties nest perfectly?  I used a touch of VersaMark on the edges for definition.
  • To keep the card simple, I used  Stampin' Up! Printed Designer Brads in two different spots, merely changing the colors.  A huge benefit of using Stampin' up! products is that it's so easy to coordinate within color collections.
  • Stampin' Up! Builder Punches get amazing mileage.  The two stems are from the Bird Builder Punch.
  • Solid Versamark coverage on the finished background looks lovely.  However, I think the effect of an uneven inking is an even more engaging effect.  Take a look at this background before I added the embellishments.

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Dates: November 1-December 15, 2011

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Stampin up pretty butterfly die punch big shot rubber stampsStamp Set:  Friendly Phrases (W126149, C126151)
Paper:  Island Indigo (122923), Lucky Limeade (122926), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  VersaMark (102283), Island Indigo (122937)
Cool Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Elegant Lines Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (119277), Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (117335), Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die (118138), Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die (114507), Bird Builder Punch (117191), Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch (119275)
The Perfect Touch:  Whisper White 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (109025), Designer Printed Brads (122940)



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  1. Isn’t that beautiful! Thanks

  2. Mary, Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing the technique video, I’m off to try it now!

  3. This is the same stuff what i was searching for. Thanks a lot for sharing this beautiful post. Brilliant!

  4. What a clever idea Mary – can’t wait to try it! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Cheryl McAskill

    COOL!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Mary!

  6. Love the rich color on this card.

    What about the clean up? Can the Textured Impressions Embossing Folder be cleaned with water or does it take solvent to clean?

  7. GORGEOUS!!!!

  8. Mary, fantastic card!!! Love that versamark idea – aren’t you clever!!

  9. Wow, Mary! This card is just so stunningly gorgeous. Love the sueded look the versamark technique gives the background.

  10. Beautiful, elegant, and easy to do. Breathtaking

  11. tammy fletcher

    Mary, really nice video. Love your blog, one of the first I open every day! I always read everything too…not so with others. Thanks for this cool idea.

  12. Wonderful card, thank you so much for the tutorial what a great idea.

  13. Mary, I am working on cards and would enjoy doing this one next! Thanks, my friend! HUGS, D

  14. This is beautiful! I’m a new follower of Mojo Mondays and found you through them. I love your work.

  15. Mary, I love this card and thank you for the video! I love how the versamark sort of “tones” down a brighter color of cardstock…some are just a little bit bright for my comfort and I think this will do the trick – excellent!

  16. Gorgeous Card! Love the colors!

  17. My neices are coming for our annual Thanksgiving week stamping day. This will absolutely be card number one for the day. Thank You

  18. Love the look Mary! And so many ways to dress it up even more, if one chooses.

  19. Love the card – and the music!

  20. Such a beautiful card Mary – Many thanks for yet another amazing video tutorial. GREAT JOB Girlfriend!

  21. Thanks for another great idea. I love all the techniques that are possible with the embossing folders.

  22. This is beautiful. Thanks for sharing the video. I love this technique.

  23. Nice colors like the what you did:)

  24. Mary, this is gorgeous! Wow! Love the rich colours and your embossed/distressed background! I think the uneven colour adds so much!!! Brilliant!!! TFS!

  25. Such a beautiful technique. Thanks for sharing!

  26. Miss marry , your doing so good with your vido, what can I say, you don’t surprise ever , I love your music also, good job, now your card , good idea !!!
    Very pretty , I love it, doing well, but my mojo a bet slow ,
    Hope everything is well with you and yours !
    Have a happy Thsnksgiving ‘
    Hugs your pal

  27. Thank you! I’m amazed at the different look that’s created. So rich!

  28. Angela Hartley

    love this idea. It is beautiful! I so look forward to your emails and minute videos!!! Thank you!!!

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