March 31, 2012

OCC: Everything's Coming Up Green

Hi Paper Friends!

Short post today. With Spring now in swing, we're celebrating this week on OCC! Our host this week is Marcy Kaminski from En Papillote Arts and she's provided a photo for inspiration on the green theme.

And here's my take on the color inspiration - including a little touch of brown and white.

I love this stamping technique - Heat Embossing Resist. Start by stamping a large dense pattern in with embossing ink. Then coat with clear embossing powder. Set with your heat tool. Then select the dye ink colors you'd like to work with. I chose two Tim Holtz colors - Peeled Paint and Shabby Shutters. 

So find some inspiration in the green photo and play along with us this week on Our Creative Corner! We'd love to have you join us!

Linda Coughlin The Funkie Junkie
Vicki Burdick It's a Stamp Thing
Sue Butler Scrumplescrunch
Anita Houston The Artful Maven Haven
Anne Marie Hile Stampin' Anne
Wendy Janson It's All About Stamping
Marcy Kaminski En Papillote Arts
Irena Kowalczyk (aka Rudlis) Love, Life and Crafts
Meihsia Liu Simply Paper Crafts
Tui Nathan Stampin Time
Lori Rider The Diva Stamper
Kristin Tierney Lilly Beth Boutique
Sharon Wheet Designs by Sharon 

Have a great spring-y week!


  1. Beautiful backing paper Holly what a fantastic card I love this Hugs Elaine

  2. Hello Holly
    Hope you are having a great weekend, I also love this Bg technique, and you have used a wonderful stamp to highlight the effect, it looks stunning and just adding the Die-cut embellishment, is just enough.

  3. WOW, Holly! I couldn't wait to post how much I love your card for this challenge! I love how you added the little touch of brown - perfect interpretation of the photo! I ADORE your heat resist - it always creates such a gorgeous bg! Big hugs! Marcy

  4. Holly, what a wonderful technique you shared! I would have never guessed that is what you did! But I love it! and folding the fabric daisy in half was so ingenious! what a clever girl!
    have a great week!

  5. Love this card Holly .... that background is super and your twine and brad accent is so perfect! It's great having you back!!!

  6. Hi there, Holly! This is one beautiful card you have created! I love that embossed background...totally though it was patterned paper! That stamp is sooo pretty! I really like the detail on the brad, too. Glorious in green, my friend! Hope your weekend was fun! Hugs! :)

  7. Holly I LOVE that background you made! It's glamour, grunge with its non-perfect image. So gorgeous! Have a great weekend!