2013 Artisan Entry Blog Hop – Day 5



Good morning and welcome to our Artisan Entry blog hop!

Here is a complete listing of our participants:

1.    Brenda Quintana
2.    Joan Robertson
3.    Lauri Ingram
4.    Laura Mellinger
5.    Kandi Phillips
6.    Lisa Hensley
8.    Pamela Staples
9.    Tina Munzke
Here is the third of five cards I submitted for Stampin’ Up! Artisan DT contest
Perhaps this card is too simple to submit for Artisan, but I love it. I love simple, sophisticated looks and I think this one fits that bill.  I also ADORE core’dinations card stock. You may not even notice it unless I said something but the pool party embossed layer has been lightly sanded to revel the white core.
I was afraid that using pool party embossing powder on vellum would produce results to light to give it the effect I was after, but it turns out by stamping the tree image underneath the vellum in basic gray, it gave it the perfect background for the lighter embossing powder
I love that Stampin’ Up! has card stock, core’dinations card stock, ink, embossing powder, seam binding ribbon all in pool party – without that perfect match, this card would look odd.
The inside is finished off very simply.
I love this card. :-)
Now, it is time to hop on over to Lauri’s blog HERE
If you just found our hop and want to start at the beginning, check out Brenda’s blog HERE
Come back tomorrow (and for 5 more days) to see all the wonderful creations!
Thanks for stopping by :-)


  1. this is so elegant and beautiful. love your classic card!

  2. Alright, finally back from vacation and able to post from my laptop…yes! :) Love, love, love the exquisite detail on this card Joan! The embossing and the backdrop are just gorgeous!

  3. Beautiful!

  4. sunnygirlpam says:

    Absolutely gorgeous and so elegant. Love the colors.

  5. I love love love this card too!!! Everything about it…perfect!

  6. This is so elegant and beautifully done!!

  7. Wow, is this ever elegant – your perfect embossing on the vellum overlay is so beautiful!

  8. Very Elegant!! I love the serene colors and perfect executed details. Beautiful.

  9. Laura Mellinger says:

    What a beautiful card Joan! I love the embossed sentiment with the tree as a backdrop. And I love how the texture of the embossing folder really comes to life with a little sanding. Beautiful job!

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