For You

...a new card, and a giveaway!

This card is for the Simon Says Stamp Embossing challenge and the CAS-ual Fridays Back to School challenge (how appropriate is this theme for me!?)

I used a lot of paper scraps here, and did a wee bit of heat embossing on the sentiment for a rather dramatic effect.

And then some pearls covered with nail polish. Just cuz I'm cool like that. ;)

Now, that giveaway - I don't know if I mentioned, but Dyane (from Precious Remembrance) and I decided it would be best for me to take a break from designing for Precious Remembrance as school projects and volleyball will pretty much be consuming my life for the next nine months. However, depending on how much extra time I have once volleyball ends, I may do a couple guest designing stints!
The upside of this for you peeps is that Dyane has graciously given me a "Thanks" stamp set to giveaway! Woot woot!
But to make this more fun (and the fact that I feel kinda bad for being a lame blogger that doesn't return sweet comments), I'll be sticking a new Hero Arts c;ear stamp set in this little giveaway, as well as some other delectable crafting goodies! ;)
Just leave a comment, and you'll be entered!
Thanks for stopping in, and say a prayer that I can survive this semester (looks like it's gonna be a doozy!)

Cardstock: Strathamore, Bazzill
Stamps: Avery Elle
Ink: Versamark
Patterned paper: October Afternoon
Other: gems, nail polish
Tools: heat gun, MFT Framed Greetings die, Cuttlebug


  1. Hey Clare, so tickled to find your card in our entries - love this graphic beauty! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  2. gorgeous card Clare. Best of luck with your school work this semester

  3. Your card is gorgeous! I love your take on the challenge! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays! xxx

  4. What a great card! I love the colors and the cool graphic design!

  5. What a great idea in changing the pearls with nail polish! Very cute card...love that sentiment!

  6. Your white on black embossing is stunning! And your pattern papers are beautiful. Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  7. You have really lovely designs on your cards:-) I wish you all the best at college for the semester, I'm sure you will do just great!!!

  8. Simple yet so elegant and beautiful as always..good luck with school!!!


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