Saturday, April 14, 2012

A Card Set for Wow Embossing Powders

Hello and happy Saturday, all!  It's already the middle of April and tax day is nearing... ugh!  I have to get my forms finished and ready to file and that's the easy part.  The hard part is going to be shelling out the money I owe the IRS.  Seems unfair to me to tax unemployment, which is designed to help people survive during periods in our lives when we don't have the ability to earn a regular paycheck.  Any of you ever tried to pay all your bills, including a mortgage on $400 a week?  Let me tell ya, it's tough!  Well, I am gainfully employed once again, making half of my previous salary and now I have to pay the taxes on that benefit I received because I didn't have taxes withheld when I was receiving it. Don't get me wrong, I am thankful to have had it but I'm not sure it should be taxed at the normal rate that other income is.  However, since it kept me from having to survive on the streets for a year and a half, I guess I should just pay it without complaining.

On a happier and more positive note, my design team  for Wow Embossing Powders, 6 Girls and a Smoking Gun, have posted projects for Spring on the Wow Blog.  My assignment was to make a card set so I made this  pretty set of 6 Thank You cards in one of my favorite color combinations.

I used WOW's background stamp called very simply "Flowers" and Metallic Copper WOW Embossing Powder to create the background on light turquoise cardstock. I mounted the 3.5" x 5.5" background onto white cardstock.  Next, I added the sheer organza ribbon and then adhered that piece to the 4" x 6" darker turquoise card base.  

I used the WOW stamp set called "Gratitude" and Pepper embossing powder from Suzy West's Pantry Collection (for WOW) to make the sentiment and cut and dry embossed the die cut using the oval Spellbinders' "Fancy Tags" die. I cut it once in white and once in very dark turquoise cardstock for each of the cards in the set. I cut out the oval on the white ones and then stamped the sentiment on it and embossed it before I attached it to the bottom turquoise layer. I adhered the tag to the card with Terrifically Tacky Tape.  As much as I was tempted to add more to the design, I decided to keep this one clean and simple.  

Well, that's about it for today, folks!  I hope that you'll take a few minutes to visit the WOW blog to see the beautiful spring creations we are sharing this week.  I also hope that your tax day is a little painful than mine will be! LOL  Take care and until next time...

Happy Crafting!


  1. Yea, taxes suck for almost all of us non-wealthy folks! :S Your set is lovely!

  2. Stunning...what beautiful

  3. Wow these are stunning Anniebee, so elegant and beautiful.. got one of those embossing powders mmmmm have to practice more :( I'm not so good with embossing... sorry to hear about your taxes but as you said, so happy that you got a job now. Hugs xxx

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  5. What a really pretty set of cards! I'm not that great with embossing yet but I'm not giving up yet, lol. I am a new follower of your blog and I'm looking forward to seeing what else you will share. As a new blogger, I would really appreciate it if you check out my blog and follow me, too!

  6. Beautiful....I love the colors. You did a wonderful job on these.

  7. I really don't like taxes. I understand the original idea, but I think they are getting out of hand! The cards came out beautiful! I think these would be great end-of-the-year teacher gifts.


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