Tuesday, May 19, 2015


Hello, everyone.  Something a little different for me today!  I saw a fun Totally Tassel challenge over at Curtain Call and decided to join in. This is my first time playing there!  I had some tassels in my stash that I found at a thrift store many years ago and this is the first time I've used one of them.

I heat-embossed a gold design along the left edge of burgundy cardstock and another gold design on the graduation cap. These background stamps are unmarked/unknown but I've had them for many years. I added layers of black, gold, and cream cardstock under the cap, along with a torn piece of handmade cream-coloured paper, and also added the tassel.  I stamped the sentiment in black, which says Double Happiness.

Here is the graphic for the Curtain Call challenge:

I would also like to support these 5 challenges:
Craftin' Desert Divas Graduation UE
Fan-Tastic Tuesday AG No Patterned Paper UE
Fashionable Stamping Old Favourites (the forgotten favourites are the background stamps)
Mod Squad Mix It Up (the sentiment stamp is from an Asian set and the background stamps are unmarked/unknown)
One Crazy Stamper May AG 1/5

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!


Monika Reeck said...

I dont have Tassel Kitty
and your card is adorable add with that Tassel on it
great color combo and love that GOLD so elegant
beautifully made my friend
hugs, Monika (yay I am the first commentator??)

Carol L said...

What a beautiful card! I love those gorgeous colors with your tassel!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

How can you have intact tassels?? I thought you had cats?! Mine are notorious tassel killers. I'm glad that yours are better controlled, otherwise we couldn't have seen this awesome card.

Bad Kitty said...

beautiful card

Lisa said...

This is gorgeous, Kitty!! I love the tassel!! The embossed gold is so elegant and beautiful!! Fabulous card my friend!! Have a great day :)

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jimlynn said...

A perfect use for the pretty tassel and a simply GORGEOUS card! WOW! Love all the gold on this. Fabulous!

Annette Allen said...

wow awesome card. love that tassel..

ike said...

Gorgeous :-) That looks so classy and chic :-D

IKE xx

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Granmargaret said...

Lovely card

Regina said...

it’s so elegant and just stunning!

aussie aNNie said...

Great card with the most gorgeous colours .x
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marion said...

Different indeed but love it, the gold is such a lovely touch and brightens the day, clever idea with the hat. Lots of hugs and love, xoxo, Marion

marion said...

I forgot your furbabys, please give them an extra cuddle, xoxo Marion

KraftyKoolKat said...

So very pretty and original Kitty. Love that gorgeous colour and the embossing.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Wow Kitty, your card is very elegant! So original and the gold embossing looks great!
I haven't seen tassels, it seems as a mosaic border

cotnob said...

Such an elegant card Kitty, gorgeous colours.

Donna said...

Such a beautiful elegant card, great colors and design!

Taunya Butler said...

Classy, elegant and so well thought out!! Love the shimmer and glitz that this has and just how awesome all the elements come together to create one AMAZING card!!!

Shirley said...

Gorgeous stamping Kitty a very bold make.

Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

Blossom Cards said...

lovely card and tassel thanks for sharing with FTT Rachel dr

Pamellia said...

Gorgeous Kitty! Love that pattern and the gold embossing really pops on the rich background! Great accent with the tassel! hugs :)

Jacee said...

Great card Kitty, love that tassel, whata great idea!
hugs Jacee
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Crafty Judith said...

wow gorgeous fantastic make hun hugs x

Donna K said...

I love the rich colors of your card. What a beautiful design. I'm glad you were able to put those tassels to good use. Thank you for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas!

Sue said...

A very adorable card. Thank you for joining us at One Crazy Stamper this month.

Karen Day said...

I have a graduate - so this is wonderful inspiration! I love the maroon/gold combo - thanks for joining us at One Crazy Stamper this month!

Ink Art Designs said...

Classic colours Kitty, and wonderful embossing...it can be a little tricky sometimes, but this looks stunning!
Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
Dot x

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't have thought to add those finds to a card! How cool!
Thanks SO much for also sharing with us at Craftin Desert Divas! Glad to come by today!

Warmly, Leah