Showing posts with label heat embossing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label heat embossing. Show all posts

September 24, 2022

More Leaves of Holly

Leaves of Holly Border

 I love working with the Leaves of Holly bundle. No matter the simplicity of the card, the results are always elegant. I had the privilege of sharing this bundle during my Facebook Live/ YouTube Live stream this week. Whether you're die cutting or stamping, your results are amazing and the Festive Pearls add just enough to the embellished look. 

Leaves of Holly side view
Here I turned the label on it's side in a portrait orientation for a little bit of a different look. I stamped the berries in Real Red ink onto Real Red cardstock and die cut them out to add to the label with Stampin' Dimensionals. 

For the full instructions for these cards, you can catch the replay of the Live Stream right here.

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September 18, 2018

Stampin' Up! Dashing Deer and Buffalo Check

Good afternoon and Happy Tuesday! I'm getting so excited, this weekend coming is my first ever full day stamping retreat and I can not wait to spoil my stampers! It actually makes me giddy just thinking about it!
Anyway, today I want to share a fun card with you, using the Dashing Deer bundle and the awesome background stamp, Buffalo Check. But what I think really steals the show here is the Swirls & Curls embossing folder! It came as a surprise really just how amazing this embossing folder is when I got the card all put together.
To create this card, I used a Cherry Cobbler card base cut 8.5" x 5.5" scored and folded at 4.25; I then cut a second layer of Cherry Cobbler 5.25" x 4" and stamped the Buffalo Check image with Blackberry Bliss ink. Amazing right? The Blackberry Bliss actually looks Black against the Cherry Cobbler. I then cut a strip of Gold Glimmer paper .5" x 4" and adhered it to the left edge of the 4" x 4" Whisper White panel that I embossed with the Swirls & Curls embossing folder. I then attached them to the card base using Stampin' Dimensionals. I cut the Reindeer from Gold Foil paper and added him to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals and added a double bow made from Linen Thread. I then stamped the sentiment onto a piece of Whisper White measuring 3/4" x 3" in Versamark ink and embossed it in Gold Embossing powder with my heat tool, flagged the left edge and added it to the bottom right of the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals

I hope you enjoyed today's card as much as I did. I have a great day and until next time,
Happy Stamping,

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August 28, 2018

Colorful Seasons Wears Joseph's Coat

Hey there and Happy Tuesday! I pray you're having an amazing day! I was up at 2 AM compliments of one very adorable Shorkie and a dandy thunder storm.....good thing he's as adorable as he is that's for sure, I mean, yes, I do get up at 4 AM normally, but 2 AM is really pushing it, but the poor little guy was petrified, shivering and shaking and slapping me like I some how had control over it.

Ok, enough about that! Today, I have a fun card to share with you using the very cool Joseph's Coat technique. I used the Colorful Seasons stamp set and some fun colors including the brand new Mango Melody. I LOVE this color and it pairs really well with the Bermuda Bay and Mossy Meadow.

To create this card, I started with a standard card base of Early Espresso measuring 8.5" x 5.5" scored and folded at 4.25" and a piece of Mango Melody measuring 5.25" x 4" and a Whisper White panel that measured 5" x 3.75". I then sponged onto the Whisper White, Mango Melody, Bermuda Bay and Mossy Meadow ink using Stampin' Sponges, taking care not to leave any white space.

I then prepped the panel with my Embossing Buddy, which is a powder filled "pillow" that removes any static, oils from your fingers etc. to ensure a good embossing surface. Once I was sure my panel was well prepared. I randomly stamped the leaves around the panel. I then coated the panel in clear Stampin' Emboss powder and heated it with my Stampin' Heat Tool. Once that step was complete, I used Early Espresso ink with my sponge brayer and layered the ink over the entire piece ensuring it was completely covered....this is where the magic happens! As you are layering the dark ink over your panel, the stamped and embossed images literally jump off the cardstock. The colors pop and become so vibrant. It really is amazing and produces a lot of WOW!

Now, go ahead and try it! I would LOVE to see your results! If you try this, be sure to stop by my FB page and post a photo sharing your results.

Have a great day and Happy Stamping,

April 13, 2017

Weather Together and More of the Ink Smooshing Technique

Hi there and Happy Thursday! I hope you're enjoying your Holy Thursday. I didn't exactly plan this, but I guess this card I'm sharing with you today is quite appropriate for the day. Today is the day recognized as the day of our Lords Last Supper before His arrest and crucifixion which has a sadness attached to it when you think of what He endured for us as a result of our sins. My card today uses the fun technique of Ink Smooshing! I just LOVE playing with ink this way and the colors look stormy and then there's the rain.
Anyhoo, for this card, I started with a standard card base of 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" Dapper Denim that I scored and folded at 4 1/4". I then took a piece of watercolor paper cut 5 1/4" x 4" and prepped it with the Embossing Buddy. I then stamped the rain drops randomly using Versamark ink and heat embossed them with the Clear Embossing Powder, this will create an emboss resist. Then, using a piece of window sheet, I "smooshed" ink onto it and spritzed it with water and randomly applied the ink to the watercolor paper. I did dry the ink with my heat tool in between colors. I started with Pool Party first, then moved onto Tempting Turquoise, Dapper Denim, Smoky Slate followed by a second layer of Dapper Denim. I stamped 3 clouds onto Whisper White cardstock using Smoky Slate ink and cut them out with the coordinating die. I then cut 2 umbrella tops out, one from Dapper Denim and one from Flirty Flamingo. and I trimmed out the center portion of the Flirty Flamingo and attached it to the Dapper Denim to create the 2 toned umbrella. I then cut 2 umbrella handles, one from Silver Foil and the other from the Flirty Flamingo cardstock and I trimmed off the "hooked" end of the Flirty Flamingo handle and attached that to the Silver Foil handle and attached the handle using a glue dot and the umbrella top with Dimensionals. I then cut a piece of Vellum and prepped it with the Embossing Buddy and stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink. I used the retired black embossing powder and heat embossed the sentiment and attached that to the card with a glue dot strategically placed under the sentiment to camouflage it. I then added a few Sparkling Clear sequins I got from Pretty Pink Posh to complete the card and add a little "somethin' somethin'".
I hope you enjoyed today's card and I truly hope it inspires you to pull out your ink and play with this technique. I know you will have fun with it, just give it a try. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out. I'm here to help.
Have a great day and Happy Stamping,
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