Thursday, August 16, 2018

Sending you Love card using Framed 3D Embossing Image Technique


I watched Jennifer McGuire's video of Creative Uses of Embossing Folders 
and I just had to get into my craft room to make one. 

I had gotten the Tim Holtz Botanical 3D embossing folder in the SSS card kit
 and I fell in love with it. 

Her card used the My Favorite Things Linked Octagon Frame Dies which I do not have. 

Instead I went to my Silhouette Studio Software and created my version of it. 

It is not perfect but it works and SSS was sold out and I have zero patience to wait. lol
I cut out 4 of the images and stacked them to give dimension. 

I traced the inside with white paper, inked it up with Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide and then ran it through with the embossing folder.  I then buffed some Perfect Pearls onto it to make it shimmer. 

I attached the embossed piece and frame onto a background also inked with the Peacock Feathers that was distressed with water splatter. 

I used the SSS Love Wafer Die on the same gray card stock as the frame and base and some vellum as the shadow. 
The "sending you" is  from the SSS All About Love Stamp Set.

Thank you so much for checking out my creation and I hope to see you next time!

Friday, August 10, 2018

Happy Birthday Bokeh Card!

Welcome Back!
Today I have a card I made for my great work friend Ryan.
These last 6 months would have been horrible if I didn't see him across form me!

I wanted to do something special for him and decided to try my hand at making a bokeh background. 

I first ink blended a background with Distress Oxides in 
Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin and Fossilized Amber

I didn't have a circle stencil but no worries, I used my Silhouette to cut out a variety of circle shapes

I used Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment Ink to blend on the circles. I would apple the circles very randomly and not ink up each time that way each circle would get lighter. 

You need to have different shades of the white to give it that depth.

I went over some of the circles with the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Pen
so that only few had some sparkle.

The sentiment is the Honey Bee Hooray Die and balloons
are from the Honey Bee Celebration Box stamp set.

The balloons were all colored with the same Distress Oxide Colors and then sparkled up with the Wink of Stella pen. 

I had some extra so I used those on the inside and then personalized using the Concord and 9th Perfectly Penned stamp set.

While I was at it I decided to decorate the envelope. 
I used the same stamp set for the balloons and the confetti. 
I then just hand wrote is name in the balloons. 

Thank you so much for visiting and checking out this card I made for special work buddy!
I hope to see you next time!

Monday, August 6, 2018

SSS Fly Me Away cards using the Tim Holtz Botanical 3D Embossing Folder

Welcome Back!

I fell in love with Shari Carroll card she did for 
the SSS Fly Me Away card kit and had to do my own. 

I used the Tim Holtz Botanical 3D embossing folder on some gray card stock.

The flowers are from the SSS Beautiful Flowers stamp set and heat embossed with Ranger Silver embossing powder onto water color paper. 

I colored them in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers in
 Turquoise Green, Geranium Red and Lemon Yellow. 

The leaves were embossed with the silver embossing powder onto the same gray card stock.

The sentiments were embossed onto coordinating colored card stock.

I just love this embossing folder and how much dimension it gives to the card. 

Thank you so much for coming over to check out my card and I hope to see you next time!

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Birthday card using SSS Beautiful Flowers stamp set

Welcome Back!

I have another card using the SSS Fly Me Away card kit. 

I saw a card Kristina Werner did where she stamped the image onto the patterned paper and then colored the image in. 

I used the SSS Beautiful Flowers stamp set on the ModaScrap Fly and Scrap paper for the flowers and sentiment. 
I then colored in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

I used the MFT Blueprints Die-namics 13 rectangle die and mounted onto some black card stock. 

I then jazzed up with some clear sequins to add some shine!

Thank you for coming by and see you next time!

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Colorful Emma Background Thank You Card

Hello All!
Man have I got a colorful card for you today.
I wanted to use the SSS Emma background stamp and I just wanted to color!

I stamped the image with Versamark and heat embossed with
Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder.

I then used a bunch of Zig Clean Color markers to color in the entire image.

The sentiment is from the Avery Elle A Tag for All Die set and cut from some black card stock.
I put it onto some vellum and accented with some sequins.

Thank you so much for visiting and I will see you next time!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Distress Oxide Water Painting with W Plus 9 Beatiful Bouquets: Dahlias

 Today I have a Mothers Day card I made using a technique from  Jennifer McGuire and the floral and color inspiration from  Gina K

I just loved the colors and placement Gina used in that video and had to use Jennifers technique with the Oxides to color it.

I used the W plus 9 Beautiful Bouquets: Dahlias to stamp the images with Vesamark and heat emboss with white embossing powder. 

I ink blended the images and background with Lucky Clover, Mermaid Lagoon and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Inks. 

I  went over the flowers and leaves with clear water and dabbed up with a paper towel to get a lighter look. I dried the piece and added just a tad more green to the leaves while still applying and dabbing. 

The sentiment on outside comes from the SSS All My Love set and heat embossed onto some vellum. 

I added some sequins to give some shine and also placed a tad bit of glitter glue to the centers to add some extra sparkle and make a bit stronger to go through the mail. 

The inner sentiment is using the Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy stamp set. I used the same flower to stamp inside using the Peacock Feathers Ink. 

Thank you so much for coming by and I will see you next time!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Birthday Card using Altenew Party Time stamp set

Welcome Back!

This is the card I made for my wonderful Hubby's birthday.

Again I watched Jennifer McGuire's video  where she used the Altenew Party Time stamp set. 

As always she made it look so easy with her free form stamping the images. 
I tried to free form stamp once and that looked like a hot mess. 

I used my Mini Misti to stamp all the images from the Altenew set. I literally copied Jennifer design since I was so intimidated by this and needed direction. lol 
Next time ill be brave to make my own. 

I had the most trouble with the sequins, they are soooo not perfect 
but I know my hubby will not even notice. 

I used some confetti stamps from the Honey Bee Celebration Box and SSS Taco Party stamp sets.

I was having such a stressful time with this and forgot to get all the colors I used but most were from Memento Dew Drops.

I put it onto black card stock base and added some Studio Katia Sparkling Crystals to add some shine.

Thank you again for coming by and see you next time!