Monday, July 18, 2016

embossing paste + embossing powder

I just love this Crazy Bird from Tim Holtz for belated birthday cards, the deflated balloon and her funny face seem to fit so well!

The sparkly polka-dots are made by using a stencil with embossing paste which I sprinkled glitter embossing powder on and then after it sat and dried a bit I finished by heat embossing it.  I didn't want to heat emboss if before letting the paste dry a bit, afraid it might bubble up.  Then the sentiment is embossed with white embossing powder.

I colored the bird with Zig Clean Color Brush Pens.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Heat Wave - Day 3

Day 3 brought us some advanced techniques for embossing.  I tried out the method of mixing embossing powders together to get different looks.  On the card the feathers have a bit more sparkle than shows up on the screen!  It was a fun "experiment"!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Heat Wave - day 2

This card is based on a lesson by Jennifer McGuire in Heat Wave, the latest Online Card Classes class that I am taking right now.  Adding some touches of embossing really ups the wow factor on a simple card.

stamps: PaperTrey Ink

Heat Wave - Online Card Class

I'm taking a new class over at Online Card Classes called Heat Wave.  Nice title for summertime isn't it?  It's all about heat embossing - so this card is based on one of the lessons in Day 1 that Kristina Werner taught.

Stamps and paper: Club Scrap

Coloring on Kraft

One of our challenges over on PaperArtistsOnline this month is to use some kraft cardstock to color on.  I thought these doodle flowers were perfect for trying this out.  I used the Doodle Buds from WPlus9 stamps which I embossed with white embossing powder.  Then I use the Kaiser Kraft gel pens to color them in.  These gel pens work great, and the pastel shades show up really well on kraft.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Acetate Cards

I was intrigued by Shari Carroll's lesson with the acetate overlay on the card.  I used some heat resistant acetate (I believe it's made for overhead projectors) to emboss the flower.

Stamps and paper are all from Club Scrap.

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Online Card Class - Vellum day 4

I'm skipping ahead a bit in classes - I've watched most of the videos but since I don't have the proper acetate I'm trying the embossing folders with vellum technique.

Paper and embossing folder and bee stamp are from Stampin' Up.  The hello die is from WPlus9 I believe.

thanks for buzzing by....

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Online Card Classes - Day One

I'm taking a new class over at Online Card Classes - Clear and Sheer.  It's all about vellum and acetate.  The first days lessons are about attaching vellum to you card in different ways.  While watching the videos I thought it would be cool to drag out the sewing machine and see if I could make it work.

This machine is about 34 years old, my Mother-in-Law got it for me.  She was an expert seamstress in her day, she even made my wedding dress.    Me?  I can hardly sew a straight line and my Mom had to put the zipper in for me on the dress we had to make in Home Ec in junior high.  But it was used for easy craft projects and super easy costumes for my kids.

But - it's working great for sewing on cards!  After looking up the bobbin and threading instructions on-line I am ready to go!  I did great  okay.

Stamps are Best Mom Ever set from Simon Says Stamp.

Wednesday, March 02, 2016


I haven't had time to play with this fun butterfly set from Stampin' Up since I got it, last year I think?!  It's a fun 3 step stamp - so you can pick and choose different colors to  make a rainbow of butterflies.

Hard to tell on the photos but each one has some Wink of Stella clear on the wings to make them sparkle and shine!