Monday, October 24, 2016
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
I just love this new set of stamps from Concord and 9th - a new stamp company to me. There sure are a lot of new ones out there lately. Makes it harder to keep that "no craft spending" pledge!
This set allows you do do multiple steps to get all the layers for the flowers, then I added some gold embossing by using a fine tip glue pen and gold embossing powder. It gives it that extra pop.
Monday, August 15, 2016
Monday, July 18, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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.