Saturday, May 25, 2019

Colorful Embossing on Dark Cardstock

Happy Saturday!! Nora here from A Creative Touch on the blog today with a birthday card that uses a ton of embossing. 

I am going to confess that I have a love/hate relationship with embossing. No matter how hard I try, I get powder EVERYWHERE. However, over the years, I have accumulated a ton of different embossing powders so I decided to try something new for me-embossing on black cardstock.

Stamps: WTF 2 and Bomb Diggity

I started off this card stamping the number 50 from the WTF 2 stamp set onto black cardstock and  heat embossing each in a bright colored, opaque embossing powder. Don't have colored embossing powder? This could also be done with any metallic-gold, silver, copper-and look just as fabulous.

I adhered the piece of black cardstock to a white, A2, top folding card front. I stamped the "fabulous" sentiment using Bomb Diggity onto white cardstock and heat embossed it with black embossing powder. I then fussy cut it for more emphasis. I kind of played with it on the black background and decided I needed something more for it to pop. I wound up cutting strips of rainbow colored paper scraps and adhered them to the bottom of the card front. 

I then adhered a hash tag sticker and popped up "fabulous" with foam adhesive. 

All my friends are turning fifty this year so I am going to make a bunch of these cards to send out. It was easy and fast to create and I think, packs a punch.

Here are links to the WTF 2 and Bomb Diggity in the CAS-ual Fridays Store. Don't forget to use my code NORASENTME to get 15% off your total order.

I thank you for stopping by. Have a FABULOUS day!!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Full On Floral Eclipse

Lisa here and today I'm sharing with you a card using an Eclipse technique.  If you're not familiar, the Hello in my card is what we're talking about.  It's a raised area that could be a Word like in today's card or a shape or anything really that almost seems to raise out of the background... visible, but you can sometimes almost miss it... almost ghost-like.

Here's how I made mine:

I started by stamping the Full On Floral background stamp onto some mixed media paper in Versamark and heat embossed it in gold.

Next I used Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxides and blended them over the embossed image.  When I was done blending the inks, I wiped over the top of the image with a dry paper towel to remove the ink from the top of the gold to let the shine through again.

 I splattered some water and Gold Color Shine over the top and when it was dry, I die cut the Hello die from the Sweet Friend Dies from the center of the embossed panel (you would want to cut this from whatever area you wanted to add your eclipse to because the negative space will be where you place it.  (Note: Be sure to save those little pieces from the middle of your O's, E's, L's.. you get the idea... because you'll need to place those inside their negative spaces so you don't have white showing through your eclipsed word or shape).

I added all of the layers to my card including the embossed panel with the Hello cut out of the center.  Next I die cut three more of the Hello words from white cardstock.  I glued and stacked all of my Hello words together with the embossed piece on top.  Sometimes I like to offset the top piece just a bit so that there is a tiny bit of the color from the bottom layers that shows around the outside in some places to help the word stand out just a bit.  Then I glued the stacked word into the negative space and added the little center bits that I saved (center of the O, etc).  I also added a thin layer of Glossy Accents to the top of the word... again so that it would stand out just a little bit more.

I included a simple sentiment from the Bushy Tailed stamp set and a few sequins to finish it off.

And there you have it!  A simple Eclipse design with a big impact!  I think it's cool anyway!

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Sunday, May 19, 2019

A Birthday card for my Son

Hi all - its Vicki here today with a card I made for my son, along with a small tutorial.

Here is the finished card:

I had my gelli plate sitting on my desk, and I also needed a birthday card for my son.  That said, I felt an art journaling background would be perfect for him.

I used the following products from CAS-ual Fridays:

Here is a tiny tutorial on how I created the background:

Step 1
Cardstock, brayer, gelli pad, paint
Using the brayer, spread gelli pad with the paint.  [Use very little], and start with the lightest color first.  Swipe the brayer onto your card panel.

Step 2
Lay the stencil [Starlequin] over the top of the card panel, and sponge on a different, darker color of paint.

Step 3
I took a 2nd stencil [Bold Trellis], and sprayed on some spray ink.

Once this all dried, I cut a 3.75 x 5 panel out of the part I liked best, and finished off my card by stamping the HB [Shenanigans] and adding a layered 25 from the Flower Case Alphabet stamp set.

I'm thinking he will like this card.  I know I do.
See you next time~
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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Pack a Punch with your Stencils and Deco Foil!!

Larissa here today to share a FUN Stenciled Background that I Foiled for a PUNCH of Shine!! I LOVE how VERSATILE Stencils are and I'm always trying to use them in other ways for my Projects!! Using Therm O Web Deco Foil Transfer Gel is one of those ways!! 

I started by placing the Bold Trellis Stencil over my Cardbase that I sprayed with Pixie Spray!! I also used alittle Purple Tape just to make sure it stayed in place!! Then I applied a thin coat of the Deco FOil Transfer Gel using my Stencil Pal!! Then I removed the Purple Tape and the Stencil and set it aside to Dry!! 
Once it was Dry I placed the Rainbow Shattered Deco Foil over the Transfer Gel and ran it through the Laminating Machine!! Remove the Foil backing Sheet and SWOON!! Not only is there dimension, but there is some BEAUTIFUL Shine!! 
I finished my Card Design with the sentiment I Die Cut 5 of the Hello Die Cuts from the NEW  "Sweet Friends" Fri-Die Set!! Then I adhered them together one on top of the other Inking the Top one with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink for an Ombre` look!! I Die Cut a Stitched Circle and Inked in the Center with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and then Stamped and Embossed the Friend Sentiment from the Foxy Stamp Set!! I adhered the Circle to my card using Foam Tape!! 

THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and I hope you'll give Foiling a try with your Stencils!! I ASSURE you, you'll LOVE it too!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! 


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Monday, May 13, 2019

A Mon Ami Birthday

Hello, Michelle here today from Seashell Creations with a birthday card for a friend using the Mon Ami flowers and sentiment from Shenanigans.
These flowers from the Mon Ami Stamp set are so beautiful and unique
 and they are so quick and easy to color.  I just love them!

I started by stamping lots of flowers in my MISTI onto some Neenah card stock because I really didn't know what color I was going to make them.  I'll also have extras to use on a few more cards.

I decided on blue so I colored them first with an alcohol marker then did some easy shading using my Prisma pencils.  I die cut them using the coordinating Fri-die.

I die cut a card front using a stitched rectangle and stamped my sentiment using the Shenanigans stamp set.  Then I arranged the flowers and adhered them to the card panel, I popped up the larger flower using some dimensional tape.  I thought it looked a little unbalanced so I added a small strip of patterned paper along the bottom.

And here's the final card and a link to the stamp sets I used.

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Friday, May 10, 2019

I Love You MORE than Coffee!!

Larissa here and I'm so glad you stopped by today!! The 2019 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop has been in full swing ALL Week and Blogland is awash with incredible coffee themed projects!! Today is the LAST Day to play along, so I hope you'll join in the FUN!! 
 All of the Coffee/Tea products are on sale, so now is the time to buy if you've been wanting anything!! AND if you use my special code you'll get an extra 15% off on top of the sale price.....WHOOP WHOOP!! 

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Here's what I've created for today!! I thought it would be FUN to create a Masculine Designed Card!! I find they can be the hardest to create, so I wanted to share some Ideas!! 
Have you ever looked at your Cover Fri-Dies as Stencils!!?? I wanted something circular, and the    Trellis Cover Fri-Die fit the bill!! I used some Therm O Web Purple tape the hold it down as I inked over the Cover Fri-Die with some Gathered Twigs Distress Ink!!
How GREAT is this!!?? Now you can get even MORE out of your Cover Fri-Dies!!   
I Stamped the Coffee Sentiment using Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink then I Stamped the I Love you more than sentiment in TE Early Grey Ink and then added the Stamped and Embossed Heart from the Puffy Heart Love!! !The sentiments are from the Coffee Talk Set!! I Die Cut the Coffee Cup from some Masculine Patterned Paper and then added some Inking for some Shading!! I Colored the Coffee with Copic Markers in E25 & E29 then added some Tonic Studios Morning Dew Nuvo Drops to make it look more like Coffee!! I added some Patterned Paper for the Counter and then some more inking for the shading!! It's these little details that I think really make a BIG impact on the over all look of the finished Card Design!! 
I LOVE the way it turned out!! 

THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and I hope you have a Very BLESSED and FABULOUS Mother's Day WEEKEND!!