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Embossed Circles

Saturday, June 15th, 2019

Happy Friday Everyone! I hope you all find some time to create this weekend… I always feels kinda guilty inside in my craft room when the sun is shining and the weather is so beautiful outside. I need to work on finding a good inside/outside balance LOL!

This card was fun to put together. I pulled out some stitched circles and put them together in different pairings to create some different circles. I used my Big Shot and an embossing mat to create the embossed stitched circle background.

You can see in the photo above how I did the circles. I used a wide piece of Post-It Tape and put the dies down on it so that the non-cutting side of the die is stuck to the tape. I was then able to use the Post-It tape to secure the dies where I wanted them on the cardstock panel.

I put this die embossed panel on to a piece of blue cardstock allowing for a 1/16″ border on all sides and then placed it all on to a white card base.

To create the sentiment, I first stamped the Lawn Fawn word “birthday” on to the front of the card in green ink. I then created a partial rainbow background using ink and the Picket Fence Life Changing Blender Brushes on white cardstock. I then used the Lawn Fawn die to cut it out and added some black “stitch” lines with a black marker. I adhered the die cut word with the Quickie glue pen.

I love trying to be creative when making clean and simple cards… sometimes it’s difficult to add a little “something extra” with a technique or products without taking it over the top.

Sending Good Vibes

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

Hello and Happy Wednesday. Today I am on the blog with a set of glitter fun encouragement cards using the Concord and 9th Geode stamp set along with the Picket Fence “good vibe” stamp and Boss Babe stamp set from MFT. I couldn’t have planned it better.

I am all about crystals and their healing properties so I knew this set was destined to be in my collection. I had a lot of fun creating, not 1 but 6 cards. Three with the bigger geode and three with the cute heart geode which you can see on my blog.

I started off the card by stamping out the geodes onto some watercolour paper using my Tim Holtz stamping platform. I used the platform as I decided I was going to heat emboss these geodes which meant I needed to be able to restamp the images if need be and the platform makes that doable. If I was using a clear block I know I would not be able to restamp it.

Once I had it all stamped out with versa mark, I used both silver and gold embossing powder for the geodes. That’s right, I mixed the two together for some of the stamped images. I felt it just added a little more interest to the geodes.

Now it was time for the fun part, getting inky and messy. Here I mixed some of my Ken Oliver colour burst with some of my Distress stains and Dylusion ink sprays. I went in layers. Starting with some water and then the colour bursts. Then adding some of the inks from my collection to bring in more layers to the geode. I love how these turned out! So many layers of delicious colour. I repeated the process several times, with greens, yellows, pinks, and reds. You should have seen my hands after these cards, they were blue and purple for days. lol!

I set the stamped images aside to dry and went on to the background. I wanted to make it look like actual energetic vibes coming out of the geode, so I took some coloured paper from my stash, the MTF sunburst stencil, and some tonic Nuvo glitter paste and went to town. I managed to get three panels done before running out of that beautiful glittery goodness. Because of this, I had to think of a way to finish off the rest of the backgrounds. I decided to make my own glitter paste with some translucent paste and white/sparkly glitter from my stash. This worked out pretty well. Just a little bit of a finer look tha the Nuvo paste gives.


I repeated the process six or seven times with different colour cardstock until I got enough that I liked. I set those aside to dry and went on to cutting out the geodes. I did this all by hand but there is a coordinating die for the set you can find at Scrap’n Stamp.

I then went on to die cut all the black scalloped layers for the cards. While I was at it I die cut the ” You got this” sentiment which is also a Concord and 9th sentiment. For the rest of the cards, I stamped the sentiments onto both vellum and black cardstock, which I then heat set with clear embossing powder as well as white and silver.

I took some precut sliver cards from my stash which measured 61/2 x 5, and started to assemble everything. I adhered the black scallops flat to the base, I then added fun foam to the back of the stenciled panels and added that on top of the black. I popped up the geodes twice with my foam tape as I wanted a little more dimension and then I added the sentiments. For the vellum sentiments I used clear foam tape to pop it up. I hid all the adhesive underneath the black embossing.

I hope you got some inspiration! Please come check out my blog for the other three cards.

Have a wonderful week,

Nancy


Stamp Out Cancer Blog Hop

Friday, June 7th, 2019

Hey there! We are excited today to have you joining our design team, as well as some guests & friends, as we hop to Stamp Out Cancer! We really want our hop today to bring awareness about some of the less-talked about cancers and encouragement to those who are facing them. Instead of offering any prizes this month, SNS will be donating 10% of all SALES to our team member, Nancy E’s cause, a PUSH FOR THE TUSH 5K Walk/ 10K Run. You can read her story and donate directly on their website. Colorectal Cancer is not one of that is commonly talked about, but Nancy’s story is a great reminder to speak up to your doctor if you have any concerns.

Unfortunately I haven’t got a card to share with you today, but we have a great group of ladies, including several guests, sharing with you today!

Please share comments & love for these ladies along the way. We are doing something different this month and there will not be a random giveaway, however SNS is donating 10% of any purchases this weekend to Nancy’s team in the “PUSH FOR YOUR TUSH” walk/run!

Enjoy the hop!