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Fancy Christmas

Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

Hello all, Kia here with you today to share my card, which is done for the 30 day challenges Random Act of Cardness. Today is day 28, and that means “embossed” according to the list.

I used two methods of embossing. One being dry embossing, i.e. the embossed background done using a Sizzix Embossing Folder, and heat embossing using embossing powder.

For my background I am using Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper. This paper will not add the bulk that watercolour paper would to my card front, which is why I am using it. The Bristol Smooth is attached to my Gina K Design Ivory card base.

I embossed the Bristol Smooth panel using the embossing folder that came with my Gemini Jr. when I bought it, which is the Alterations Botanical 3D folder.  Any 3D folder almost would work for this background. I added a watercolour wash to the embossed panel using Sap Green watercolour and set it aside to dry.

I then stamped the flowers and leaves using Arches cold press watercolour paper and heat embossed using Brutus Monroe Gold Embossing Powder. I love this powder for the fine details it gives.

Using my Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens in the Red and Pink Lemonade I water coloured the flowers, adding layers of colour to achieve the difference in colours. To do the leaves I used my Kuretake Gansai Tambi Pearl watercolour set in the green. Once I was done with the painting and all was dry I styled the flowers and leaves to add dimension.

I then attached the embossed background to my Ivory card base, then arranged the flowers and leaves and applied using foam squares. I die cut the sentiment from the gold glitter cardstock as well as from watercolour paper, which gives the sentiment a lot of strength. I painted the bottom sentiment using the Sap Green and glued on the gold glitter die cut.

To finish up I added Nuvo Crystal drops in Morning Dew around the card, including on the leaves and flowers.

Thank you for joining me today. I hope you have enjoyed this card creation. Following are Affiliate Links for the products that I have used for this card, at no extra cost to you.


It’s a Bat!

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

Good morning!  Nancy here today with a card following the Random Acts of Cardness theme…  Today’s prompt for Scrap ‘n Stamp is Bat… and normally I’d say bats are pretty darn scary… but this morning we woke up to a few inches of snow on the ground and that is WAY more frightening! LOL!  We had a lovely October up until a few days ago when it got colder and windy.  This snow won’t stay, but it’s snow all the same.

I love this little bat die from Memory Box… the photo of my card just doesn’t do it justice!  I created the background and the moon with Gina K inks and the Taylored Expressions blending brushes.  I took my time and built up the colours to create a darker night sky with what I had on hand.

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*Cardstock:  Neenah Classic Crest Cover Solar White 110lb; Memory Box Frosted Glitter Paper Pad

*Dies:  Memory Box Cave Bat; Spellbinders circle

Random Acts of Cardness – Wreath

Friday, September 25th, 2020

Hi all… Nancy here and I’m back with another card for the September calendar of Random Acts of Cardness with Scrap ‘n Stamp Canada.  For today, the cue word is wreath.

I know that when I think of a wreath, my first thought is Christmas… so I wanted to make a wreath that wasn’t for Christmas.  I LOVE the Gina K Wreath Builder stamp sets and Guides to use in your stamp positioning tool.  I have seen everything from Christmas wreaths, to floral wreaths, to circular designs using hearts and gnomes and leaves and whatever else you can think of.  It’s a fun tool to use… pick your colours and just play!  There are LOTS of tutorials out there on how to use the Wreath Builder…. open up YouTube and search for Gina K Wreath Builder.  There is even a great one by Jennifer McGuire who shows you how to use the Wreath Builder in a way that doesn’t involve a perfectly centred wreath on a square card (which is what I’ve done here…  square card and perfectly placed LOL)

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