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Hot and Cold Embossing

Saturday, August 28th, 2021

Hi Everyone!

It’s Susan here with day 28 of the Random Acts of Cardness challenges and todays challenge is to use embossing on your projects. I chose to use an embossing folder (cold) and to heat emboss the sentiment (hot).

I started with the Taylored Expressions Peaceful Poinsettia Embossing Folder and a piece of watercolor card stock cut to 4 x 5 1/4″. I grabbed No.024 Wine Red and N0.052 Bright Yellow and scribbled them onto an acetate sheet.

Next I spritzed it with some water.

Then pressed the watercolor card stock into the puddles of ink until it was all covered.

After I covered the whole panel I dried it with my heat gun. I used the peaceful Poinsettia Embossing Folder to emboss the inked panel then set about coloring it in. I used the same two colors I used for the panel and added No.021 Light Carmine and No.043 Olive Green to color in a few of the flowers and leaves. I did this by adding ink directly to the bottom part of the petal that I wanted to color then using a water brush I blended the color to the full petal. Some petals have two colors and some have the same color twice. Letting it dry after the first layer then adding more of the same shade in a smaller area is a great way to stretch your colors into more shades of the same color. I hope that makes sense.

Once I finished coloring the panel I layered it onto a piece of the dark olive card stock from the Hero Arts Sampler Pack than adhered that to a white card base. I used a clear sparkle pen to add some sparkle to the petals of the flowers.

I used a sentiment from Taylored Expressions Beautiful Baubles Add-ons Stamp Set. I embossed it with white embossing powder onto black card stock then fussy cut it out. I added some craft foam to the back and adhered that to the card.

 

 

Happy Stampin’
and thanks so much for visiting!
Stay safe everyone!!
Susan

 

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Let’s Celebrate!

Saturday, July 24th, 2021

I don’t know about  you, but one of the things I most celebrated with vaccinations in place, and infections going down was giving and getting hugs!!  Gosh, it felt so great to have that personal connection again ♥  Fist bumps and elbow taps are fine, but nothing can beat a big ol’ hug from someone you love! Whatever the reason, let’s celebrate and enjoy our weekend.

LET’S CELEBRATE

Honestly, I thought that I had my busy week in hand, but alas – not quite! I was supposed to share this project with you on Thursday, for my Scrap ‘N Stamp word prompt of ‘celebrate’. Which would have been fitting, as my hubby’s birthday was the day before. But I got my dates mixed up, and so here I am today.

I decided that hugs are definitely worth celebrating, as I said earlier. So I pulled out my Hero Arts Big Hugs Stamp & Die Cut set and glitter!

Let's Celebrate!

The red and gold are so rich looking together, aren’t they?

CARD DETAILS

Start with a panel of red cardstock, and the Tim Holtz Flourish Stencil. Use Purple Tape to hold the stencil in place, and then apply Nuvo Glimmer Paste ‘Moonstone’ through the stencil, with a palette knife.  Be sure to immediately clean off your stencil & knife, for easiest clean up. Now, set this aside to dry while you work on the rest of the card.

Stamp the sentiment from the Big Hugs set in Versamark ink, and cover with red embossing powder. Set with a heat tool, and then snip banner tails on the right end. Next, use the dies included with this set, and die cut the words once from gold glitter cardstock, and 3 more times in black cardstock.  Use liquid glue to stack the layers together, with the gold glitter on top. This layering really makes the letters stand out! I offset the black layers under the gold, for a drop shadow.

Create a red card base, and glue a strip of the gold glitter paper to the left hand side. Pop up your glitter embossed panel on top, using foam tape or squares.  Next, glue a strip of the gold glitter under the sentiment, then pop it up on top with more foam tape.  Glue the ‘Big Hug’s die cut directly to the card front.

Let's Celebrate

Isn’t this gorgeous?!  I added a few rhinestones from my stash for some extra shine.

PLAY ALONG WITH THE CHALLENGE!

Come play along with the challenge, and let’s celebrate!  You’ll find the Scrap ‘N Stamp Facebook challenge page HERE. Just create your project, and share a photo of it. Use the hashtag #snschallenge, so everyone sees it! At the end of the month, one participant is randomly chosen, and is the lucky winner of a $50 Gift Certificate to shop at Scrap ‘N Stamp!  Not bad, for doing something you’d already be doing anyway, right?

You can find the supplies to re-create my card, below. When you shop regular priced items at Scrap ‘N Stamp, be sure to use my Designer Code 10DEB, for 10% OFF your total order!

Let's Celebrate!

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It’s Sum-Sum-Summertime!

Saturday, July 10th, 2021

How are you enjoying your sum-sum-summertime?! We’re (thankfully) through our heatwave here in Vancouver. Now is a great time to be inside, catching up on your summer birthday cards or even starting your holiday winter cards! It’s never too early.

IN A PINCH

Today’s prompt for the Scrap ‘N Stamp Random Acts of Cardness daily prompt challenge is ‘summer’. So I finally got to use my new stamps & dies called In a Pinch, from Hero Arts! It’s full of great beach themed images, which is perfect for summer.

It's Sum-Sum-Summertime!

How fun is this?! The sentiments in this set are also cute, and punny!

CARD DETAILS

Start with the Tim Holtz Bubbling Die, and die cut white cardstock with your Big Shot. Next, layer the die cut over a sheet of this gorgeous Lavinia Stamps DreamScapes paper in blues, greens & purple. Now, attach this to your card base. Next, stamp the shell, sea urchin and crab from the In A Pinch stamp set in Nocturne ink, onto white cardstock. Cover the stamping with clear embossing powder, and heat set. I didn’t realize, until I was heat embossing, that I had stamped on Yupo instead of cardstock. That’s okay –  alcohol ink markers are perfect for colouring on Yupo!  After colouring, use the In A Pinch Die Cuts with your Big Shot to die cut each image.  Layer the images with glue and foam tape on the bottom corner of the card front.

Stamp the sentiment onto white cardstock in Nocturne, cover with clear embossing powder, and heat set. Die cut the sentiment with an oval die, and pop it up with foam tape in the top left corner. Add some Brutus Monroe Acrylic Bubbles to the front for more fun!

I love the fun dimension that the Bubbling Die adds to the card front!

JOIN THE SUM-SUM-SUMMERTIME CHALLENGE!

Playing along with the Scrap ‘N Stamp Random Acts of Cardness challenge is easy – and free to join! Head over to the Facebook page HERE. Play along with as many days as you like. Create and then share your card on the page, using the hashtag #snschallenge there, and your other social media accounts.  At the end of the month, one person is randomly chosen as WINNER of a $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE to the Scrap ‘N Stamp store!

It's Sum-Sum-Summertime!

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