Emboss Resist Shadow Sentiments

Hi Everyone!

This week's Papertrey Ink Make It Monday's Challenge features another great technique.  This is one you'll want to keep in your idea book for future use.  Ashley demonstrates how to use clear embossing powder and ink blending to create a shadowed look behind your card sentiment.  I love adding shadows to my sentiments, but I've always done it using die cuts or just plain stamping.  This ink blending technique gives such a great graphic look!

 

Here is my card:

 

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I used my Misti and started off by stamping a "hugs" sentiment from the Big Hugs stamp set onto the middle of a white notecard using Enchanted Evening Ink.  I cleaned off the stamp and placed it over the sentiment again but just a little offset.  I used Versamark Ink to restamp it, then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I created a mask using one of the Limitless Layers 3 1/2" Ovals dies and masking paper and placed it over my sentiment so it was centered.  I blended Blueberry Sky Ink over the masked area and that's where you see that great shadow effect come through.

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I decided to keep it simple, and die cut another oval out of Nostalgic Notions paper.  I adhered the paper over the front of my card to fit the sentiment.  

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I added a couple of die cut flowers from Nostalgic Notions to the inside for some interest.

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Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to check out the video on this technique over at the Papertrey Ink blog.

 

 

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Mixing Stamp Sets

 

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Hi Everyone,

I'm joining in with the current Less is More Challenge where we have to create a CAS card just using a colored card base.  They are collaborating with the team over at AAA Cards for this challenge, so I thought I'd do a little collaboration of my own with stamp sets.  I guess I collaborated on techniques too, because I love heat embossing and masking, LOL!

 

I started off with a card base cut from My Favorite Things' Blu Raspberry cardstock.  Using my Misti, I arranged some floral stamps from Altenew's Hennah Elements on the front and stamped them with Versamark ink and heat embossed them with white powder.  I masked off the flowers and leaves using some masking paper, then stamped over the top with My Favorite Things' Modern Mosaic background stamp.  The Misti is a huge help with this, just be sure to remove the pad when you're using the red rubber stamps.  I again, heat embossed the background in white and added a small sentiment from the Hennah Elements to complete the card. 

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I love it when you can bring two different stamp sets together and they just fit perfectly.  The graphic lines of the background highlight the clean lines of the floral stamp.  A really fun combo.  

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 I am also entering my card in the sketch challenge over at CAS(E) This Sketch.

 

 Thanks so much for joining me today!  

 

 

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White on White With Glitter Paste

Hello Everyone!

I took a little Summer blog break for a couple of weeks, but now I'm back and ready to create!  I joined in with the current Addicted to CAS challenge because I haven't tried a tone on tone look in awhile.  Their challenge was to use white on white and here's what I came up with:

 

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I started off with a white card panel and die cut the Big Hello die from My Favorite Things onto the front of it.  To frame the "hello", I used a frame I made from the two largest rectangles from MFT's Pierced Rectangle Stax.

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On a white notecard, I marked some pencil lines where I planned to fill in the space with texture paste.  This is the area where the "hello" card panel would be covering.

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I then took my Splash Kite Stencil, covered the area where I put the pencil lines and secured it with Post-It Tape.  I spread Faber-Castell Glass Bead Glitter Gel over the top.  

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At first, you don't see much sparkle.......

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But after it dries, WOW!  A really great effect.

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To finish, I trimmed my "hello" card panel down on the top and bottom and secured it over the glitter gel with foam tape. 

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A really fun effect to add to make the white elements "pop".

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Thanks for joining me today.  All the supplies are linked below.  Have a great day!

 

 

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Papertrey June Blog Hop Challenge

Hi Everyone!

It's time for Papertrey Ink's June Blog Hop Challenge.  

Here is the photo provided for inspiration:

Blog hop inspiration

 

I was inspired by the soft, serene look of the photo with the clear bottles and soft colors:

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Using Ocean Tides cardstock as a backdrop, I added vases from Mega Gracious Vases  die cut from vellum.    Overlapping them gives a look of dimension.  Blooms from In Bloom were heat embossed with Blush and Rose Zing embossing powder.  To fit a sentiment in without covering the vases, I trimmed the Ocean Tides panel down and popped it up with foam tape over a white notecard leaving a little area at the bottom.  A sentiment from Healing Touch Sentiments fit perfectly.  

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 Thanks so much for joining me today!

 

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Camp Create 2017: Divine Dry Embossing

 

Hi Everyone!

I'm back with my final project for My Favorite Things' Camp Create 2017.  This time, it's Divine Dry Embossing.

 

I'm back to my graphic ways with this card :).  I used my favorite daisy die--an older set from My Favorite Things for the focal point.  To color the flowers, I blended 3 different MFT inks on the layers.  Normally, dry embossing would mean using an embossing folder, but this time, Stephanie showed us how to use our dies to impress into the card rather than cut.  Another great way to stretch your supplies!

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For the embossing, I used all the circles from  the Inside Out Stitched Circles die set to create the backdrop for the daisy.  I ran them through my Sizzix with no tabs and 2 embossing pads underneath the cardstock panel.  

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I love this look.  It works just like an embossing folder.  I can't wait to see what other dies I can try this technique with!

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Thanks so much for joining me today!

 

 

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Camp Create 2017: Glitzy Glitter

 

Hi Everyone!

We're in the home stretch of all my projects for Camp Create.  I don't think I've ever created this many cards in this short of time, but I'm finding that it's true, the more you create, the more ideas you get.  It's been fun experimenting with different techniques and getting out of my comfort zone.  Today is no exception.  

Glitter is the theme for today's project.  Now, I love the look of glitter, but  I don't usually work with loose glitter on projects.  I have my favorite Glitzy Glitter paper pad that I reach for all the time--all the sparkle, but none of the mess :).   I'll also add glitter to the inside of my shaker cards for more sparkle.  This is about as far as I go.  I saw all the pretty projects Stephanie put together with her glitter, though, and I thought I'd give it a try. 

For this project, I used dies from MFT's Wild Greenery set and framed the card with a square from Stitched Square Frames.  I cut the card down to the size of the square frame.  I like this small size, especially for thank you cards.  

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For the glitter, I heat embossed some Vertigris embossing powder I mixed with holographic embossing powder and used that for the green leaves.  For the gold leaf,  I die cut the leaf onto some Be Creative tape and sprinkled gold glitter onto the sticky side.  That tape is the best for adhering glitter !

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That's it for today.  I'll be back soon with one more project for Camp Create--until then, have a great day!

 

 

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Camp Create 2017: Sensational Sliders

 

Hi Everyone!

Today's challenge for My Favorite Things'  Camp Create is to create a card with an interactive slider element.  This is a new to me project because I really don't tend to do anything interactive on a card other than maybe make a pocket for a gift card.  Because of this, I don't own any types of products to create movement on my cards.  I was able to put something together though, that I think works pretty well and uses the things that I already own.  Always a good thing, right? :).   

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I'll take you through the steps to create this card:

I first cut out a frame using some paper from Tiny Check: Brights and the Inside and Out Stitched Rectangles from My Favorite Things.  I used the first two largest rectangles.

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I adhered the frame to another frame cut with heavier cardstock to give it some strength.   I also used the second largest rectangle to cut out a piece of paper from the Plaids 6x6 pad.  This is the backdrop to the gift card.

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I adhered the plaid piece to the front of a white notecard and put my "gift card" over it.  

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Next, I put foam tape around my frame leaving one end without it.  This will be where the slider goes.

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I then adhered the frame over the top of the plaid piece on the front of the card.

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To create the slider, I cut out a piece of white cardstock with the second largest Inside Out Stitched Rectangle and adhered a file tab from Blueprints 9 to it.  

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I decorated it with all kinds of coffee embellishments from MFT.

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I then tucked it into the frame so it covers the gift card completely.

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You can then, pull the coffee cup or the tab to reveal the gift card!

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Super cute and you can decorate your slider piece to go with whatever gift card you have hiding underneath.

I put a quick little video on my Instagram to show you how it works.  Click here to take a peek.


Thanks for joining me today!

 

 

 

 

 

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Camp Create 2017: Spectactular Shakers

 

Welcome back, Everyone!

I'm back with another project for the My Favorite Things Camp Create challenge.  This time, it's shaker cards.   I love these and haven't made one in awhile, so I was ready to go!

This photo is a little bright, I'm still learning and was trying to fix the glare from the clear acetate over the glasses :).... For the shakers, I die cut the Geek Is Chic glasses onto a white panel cut from the stitched Blueprints 15 rectangle.  I covered the back with clear cardstock, then cut 2 more pairs of glasses from the Rainbow Stripes 6x6 paper pad.  I adhered these over the top of the cut out glasses.  

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To create a place for the shaker material, I placed foam tape in a rectangle behind the glasses on the white panel and filled the space with a large amount of Martha Stewart Hearts and Stars glitter.  I finished it off with a sentiment from MFT's Happy Graduation stamp set and some stars from Stay Tuned.

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Thanks so much for joining me today!

 

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Papertrey Ink Create Along With Us Challenge

Hi Everyone!

It's release week over at Papertrey Ink and I'm joining in with the Create Along With Us Challenge.  This is where you create a project inspired by one of the talented ladies on the design team.  This time, I chose a card from the wonderful Wanda Guess: 

 

The clean and fresh design of her card immediately caught my eye.  I decided to use the same color palette for my card-- Hawaiian Shores and stamped white on Kraft.  I admire Wanda's photography too.  She takes really amazing photos!

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Here's my version:

I used the lovely, Gran's Garden for my florals along with a frame from the Shaker Shapes: Square die.

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The word die is from Big Basic: Thanks and the tiny sentiment is from the Thanks All Ways stamp set.  

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 Papertrey Ink's June release is tonight at 10pm.  You can find all the info over on their blog.

 

Thanks for joining me today!

 

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Camp Create 2017 Day 2: Remarkable Resist

Hi Everyone!

It's Day 2 of Camp Create and today, I have a card that features a resist technique using a heat embossed background.

I first heat embossed MFT's Simply Circles background stamp in white embossing powder on a white card panel.  

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I created the heart stencils using the negative portion of some die cut hearts from MFT's Heart Stax.  I used three different inks to blend the color onto the card panel overlapping the hearts.  

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Here's a closer look at the heat embossing.  I love how the heat embossed background resists the ink.   This is a really fun technique!

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Be sure to visit My Favorite Things' blog to see more of Camp Create and all the fun techniques that are demonstrated.

 

See you soon!

 

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