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Simply Amazing

February 23, 2018

Here is another card I created using the Double Embossing Technique.  The layout is pretty similar to the card I shared yesterday but with different colours.  I embossed Whisper White card using the Brick Wall Embossing Folder before attaching it to Cherry Cobbler card and then scored and folded Thick A4 Whisper White card.  I cut an oval from Whisper White card using the Layering Oval Framelits Dies and stamped “you are simply” from the Amazing You stamp set using Memento Basic Black ink.  I attached the greeting panel to a Cherry Cobbler scollaped oval cut using the same dies.  Before attaching the greeting panel to the card front I attached a length of Gold Metallic Thread to the back.  I double embossed the floral Petal Pair Embossing Folder following BJ Smith’s instructions.  The image is embossed using Gold Embossing Powder and coloured using Cherry Cobbler, Pink Pirouette and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.  I attached the image to the stamped panel.  Lastly I cut the word “amazing” from Gold Foil using the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies and attached it to the greeting panel.

I kept the inside of the card simple by punching a length of Cherry Cobbler card using the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch.  The punched border is attached behind a narrow strip of Whisper White card which I embossed using the Brick Wall Embossing folder.

Simple but I think this one packs a little more punch than the one yesterday.  I think it’s the Gold Foil that makes the difference, don’t you?

Bye for now,

Kris

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Coral Birthday

February 22, 2018

I needed to make a card for a friend’s birthday and since I had the Amazing You stamp set out on my desk, I put it to good use.  I stamped the floral image from this stamp set onto the upper left hand corner of Whisper White card using Wild Wasabi ink.  I cut Basic Black card using the largest scalloped square from the Layering Squares Framelits Dies and attached it to the Whisper White card, partially covering the stamped image.  The Whisper White card is attached to scored and folded Calypso Coral card.  I stamped “you” and “are simply” from the Amazing You stamp set onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I cut out the greeting using the 2nd largest of the circles from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  I cut “amazing” from Gold Foil using the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies and attached it beneath the greetings.  I stamped the floral image twice onto scrap Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured the images using the Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends.  I cut out one full flower and one partial flower.  I attached the partial flower to the full flower using a dimensional.  The flower is attached to the card front so that it covers the stamped flower.  I added a large Gold Faceted Gem to the centre of the flower as well.

To decorate the inside of the card I stamped the floral image onto the lower left hand corner of Whisper White card using Wild Wasabi ink.  I stamped the floral image onto scrap Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured the image using the Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends.  I cut out the flower and attached it over the stamped image.

Some of the pieces for this card were in my “another day” bag, which contains left over shapes and die cuts that didn’t make it onto whatever project I was working on but I love how it came together.  It is so pretty that I created the same card using several different coloured flowers.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Just Add Ink Sketch Challenge #396

February 20, 2018

Today I decided to play along with the Just Add Ink sketch challenge.  I also decided that it was time I used some of the Tutti-Frutti Cards and Envelopes that I earned for free from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue.  I used the Pool Party card and envelope which has a lovely dotted pattern across the front and the back.  I stamped the car image from the Country Livin’ stamp set onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I coloured the truck using Night of Navy, Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.   I punched the two left hand corners using the Envelope Punch Board and attached it to the card front.  I punched one end of a strip of Night of Navy card using the Triple Banner Punch and attached it over the lower part of the image panel.

To decorate the inside of the card, I simply stamped the greeting from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set.

So, so simple, but the card bases make it easy.  If you haven’t checked these out, I recommend you do.  The card bases are a good thickness and all the designs come with envelopes which are decorated to match.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Double Embossing

February 19, 2018

I saw a video by the very talented BJ Peters which demonstrated how to create double embossing with your embossing folders which I found very interesting.  The video demonstrates how to add Versamark ink to your embossing folder, run it through the Big Shot and then add embossing powder to the image and heat set it.  She used the floral folder from the Petal Pair Embossing Folders.  So I just had to give it a try.  Let me say that I think that I need to practice this technique a bit more to produce a really good result but I will share with you the cards I have created.

I coloured Whisper White 1/4″ Organza Ribbon using the dark Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blend.  I wrapped the ribbon across the top left and the bottom right hand corners of Whisper White card which I had embossed using the Brick Wall Embossing Folder.  I did tie a knot in the section of the ribbon I attached across the top left hand corner.  The embossed card is attached to Rich Razzleberry card and then scored and folded Thick Whisper White.  I cut a circle from Whisper White card and a scalloped circle from Rich Razzleberry card using the Layering Circle Framelits Dies.  The Whisper White card is attached to the Rich Razzleberry card and then the card front.  To create my focal image I used the same Petal Pair Embossing Folder and added the Versamark ink.   I sprinkled the folder with Gold Embossing Powder and then heat set it.  This technique produces a stunning image, but you do need to be careful that you are not smudging the Versamark.  Once the image was heat set I used Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends to colour in the image before cutting out a small part of the image to use on my card front.   The floral image is attached to the centre of the Whisper White circle.

I kept the inside of the card simple by punching a piece of Rich Razzleberry card using the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch.  The punched piece is attached behind one long edge of a strip of Whisper White card embossed using the Brick Wall Embossing Folder before attaching to the inside of the card.

I was pretty happy with this first attempt at this Double Embossing technique, what do you think?

Bye for now,

Kris

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Amazing Birthday

February 17, 2018

I needed to create a birthday card and decided to use the Amazing You stamp set which is one of the products you can earn for free during Sale-A-Bration (ends 31st March).  I punched a length of Cherry Cobbler card using the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch and attached it behind the diagonal edge of a piece of Designer Series Paper.  I had quite a bit of this pretty leaf piece left from the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper which is now retired but thought it would go with this card design.  The designer series paper is attached to the top half of Whisper White card.  I stamped “lets” using Early Expresso ink and “celebrate” using Cherry Cobbler ink onto the lower part of the Whisper White card.  The greetings are from the Amazing You stamp set.  I stamped the floral image from the Amazing You stamp set onto Whisper White card using Old Olive ink.  I cut out the image using one of the Layering Circle Dies.  The image is attached to an Old Olive circle and then an Early Expresso scalloped circle cut using the same dies.  The image panel is attached to the card front.  I stamped the floral image twice onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured the flower using Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends.  I cut out one complete flower and then the central leaves of the second flower.  I stacked the partial flower onto the full flower using a dimensionalThe image is attached over the stamped flower on the image panel.  I also added a Gold Faceted Gem to the centre of the flower.

To decorate the inside I stamped two more greetings from the Amazing You stamp set – “amazing” using Cherry Cobbler ink and “you” using Early Espresso ink.  I also stamped the floral image using Old Olive ink.  I stamped the flower again onto scrap Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured the image using Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends.  I cut out the Cherry Cobbler flower and attached it over the stamped flower.  I add a little Clear Wink of Stella to the centre of the flower.

I don’t usually share projects with retired product but I believe this Designer Series Paper works really well on this card, don’t you?  I think you will agree that this is an awesome stamp set and deserves to see more ink.

Bye for now,

Kris

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More Lots of Lavender

February 16, 2018

This is the third card I created using the Black Magic technique and it once more uses the Lots of Lavender stamp set.  I attached Rich Razzleberry card across the bottom of Very Vanilla card and embossed the whole piece using the Layered Leaves Dynamic Embossing Folder.  The embossed panel is attached to scored and folded Rich Razzleberry card.  I stamped the floral image from the Lots of Lavender stamp set onto Basic Black card using Versamark ink.  I covered the image with White Embossing powder and heat set it.  I coloured the image using Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Blends before attaching to Old Olive card.  The image panel is attached to the card front using dimensionals.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the same image from the Lots of Lavender stamp set onto Very Vanilla card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I stamped the fill images for the  leaves and stem using Old Olive ink, the fill images for the bow using Powder Pink ink and filled the flower using Rich Razzleberry ink.

Bet you can’t wait to earn this stamp set for free during Sale-A-Bration, can you?  You will not regret it, it has such pretty images.

I’d love to know which of the three cards using this technique you love the most.

 

Bye for now,

Kris

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Birthday Lavender

February 15, 2018

Here is a simple card once more using the Black Magic Technique.  I stamped “happy birthday” from the Vertical Greetings stamp set onto Very Vanilla card using Night of Navy ink.  I wrapped the left hand side of the stamped card using the Night of Navy 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding before attaching to scored and folded Night of Navy card.  I stamped the image from the Lots of Lavender stamp set onto Basic Black card using Versamark ink.  I covered the image with White Embossing powder and heat set it before colouring the image using the Night of Navy, Old Olive and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends.  The image panel is attached to the card front using dimensionals.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the greeting from the Perennial Birthday stamp set onto Very Vanilla card using Night of Navy ink.  I stamped the image from the Lots of Lavender stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I stamped the fill images using Night of Navy and Old Olive ink.

This card is very pretty and really quite simple to create.  I love the clean and simple lines, don’t you?

Bye for now,

Kris

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