Friday, March 3, 2023

Debossed Inky Resist Technique by the Group of 7 Cardmakers

Debossed Inky Resist Technique

Here is my finished card using The Debossed Inky Resist Video that the GO7 provided!

I highly recommend that you watch the video several times and go to the GO7 Girls
sample cards for more awesome technique samples.

I used Altenew Pine Forest 3D Folder for my Debossed image, then heat embossed
with WOW Opaque Bright White EB powder.

Next Smooshed the Debossed Inky Resist 3D Folder
Image trees with Faded Jeans, Rustic Wilderness, and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks
 and then the same Distress Oxide inks following the video directions.

I did not like the smooshed inks above the trees,  but was happy with the inks below
the trees.  I trimmed down the trees A2 image.

Luckily I had smooshed the leftover inks on my glass mat onto Mixed Media paper.
I used one piece to add a background to my trimmed Debossed Inky Resist trees.
Then I was happy with the results.

Stamped the SSS "Messages for Everyone" sentiment Get Well Soon onto a scrap of
the background then attached using Connect Glue.

Attached the main images to SU Basic White cardbase and Done!

Now that I have one background created using this artsy Mixed Media
background technique...I can't wait to make more
with different Dry EB Folders:-)

Thank you for visiting and do try this cool technique!!
Love and Hugs,

Stamps: SSS "Messages for Everyone".
Paper: Strathmore Mixed Media,  SU Basic White
Inks: Faded Jeans, Rustic Wilderness, and Mowed Lawn DI and DOX Inks.  Archival Jet Black and Versamark.
Accessories: Altenew 3D Pine Forest EB Folder.  WOW Opaque Bright White EB Powder.  Glass Mat.  Range Spritzer with water.  Connect Glue.

Sharing with Group of Seven Cardmakers Blog...

Monday, February 20, 2023

I am here for you!

I am joining a few challenges using a never before used 
Simon Says Stamp "Layered Chickadee Die".

I die cut my cute chickadee bird out of The Essential Craft Papers by
Craft Consortium "Ink Drops-Ocean" 6" x 6" paper pad.

After die cutting the bird pieces I used Connect Glue with Fine Tip Bottle to add
the 4 bird pieces and then die cut the bird with Basic Black CS to add more
dimension.  So fun and so cute:-)

I set the bird aside and then die cut the backgrounds using 
SSS Postage Stamp Edge Frames,
and Spellbinders Hemstitch Squares using same craft paper.
Then die cut Postage Stamp Edge Frames that I cut out of white 100#
 Basic White CS and added to back of frames.  

 I attached the bird and then created a 2nd square in different color tones from
the same craft paper.  I added the die cut bird and attached the squares to
SU Basic White CS.  Then added the stamped SSS "Messages for Everyday"
sentiment using Archival Jet Black ink and Done!

I am loving the sweet bird and will be using more often:-)

Enjoy and Happy Stamping

Stamps: SSS Messages for Everyday sentiment.
Paper: Craft Consortium Craft Papers "Ink Drops-Oceans".  SU Basic White 100# and Basic Black.
Inks: Archival Jet Black sentiment.
Accessories: SSS "Layered Chickadee" die.  SSS Postage Stamp Edge Frames dies.  Spellbinders "Hemstitch Squares" dies. Connect Glue. Fine Tip Bottle for glue.


I am sending my card over to these challenges:

NBUS Never Before Used Stuff Challenge #47  SSS Layered Chickadee Die.

Double D Challenge Birds  

Allsorts Challenge 

Week 716 🦋Anything Goes with Option of Wings!


Wednesday, February 15, 2023

2023 Valentine for Denny

2023 Valentine for Denny made with Love💖

I  used a Spellbinder Square Hemstitch Die to cut the alcohol ink on Yupo
paper background that I found in my stash.
Then die cut the SSS Stacked Hearts from Yupo so the whites would match.

I attached the pretty background to Yupo using double stick tape.
Then the challenge, attaching the die cut hearts over the background using 
Gina K Connect Glue.  The hearts were not sticking!  I finally realized I needed
to weigh down the die cut Stacked Hearts,  which I did with my large SU 
acrylic block for several minutes.  Worked great:-)

My loving sentiment, etc is on the inside of the card😍

I added a Yupo layer over SU Basic White card base so all my white layers
matched perfectly!  

I  received a beautiful potted orchid from Denny that we get to enjoy for a couple
of months as it is FULL of many buds and a few blooms😄

Hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day too💘

Love and Hugs..

Stamps: None
Paper: Yupo
Inks: Ranger Alcohol and pink tones.
Accessories: SSS Stacked Hearts Die.  Gina K Connect Glue.  Fine Tip Bottle.  SU Clear Large Acrylic Block., Spellbinder Curved Tweezers.

Friday, February 3, 2023

Using Group of Seven Cardmakers Heat Embossed Background Technique

Group of Seven Cardmakers Blog Creative Heat Embossed Backgrounds!


After seeing all the beautiful cards by the seven creative cardmakers using the
Heat Embossed Backgrounds Techniques I knew I had to play😊

I loved how my card turned out and hope you do too!

I used Strathmore Mixed Media paper for my background.
Scrunched up a piece of cling wrap and dabbed onto Versamark Ink pad and
then dabbed ink onto MM paper.

Then used "Ranger Distress EB Glaze" Broken China and Cracked Pistachio and
heat embossed.  I used my new to me SSS Hot Hands Red tool to hold
my paper securely with out burning my fingers:-)  (cool tool)

 I then die cut the heat embossed background with 
SSS "Postage Stamp Edge Frames Die".
I attached 5 layers of Memory Box "Dragonfly Stems Left Corner" die
using A Must Have Gina K Designs "Fine Tip Bottle" (3 in a set).
Why 5 layers?  I tried 2 white then 1 die cut PP then 1 Alcohol Ink layer then
the 5th Strathmore MM Black dragonfly corner before I was satisfied...LOL!

Next I stamped and heat embossed the SSS "Messages for Everybody" sentiment.
Popped up the sentiment and main image with craft foam.
Attached to MM paper with glue and attached to SU Basic White CS
and Done!

I was very happy with the easy Heat Embossed Background Technique😊
I liked how the black dragonflies and sentiment popped too.

Thank you Lolly for creating the blog and for all seven of you
very creative experienced cardmaker friends!!
I am looking forward to your March background techniques too😊

Stamps:  SSS Messages for Everyone.
Paper: Strathmore MM and Black MM.  SU Basic White
Inks: Versamark
Accessories: Distress EB Glaze Broken China and Cracked Pistachio.  SSS Postage Stamp Edge Frames.  MB Dragonfly Stems Left Corner.  Gina K Fine Tip Bottles (3 in pkg).  SSS Hot Hands Red. Craft foam. Sizzix Fine Tip Curved Tweezers (Amazon)...another must have tool for attaching Dies,  especially layering dies:-)

Monday, January 16, 2023

80th Birthday Card for Denny!

Celebrating Denny's 80th Birthday on January 26th!
Oh my how time flies😄

As many of you know,  Denny loves Nature and especially Trees...

He has been photographing Bristlecone Pine Trees in
Great Basin National Park for over 10 years and has an amazing
Flickr blog "Bregalis" that he created in 2015 to tell these Ancient Trees Story.

As soon as I saw and ordered the Simon Says Stamp Pinecone Background stamp
I knew I wanted to use it for Denny's 80th Birthday card.
I love how it turned out and I even got a good photo of the heat embossed texture
and true DOX blended when that happens.

Enjoy and if you love trees, essays and haiku's do visit Denny's Flickr blog.

Stamps: SSS Pinecone Background.
Paper: Strathmore Mixed Media,  SU Basic White and Pear Pizzaz.
Inks: Distress Oxide: Mustard Seed, Lucky Clover, Prize Ribbon, Candied Apples, Vintage Photo.
Accessories: Cutplorations Everyday Sentiments Phrase Dies. Spellbinders Hemstitch Rectangle Die.  Wow White EB Powder. i-Crafter i- Brushes. MB Stitched Circle Die popped up with craft foam. Gina K Designs Connect Glue and....a must have..Fine Tip Bottles!!

Enjoy and wishing you all a wonderful creative 2023!!

Sending my card over to Seize the Birthday Winged Things or ATG... 

Denny's card received Runner Up's Birthday Honors:-)  

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Merry Shiny 3D Embossed Foil Christmas

Wishing all my crafting friends a very Merry Christmas
and Happy New Year.

I will be on a little get-a-way with Denny and will be in touch again
next week.  I have so Loved all our beautiful cards we have been receiving
and look forward to enjoying more after we return.

Enjoy my last Christmas card for 2022.
Love Dry Embossing on Foil for beautiful shine!
I outlined the flowers with a silver gel pen.  Learned that trick from Lolly!

Close Up

Stamps: None
Paper: SU Basic White 110#,  Red Foil and Gold Foil from stash.
Inks: None.
Accessories: Sizzix 3D Texture Fades A6 Poinsettias from stash.  STAMPlorations Merry Sticker on gold foil.  Frame from stash.  Very quick last minute card to add to a tray of cookies to a friend:-)

I sure have been enjoying all my baking this past week and enjoying playing Santa with dear friends:-)

Love and Hugs!!


Sending my card over to Double D Challenge Red & White