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

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  

Monday, November 21, 2022

STAMPlorations Fall and Winter Paper Goods Pack!

 Here is the link from Shery's STAMPlorations Blog of 24 samples of my STAMPlorations 
Fall and Winter Paper Goods Pack cards.   I was able to create 22 Christmas Cards and 
12 Fall All Occasion cards from the Paper Goods set with products left over😊

I think you will be impressed with the versatility of Shery's Paper Good Pack...
I sure was and in no time I added to my Christmas and All Occasion Cards stashes!

The Pack is 1/2 price and you can add any or all of the wonderful sentiment die cut sets
to your order at an extra cost.  I had fun adding die cut sentiments to all my cards,
which I popped up with die cut layers!

Enjoy some of my favorite cards and short descriptions!
Fall Cards!

57th Anniversary Fall card for Denny using Paper Goods Pack and Everyday
Sentiments Phrase Dies set💕

Fall Birthday Card using Paper Goods Pack and Everyday Sentiments Phrase Dies set.

Thanksgiving Card using Paper Goods card front and ephemera.  I die cut the 3 x 4
cardstock layer and added the ephemera, which I enhanced with Chrystal Glaze and
then added the die cut Phrase sentiment. Photo was taken before adding Glaze.

Paper Goods 3" x 4" Journaling card and Skinny Sentiments Phrase Dies.
Paper Goods A2 cardfront and Skinny Sentiments Phrase Dies!

Now onto Paper Goods Pack Christmas Cards💕with examples of added sparkle!

Paper Goods 3"x4" Journaling Christmas card with LOTS of glitter!
Connect Glue with Dazzling Diamonds glitter on snow and  silver 
Glitter Paper die cut Noel using Christmas Sentiments Phrase Dies.

Paper Goods 3"x4" Journaling Christmas card using Connect Glue with 
Dazzling Diamonds glitter on snow and die cut silver Glitter Paper
Joyful using Christmas Sentiments Phrase Dies and then cut off "ful".

Paper Goods A2 Card Front with images covered with Wink of Stella.  
Very glittering in real life💕 Die cut Joyful and painted with metallic watercolors.

Outlined all the images with 03 art pen, which made the images pop!
Then die cut the Joyful and painted with gold metallic paint!
Embellished Paper Goods A2 Christmas cardfront with Connect
glue and added DD Glitter to the center of snowflakes and die cut Merry sentiment
from silver glitter paper. Pretty, sparkly and touchable😊

Moving onto Ephemera Christmas Card Samples💖

I die cut layers to frame the sugary sweet Christmas Ephemera image and added the 
die cut Joy from the Christmas Sentiments Phrase Dies set!

More die cut framing for the Ephemera and die cut Joyful😊

A  sweet Holiday scene framed Ephemera with the added die cut Joy.

Wow...we can now be Joyful!!!  Hope you enjoyed ALL the creative and fun
ways to use STAMPlorations Fall and Winter Paper Goods Pack and
wonderful die cut sentiment sets.

Be sure and check out the STAMPlorations Blog Fall and Winter Paper
Goods Pack with the extra Sentiment Sets that you can add to your order for 
an additional cost.
The CUTplorations Die Sets

Everyday Sentiments Phrase Dies

Christmas Sentiments Dies

Skinny Sentiments Dies

Thank you for your visit and patience if you made it to the end of my
photo heavy post, my dear friends.
Wishing you all a special and Happy Holiday Season💕

Love and Hugs,

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

STAMPlorations Sketchy Yule Trees

My 1st time to use the STAMPlorations Sketchy Yule Trees stamp set😊
This stamp set is part of the STAMPlorations Holiday Stamps Bundle, which has been 
generously discounted by Shery!

I ordered the stamp set last Christmas season and now having so much fun playing
 with the set, which has 6 open Christmas tree designs.  
The trees were perfect for watercoloring with Altenew Metallic paints.

Another card using Metallic paints..can't resist the shine for the Holidays!

I have discovered that photographing metallic shine on cards works best
at this angle.  But is even prettier IRL....

I stamped the trees in MISTI using Versafine black pigment ink onto
Strathmore Mixed Media paper and then removed and heat embossed 
with clear EB powder.
Next used #1 paint brush to apply the Altenew Metallic paints.

So relaxing and fun to watercolor,  adding layers until happy with the results.
Then let images dry completely and die cut with SSS Postage Stamp Edge Frames.

Next painted a scrap piece of Basic White paper with metallic paint and
attached the STAMPlorations "Merry Everything" Clear Stickers sentiment and fussy cut.
I added the tiny rhinestones for balance and
popped up the card front with craft foam and attached to 
SU Basic White cardbase and Done! LOVED all the shine!

Happy to add another Christmas card to my stash.  Thank you for visiting dear friends.
Sending Happy Thanksgiving wishes to all those celebrating.

Love and Hugs..

Stamps: STAMPlorations "Sketchy Yule Trees".
Paper: SU Basic White 110#.  Strathmore Black Mixed Media.
Inks: Versafine Black Pigment Ink.  Altenew Metallic Watercolors.
Accessories: SSS Postage Stamp Frames. #1 paintbrush. STAMPlorations Clear Stickers "Merry Everything" sentiment.  Tiny rhinestones from stash. Craft foam.  Connect Glue.

I am sending my card over to these challenges!

Christmas Kickstart Challenge #68: Trees, Trees, Trees!

Sunday, November 13, 2022

November 2022 Fall Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Time for the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!!
I was thrilled to see Shery at STAMPlorations is again a 

Here is a sweet update by Shery with photos of cards that Shery created for
the Blog Hop using samples from Shery's new awesome Fall & Winter Paper Goods Pack.
She even included a couple cards I created using the new Paper Goods Pack. 

My shiny cup of Coffee/Tea/Chocolate!

Such pretty shine from the little package of metallic 6" x 6" pretty paper, which was 
a gift from a dear friend.  Perfect for Christmas cards:-)

I attached the paper panel with Connect Glue to SU Basic White 110# cardstock, 
next stamped the coffee mug from STAMPlorations 
"Coffee to Go: Fall and Winter" stamp set onto Strathmore Mixed Media. 

I stamped the mug with Versamark and heat embossed with Altenew Platinum
 Embossing Powder and fussy cut with my SU Papersnips.
Then I used a #1 paintbrush to paint the images and lid with 
Altenew Metallic Paints. 

Then placed cardfront in MISTI and stamped the STAMPlorations "Christmas Joy"
Merry Christmas using Versamark and removed the image from MISTI.
Next used Ranger "Princess Gold" EB powder to heat EB the sentiment.

Next added Craft Foam to cup using Connect Glue and popped up image onto
 card front and attached to Card Base
Added Rhinestones Bling and Done!

A fun card using STAMPloration products from my stash:-)
Shery is still limited to Digi Images,  which she has a wonderful selection and
special price cut Bundles that include stamps, dies, paper goods, etc.

So happy to have another shiny card for my Christmas Stash and always
fun to play in the Fall Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop:-)

Love and Hugs, 
 & Si
Stamps: STAMPlorations Coffee to Go: Fall&Winter And Christmas Joy
Paper: SU Basic White. Strathmore Mixed Media. Pretty Paper from a friend.
Inks:Versamark.  Altenew Metallic Paints.
Accessories: Papersnips. Altenew Platinum EB Powder.  Ranger Princess Gold. #1 paint brush. MISTI.
Spellbinders Rhinestones. Connect Glue. Craft Foam. 

Sending my card to