9/23/2023

Joyeux Noel

Hi everyone,

I was inspired by the wonderful cards on the Group of Seven Cardmakers blog to create a card using the ink-blending-with-water-lifting technique.


I blended 3 Distress Oxide Inks (Twisted Citron, Rustic Wilderness, Chipped Sapphire) and let it dry overnight, following the helpful tips from the GO7 cardmakers. I heat-embossed the image, and ink-lifted the trees. The sentiment was hot foiled on a piece of acetate, and glued onto the front panel. To add a bit of texture to the background, I debossed the diamonds pattern on the white panel.

And just like that, another Christmas card is done! 😊

Thanks for visiting me today! 





Stamp: Clean Line Christmas (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink: Distress Oxide (Twisted Citron, Rustic Wilderness, Chipped Sapphire - Ranger), VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Paper: Basic White (Stampin' Up!), Mixed Media Paper (White 140 lb. Strathmore)
Others: Embossing Powder (Detail White - Gina K), Glimmer Hot Foil Plate (Mini Christmas Sentitment Strips - Spellbinders), Glimmer Hot Foil (White - Spellbinders), Clear Acetate Sheets (Simon Says Stamp), Dies (Stitched Diamonds Coverplate - Pinkfresh Studio, Nested Frame Cuts Rectangle - Hero Arts), Connect Glue (Gina K)

8/23/2023

Paper Hugs

Hi everyone,

The Group of Seven Cardmakers recently shared the Coloring Dry Embossing technique, and I finally got a chance to give it a try!



Applying white pigment ink to the embossed surface was very easy and the card itself was simple to create. I didn't want to cover the beauty of the embossed image, so I chose a short sentiment and foiled it on a piece of acetate.

Thanks for visiting me today! 😊






Ink: Pigment Ink (Unicorn White - Hero Arts)
Paper: Not Quite Navy (Stampin' Up!)
Others: 3D Embossing Folder (Rose Bouquet - Altenew), Glimmer Hot Plate & Die (Glimmer Kit of the Month 2021- Spellbinders), Glimmer Hot Foil (White - Spellbinders), Clear Acetate Sheets (Simon Says Stamp), Basic Pearls (Stampin' Up!), Detail Blending Brushes (Altenew), Connect Glue (Gina K)

7/16/2023

Merry Christmas

Hi everyone,

The Group of Seven Cardmakers shared beautiful off-the-edge cards with us this time.

I love the off-the-edge design element, so I tried something new for my card today. I saw this post and video by Jennifer McGuire some time ago, and tried out the technique.



When you open the card, Santa is there again.


I couldn't resist opening and closing the card over and over, and I hope the person receiving it will have just as much fun.

I realized that there were less than 5 months left before sending out Christmas cards.😓 I definitely need to start making a few every week, especially since I'll be out of town for a while this fall.

Thanks for visiting me today! 😊





Stamp: Cozy Christmas (Ellen Hutson)
Ink: Encore Ultimate Metallic (Silver - Tsukineko), Distress Oxcide (Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky - Ranger)
Paper: Basic White, Real Red, Basic Black (Stampin' Up!)
Others: Dies (Santa Clause with Gift Bag - Alexandra Renke), Gel Pen (Gelly Ball White - Sakura)