Saturday, June 22, 2019

Technique Tuesday and Wow! Embossing Powder Blog Hop

Hello everyone!

I'm delighted to start this weekend with a fun blog hop! Technique Tuesday and Wow! Embossing Powder have partnered for a 2 day blog hop featuring a talented group of designers and great products. Stamps, dies, and shiny stuff?! Yes!

I made a couple cards featuring the Dreamy Dragonfly Stamp Set, Dragonfly Crafting Dies, and Wow! Embossing Powders.

For my first card I wanted to mimic the scene of a dragonfly over water. I used some alcohol inks in a variety of colors over Yupo paper to create a watery look. A few flicks of gold here and there completed the background.

The dragonfly focal point was stamped and heat embossed in Metallic Gold Rick Pale embossing powder (I really love the tone of this gold) on white card stock. Once cooled I used the Dragonfly Crafting Dies to cut out the dragonfly. I used a sentiment from the same stamp set and heat embossed in Primary Blue Topaz embossing powder on white card stock. Once cooled I trimmed to size and cut the end in a flag. At this point I assembled the card using a lot of foam tape and then accented with a few clear sequins.

So, I wasn't quite ready to put away this delightful stamp set so I made another card. The more the merrier, right?

This time I stamped the same dragonfly in a variety of different colors. And then I kicked myself because I don't have a sparkly clear embossing powder like Neutral Ultra Shimmer. It would have been perfect embossed over the stamped images. Next time...

Once the dragonflies finished drying I die cut each of them. Since I used a thinner white card stock I die cut more dragonflies from a thicker white card stock. I then layered them together to create sturdier accents. Those wings are not going to be bent out of shape! Lol.

I stamped another sentiment from the Dreamy Dragonfly Stamp Set on white card stock and heat embossed using the Metallic Gold Rick Pale embossing powder. Just look at that shimmer!

For a final touch I used an embossing folder on vellum to add some subtle texture to the background behind the main panel.

PRIZES - No Blog hop is complete without a prize!

WOW! Embossing Powders has 6 powders of your choosing along with a WOW carry case to store your powders safely in.

Technique Tuesday is giving away 2 x $20 gift certificate to their store

The Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on ALL THE POSTS on both days. We encourage you to leave comments on both days the more comments you leave the more chances you have to win these fabulous prizes.

To join this GIVEAWAY you must leave a comment on each blog post to have a chance at getting your hands on the prize. This hop is open internationally.

Technique Tuesday
Angelica Conrad
Verity Biddlecombe
Zsoka Marko
Jo Herbert
Ana Anderson
Raluca Vezeteu
Danielle Lounds (You are here!)
Jenny Colacicco (The next stop!)
Elise Constable
Bev Grey
Karen Reategui
Norine Borys
Miriam Prantner
WOW! Embossing Powder

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Hip Hop Bunny Wants to Party!


How's the crafting going for everyone? I've been a busy bee this last week and have something to share! I pulled out the Hip Hop Bunny stamp set I illustrated for Taylored Expressions to make a some what quick card. 

I say some what quick because the stamping and layout are very simple. However it took time to add a border of Nuvo Drops in a variety of colors to the die cut circle. I don't want to admit how many bottles I own, but it's enough to make me wince when I see them sitting there unused. But after this card I feel satisfied. Now I just need to resist the urge to buy more of them!

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a great day.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Warm Thoughts on a Cold Day

Hello everyone,

The weather has been unseasonably warm here, yet still on the chillier side. And my family north of me is being buried in copious amounts of the white stuff. I think they could use some warm thoughts this week. Perhaps I will send one of them the card I am sharing today! If I can make it to the post office...

For this card I used the Joyous Juniper Stamp Set and Joyous Juniper Dies from Technique Tuesday. After stamping in black on Kraft card stock I colored the images with PrismaColor pencils and accented with Glossy Accents and glitter. It needed a bit more texture so I sprizted the card stock with a brown Distress Ink marker using the Tim Holtz Marker Spritzer.

Because the glitter wasn't enough I added a bunch of jelly rhinestones. To finish I stamped a sentiment from the same set on aqua card stock and die cut.

Thanks for stopping by and thank you to Tam at Technique Tuesday for the stamps/dies that I am showcasing on today's project!

Friday, January 4, 2019

Dam Good Birthday

Hello everyone,

I'm starting off the year with my first birthday card! And this will be a shocker but I have plans to mail this card. 

I'm terrible about going to the post office but I really need to do better this year. It's much more fun to make someone's day with a special card instead of just sticking them (the cards, not the people) in a box on a shelf. ;)

For this card, I used the Beau and Beatrice Beaver stamp set and Beau and Beatrice Beaver crafting dies from Technique Tuesday. I stamped the beaver on white card stock and colored with Copic markers. I did the same with the log image (times three). Once colored the images were cut out using the coordinating dies.

I used just a few pieces of designer paper and a couple pieces of card stock for the layers, stamping the sentiment on an aqua piece before die cutting with a stitched rectangle die.

And since I wanted this card to be on the manly side I only used a few gold rhinestones for embellishment. I didn't quite succeed on the "manly" - the scalloped border was a bit much. lol. 

That is it for today. Hope you all enjoy the first weekend of the new year. I'm planning to take down the Christmas decorations, do a bit of cleaning and purging, and hopefully have some time to hang out in the craft room. How about you?

Disclosure: Thank you to Tam at Technique Tuesday for the stamps/dies that I am showcasing in today's project!