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

37 comments:

  1. Your dragonflies are beautifully done! And I adore your alcohol inking!

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  2. Gorgeous cards! Thanks for your inspiration!

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  3. Beautiful cards! I love the sentiment embossed into your dragonflie, such a great detail!

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  4. Love how you framed the alcohol inked background on your first card! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Your gold embossing is fabulous! And I love the alcohol ink background!

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  6. Both your cards are simply stunning! Love them both! Thank you for sharing your talents with me!

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  7. Both are very pretty cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. So beautiful with the dragonflies over the alchohol inks.

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  9. First, I love you fat cat designs image....so cute. You did a wonderful job with the dragonfly over water card, but the second card is the one that pulls at me. Love it. 😁

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  10. The dragon flies.are stunning! Great cards! tyfs!

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous cards! Love the colors and designs...
    Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Love your techniques. Thank you for being part of the blog hop!!

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  13. Cute projects! I love your blend of colors on the first design.

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  14. I liked the background of the first card with the gold dragonfly.

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  15. Love the gold embossing powder! I like the dragonflies on the print paper also.

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  16. Gorgeous pops of color with the gold

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  17. Beautiful colors and textures! I really love that gold dragonfly!

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  18. Love the background and framing on the first and all the colorful dragonflies on the second.

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  19. Danielle, these are so perfect! I love the one with all the colors! TFS!

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  20. Wow, totally different techniques but I love them both!

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  21. Oh wow! Your cards are so beautiful!!! Great colouring technique!!!

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  22. Two very different but lovely cards! Love the finesse of the first and the simplicity of the second. TFS.

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  23. Wow!! Both of your cards are stunning!! My favorite would be the first, I’m a sucker for a beautiful alcohol background.

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  24. What cool stamps--I like how they have words ON THEM!!

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  25. Love these cards, your style is lovely!

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  26. Beautiful cards! I love the fist one with the alcohol inked background! And I love the colors you used for the second card!

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  27. Wow so simple but so cute,. Definitely on my try list. Beautiful work.

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  28. The embossing of the sentiment looks so great! That is nice embossing powder! Your cards look lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. what fun cards - thanks for sharing

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  30. Beautiful cards! Love the blue 'water' background on the first card and the colors on the second.

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  31. Those dragonflies are so pretty, I love your color choices and the text on them is so fun. TFS!

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Thanks for your sweet comments! I love hearing from you. :)