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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Double Embossing Technique

I LOVE the double embossing technique!  What fun!  I've combined the Be My Valentine Stamp with the Love Letter DP and the Square Lattice embossing folder to create this double embossed card.  the lock and key are diecuts that were glued with snail to a square of Very Vanilla and then dry embossed.  The edges were inked and I used the slot punch to fee the ribbon through the upper layers of the card.  Here's the inside:

The stamped images came from the You're a Gem set in the Occasions Mini, Three Little Words, and the key is from Artistic Etchings.  Colors used are black, riding hood red, cherry cobbler, Basic Gray and Very Vanilla.  Happy Valentine's Day~

Friday, February 4, 2011

Gratitude and a new web design?

Here's a quick a simple card that would be great to demonstrate heat embossing.  All you need is cardstock, Valentines Defined stampset from the Occasions Mini, Whisper White craft ink, white embossing powder and a heat gun.  So quick with a sweet result!

Thanks so much to all my followers and posters! I've added all of you as well. The holidays had me in a whirling dervish, and I didn't post as much, but I'm back at it! I'm also considering revamping the look of my blog. Any of you have web designers or ideas? I have My Digital Studio so I'll be starting there but would love your input!

Happy creating,


Thursday, February 3, 2011

Punch Art Birthday Cards

Mary Brown (aka stampercamper) posted a similar layout.  I changed it with printed dsp, buttons, and the cheery colors from the Ice Cream Parlor pack in the Sale-a-bration catalog!  Enjoy!
Punches used are:  large, medium and small oval, small/wide oval, 3/4 circle, 1/2 circle.
Colors are:  Pacific Poimt, Peach Parfait, Blushing Bride, Rose Red.  The mini pearls and cordouroy buttons were my embellishment choices along with some pacific point and peach parfait ribbon. 
I also used the Color Spritzer tool to splash a little Early Espresso on the lower half of each card.  I love that little gadget!  Click the picture for a closer view of each card!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Valentine Gift Card Holder

I had these little bags forever and was inspired to use them when I visited http://www.darlenesdesigns/ and saw her layout.  The hearts were punched as well us cut on my Cricut.  I simply stamped some, and others I heat embossed with versamark and clear embossing powder so the Very Vanilla cardstock would show through after I sponged them with either Soft Suede, Concord Grape, Blushing Bride or Cherry Cobbler.

I used the seam binding from stampin' up for the bow and a miscellaneous brad I had laying around.  The edges were inked with Crumb Cake craft ink.  The four center hearts are attached to the pullout card in the little bag.  It's punch with the Slot Punch to hold a gift card.  Fun stuff!