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February 15, 2015
Today I would like to share with you a very quick and easy card that I have made using the A Little Note stamp set that is available for just NZ$12 through the Seasonals Expression catalogue which is available until 31 March from my website here. I know the Northern Hemisphere are going through some very cold weather at the moment and I thought this might cheer them up as they look forward to spring. Daffodils always herald the start of spring for me and they are so cheerful after the bleak days of winter.
When I first started paper crafting many years ago I started with wet embossing. I was fascinated with how the powder changed to a lovely embossed edge in no time with just a little heat. I was so thrilled to see that CTMH brought out a range of basic colour embossing ink and I love using them on all sorts of cards and embellishments.
A little trick with embossing is to use a stamping buddy or a pad made from cornstarch or something similar. This helps stop stray strands of embossing powder ruin your work and also helps the embossing powder stick to the versamark inked image.
For this card I have made a base card by cutting a piece of White Daisy cardstock 8″ x 4″ to make a 4″ square card. I cut a piece of White Daisy cardstock 3″ x 3 1/4″ and after using my stamping buddy I have stamped the image with Versamark ink and then sprinkled the Ranger gold embossing powder generously over it. After shaking the excess powder off I then used my heat gun to melt the powder to give the lovely embossed finish.
I used my ShinHan Touch Twin markers – Marigold, Golden Yellow and Sap Green – to colour in the images. As my hands haven’t been very good lately, embossing and then colouring in was a good option for me.
I then matted the image with Pear cardstock 3 1/4″ by 3 1/2″ For the base card I have placed a strip of yellow chevron paper from the Whimsy Paper Fundamentals Papers – 1 1/2″ x 4″ and then placed two strips of Pear cardstock 1/4″ x ” on either side of it. I then embossed the sentiment below it from the same stamp set using the technique outlined above.
Before placing the stamped image on the base card I placed piece of Topiary Chevron Ribbon to tie the image together and add some dimension.
Cardstock – White Daisy, Pear
Paper – Whimsy Paper Fundamentals
Stamp set – A Little Note
Ink – Versamark
Embossing Powder – Gold
ShinHan Touch Twin Markers – Marigold, Golden Yellow, Sap Green
Topiary Chevron Ribbon
These cards and others are available for sale at my shop Gift Hutt. I will be moving shop to a larger shop at the end of this month and will be looking at starting to do some workshops and classes from next month.
January 18, 2021
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January 13, 2021
Kia Ora Koutou Welcome to Inspiration Wednesday at Heartfelt Creations and today sees the launch of the fabulous new Countryside Cottage collection. This is a must have collection as it has lots of elements that can be used for lots of different collections and occasions. I have started with a card for Autumn. Products used: …
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January 11, 2021
Amazing Paper Grace has gone back to her roots with classic sewing inspired motifs! Introducing the Picot Petite Collection! Becca Feeken sent over these lovely dies for me to try. Over time we’ve had lace-inspired designs and have loved the feel of Hemstitching and Candlewicking. Reminiscent of needlework and treasured handwork proudly displayed, Becca Feeken …
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