Hi again everyone!
another mobile post!
this should catch me up for CASE challenges from the past two weeks. #128 challenge was combined with father's day cards.
I struggled with making even squares for this one... I never seem to be able measure correctly or cut straight! (please leave a comment if you have any cutting tips using a guillotine trimmer - mine is a Fiskars, my paper always seems to shift)..
for the front sentiment I used the smile die and stamp set from the June 2015 Simon card kit.
Nothing stamped on the inside but when/if I send it I'll probably stamp a simple happy birthday sentiment in red or blue.
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Hi everyone out there!
Trying to do this post once more.
Had some issues posting on mobile and lost the post! (of course)
I had a couple things in mind for this card. first was the thank you card. a friend asked if I could make her a set for work and thought of this stamp set and technique. I told her I would do a mock up for her. haven't finished the rest of the set.. but she said she liked it. since I had the items out. I had a birthday card to send out for a friend and changed the sentiment around.
I really love this embossing technique. so elegant! I can't take too much credit. when I bought this set the owner doing the demo was going the same with a few stamp sets.
Bought this set at the scrapbook expo back in January and almost missed this booth! fell in love with all their stamps of course but loved their flowers. (see rubbernecker.com)
For these cards I used Tim Holtz distressed markers and water color paper. The markers make it easy to give you that water color look, mainly because the inks and markers looove water.
This is a two part stamp set, first I used the markers to ink up the petals and then spritzed it with water and rocked it back and forth to get the water moving and ink mixing. I pressed it into the water color paper and the heat set it. Then I inked up the outline stamp with Versamark, lined it up with the petals then used gold embossing powder by recollections over the ink. Melted the powder and like magic such a beautiful card. another great part of the stamp (per the owner) is that they are supposed to be "abstract", so you don't have to worry if things are a little off. that's just the way it was designed.
I want to give this to everyone... frame even! =) I am sure you fall in love with a technique too.. I've been watching to venture into embossing and I can see why it is so addictive!
I hope you liked this creation.
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June is for dads and grads!
Here are a few father's day cards that I made (and of course sent out late...)
The top two I found inspiration from an image that was on a package of Spellbinders label die cuts I purchased other last weekend.
The bottom two I used the current CAS(E) Challenge #128 for some inspiration and quick design.
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Recollections: White (card base), pattern: Home Basics
My Mind's Eye - Adventure
Momento: Danube Blue (dew drop), Tuxedo Black
Distressed Marker - Bundled Sage
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