Thursday, July 27, 2017

Technique Thursday #30-2017

The technique for today is called iron-off embossing.  You can see videos to do this here and here.

It really shines in Sue's card.

I started with Hero Arts Looped Circle pattern decorative, Versamark ink and clear embossing powder and heat set the panel. I added colours with distress inks (mustard seed, spiced marmalade and picked raspberry) with ink blending tools. To add the shine, I spritzed with water mixed with a bit of Perfect Pearls in my mini mister.  I left the card overnight to dry. Then with my iron and some printer paper, folded in half, I placed the card into the folded printer paper and carefully ironed the paper. I checked periodically to ensure that the embossing powder was being removed and moved the card around to a “clean” section to iron the card again.The sentiment is from Simon Says STAMP Flower Friend stamp set, cut out with Stampin’ Up’s Decorative Label punch. - Sue

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Card Sketch Wednesday #30-2017

This is our card sketch for today.

Sue has a cheerful combination of colors for her creation from the sketch.

I started with Impression Obsession Cover-a-card  Flourishes stamp, Versamark ink and clear embossing powder. I added colour with distress inks (twisted citron and peacock feathers) with ink blending tools. I created the band with a scrap of bright green cardstock, cut 1 3/4'” wide. The sentiment from Simon Says STAMP Lots of Thanks stamp set, cut out with Stampin’ Up’s Decorative Label punch.- Sue

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Sympathy Tuesday #30-2017

Embossing can make a simple but stunning sympathy cards such as the one Sue has for us today.

To emboss the panel, I used Couture Creations Exotic embossing folder and trimmed the panel to 3 1/4” x 4 1/8”. Before adhering the embossed panel to the card, I added a small bow and black grosgrain ribbon. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches Salutations stamp set. - Sue