Posts Tagged ‘embossing’

CTMH Technique Blog Hop – Embossing Folders

Welcome to this month’s CTMH Technique Blog Hop.  Today you will see how we’ve used embossing folders.  If you have already started the hop, you should be coming from Joy McHargue.

Embossed Card by Wendy KesslerSupplies used are all Close to My Heart: Quatrefoil Embossing Folder, Cardstock (Indian Corn Blue, Colonial White), Scalloped Border Punch, Bronze Shimmer Trim, Paper Flowers (retired), Jubilee Paper Packet, and Brown & Tan Sparkles Assortment.

It has been quite awhile since I did anything in my scrapbook room even though I have had the idea for this card for quite some time.  My idea started with this pin and grew from there.  I am new to using embossing folders and I love how they add so much to a card.  I couldn’t help but bling this one up by placing sparkles in all the open embossed shapes.  This is a very easy card to replicate and is perfect for many different occasions (Birthday, Thank You, Mother’s Day)

Now hop on over to Michelle Loncar!

List of participants:

Shirley Ross
Sheila Bennett
Joy McHargue
Wendy Kessler
Michelle Loncar
Terry Morrow
Judy Faye Garner
Melissa Robinson

CTMH Video: Alcohol Marker Madness

Alcohol Marker Madness features coloring stamp images with alcohol-based markers for a smooth, vibrant look.

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Stamp Sunday #26 (Special Edition): Snow Flurries

I  know it’s not Sunday but I’m going to be having an occasional special edition to make up for the month of June.  Come back tomorrow for another one!

D1384 Snow Flurries

This Snow Flurries stamp set is one that is retiring so it is only available through July 31, 2012.  I stamped with Twilight and White Daisy inks.  I embossed with some glittery embossing powder on the white for a pretty effect.  I wasn’t sure how it would turn out because I did it over top of multiple layers and on that bottom picture but it all turned out just fine.  Here’s the best closeup I could get:

Pure Joy Baby Miracle Layout

Supplies used: Close to My Heart Miracle Workshop on the Go Kit, DCWV Vellum Quote, CTMH Flip Flaps.

I knew as soon as I saw this paper that I would use it with these photos!

 

CTMH Technique Blog Hop – Ghosting

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are 13 of us highlighting the Ghosting Technique as shown on page 45 in the 2011 Autumn/Winter Idea Book!  The basics for this technique is to stamp an image with VersaMark ink, emboss it, then sponge around the image with a contrasting ink to create a negative image.

This blog hop is a circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.  If you are coming from Shirley’s Blog, you are on the right track!

All supplies are Close to My Heart: Zippidee Paper Packet, Zippidee Fancy Fuzz, Indian Corn Blue ink, Cranberry ink, Rustic Numbers stamp set, Argle Backgrounds stamp set, Save the Date stamp setCricut Art Philosophy Collection, and antique brads (Brads-Metal Assortment).

I cut the stars with my Cricut, then stamped on them with the Argle Background stamp, heated and sponged the color.  For my title, I did the same thing but I used StazOn ink for the July.

Other ideas:

Stamp images after embossing, making them look like they are in the background (without having to use masking).

Use a variety of different embossing powder colors for even more flair.

If you don’t have the color of embossing powder that you need, you can stamp the image like normal, then stamp again overtop with Versamark and emboss it with clear powder.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue on to Tracey’s Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!

For a list of all the blog hop participants, scroll down to the previous post.