Sunday, October 15, 2017

Double Embossed Holly

Online Card Class Making Merry:  Day One

More than 20 years ago I watched a gold heat embossing demonstration at Stamp Your Art Out in Cincinnati.  I bought a cornucopia wood mounted stamp, a heat gun, gold embossing powder and VersaMark.  That was the start of my stamping career.

Embossing still fascinates me.  I love watching the heat melt the powder like magic!

Jennifer McGuire demonstrates how to heat emboss green over gold  heat embossing!  Wow!  The i.o. holly background stamp is just perfect for the technique.

White embossing powder is then covered over water drops to make tiny snow flakes as the last layer on the card.

I turned this card into a shaker with white snowflakes, mica and sequins.

The merry die is from Paper Trey.  I cut it 4 times and stacked it before adding the Snow Maker pen and heat embossing it.

The CHRISTMAS sentiment is from Cleary Besotted.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Poinsettia Thank You

Online Card Class Making Merry:  Day 5 Watercolor

I used The Ton's Good Tidings Cluster stamp for this 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 notecard.
I stamped with VersaMark and gold heat embossed the image and the sentiment which is from Paper Smooches.
I colored the image with Koi water color.  Stickles added a little bling to the berries.
I sprinkled water and heat embossed gold.

Friday, October 13, 2017


Online Card Class Making Merry:  Day 4

The very first stamp I ever bought (over 20 years ago) was a Cornucopia.  The only stamping technique I knew was heat embossing.  I heat embossed that stamp over and over.
This newly purchased Cornucopia stamp is from The Ton.  I stamped it in Memento and colored it in Copic markers.

Special note to Julie Ebersole:  After all of that coloring, stamping and masking it was very stressful to put a die over my work and cut it out.  If it hadn't worked I think you would have heard from me.
But fortunately it die cut the Paper Trey word Grateful very well.

Julie called this Camouflage.  I stacked four layers of the word die and inset them back into the Cornucopia.  I did add Wink of Stella to the word to make it stand out even more.

The wood stamp is from Altenew.  The little background leaf stamp is from the Cornucopia set by The Ton.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Poinsettia Gate Fold

Online Card Class Merry Making:   Day 4

Jennifer McGuire really inspired me with her gate fold card using a background die.
I have this fabulous Doodled Lace Cover Die from Altenew that was just begging to be on this card.
The Poinsettia closure is also from Altenew.  It is stamped on water color paper with VeraMark and heat embossed in gold.  It is painted with water color.  I cut out two and layered it with pop dots.
Gold ribbon holds the gate fold closed.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Golden Anniversary

Online Card Class Merry Making Day One

I loved the autumn leaves Friends card I made for Day One so much I wanted to try another card using the same techniques.
This is a winter themed golden anniversary card.
The spruce Tim Holtz dies were colored with Color Burst and the edges touched with gold embossing powder.  The heart is from Spellbinders,.  The Love is from hero Arts.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Friends, Let's Celebrate!

Online Card Class making Merry Day 1

I used so many different people's ideas to make this card.
The idea for the basic design came from Erm Tassneem.

Both Kristina Werner and Jennifer McGuire offered ways to use different products to make a background.  I used Jennifer's technique of splattering water from a paint brush to gold heat emboss my background.  She also used a VersaMarker to make snow.  Here I used the VersaMarker to guild the leaves.

The leaf dies are from Lawn Fawn.  I cut them from water color paper that had been painted with Colorburst.

The Let's Celebrate sentiment is from MFT.

The friends die is from Paper Trey Ink cut from Stampin Up gold glitter paper.

I look forward to the rest of the classes!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Distressed Haunted House

Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Dark Side
I just can't stop making these Lawn Fawn Halloween scallop boxes!
I really took this one to the dark side with the Tim Holtz papers.