No 2 RISING STAR DEMONSTRATOR and placed in the TOP 25 DEMONSTRATORS of the year 2010

No 2 RISING STAR DEMONSTRATOR and placed in the TOP 25 DEMONSTRATORS of the year 2010

Thursday, August 14, 2008


We'll be doing a little embossing and making this cute little card today.

Step 1
Gather your supplies

4" X 6" card...I used CM Brown cardstock
4" x 31/2" piece of white card
4" x 1" piece plus scrap piece of coloured card stock: I used Bazzill Basics...Stonewash
Small piece scrap brown cardstock
Stamp with greeting: For this I used Hero Arts clear design 'A true impression everytime'
Assorted flower punches: Funky flower whale punches and CM micro maker
Clear embossing powder
Versa colour ink pad in Atlantic: it matches the Bazzill Stonewash to a tee.
Versamark watermark stamp pad: I love this stamp pad.
12" Trimmer
Heat Gun.....or use your toaster at a pinch.
Tape runner
Glue pen
Raised adhesive dots.
Step 2
Punch out 1 large, 3 medium, 6 small flowers from your stonewash cardstock, then 1 small and 3 micro flowers from the brown.
Adhere the brown flowers as shown.
Step 3
Press your 4 larger flowers into the versamark (watermark stamp pad), cover with clear embossing powder..shake off any excess then heat set with your heat gun.

A Note on embossing....DO NOT heat your image for too long or you will risk burning the powder which will give it a mottled look...not nice!
Don't you just love the look embossing gives you....
I often use my tweezers to hold whatever I'm embossing, because it can get hot but for these I simply left them on the table...
I like to use a folded piece of copy paper to work on when using embossing powders.
I also use a fine paint brush to dust and tap away any excess powder.
My favourite embossing powder are the basic ones....clear/crystal and occasionally a little hologram...for a bit of Bling.
Step 4
Using your greeting stamp ink it up with your coloured stamp pad, align and stamp it onto your white piece of card towards the bottom. Add your clear embossing powder to this...shake off and heat set.
Step 5
Adhere the small Stonewash strip to the under side of the white card...then adhere this to the brown card.
Step 6
Adhere your flowers with your glue pen and for a more dimensional look I used raised dots for the larger"ll also notice I placed my largest flower close to the end of my stamped image (in the top photo)...It looks like part of the stamp....don't you agree.
Viola! your card is finished
Here are a few others I made with this little stamp set....very versatile!

With this card I used Hologram embossing powder.

I'd have like to put a few pumpkins on this card in honour of Halloween..because of the colours but I don't have any!



If you would like to know about any of the products used during this tutorial...drop me an email.

I have 2 spare blue/brown and pink hologram the first to comment and then email me and I will send them to you.

PS: I had a couple of spare sentiment sets left over from a card class...but these are now gone.


Amanda said...

Fabulous cards! I love the way you used the embossing powder to cover the tops of the flowers. I've never seen that done before!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful card set, love the stamps used. I could supply the pumpkins if you want them.