Technique – heat embossing

Featuring heat embossing

Deco Diamonds

Hello everyone!

Today I’m sharing a card I made using the fabulous Deco Diamonds background stamp from Simon Says Stamp.

I embossed the image using gold embossing powder and then added some Ken Oliver Color Bursts and Nuvo shimmer powder. I left it to dry naturally as I didn’t want to ‘over cook’ my gold embossing. I was very pleased when I saw how sparkly it turned out!

To finish off the card, I added a sentiment and star die cuts, all by Simon Says Stamp.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Flower Garden

Hello everyone!

I finally had time to sit down and play with my new Hero Arts purchases today!

I love the new Flower Garden Bold Prints background and couldn’t wait to ink it up!

I heat embossed the image and  then coloured it using the palette from this week’s Color Throwdown challenge (grey, purple, lavender and kraft) – and added a die from a my Monthly Hero kit to finish it off. As I used my Twinkling H2Os, this is beautifully sparkly in real life – so difficult to capture in a photo though!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Purple and Green should never be seen…

Hello everyone!

Well I’m not sure about the title of my post… I recall hearing it as a saying from somewhere but I disagree with it – as would some British sporting institutions!!

Anyway, onto today’s card! I’m playing along with the current Case This Sketch challenge and used an old wood mounted stamp by a company called Inca Rubber Stamps. I’ve googled them, but it looks like they don’t exist any more.

I embossed the heart images and then coloured them to match the shades in my Basic Grey background paper.

To finish off the card I added a sentiment from Savvy Stamps.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Octopus army

Happy Friyay friends!

I loved a card that Impress Cards shared in a recent email – and as I had the stamp, I knew that would have to be my wood stamp for Day 8 of the Daily Marker 30 Day challenge! I coloured the cute images using my Twinkling H2O paints but quite honestly I’m not that happy with how they turned out. Still, I decided to press on with my card anyway and masked off the images to create the background using a Create-a-Smile background stamp and some blended distress ink. To finish off the card, I added a sentiment by Simon Says Stamp.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Flower swirl

Hello there!

Here is my Day 3 colouring for the Daily Marker 30 Day challenge and my personal wood-mounted rubber stamp challenge!

My stamp of choice today is the Flower Swirl by Hero Arts. It’s from 2011… I seriously can’t believe it’s almost 8 years since I bought this pretty!

Anyway, I’m also playing along with the Color Throwdown challenge which has a palette of aqua, saffron, brown and yellow. I stamped the swirl and the sentiment in Pearlescent Chocolate Brilliance ink which I then embossed with clear powder. I coloured each of the flowers using a mixture of Twinkling H2Os and Fossilised Amber Distress ink (for the saffron). To finish off my card, I added a few Nuvo drops… OK, I added a LOT of little Nuvo drops! They are just soooo pretty in this aqua/yellow/saffron combo, don’t you think!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Birthday Deco Roses

Hello Friends! Happy Friyay!

I’m excited that today marks the first day of another 30 Day Colouring Challenge. I love playing along and I’m hoping to colour something every day during this challenge. Let’s see how that goes!

I’ve also decided to set myself my own ‘sub-challenge’! I have LOTS of wood-mounted rubber stamps which I cannot bear to part with. And I remember buying them all! They are like my Christmas ornaments – they all have a story/memory! Anyway, I have rarely played with them in recent years so I’m going to use them exclusively for this colouring challenge.

So with that in mind, here is my car/colouring for Day 1 using a super Deco Roses image by Stampendous which I embossed and coloured with my Twinkling H2Os. I added a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp that I stamped in green Brilliance ink and then added a few Nuvo glitter drops as my little finishing touch!

I’m going to enter this into the current CAS on Friday Challenge (birthday) plus the current Addicted to Stamps Challenge (Anything Goes).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.