Technique – heat embossing

Featuring heat embossing

AAA Cards One Image

Hi there!

It’s time for a new challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card with just one image; our optional twist is ‘inspired by TV. Our sponsor is Cas-ual Fridays.

The twist was a bit of a challenge for me as I don’t watch many TV shows. I do try to watch Gardeners’ World, so I pulled out an old Hero Arts silhouette stamp and got to work. I stamped the image in black ink and then embossed it with clear embossing powder. Taking inspiration from this fun card by Jenn Shurkus, I splattered some coloured ink across the background. I used watered-down Distress crayon rather than distress inks or sprays – I think the colour was more vibrant as a result.

The sentiment is by Clearly Besotted.

My team mates have come up with some beautiful cards which are on the AAA Cards challenge blog. We are also joined a previous challenge winner, Jasleen, who has some lovely cards on her blog!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Colourful birthday butterfly

Hi Everyone!

Next, I’m playing along with the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge!

I started by adhering some patterned paper to my card base and then added a piece of whit cardstock that I had embossed using a Carabelle Studios folder. I cut the Memory Box Willoughby Butterfly from glitter cardstock and adhered it to the Memory Box Asti Butterfly that I had cut from a panel created with Distress Stains.

I heat embossed a My Favorite Things sentiment on a kraft strip and adhered it to my card before adding the butterfly.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Non-traditional Christmas wishes

Hi Everyone!

November has been a super-busy month for me and I can scarcely believe it’s December. I’m so grateful that I was able to grab some time in the craft room today! I decided to play along this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge but when I was halfway through my creation, I realised that I had used a couple of the colours from this week’s Color Throwdown challenge so I added some silver and pink snowflakes to cover all the colours in the combo (turquoise, green, pink and silver)!

I used an older stamp and die set by Marianne Designs and stamped and embossed the large Christmas sentiment with sparkle embossing powder before cutting it out with the coordinating die. I stamped the ‘wishes’ in silver ink and adhered the die cut on top of a little silver cotton before adding a few die cut snowflakes.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Deck the Halls

Hi there!

It’s time for a new challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card with just one image; our optional twist is ‘shimmer’. Our sponsor is Funky Fossil Designs.

I heat embossed a gorgeous ornament image from Julie Hickey Designs and then coloured it with my Twinkling H2o paints. It really shimmers in real life, but it’s so difficult to capture in a photo! I fussy cut around the image and got to work on my card base.

I cut a piece of Hero Arts Nautical cardstock (such a fabulous navy cardstock) and applied a little distress oxide to the centre of the base to create a glow from the ornament. I then spritzed a layer of Pixie Dust across the card before adhering the ornament with foam pads. I then embossed a Mama Elephant sentiment to complete my card.

My team mates have come up with some beautiful cards which are on the AAA Cards challenge blog. We are also joined a previous challenge winner, Joyce, who has some lovely inspiration on her blog!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Leafy Autumn Greetings

Hi Everyone!

Today I’m playing along this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge

I heat embossed the fabulous Hero Arts/Basic Grey Graphic Leaves Background stamp and coloured it with my Twinkling H2O paints. Oh how I miss Basic Grey patterned paper! Although it makes up a decent proportion of my little-used patterned paper mountain, I still miss those wonderful, unique collections.

Anyway, I adhered the background to a base card and then added a sentiment, also by Hero Arts to finish off my card.

I’m also entering this into the current A Blog Named Hero challenge where the theme is ‘nature’

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Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Geometric Tree

Hi there!

It’s time for a new challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card with as much white space as possible; our optional twist is ‘geometric’. Our sponsor is Uniko.

I always seem to use triangles for geometric challenges and as you can see, this time is no exception! I stamped and embossed an image from the Simon Says Stamp Festive Trees set and then coloured the triangles with my Twinkling H2o paints. The sentiment (which I also embossed) is by Mama Elephant.

My team mates have come up with some beautiful cards which are on the AAA Cards challenge blog. We are also joined a previous challenge winner, Emily Shroom, who has some lovely inspiration on her blog!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.