Technique – heat embossing

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Autumn handful

Hi Everyone!

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

I was originally going to create a cluster of little Christmas trees but I suddenly thought of the gorgeous elements in the Pretty Pink Posh Autumn Wreath set. I’ve used the wreath quite a few times, but those little elements are barely used! So I chose a few, embossed them in gold and coloured them using my Twinkling H2Os.

I smooshed some distress ink onto a card base and added a few paint splatters. I adhered the Hero Arts sentiment and then arranged my autumn elements!

Such a fun card to create!

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Faux Metal Etching

Hi Everyone!

I’ve been itching to play with the faux metal etching technique that Jennifer McGuire demonstrated a few weeks ago and today was the day! I used some silver matte mirror card and the Simon Says Stamp Brushed Branches background stamp. What a fun technique – but so very difficult to get a decent photo.

I used the sketch from the current Inspire Create Challenges and added a die cut sentiment and leaves (also by Simon Says Stamp).

I’m also entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge where the theme is Autumn.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Wicked together

Hi there!

Once again i’s time for a new challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card using just one corner and we have a fabulous seasonal colour palette as our optional twist. Our sponsor is Stamplorations.

I kept it pretty simple again. I stamped and embossed an image from the Picket Fence Studios ‘Wicked Together’ set and then blended some Carved Pumpkin distress ink into the centre of the pumpkin. I masked off the centre of the pumpkin and blended Twisted Citron to create a vibrant background.

My team mates have come up with some beautiful cards which are on the AAA Cards challenge blog. We are also joined by the lovely Sandie – who has some lovely inspiration on her blog!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Anemone Cluster

Hi Everyone!

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

I used the pretty Anemone Cluster from The Ton – which I coloured with Daniel Smith watercolours. I embossed an oval die onto a piece of kraft cardstock. I’m still having trouble embossing dies using my Gemini Junior, I just can’t find a go-to cutting plate combo for my dies. Quite frustrating at times!

Anyway, to complete my card, I heat embossed a sentiment by Clearly Besotted.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Autumnal cottage scene

 

Hi Everyone!

Today, I’m playing along with this week’s sketch challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches.

I love this unusual sketch and was originally going to use a few die cut trees but as I was looking for the tree die, I stumbled across the Poppystamps Boddington Cottage die. I thought I could make it work with the sketch and got to work!

I didn’t do too much inlaid die cutting this time – just the cottage. For the trees, I coloured some card using my Daniel Smith Watercolours and then stuck my die cut on top before adhering the image to the card base.

The embossed sentiment is from the September 2018 Hero Arts My Monthly Hero kit.

I’m also entering this into the current Poppystamps challenge – Anything Goes.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Seasonal village

Hello!

I’m here with my second Crafts-U-Love DT post for September.

This month, I received a couple of products by Studio Light, the Essentials Clear Stamp Set – No.393* and the A6 Paper Pad – No.121* plus the Eleganza Craft 4 mm Glitter Gems – Silver*  which I’ve used to create today’s card.

I started by stamping the main image three times in different colours of Distress Oxide ink and fussy cutting the little houses (super easy images to fussy cut!). I trimmed down a piece of the Studio Light paper so that the large star would be at the top of my card.

After trimming the bottom of the paper panel, I used a post-it note to sponge some distress ink across the foreground. Then I arranged all the little houses across the card.

Finally I added a sentiment from the Julie Hickey poinsettia set* and added some gems and then some Stickles over the ink blending.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Products marked with a ‘*’ were sent to me by Crafts-U-Love for this and past DT assignments.