Technique – heat embossing

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Autumn Fractile Leaves

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along with one the Color Throwdown! The palette this week looks like red, yellow, porcelain and brown – very autumnal!

I actually made a tree scene card using these colours yesterday. However, when I went to upload it, I felt that it wasn’t appropriate given the terrible fires engulfing the forests in the western USA. So, today I had a bit of free time and re-did my card using the beautiful Simon Says Stamp Fractile Leaves set plus a background die from The Stamp Market. The sentiment is by Hero Arts.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2020 – Day 14

Hello again everyone!

So last Saturday, I was making a card for a sketch challenge, but couldn’t quite bring myself to cut up the background I coloured and I ended up going with something else. So, today, I used that background – with minimal cutting!

I heat embossed the pretty Simon Says Stamp Poinsettia background stamp and coloured it using my twinkling H2O paints. I splattered some gold dots and adhered it to a metallic gold panel. To complete my card, I added a die cut sentiment from Winnie & Walter.

I’m entering this into the current Inspirational challenge where the theme is painting or colouring.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2020 – Day 11

Happy Saturday everyone!

Welcome to Day 11 of  Christmas in July! Today I’m playing along the Freshly Made Sketches challenge – they have such a cool sketch this week, I really had to think about how I would interpret it!

In the end, I heat embossed the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Leaves and Berries background stamp and masked off two triangles before applying Distress Oxide Antique Linen. I used water to lift some of the ink from the leaves and berries and then added a die cut sentiment, also by Simon Says Stamp, to complete my take.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

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.