Technique – heat embossing

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Winter Wonderland

Hello!

I’m here with my first 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* .

Unfortunately, only the clear stamp is in stock right now, so I have just used that one for my card this time. If you are wondering about the paper pad, I thought that it was great value for money – some fabulously festive designs and the perfect size for A6 cards – no trimming needed! The glitter gems remind me very much of Nuvo glitter drops – but of course no worrying about getting the drops the same size.. or waiting for them to dry! Two really useful products with a great price point!

I kept things simple with my card as the image contains a sentiment already so it would be perfect for using for any batch cards you needed. I embossed the image using white embossing powder and then simply blended distress ink (Antique Linen, Dried Marigold, Victorian Velvet and Seedless Preserves) over it. I used a microfibre cloth to remove ink from the image before splattering some water on top of the scene and blotting the ink dry.

There are some festive fabulous images in this line from Studio Light. I particularly like this Tree and the Reindeer!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

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

Be Happy

Happy Saturday Everyone!

I’ve been struggling with my mojo recently. I was so motivated to create during my Christmas in July series but it’s just disappeared this month. To be fair, life has been busy with a few home/garden challenges…

To kickstart my mojo, I decided to play along with the Global Design Project, which has a colour challenge this week. I chose a fun set my PaperArtsy (ref EKD03) and got to work. I actually embossed and coloured the image first and then thought about the design. Not the way I usually work and I ended up spending a bit of time trying out various designs before settling on this one. I’m still not completely sure about it, but sometimes you just have to stop and tell yourself, ‘that’s enough’!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July – Day 23

Hi Everyone!

It’s Christmas in July Day 23 and I’ve been playing with my Hero Arts supplies again today.

I used a sketch from another a new-to-me challenge, the Inspire Create Challenges. I decided to case a card I’d made last year, inspired by Yana Smakula. I heat embossed the Hero Arts Christmas Lights background and coloured it with my Prismacolour pencils before applying a layer of Nuvo Crystal drops on top. I die cut a circle from a piece of black card and adhered it onto my coloured image using foam tape. To finish off my card, I added a Hero Arts die cut and an embossed word from an older Simon Says Stamp set.

I’m also entering this into the current A Blog Named Hero challenge where the theme is Christmas in July.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July – Day 21

Hi Everyone!

It’s Christmas in July Day 21 and I have stepped away from the die cutting… well almost! An embossed image is the focal point today, but I have lots of die cut elements!

I’m playing along with a new-to-me challenge, the Global Design Project, which has a fun sketch this week. I embossed a sentiment stamp from Hero Arts and adhered it to a card base that I’d covered with some older paper from My Mind’s Eye. To finish off my card, I added some glittery poinsettia cut using the Simon Says Stamp Poinsettia Parade die.

I’m also entering this into the current A Blog Named Hero challenge where the theme is Christmas in July.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July – Day 6

Hi there!

It’s time for a new challenge at AAA Cards! The theme for this fortnight is ‘maxi white space’ with the optional twist of Christmas in July. Our sponsor is The Ink Road

If you’ve visited my blog this week, you’ll know that I’m doing ‘Christmas in July’ this month, so the optional twist was perfect for me!

I’m currently playing catch up and therefore this is my card for Day 6 of my Christmas in July and Day 22 of the colouring challenge. I embossed a cute little image from Impression Obsession and then coloured it using my Twinkling H2O paints. I then added a sentiment from Clearly Besotted to finish off my card.

My team mates have come up with some beautiful cards which are on the AAA Cards challenge blog. We are also joined by the talented Shona from Twine Around – she has some fabulous cards on her blog, so please do check them out too!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July – Day 1

Hello everyone!

When I decided to play along with the Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring challenge using my wood mounted stamps again, I knew I wanted to find a way of using my Christmas stamps as well. Then I thought of Christmas in July and decided to use my festive wood mounted stamps for the second half of the 30 day challenge. I’m aiming to continue the theme during the rest of the month and expand my supplies to included dies and clear stamps… once the colouring challenge is over that is!

So, for Christmas in July Day 1 (Day 17 of the colouring challenge), I inked up an older Stampendous stamp, Owl Tree. I can remember where/when I purchased so many of my older stamps. But this one? No idea! I suspect I probably got it as a bargain…. but apart from that, its origins are a mystery! I do however remember where I got those little Lia Griffith/Hero Arts snowflakes I used for the background – I got them while standing in line during Create 2015. Complete spur of the moment purchase! Brings back fun memories of the event!

I used a sketch from a past My Favorite Things sketch challenge (Number 368… the old challenge blog seems to have disappeared and I can’t find any archives to link to). The sentiment is by Hero Arts.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.