Technique – heat embossing

Featuring heat embossing

Birthday circles

Hi there!

It’s been a while since I played with this cool Simon Says Stamp background stamp and I was also wanting to play with my distress markers again… so I sat down at my table… et voila! Another birthday card for my depleted stocks!

I heat embossed the background stamp with white embossing powder and then added the colour. I started smooshing at first but then I decided I wanted more control over the colouring and applied the watered-down marker colour using my brush… and a finger!!

I cut the panel down and added a glittery new-to me sentiment, also from SSS.

I’m entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge (ink blending).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Hoppy Easter, peeps

Hello there everyone!

Here’s a quick card I made for the current Case This Sketch challenge using a couple of stamps from Simon Says Stamp.

I stamped and embossed the background stamp and then blended three shades of distress ink over it (I used dried marigold, spun sugar and tattered rose).

Following the sketch, I cut up the background into a number of strips and adhered them to my base card.

To finish off the card, I added a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp – it’s stamped with delicata gold ink. Can you see that beautiful shimmer?

I’m also entering this into the current Colour Throwdown challenge (blush, pink and peach) and the Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge (springtime/Easter).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Starry Seventy

Hello Everyone and happy happy birthday to my dear dad who is celebrating a big birthday today!

My dad prefers super CAS cards so this card took a bit longer than other cards I’ve made him. OK, I must confess, it actually tested my patience a bit – it took a LONG time to arrange and glue down those stars… especially the smallest ones!

The stars are from the Hero Arts star confetti background die – I love background dies but they are pricey and I always like to find as many ways of using them as possible. I love how versatile the Hero Arts confetti dies are – the different sizes of the confetti means that I use them on all sorts of cards and I’ve even used the star die for a Happy 2018 card!

Anyway, I probably used about 70% of the stars from the die on this card. I stuck some to the back and saved the rest for another project.

The greeting is also by Hero Arts.

As I used one of my favourite Hero Arts products (background dies), I’m entering this into the current Blog Named Hero challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Blow out that bonfire!

Happy Friyay people!

I made today’s card using Jennifer McGuire’s fabulous distress oxide water painting technique – very quick and so much fun!

After stamping/embossing the wonderful candle stamp from Concord & 9th, I blended two shades of green (Lucky Clover and Evergreen Bough) and then ‘painted’ the flames and parts of the candles with water.

I stamped and embossed the Cas-ual Fridays sentiments onto vellum and attached it to the base card to finish it off. Isn’t that sentiment fun?! As the card was for my younger brother, I felt I could give this to him without causing TOO much offence!!!!

I don’t have many Cas-ual Fridays stamps as I’ve found them quite difficult to buy here in the UK, so I’m very happy that I can finally enter one of their challenges as the theme is ‘green’.

Have a great weekend, all!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Yes – a lyre on one of my cards!

Happy Friyay everyone!

Well, I can honestly say that I never thought that I would make a card with a lyre on it, but here it is! I was using the Waffle Flower ‘Currently Listening’ stamp set and spotted the lyre and just had to include it on this card, even thought I don’t know anyone who plays it!! Such an unusual instrument to include in the set!

I embossed the images and a sentiment stamp by Hero Arts and then stuck them in the frame that I cut from glitter paper using a Memory Box die. I added black glitter paper where the sections were too small for an image.

I adhered the die cut to a panel that I embossed with a Darice folder.

I’m entering this into the current Less is More challenge – music.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Embossed branch hearts

Hello everyone!

I’ve been playing with the Simon Says Stamp Brushed Branches background stamp today. For these cards, I embossed the image and then blended some distress oxide inks over them. I just LOVE those inks. They blend so nicely.

As Valentine’s is less than a week away, I decided to turn my backgrounds into CAS Valentine cards using a die from Memory Box and a couple of sentiments from Simon Says Stamp.

Which is your favourite??

I’m entering these into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge (It must be love) and the Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge (Love/hearts).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.