Technique – heat embossing

Featuring heat embossing

Deco roses

Hi Everyone!

Happy Sunday!

I’m playing along with this week’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge. I decided to use some older Poppystamps Deco Roses corner dies that I’ve had for eons! To die cut the roses, I used some mirror card and a left over background that I had created using Ken Oliver Colour Bursts and some Cosmic Shimmer pixie powder. I really must get inky and create some new backgrounds soon – it’s so much fun to just get inky at times, isn’t it?

Anyway, I embossed a Deco sentiment from Woodware and then assembled my card. Think this one took me longer to photograph than create! It’s so difficult to capture that pixie Powder shimmer!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

A pocket of berries

Hello everyone!

I’m playing along with the current Case This Sketch Challenge today.

When I saw the sketch, I decided to do some partial die cutting with an image from the Penny Black Sunny Wishes set.

After embossing the image, I used a circle die to cut part of the image and fussy cut the rest.

I used the same circle to cut part of a background I created ages ago using some distress stains. I then cut the rest of the panel using a rectangular die so that I had stitching all around the panel, rather than just where I had cut the circle.

I adhered the panel and the image to the card base and finished off my card with a die cut sentiment from Mama Elephant.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Happy 2019

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the current Case This Sketch challenge.

I used a sketch to create a card for my dear dad – and I included glitter card and glitter nuvo drops! The only time of year that I can use glitter on his card!

I embossed an old wood-mounted stamp by Impression Obsession – I’m determined to use my wood-mounted stamps more frequently this year!

I also used an embossing folder I got from Michaels last April.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Festive thanks

Hello everyone!

I’m not quite ready to put away my festive supplies! I love using them for thank you cards that I hand out after Christmas.

This is the card I made for my lovely mum using Simon Says Stamp Winter Flowers stamps and matching dies. I embossed, cut and coloured all the images with my Twinkling H2Os and then created a see-through card front using Jennifer McGuire’s press n seal technique. Time consuming but totally worth it! The sentiment is by Winnie and Walter.

I’m entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge (something new – the matching dies were a new purchase).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Snowflakes Christmas Wishes

Happy Christmas Sunday!

Do you ever see a stamp and think it’s definitely going to be your go-to stamp for Christmas cards this year? Well that’s exactly what happened to me when I saw the Hero Arts Delicate Snowflakes background stamp in October! And you know how many times I’ve used it before today? Once. yep, that’s right people, ONCE.

So I was determined to use it again before I pack away my festive supplies. I heat embossed the image and then used the ‘plastic bag technique’ to colour the background with distress markers and water.

I then die cut a Hero Arts ‘Christmas’ several times and stuck them together to create a thick sentiment. Finally I stamped ‘wishes’ onto a separate banner and added it beneath the 3D die cut.

It turned out to be a super quick make – hopefully I’ll use the stamp more before next Christmas!

I’m entering this into the current A Blog Named Hero challenge – the theme is ‘winter’.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Mixed winter berries

Hello There!

There’s a cool colour combo over at the Color Throwdown this week – coral, red, green and grey. Not necessarily the most traditional festive combo, but I knew I wanted to create a festive card with them, so I pulled out an older Woodware stamp and got to work.

I used a light grey card base to stamp the image in green ink; I added some clear embossing powder on top to give the image a little more ‘body’. Then I coloured each dot using my prismacolor pencils before I added some Nuvo Jewel drops on top. To finish off the card I added a sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp/Gina K Stamptember collaboration set.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.