Monday, June 29, 2015

Embossed Embossing Card done with Elegant Dots Embossing Folder

As promised here is my other card sample from my June class featuring the technique Embossed Embossing.

 To my surprise this was the most popular card in my class! I really thought the butterfly Fluttering cards see here for these cards would be the favourite but no it was this one using the Elegant Dots embossing folder and the stamp set Banner Banter.

This embossing folder is a bit harder to roll over with your brayer to get the raised sections covered with Versamark but a fine paint brush will assist you getting off stray grains and areas of embossing podwer that might adhere to the flat card areas.

I have to say I do like this card and its simplicity of style!

The real red card piece was stamped with one of the stamps from chalk lines to create a bit of added detail to the card.

If you'd like detail on how to do this technique go to my previous post and all instructions are there.



Sunday, June 28, 2015

Embossed Embossing Using Fluttering Embossing Folder

This months classes focused on background techniques and one of the techniques I taught was Embossed Embossing. I made several sample cards and today I want to share with you the two samples I made using the Flutter embossing folder. Butterflies are always popular and to have them in a design on an embossing folder is awesome! Everyone loves butterflies!

Do you like my samples?

So what is embossed embossing? First off you place your cardstock inside an embossing folder, run it through a Big Shot then rub over the embossed card with an embossing buddy. Then with a brayer inked with Versamark gently roll over the raised embossed areas, pour over embossing powder, tap off excess and heat emboss.

Simple technique for a stunning result.

The first sample is heat embossed using Cherry Cobbler embossing powder. The second card is heat embossed with gold embossing powder. Both cards feel very luxurious! The embossing becomes the highlight of the card and so very little else needs to be added to finish the cards. Agree?

I've got one more sample to share and I will do that tomorrow.



If you'd like to order any of the products used to create these cards please click on the items below to go to my online store. 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Eureka Stampers New Stampin'Up! 2015 Catalogue Blog Hop

My terrific downline Simone Bartrum and her team Eureka Stampers are holding a New Catalogue Blog Hop and if you have reached me you have been sent to my blog from the very creative Tricia Raineri aka The Speckled Sparrow. Or I may be your starting point, if so welcome to our annual New Catalogue Blog Hop!

I've taken inspiration for my creations from an item I had already partially completed and from the colour combination of red and black. Plus my first order from the new annual catalogue contained the gorgeous new Designer Series Paper "Timeless Elegance" and my next favourite stamp set after Awesomely Artistic, "Birthday Blossoms", so I just had to highlight them in one of my creations.

So here is my first card - a Step Panel card. Another of my talented downline, Rosie Spezzano taught this style of card at our recent Team Night and I was very keen to try making another, so thanks for the inspiration Rosie!

This is great style of card to make so it will definitely be put into my class timetable for this year! The paper is one of the beautiful designs in the Timeless Elegance pack of papers, love them! Also love the font used for all the sentiments in the Birthday Blossoms stamp set.

I know I always get carried away with my loves when a new catalogue is released but I have to say as soon as I saw the Metallic Thread on the Ribbon and Trim page in the catalogue - it was a MUST HAVE! I've used the gold thread behind the flower for a bit of added interest as you can see in closer detail below.

I added a Very Vanila panel to the back of the card to enable a greeting to be stamped and for me to write my birthday wishes for the lucky recipient of this card.

Now for my second creation. At the recent Picture to Page Show I was demonstrating my current favourite technique, dry embossed vellum and was using the pretty flower image from the new stamp set "You've Got This" So with several of these images now dry embossed it seemed only sensible to use one in a card for the blog hop and tie it in with one of my class techniques for this month - Double Embossing.

                              If learning this technique appeals to you visit here for more information.

I wanted to keep the colour combinations simple so I did not add any colour behind the vellum once it was embossed. I like the elegance of the card with the shiny embossed areas and added a bit of bling from the new Metallic Sequin Assortment to continue the gloss look.

The embossing folder is Modern Mosaic which carried over into this catalogue which is great as I did not use it anywhere near enough last year. Do you like my fussy cutting? I think I did a pretty good job of it!

The sentiment used came from the Sassy Salutations set, another carry over set that is always popular with my customers.

I hope you have enjoyed our display of exciting new projects using new catalogue products and I thank you for coming on the Blog Hop with us today! I am the last in your journey but if you have joined us somewhere along the way then click here to make your way to the lovely Rebecca Scurr's blog, the Paper and Stamp Addict.



Sunday, June 14, 2015

June Class Background Technique No. 3

Hi! Here is the third style of technique I will be teaching in my June classes this month. It is an oldie but a goodie - polished stone. I have used it in a different way for my class to give you other ideas on how to play with background techniques.

If you would like to attend here are the details :-

Thursday June 25th at 7.30pm

Friday June 26th at 10am

Saturday June 27th at 1.30pm

Tuesday June 30 at 10am

Class fee is $20 and includes all materials and instruction sheets.

Please email me at to book your place. Classes are held in Mt. Waverley.



Saturday, June 13, 2015

An Open Heart Card CASE'D from Stampin'Up! impressions Magazine

Every two months Stampin'Up! sends out to their demonstrators a magazine full of tips and ideas. Just one of the perks of being part of Stampin'Up whether it be hobbyist or business demonstrator. I always put it aside with plans to make at least one card idea from it and sometimes I do get around to it and other times I don't. This time around I did!

I added my own touch to the card by adding the gold sequin trim to give it a bit of bling. I do like the "An Open Heart" stamp set but had had a bit of a mental block about how to use the bird on a card so when I saw this card in Impressions it was a light bulb moment and straight away out came the stamp set and my card was done! If only all card making was that quick and easy!

I used Naturals White as the folded card however this has now retired and been replaced by Whisper White A4 Thick Cardstock 140490 $12.25 per pack of 24. At long last a heavier weight of Whisper White for cards.

I hope I have encouraged you to do a spot of CASEing!




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