Foil la la la

Cards, Foiling, Spellbinders, WoW embossing powder

I’m on a roll! Not only have I made all my DT cards in time, I have sent most of my Christmas cards out already and I still have time to make cards just for the pleasure of it! This card is one of the just for fun ones and I combined my iCraft Emerald deco foil & WoW Embossing powders to make it.

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I just covered my Spellbinders “Seasonal” diecut with embossing glue, placed the foil on it, pressed hard and pulled off. Easy Peasy! I then added a little more glue to some areas, sprinkled some of what I call my “Merry Christmas” WoW embossing glitter cause its red and gold (its real name is “Heart Throb”), did the same with gold WoW embossing powders in other areas and heat embossed it.

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The foil on its own is just beautiful but the embossing powders add that extra bling! The centre sentiment from Clearly Besotted was stamped with Versamark clear ink and heat embossed with the same “Metallic Gold Rich” Wow embossing powder.

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Well I hope you liked my card and that it gave you some more ideas for your Christmas cards. Let me know if you mix foil and embossing powders too as I would love to come visit. Have a great creative day!

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Noël

Cards, CAS-ual Fridays Stamps, WoW embossing powder

This is going to be a quick post for a quick card I made. Took me all of 15 minutes I think, and when my teenage daughter saw it, she said, “Mum that is the nicest card you’ve ever made…” and when I think of the hours I slaved over some of my other cards, especially the watercolour or interactive ones, her favourite is one that took me 15 minutes and required no real talent to do it!!

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All I did was stamp the beautiful stamp from Casual Fridays with Versamark clear ink on a red card base, heat embossed it with Wow’s Opaque bright white embossing powder and then blended in Aged Mahogany distress ink on the edges to bring out the centre image even more, sprinkled some white acrylic paint and that was it! Easy peasy!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great creative week!

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AECP – Impressive Heat Embossing

Altenew Academy, Cards, Heat embossing, WoW embossing powder

The title of my post today is what I hopefully accomplished on my card after watching the 6 videos at Altenew Academy’s “Impressive heat embossing“course, today. I used to be known for my heat embossing when I started making cards but just the basic heat embossing to use as a resist for watercolouring or ink blending.

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But after this course, I now know so many other ways of heat embossing. Like the 2 techniques I used today; ombre heat embossing and water splashes heat embossing. For the ombre look, I stamped my “Floral Shadow” stamp from Altenew with Versamark clear embossing ink and added the “Heart Throb” red/gold powder, shook the excess off and added the Tafetta pink, shook the excess off and with the same method, added Emerald City and then Primary Lemon embossing powders from Wow Embossing Powder. I then used my heat gun to melt the powders and set them.

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For the glittering splatters around my ombre flower, I followed the method by Svetlana Marchenko and splattered clear water on my card, added the embossing powder & melted it with my heat gun. Unfortunately it didn’t work for me as I didn’t realise my embossing powder, called “Santorin”, is actually Sparkles premium glitter which means it needs glue. So I added spots of glue and added the glitter powder, pressed them in and shook off the excess.

For the sentiment, I heat embossed a strip of paper in gold embossing powder and then diecut the “Thanks” sentiment from Stamplorations and adhered it onto this panel. I then cut it with Simon Says Stamp rectangle stitched die and added a yellow rectangle border on foam adhesive around the diecut panel to finish.

Well I hope you liked my card and I really do appreciate you taking the time to stop by my blog and leave me a comment. Wishing you a wonderful creative weekend!

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AECP – Relax, and go with the flow

Altenew, Altenew Academy, Cards, WoW embossing powder, Zig clean color real brush

Today’s card is my assignment, at the end of the Level 1 of Altenew’s Educator Certification program, to see if I can implement techniques I learnt from 3 of the courses out of the ten I took onto one card. This card will also determine if I can go on to the Level 2 of this program. I could be stressing out but decided to, literally, relax and go with the flow! I also made a video to show you my technique to create the luminosity and glow on my card and you can find it at the end of this post.

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After learning so many techniques, (I watched around 50 video classes!) and being mega inspired by all the incredible creators who taught these lessons, I was now brimming with ideas in my head! In the end, I decided to use the ideas of creating a background & a frame to create my aquarium from the “Seasonal Scene Building”, using my markers and embossing powders from the “Let It Shine” course, and the emboss resist from “Easy ink blending technique” to create the jellyfishes, from Altenew’s “Painted Jellyfish”, which is a layered stamp set with 2 sizes of jellyfish.

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This card is relatively easy to make but the results are incredible! You have to first heat emboss one of the layers of the jellyfish, with the “Glow in the Dark” Wow Embossing Powder, blend in the distress inks onto your card, then colour the larger jellyfish stamp with the pink Zig Fluo brush pen, spritz it with water, stamp to lift the ink from the card and colour in with the same Zig brush in the areas where the ink was lifted. I then used a paint brush to lift more ink from the paper to to create air bubbles. The sentiment, which comes from the same stamp set, was stamped in Versafine Onyx black ink.

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I love this pic as the glow of the powders in the bottle are incredible! There are more  pics of the incredible jellyfish glow on my card in the video below.

Well I hope you liked my card and that you’ll try the techniques I showed. If you do, please let me know and I’ll come over and visit. Thanks for stopping by and your comments leave a warm glow in me too!

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Let It Shine!

Cards, Stamplorations, WoW embossing powder, Zig clean color real brush

After breaking open my new “Glow in the Dark” WoW embossing powder yesterday for my galaxy card here, I couldn’t stop playing with it and decided to see if I could fill a whole card with the fluorescent look! To go one step further, I wanted the card to be fluorescent during the day as well!

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So how did I achieve this? I used my new fluo Zig clean color real brushes! They come in 4 colours, green, pink, orange and yellow and when I got them, I found them really cool as the colours are really bright…and fluo! But I didn’t really know what to do with them until I saw an ad for this bag that lights up and I decided to try and reproduce the design on my card!

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I so happen to have a stencil from Stamplorations, appropriately called “Stained Glass”, which matched the design on the bag. I placed the stencil over my card base and started colouring it in with my Zig fluo pens. With the stencil still in place, I pressed my Versamark clear ink firmly onto the stencil, making sure it went into all the triangles. I removed the stencil & poured the “Glow in the Dark” Wow embossing powder onto the whole card, removing any stray powders with a brush when needed, before pouring the excess back in to the container.

I then heated the whole card with my heat gun until the powders melted. I cut out the “Amazing” diecut using Stamploration cutplorations die and adhered it onto my card using Uhu glue stick. This coloured panel was then adhered onto a black card base and the card was done. Really easy but has an amazing effect don’t you think?

Well I hope you liked my card. Let me know if you have tried out either the glow in the dark powders or Zig fluos as I would love to come and see how you incorporated them onto your card.

Thanks for stopping by and your comments really do light up my day!

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