Tuesday, July 18, 2017

This little garden stamp from Impression Obsession can easily by lined up to make an entire garden if you are looking for a wider image. In this card we have used it as a single stamp and die cut it to a fancy shape. When you are trying to frame a die cut and the border created when you use the next size up is too heavy, you can always use the same size and cut it in half creating a side shadow both left and right.  To create the embossed image on the white layer we used six nesting dies ridge side down to the card and we used a tan embossing mat.  Refer to Jennifer McGuire's Youtube video. Click Here.
The "Get Well Soon" die from Impression Obsession is a lovely size to fit into most of your card designs. We coloured the flowers with Tombow markers and added some glitter for effect. The finishing touches are tiny butterfly stickers from Starform

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

This is a fun technique card. We used the new Distress Oxide Inks in Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Cracked Pistachio and Wilted Violet. Using a finger dauber we added areas of colour on the underneath layer. When you cut your die, you will save the waste piece to fit back into the puzzle. This protects all the excess colouring from showing through. White emboss the Magenta Wildflowers on a bright blue layer and add this layer to the right of the card. 

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Daisy Delight

We have a lovely blue sky, warm summer day outside which brings to mind summer flowers.  Leane Creatief  is the manufacturer of this sweet die set and matching embossing folder. In the card sample we have embossed the front of the card with the daisy embossing folder.  There is a strip of printed paper just wider than the white raised panel.  The flourish die is from Cheery Lynn Designs ($13.95), and I consider it a staple in my die assortment.  The daises have been die cut from white and distressed with picked raspberry.  Don't forget to die cut an extra daisy to decorate your inside verse panel.