Hello, dear Blogging Friends!
These cards are dedicated to my cherished friend CLARA, who passed away unexpectedly last month.
I was recently inspired by a brand new blogger Shandy at MERMAIDS AND PAPER HEARTS, and blogging friends Leslie Miller and Connie Griffin, in making the following cards. Shandy inspired me via our conversation about colors and flowers, Leslie via Stencil Embossing (even though mine is with embossing folders instead), and Connie because she is always sharing techniques with us. So I've used VIRGINAL PRODUCTS from my stash!
Having been hidden away in my stash for years, my Crafters Companion Ornate Lace 3D embossing folder finally felt paper!
After dry embossing, VIRGINAL Encore pigment ink was applied. Each card involves different Encore ink colors:
first, dry emboss:
In this case, Encore Ultimate Metallic Teal was rubbed on the raised areas, and then coated with a clear detail embossing powder that contained microfine glitter. The Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms were rolled in the same cardstock as the 3D folder, however, distress ink and platinum pearlescent paints were applied for visual interest. The Silver leaves are from upcycled can lid of Whey Protein Powder LOL. If you're on my blog, click on the photo to enlarge to better see the details:
There are two coats of clear detail embossing powder on top of the silver ink. Her Virginal Inkiness was so wet, that it took two coats. I learned that highly metallic pigment inks retain their metallic qualities when used with CLEAR embossing powder, because the metallic components IN the ink rise to the surface of the clear embossing powder.
Products: Dies: Cottage Cutz Greenery 4x4, SU Modern Label Punch, TH Garden Greens, SB Carnations, SB Bitty Blossoms, Stamps: Hero Arts CL342 sentiment Inks: INKS & Mediums: assorted pearlescent acrylic paints, assorted pearlescent watercolors, assorted Encore Metallic inks, assorted distress and VFC inks, assorted embossing powders, Cardstock: acrylic paint paper, lavender, deep blue, pale blue, aqua, black, EMBOSSING FOLDER: Crafters Companion Ornate Lace 3D
Challenges I'd like to play in please:
- Just Us Girls Challenge #575 Trend Week Use An Embossing Folder 5/19 sep post
- Simply Create Too Challenge #168 Wet or Dry Embossing (I dry embossed the background, applied ink to the the dry embossed areas, then embossing powder and heat set. The sentiments are also heat embossed. 4/2
- Frilly and Funky (March 6) Something Vintage 3/17 sep post
- The Corrosive Challenge #3 Anything Goes 4/2
- A Bit More Time to Craft #135 AG 4/1
- A Perfect Time to Craft #3 AG 4/1
- Stamping Sensations Challenge (March) Monochromatic 4/5 (each card is monochromatic)
FREEBIE SENTIMENTS - my gift to you
My gift to you - Arrangements of the same sentiment for use on the inside or outside of your projects. Please do not sell the Sentiments. Use on any of your projects, including projects involving any design teams you might be on. Different shapes of sentiments work well for landscape or portrait shape cards.
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