Monday, March 25, 2019

Dandelion Wishes Thank Yous


When I think of the stamp sets that are my favourites from the Annual Catalogue, Dandelion Wishes comes to mind every time! Those dandelion seed heads with the seeds flying away in the wind just do it for me. And I thought they would look great embellished in a metallic powder on Basic Black. Needing some more thank you cards for customers, I used Whisper White Notecards & Envelopes as my card bases, which are 3 1/2" x 5", so a little smaller than a regular card size.

Take a closer look:


  • The smaller sized card means the Copper Foil that I used for the matte was 3 1/4" x 4 3/4" and I didn't need as much as for a regular sized card base (4 1/4" x 5 1/2"). To save even more foil, you can use a Rectangle Stitched Framelit to cut away the inside of the matte and save it for something else, leaving you with a frame around the edge.
  • I set up the dandelion image from Dandelion Wishes and the sentiment from Thankful Thoughts on the same acrylic block. I used the Embossing Buddy lightly on the Basic Black cardstock piece so that I didn't get a lot of powder on it that would be hard to get off. It is important to use it though, because the Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder does tend to cling where it's not wanted if you don't.
  • The image and sentiment are inked up with Versamark Ink and stamped on the black cardstock. Then the Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder is sprinkled over the stamped areas and the excess is tapped off lightly. The Heat Tool is used to set the embossing powder until it melts and turns shiny.
  • The Basic Black panel is adhered to the copper foil matte and added to the notecard base. This is a very simple card to complete, but it packs a punch!

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Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today.


Product List
Heat Tool
[129053]
$41.00
Big Shot
[143263]
$150.00

Friday, March 22, 2019

Beautifully Detailed Wedding Cards


I was looking at some products from the Occasions Catalogue that I had but hadn't used yet and I found the lovely Beautifully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper sitting untouched. I had to ask myself why and I immediately had all these ideas for using it! I thought it would make gorgeous wedding cards and I could see it paired with foil embossed with the Tufted Dynamic Embossing Folder. Even though the Grapefruit Grove and Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure are now sold out for good, I still have quite a bit left and I wanted to use it up, but for those of you who didn't manage to get your hands on it, I thought I would also make a sample using Copper Foil Sheets.

Both samples have a Very Vanilla Thick cardstock base and use the Petal Pink side of the Beautifully Detailed Laser-Cut paper.

Here's a closed look at both samples:

  • The Tufted Dynamic Embossing Folder really highlights the holographic effects of the Grapefruit Grove Foil sheets. You have to make sure that the foil side of the paper is facing the debossed side of the folder where the pattern indents into the plastic to make sure that the tufts are rounded outwards.
  • It can be a little tricky to adhere the frame of the Beautifully Detailed Laser Cut paper. There aren't many large areas where you can attach a full glue dot. I had to compress or roll some of mine to get them to fit. I also used very tiny dots of Liquid Multipurpose Glue in other areas. I didn't want to use a lot, because runny adhesive can just ruin foil if it gets on it where it will show by accident.
  • The sentiment, from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set, is embossed using Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder on the Petal Pink oval panel, die cut with a die from the Wonderful Floral Framelit Dies. I used some Fast Fuse (retired) to attach it to the card front, but Snail or Glue Dots or Stampin' Dimensionals would work as well.
  • The bow is a Double Finger Bow. (That's the video tutorial I also use to tie one. It's by Cathy Parlitsis.) I used the Petal Pink/Whisper White Variegated Ribbon.                                                                           


  • The second card varies in the fact that it uses Copper Foil Sheets, instead of the Grapefruit Grove sheets, but you can still purchase them.
  • The laser-cut design is a different pattern so it needed a different treatment. No room for the big bow on this one. Instead, I die cut some foliage pieces out of vellum, using more dies from the Wonderful Floral Framelits. I believe, sadly, that these have also sold out and won't be able to be reordered in time to get them here before the end of the catalogue run.
  • Some Rhinestone jewels embellished this card with a couple on the Copper-embossed sentiment panel and the rest nestled into a few of the junctures between the tufts.
I'm Back But Going Fast!!
                                                                                 
The Cake Builder Punch is back, but it is already in low inventory! Get your orders in if you want it!

The In Colours Will Soon Be Out!

Also in low inventory are these particular products that have to do with the 2017 - 2019 In Colours, which will be retiring at the end of May. If you love these colours: Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink and Tranquil Tide, better stock up soon or you will be out of luck!






Also you might want to consider stocking up now on the rest of the 2017 - 19 In Colour products before they appear on the Retired List because you know they'll go fast then:







Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today.


Product List
Heat Tool
[129053]
$41.00
Big Shot
[143263]
$150.00
Glue Dots
[103683]
$7.25