today in card making

Every once in a while you are handed an opportunity to just have fun. Today was one of those days. My friend and paper dealer/enabler/goddess, Kim Holmes hosted a 12-hour crop today as a fundraiser for her daughter's church mission trip. Although I was not able to attend for 12-hours, I spent a good portion of the day laughing, crafting, and really getting a recharge on my crafty batteries. I needed that. 

And here is the result:

Card 1 - Neat and Tangled stamp set, distress ink, Bazzill textured card stock

Card 1 - Neat and Tangled stamp set, distress ink, Bazzill textured card stock

Essentials by Ellen (Ellen Hutson LLC) Bokeh Dots stamp set, Distress inks, Studio Calico sentiment

Essentials by Ellen (Ellen Hutson LLC) Bokeh Dots stamp set, Distress inks, Studio Calico sentiment

Hero Arts Lace stencil, Distress inks, Simon Says Stamp sentiment

Hero Arts Lace stencil, Distress inks, Simon Says Stamp sentiment

Spending time in a group of crafty women always gets the creative juices following.

more later, mel xoxo

embossed acetate

Hero Arts acetate panel embossed in a Hero Arts folder. Sentiment is also from Hero Arts, white heat embossed on black Bazzill cardstock. Finishing touches are a gauzy ribbon bow and two sequins.

The second dry embossed technique is embossed acetate. I am using a Hero Arts acetate card cut down for the panel and tag I created.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is another technique I am practicing from the Inspiration Showcase from Online Card Classes by Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner. Here is the technique tag and instructions:

I don't often use orange on my cards and tags, but I do love this combination of Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, and Wild Honey looks like a rich ombre.

 

On the tag, I used a little bit of glossy accents adhesive to hold the acetate in place. The card uses a foam dot under the sentiment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is another technique that has few steps but a great look. That is how techniques should be. IMHO

until next time... mel xoxo

canvas resist

This technique can be done with any kind of fabric. Here I have used sticky-back canvas by Claudine Hellmuth Studio.

This is the fourth of five resist techniques from the Inspiration Showcase Online Card Class by Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner. This one is fairly easy and very straight forward. I was able to do this one right on the first try, which is always a good feeling.

Hero Arts background white embossed on sSticky-back canvas then rubbed with Faded Jeans and Peacock Feathers Distress ink. It's mounted on Navy cardstock which is stamped with a Studio Calico white embossed sentiment.  

The next technique is Kissed Resist. see you next time, mel xoxo

Wishing you a Merry Christmas

Kraft cardstock base card cut to 8.5 x 5.5 from Nena Desert Storm
White card front cut to 5.0 x 3.75 from Nena Solar White
The wreath is various round stamps from the Bokeh Dots set stamped in Hero Arts Shadow Inks (mid-tones Field GreenForever Green, and Red Royal) and Delicata Golden Glitz
The sentiment is stamped from Wplus9 Festive Greetings in Versafine Onyx Black ink
The finishing touch is Lawn Fawn Hemp Twine in Gold