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4.15.2018

Rose Wonder for the Win!

Hello! I'm currently writing this post during an ice storm here in Ontario. Apparently the worst is yet to come, so hopefully we still have power by the time you're reading this. ;) It's messy out there, so it's a good excuse to stay in my comfies and create!

This month we're chatting retiring products. I focused on the Rose Wonder stamp set & coordinating dies. It's a set I didn't use nearly enough, but it's fabulous! I love sets that have both images & sentiments and if you follow me on Instagram, you'll notice I've been doing a lot with it lately!


It's a fairly simple card, really, but has a few layers to it. I love how the layers are poking through the vellum flower. I heat embossed the outline by stamping in black ink and then quickly dumping Clear Embossing Powder over top and heating. DID YOU KNOW: You can get just about any colour of embossing with coloured ink and clear powder?! BUT... I'm happy to announce that Stampin' Up! is bringing back Black Embossing Powder in the 2018/2019 Annual Catalogue... going live on June 1st!


After heat embossing, I cut the floral image out and then coloured with my Blends. If you're bummed about them not being orderable right now, don't fret. They will return late May or early June and there are also plenty more being released in the new Annual. I'm over-the-moon excited about that!!


To add some extra pizzazz to the card, I added hints of gold with a metallic doily and the specialty paper from the Eastern Palace pack. I always tend to hoard paper, but since this awesome stuff is retiring also, I didn't hold back when adding two layers to my card front. I really love the way that looks.


To finish things off, you can't forget the inside! I did a little bit of stamping and added a 3/4" strip of paper over top to bring in that gold again. There's still plenty of room for writing, but if you didn't want as much space, fill up more of it with stamping. ;)

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out the other bloggers:





1. A La Cards (Leena)
2. Lolly & Sand (Sandy)
3. justBstamping (Barb)
4. Stamping with Jen (Jen)
5. Hofkissed (Steph) << You Are Here



Until next time, stay crafty!
Steph 

To check out the products in more detail, click on the links below. Don't forget, many of these items are retiring and are only available "while supplies last", or until May 31, 2018.

Product List
Heat Tool
[129053]
$40.00
Big Shot
[143263]
$136.00

3.15.2018

Watercolouring Meets Embossing

Welcome to another month of blog hopping! I hope you'll hop along with all of us... find all the links below. ;) This month we're showcasing embossing! This was, and still is, a big WOW when I'm creating. I've been watercolouring a lot lately, so I thought I mix it with some embossing and see what came from it.


I started by embossing the large floral image in white and then, using my Aqua Painter & Inks, I started watercolouring the image & surrounding area. Having the embossed outline kinda keeps the colour where you want it and you're not left with a bold outline. When I watercolour, I just wing it and see where the colours take me. 


Once the paper was all dry, I added the smaller floral image and embossed those in copper. I added them to the inside of the card too (see below). So this is sorta a double-embossed card.


You may have noticed the thin twine/thread wrap on the front of my card. I wanted to add ribbon or twine, but without the bulk. I grabbed my White Twine and pulled it apart like so:


You get four single strands and I mixed those with Copper Thread, wrapping all together around my card a few times and tying in a bow. To finish things off, I added some Wink of Stella to the flower for a hint of glimmer. It's a shame that doesn't show well in photos!


The Rose Wonder Stamp Set is one I've owned for a long time, but sadly, have rarely used. I think I've got to make more of an effort to ink it up now & then. What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out the other bloggers:




1. A La Cards (Leena)
2. Lolly & Sand (Sandy)
3. justBstamping (Barb)
4. Stamping with Jen (Jen)
5. Hofkissed (Steph) << You Are Here





Until next time, stay crafty!
Steph



If you would like to purchase Stampin' Up! or take a class, visit www.hofkissed.stampinup.net or check me out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hofkissed


Product List
Heat Tool
[129053]
$40.00