Friday, June 22, 2018

All Occasion: Tarnished Foil Bee Happy!

For Father's Day, I made this card for all three of my children.  The foil was a silver foil sheet.  Layers of black StazOn, and gold, silver, and copper embossing powders were applied to the dry embossed foil sheet.  Love, love, love the tarnished foil look.

Silver foil sheet
Basic Gray
Basic Black

Bee Happy from Our Daily Bread Designs

Hexagon embossing folder

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Sympathy: Distressed Baptisia with Ferns

Watercolor paper under the Distressed Baptisia Collage corner die, also on watercolor paper.

Watercolor powders
Pear Pizzaz

Thoughts and Prayers
Butterfly Basics

Distressed Baptisia corner dies

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Birthday: Live with Passion

Watercolor powder, watercolor techniques, stencils, sponging, and even one stamp!  The die is from; it is one of their fantastic corner dies.

Pink Pirourette
Berry Burst

Inspired by Nature

Distressed Addington Collage die
Watercolor powder
Doily for stencil

Monday, April 23, 2018

For You: Waterfront

I had the privilege to go to a card club with a friend of mine.  This was their last meeting with Chick because Chick is retiring!  We made a scene with the Waterfront stamp set; everyone had a slightly different scene using the same stamps.  What a fun stamp set.

Crumb Cake
Soft Suede
Early Espresso
Pear Pizzaz
Mossy Meadow
Soft Sky
Marina Mist
Crushed Curry

Thoughtful Branches
Sandpaper background

Starburst die

Friday, April 6, 2018

Birthday: You Are Remarkable

The corner die is new creates a whole new look.  The background was made with watercolor powders.  The die is from; the die set is called the Distressed Addington Collage.

Wisteria Wonder
Concord Crush

Remarkable You

Watercolor powders
Distressed Addington Collage die

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Birthday: Cat for a Purrfect Day

The cat punch was heavily advertised for Halloween, but cats are year round for most people.  This CAS card used washi tape for the design and color.  Fun card.

Soft Sky

Longfellows (Hope your day is purrfect on inside)
Happy Birthday

Washi tapes
Cat punch

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Birthday: Tarnished Foil 4 You

Another tarnished foil card.  I used the same technique and materials, but the results are always different.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Tarnished Foil: Clocks and Gears

I used gold paper for the base and added black stazon and silver, gold, and copper embossing powder.  The steps I used are:

  • I covered a piece of white card stock with gold paper.
  • I lightly coated the gold paper with Staz On.
  • I stamped gears with Versa Mark  and embossed with gold embossing powder.
  • I lightly coated the gold paper with Staz On again.
  • I embossed with the gears embossing folder.
  • I lightly coated the gold paper with Staz On again.
  • I lightly coated with Versa Mark and embossed with copper embossing powder.
  • I lightly coated with Versa Mark and embossed with silver embossing powder.
  • I lightly coated with Staz On.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Birthday: Masculine Tiled Hexagons

I used the new SU! hexagon punch to create a tiled CAS card.  

Dusty Durango
Early Espresso

Truly Tailored

Various DSP
Hexagon punch

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Birthday: Forest with Tarnished Foil

I saw this technique on SCS and just had to try it.  It takes quite a few steps, but it is quite easy.  

  • I covered a piece of card stock with foil.
  • I lightly coated the foil with Staz On.  
  • I stamped the bushes with Versa Mark and then embossed with gold embossing powder.
  • I lightly coated the foil with Staz On again.
  • I embossed with the Woodland embossing folder.
  • I lightly coated the foil with Staz On again.  
  • I lightly coated the foil with Versa Mark and then embossed with silver embossing powder.  
I think I will try using copper embossing powder next time for an additional layer.