• Category Archives Embossing/Dry or Heat
  • Fancy Dress Shop


    Card featuring pretty dress dies in a shop window. Perfect for Mother’s Day or a special birthday girl. Customize the dresses using any color or paper to suit.

    A big congrats to Lesley, the newest Featured Stamper (FS849)! She has such a great gallery & I chose THIS to case. I liked the color combo & girly images so I kept those. I used die cuts instead of pictures & an embossed greeting on vellum instead of die cuts.

    My dress shop card, I die cut the window half way, then moved the die to make it half again wider. I added the pink background & paper pieced the pretty dresses. For the greeting, I black embossed it on vellum then added a white circle frame on top as well as underneath so I would have a way to attach the vellum w/o the adhesive showing.

    I used a section of the Square Combo die as a valance for the top of the window.

    Thanks so much for stopping by!




    Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Party Phrases
     Paper:  Staples 110# white, translucent vellum, pine green, pink, dp (Rubbernecker Stamps: Welcome Spring paper pad)
    Ink: VersaClair nocturne
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Rectangle Stitch, Square Combo #1, Derby Day Dresses, Window & Shutters dies MISTI, clear embossing powder

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  • Just Because Flowers

    A slimline card w/ bright flowers on a quilted black background. Easy to make w/ lots of impact.

    A big congrats to Barbara, the newest Featured Stamper (FS848)! She has a fantastic gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I kept the bright flowers on black & the slimline layout, but I used different images, dies & embossed a greeting instead of a die cut one.

    My slimline card started w/ the black background. I die cut it using a quilted pattern piercing die then added it to a white background w/ a diamond patterned edge. The flowers are 2 part images: the outline & the solid insides. I used a combo of inks to add the colors inside the flowers. The small greeting was stamped in white on a little strip & heat embossed.

    A few of the flowers were popped up for added dimension & I cut apart some of the flowers in order to move them closer together. Black stickies was added to the flower centers.

    Thanks so much for stopping by!




    Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Friendship Poppies set, Kittie Says Phrases #1
    Paper:  Staples 110# white, black
    Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Hero Arts Unicorn, Rubbernecker Stamps: Color Fuse inks set #2, set #4, set #5, set #6, set #7, set #9, set #11
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps:  Stitched Slimline, Slimline Square Frame. Slimline Quilted Cover, Friendship Poppies dies,  Crossover II, Misti,  embossing powder, stickles

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  • Happiest Day


    An easy, colorful card to wish someone a happy day. The stencil used on the background was not only sponged for the color, but I actually embossed w/ it. Check out the mini tutorial to see how.

    It’s my turn to host the Splitcoast Featured Stamper Challenge (FS847) so a big congrats to Imke, the newest Featured Stamper! Imke has such a lovely gallery & after much browsing, I chose THIS card to case. I liked the colors & layout so I kept those, but I used different images, dies & instead of emboss resist, I used a stencil for my background.

    My card was pretty simple. After placing the stencil on a piece of white card I had already die cut, I sponged on the various yellow-orange & pink inks. I wanted a little sparkle so I spritzed on some transparent sparkle/shine spray. After die cutting the dk pink leaf branch, I spritzed it, as well. The greeting was heat embossed onto a die cut piece of translucent vellum.

    Here’s the fun part in a mini tutorial. I also used the stencil to emboss the background. This is how I did it:

    I used my Big Shot to demonstrate this so it would easy to see. I opened the first tab on the platform, placed the bottom plate on Tab 1. Then I placed the thin embossing mat w/ the stenciled paper on top. I lined up the stencil where it needed to go, then put a thin plastic shim on top.

    I’m holding it sideways so you can see it’s fairly thin. The final layer in the sandwich is the clear top plate.

    After running it thru, this is what I got. You can really feel & see the embossed lines in person. I also did a plain piece of white so you could see it better. It’s important to note, that the sandwich needs to lie flat & although it doesn’t seem like there’s a lot of pressure on it, it will be enough. Any more & you could break your stencil. You might also try misting your paper lightly for a good impression.

    The leaf branch was popped up just bit & the glue tape was strategically placed so it would not show thru the vellum.

    Thanks so much for stopping by!



    Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Hugs Your Way set
     Paper:  Staples 110# white, translucent vellum
    Ink: VersaClair nocturne, Rubbernecker Stamps: Color Fuse ink set #2, set #5
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Rectangle Stitch, Mini Slimline Stitch,  Open Greenery #1, dies, Veined Leaves Stencil,  MISTI, clear embossing powder

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