• Category Archives Embossing/Dry or Heat
  • Be Merry

    A fun, glittery holiday card with plenty of silver sparkle embossing and glitter paper. So bright and sparkling for a Christmas greeting or a holiday party invite. 

    For the Inspiration Challenge (IC938) we are visiting PepperLu & their Pinterest Board where I found THIS picture to inspire me. 

    The little boy in the picture became a sparkling wine glass on my card. I die cut it out of silver glitter paper & the wine out of red glitter. The black layers were backed w/ the same silver glitter paper. I used a silver tinsel embossing powder to heat emboss the upper part of the large black panel w/ the stars & dots. The greeting was also embossed w/ the same powder. I put two greetings together, using the first line of one & adding the Merry from another under it. Some red & clear gems were sprinkled throughout the top.

    Since the first line of the greeting was from a longer greeting, I masked off the lower section. I’ve been asked how I do this & I took a pic to show you the easiest way I’ve found to do this. After inking the part I want to stamp, I put a strip of scotch tape across the part I want to exclude. I do this because I’ve found no matter how well I think I’ve wiped the ink off that part, it is never quite all, so this just ensures I don’t have any unintended inking.

    Thanks so much for
    stopping by!




    Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps:  Build a Phrase Holiday set, Winter’s Night (stars & dots), Spooktacular Coffee set (partial greeting)
    Paper:  Staples 110# white, black, DCWV silver & red glitter
    Ink: Encore ultimate metallic silver
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Stitched Rectangles, Outside Scallop Frames, Wine Glass & Bottle, Santa w/ Presents (Santa hat) dies, Crossover II,  Ranger silver tinsel embossing powder, rhinestones

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  • Cheers Shaker

    A fun, sparkly shaker card to celebrate the holidays, a birthday or New Year’s. Glitter was used for the shaker so it’s not bulky and shouldn’t take extra postage. Some step by step pics show you the process & it doesn’t require any special supplies.

    For the Inspiration Challenge (IC937) we are visiting Catch My Party & their Pinterest Board where I found THIS picture for my inspiration. The colors and the sparkle really caught my eye.

    I first created the large background using a 2 part Bokeh stencil and some light green & teal inks. Some paler, larger circles were added using a white pigment ink. After making sure this was completely dry, I put one of the stencils back onto the background & sponged some silver ink here & there, in some of the smallest circles, then embossed this w/ silver ep. For the shaker element, I die cut the shapes into the turquoise rectangle, then did the same to 2 pieces of cardboard. A separate glass was die cut in grass green & inserted the outline into the opening. I used a piece of cellophane packaging (like those that clear stamps or embellishments come in) & attached this to the back of the turquoise piece before attaching the 2 piece of cardboard on top of it. 

    Below is the back. I’ve already filled the bottle area & attached a piece of white card stock over it to seal it.

    This is how the front looks at this point.

    I put some chunky glitter inside the opening of the glass, then attached another piece of white over it. The front side of the white cover was lightly sponged w/ the green & teal inks to give it a color. You can see that below.

    Here is the right side, all finished.

    The greeting was stamped, & the shaker element was attached to the Bokeh background. I glued some of the larger pieces of the glitter, here & there on the Bokeh bg for some additional sparkle.

    so much for stopping by!




    Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Sip Sip Hooray set
    Paper:  Staples 110# white,  grass green, turquoise, scrap of silver, plastic packaging
    Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Hero Arts unicorn, Encore ultimate metallic silver,  Rubbernecker Stamps: Color Fuse inks set #9 & set #10
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Stitched Rectangles, Wine Glass & Bottle  dies, Crossover II,  Silver Dollar embossing powder, Bokeh stencil, chunky glitter

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  • Grateful Autumn

    A fall sunflower & leaf bouquet in bright autumn colors with gold embossed outlines. Since the images are layered flowers, you only have to ink the layers to get the colors filled in. The flowers & leaves have matching dies making this an easy card that only looks hard to do.

    It’s my turn to host the Inspiration Challenge (IC931) & I chose the quilting/sewing supply shop named RebsFabStash & their Pinterest Board. THIS lovely fabric was the inspiration for my autumn card. I used 3 sets of flowers, 1 set of leaves & random dot bg images for my gold embossed card. All of the flowers & leaf outlines were gold embossed then put back into the Misti. These flowers are all layered images so I inked the different layers w/ the autumn colors to fill in the flower petals. For the leaves, I smooshed the ink onto an acrylic block, picked the color up w/ a water brush then painted them in. I used the matching dies for all of these & die cut an extra little leaf out of the same brushed gold paper I used to layer the black on. The tiny greeting was black embossed onto this leaf.

    Some of the flowers & leaves were popped up for a little dimension.

    Thanks so much for stopping by! 




    Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Splatter Leaves, Sweet Surprise, Like a Sunflower, Layered Daisy Bouquet, Kittie Says Friends, Random Dots Bg Strip
    Paper:  Staples 110# white, metallic brushed gold, black
    Ink:   Encore Ultimate Metallic gold, Versaclair nocturne, Rubbernecker Stamps: Color Fuse inks set #1, set #2, set #3, set #4, set #10
    Accessories: Rubbernecker Stamps: Leaf Trio, Splatter Leaves, Sweet Surprise, Like a Sunflower, Layered Daisy Bouquet, Nested Rectangle w/ Square Holes dies, Mirror gold embossing powder,  Crossover II, Misti, black embossing powder