Hi there. I'm so glad you stopped by!
I'm excited to announce the beginning of a new blog!
It's an Advice Blog about favorite techniques and products for cardmakers from
seven wonderful friend. For the past couple of years, each month our group has had
a Zoom call to try out new techniques (or revisit older techniques), as well as discuss art products.
It's been a lot of fun! We continue to meet and want to share some of our
creations and findings with you. We'll be posting our shares on the 28th of each month.
This month we did Creative Heat Embossed backgrounds.
My first share is a CASE of our friend Jenny's card that inspired this technique.
You can find detailed instructions on the Group of Seven Cardmakers blog.
I used wadded up plastic wrap dipped in VersaMark ink and pounced on a piece of
black cardstock. Both of my embossing powders have lots of sparkle and the snowflake
is cut from glitter paper.
I found the inking a bit too heavy for what I wanted so I tried something different.
This time I used white cardstock and tried splattering water then embossing.
Who would think that you could heat emboss with water?
It totally works!
The big splotch was where I splattered with a Tim Holt splatter brush.
It was a little heavy so I tried just flicking water off an acrylic block and sprinkling
with embossing powder to heat set. That got the look I wanted.
I die cut this beautiful flower from watercolor paper and used the matching
3D Embossing Folder to add detail before I watercolored it and added it to the
embossed background. The gold highlights were added to the flower with a gold
I hope you'll check out Group of Seven Cardmakers and check out this
technique and the others on the sidebar.
I'm sure you'll be inspired.
NBUS #46 - Never Before Used Schtuff (flower die)
Card Recipe (card 1)
Paper: Black, Neenah Solar White, Dazzling Diamond Glimmer
Other: Plastic Wrap, Something Borrowed EP (WOW), Gold Tinsel EP (Ranger), Stunning Snowflake Die (TH), Holiday Sentiments 2 Glimmer Plate (Spl)
Card Recipe (card 2)
Stamps: Perfect Pairs Essentials (PTI)
Ink: Encore Gold, Lumberjack Plaid, Barn Door, Peeled Paint, Rustic Wilderness (DI)
Paper: Watercolor (Arches Cold Press), Neenah Solar White
Other: Alstroemeria Bunch (EF & Die), Water, Gold EP, Perfect Pairs Essentials Die (PTI), Gold Gelli Pen, Caran d'ache Supracolor Pencil (Dk Carmine)
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