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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Dry Embossed Blossoms

This little posy of embossed flowers and leaves needed a special background. Stamp En Francais stamp with So Saffron ink on So Saffron card stock and let it dry.

Swipe the card with an embossing buddy and stamp Hello, Doily stamp with a VersaMark pad. Cover the image with White embossing powder and shake off the excess. Use the heat tool to melt the powder.

Stamp the flowers and leaves and cut them out. Follow the tips below to dry emboss them for a 3 dimensional effect and adhere them to the doily.










-stamp leaf background image on card stock









-snug plastic sheet into corner of Stamp-A-Ma-Jig
-stamp accent image on plastic sheet using the corner of the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig as a guide






-position accent image over background image
-snug Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to corner of plastic sheet







-remove plastic sheet
-stamp image using Stamp-A-Ma-Jig as a guide







-cut out leaves
-place on foam sheet and use stylus to shape centre vein






-turn leaf over and shape back with stylus








-stamp flowers using the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig





-shape fronts of flowers







-shape backs of flowers



-embossed flowers










Supplies
Stamps
-Stippled Blossoms 132076
-Sweetly Framed 129699 (Hostess)
-En Francais 128562
-Hello, Doily 128610
-Four Frames 128589
Ink
-Soft Sky ink pad 131181
-Marina Mist ink pad 126962
-Island Indigo ink pad 126986
-Pacific Point ink pad 126951
-Pear Pizzazz ink pad 131180
-Gumball Green ink pad 126861
-So Saffron ink pad 126957
-VersaMark pad 102283
Paper
-So Saffron card stock 105118
-Whisper White card stock 100730
-Pistachio Pudding card stock 130020
-Soft Sky card stock 131203
Tools
-Embossing buddy 103083
-Heat Tool 129053
-Decorative Label punch 120907
-Simply Scored Stylus 125624
Accessories
-White embossing powder 109132
-Soft Sky seam binding 131210
-Foam adhesive dots 104430

Friday, February 21, 2014

Textured Background Blossoms

Core'dinations card stock has a linen like textured surface which lends a vintage feel to stamped images, especially fairly solid images.

I used light coloured inks for a faded vintage look. To make the Artichoke ink on the leaves lighter, ink the image and stamp it on scrap paper, then stamp on the card stock.

Stamp the 2-step florals and mask them before stamping the leaves just like in the previous sample.

Supplies
Stamps
-Stippled Blossoms 132076
-Sweet Essentials 132085
Inks
-Soft Sky ink pad 131181
-Soft Suede ink pad 126978
-Crumb Cake ink pad 126975
-Always Artichoke ink pad 126972
Paper
-Crumb Cake card stock 120953
-Early Espresso card stock 119686
-Very Vanilla Core'dinations card stock 129956
-Very Vanilla card stock 101650
Tools
-Big Shot 113439
-Framed Tulips embossing folder 121809
-Stamp-A-Ma-Jig 101049
Accessories
-Victoria Crochet trim 118481
-Soft Sky seam binding 131210
-Very Vintage button 129327

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Embossed Background Blossoms

Masking the stamped flowers allows you to add leaves "behind" them. Use the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig with 2-step stamps for perfect placement of the images. Make a set of acetate sheets with the images stamped in StazOn ink and store them with the stamp set.

Embossing the mat adds eye appeal to the simple design.













-snug the acetate sheet into the corner of the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig
-stamp the second image with StazOn ink
-stamp the 2-step floral on card stock
-stamp the background floral image on copy paper and cut it out
-mask the floral on the card stock with the paper cut out
-stamp the leaves background image
-position the acetate sheet on the first image
-snug the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to the acetate sheet
-remove the acetate sheet
-stamp the image using the corner of the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig as a guide
-remove the mask









Supplies
Stamps
-Stippled Blossoms 132076
-Loving Thoughts 128436
Inks
-Pink Pirouette ink pad 126956
-Rose Red ink pad 126954
-Pear Pizzazz ink pad 131180
-Old Olive ink pad 126953
-Garden Green ink pad 126973
Paper
-Pink Pirouette card stock 126956
-Whisper White card stock 100730
-Pear Pizzazz card stock 131201
Tools
-Big Shot 113439
-Top Note die 113463
-Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder 117335
Accessories
-Primrose Petals stitched ribbon 126844
-Old Olive 1/8 in. Taffeta ribbon 119256

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Stippled Blossoms Bud

Layering inks using 2-step stamp sets like Stippled Blossoms, makes lovely detailed images.

Use a Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to get perfect placement of the images. I make permanent imaging sheets out of thick acetate stamped with StazOn ink and keep them in the case with the stamp set.

The little leaf spray image makes a pretty background, too!




-ink the bud image on a So Saffron ink pad
-colour the calyx with an Old Olive marker
-huff on the stamp to keep the inks moist and stamp on card stock
-snug the corner of the acetate sheet into the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig
-stamp the image with StazOn ink using the corner of the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig as a guide for the stamp block
-position the image on the acetate sheet over the first image
-snug the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to the corner of the acetate sheet


-remove the acetate sheet
-ink the stamp on a Crushed Curry ink pad and colour the stem and leaves with an Always Artichoke marker
-stamp the image using the corner of the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig as a guide
-the two-step bud
-position a little leaf spray using the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig
-first step stamped with Old Olive ink
-ink the image with the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig
-position the second step with the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig
-stamp the sentiment and sponge the edges of the oval with Always Artichoke ink









Supplies
Stamps
-Stippled Blossoms 132076
-Express Yourself (Hostess set) 130336
Ink
-So Saffron ink pad 126957
-Crushed Curry ink pad 131173
-Old Olive ink pad 126953
-Old Olive marker 100079
-Always Artichoke ink pad 126972
-Always Artichoke marker
-Pear Pizzazz ink pad 131180
Paper
-Always Artichoke card stock 105119
-So Saffron card stock 105118
-Very Vanilla card stock 101650
Tools
-Stamp-A-Ma-Jig 101049
-Extra Large Oval punch 119859
-Big Shot 113439
-Labels Collection framelits 125598
-Large Scallop edgelits127019
-Delicate Designs embossing folder
-Designer Frames embossing folder
Accessories
-Basic Pearls 119247
-Pear Pizzazz Taffeta ribbon 131208