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Thursday 23 November 2017

Stampin' Up - Add Texture With Embossing - Blog Hop with the Art with Heart Team

Hello and welcome to another beautiful day.
Hope you have had a wonderful day. Tonight the Art with Heart team girls are sharing some creative projects by adding texture with embossing. Embossing can add a lovely dimension, and with our wonderful Stampin’ Up! products, we can create many different looks. These include Heat embossing using embossing powder, dry embossing using our textured folders or by adding embossing paste!

I have made 2 projects to share with you tonight, they are quite different.

The first is a male card and I have used both an embossing folder and heat embossing to create the texture for this card. A Tarnished Faux Foil Technique is what I am calling it.

I have run the most gorgeous Champagne Foil paper through the big shot while in the Hexagon Dynamic TIEF.

After we have embossed with the hexagons I have used memento ink to create some grunge and some of the tarnished look. Just dab it randomly. You really need to let this dry completely or use your heat tool to dry it before the next staged.

The next stage is lots of fun. Grab your VersaMark and just dab it in random places over your blacked hexagons. Now sprinkle some Gold and Copper Embossing powder onto your foil making sure you still have some of the foil and the black showing through and heat set with your heat tool.

Now you have your back ground all set and ready to decorate.

I have decorated the card with some gold metallic thread and I have teased the gorgeous copper trim out to look like netting. Using the Happy Birthday Thinlit I have cut out the greeting using basic black card stock and adhered all of this to the front of the card using the fine tip glue pen.

I think this would make an excellent male birthday card.

I have made a short video showing you how I created the background to this card.

For my next project I thought I would try something a little different. I have created a background to my card by using the flower framelit in the Support ribbon framelits to emboss the card stock.

How I have done this is instead of placing the framelit on the top of the card stock I placed it under the card stock and made sure the catting side was also facing away from the card so I didn’t cut out any flowers. 

I did have to put it through a few times to create the whole background but that is ok. I them sponged the card with powder pink ink so that you could see the definition of the flowers on the whisper white cardstock. It gives just a subtle impression on the card but I’m sure a more intricate die would leave a lovely impression as well.

I have added some flowers cut with the same die from the Support ribbon framelits in Berry Burst and tranquil tide leaves and a powder pink ribbon. The gorgeous Metallic Edge Ribbon in Berry Bust I was able to get when I was at OnStage at the beginning of November and it will be available from January 3rd. You are going to love it, it is divine!

The sentiment cut out using the stitched shaped framelits is from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set and I have stamped that in Berry Burst and the inside of the card is also using the stamps from the same stamp set.

For more product information for both these cards check out the list below.
Ribbons of Courage
Card Stock and Papers
Whisper White, Basic Black, Tranquil tide, Powder Pink, Berry Burst, Champagne Roil.
VersaMark, Berry Burst, Early Espresso, Memento
Acecessories / Embellishments
Copper Trim, Gold Metallic Trim, Berry Burst Metallic Edge Ribbon.
 Stitched shaped framelit dies, Support ribbon framelits, Heagon Dynamic TIEF, Trimmer, paper snips, fast fuse, bone folder, Gold and copper, embossing powder, heat tool, embossing buddy,  Fine tip glue pen

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented and lovely Kate Morgan

 If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:

Please contact me for any more information on how to make this card, on how to get your hands on the Annual Catalogue, the Holiday Catalogue and any of your Stampin’ Up goodies.
Hope you have a lovely day. Thank you for spending some time with me.

Take Care


Alisha said...

Love your cards, I was going to do the top effect but thought someone might :-) but I do love the trim in it, very effective

Ros said...

I love the tarnish foil card. Looks striking and cards for males are always needed!

Rachel Palmieri said...

Such beautiful cards Sharon. The first one is amazing, but you've given such explicit instructions, thank you.

Cathy Proctor said...

Wow Sharon, that is an incredible technique, thank you for sharing!

Sharon said...

Thanks Alisha, yes it is hard to know when you pick something if someone else will pick the same technique. I had never done it before so I thought I would give it a go.

Sharon said...

Thank you Ros

Sharon said...

Thank You Rachel

Sharon said...

Thank you Catherine

Kate Morgan said...

I love both of these techniques and they are fantastic cards, Sharon, thanks for sharing!!!

Tina said...

Your cards are fabulous! The faux patina looks amazing - worth all of the effort. Such a clever idea to use the dies to emboss on your second card.

Claire said...

Fabulous techniques to showcase Sharon. Both cards are gorgeous, but you male card and that amazing background is my fave. Great job!

Carussell Crafts said...

Fantastic techniques Sharon, thank you for sharing and showing how these were done! I love both of your cards, well done lady!

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