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Regal Royal Blue Wedding Card

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Hi all,

Quite a while back I purchased this Imperial Jewel rubber cling stamp from Stampendous and absolutely loved how massive of a stamp it is. It’s easily a stamp that can be used to create a big ornate background, or an image that can be stamped and colored in (like a coloring book of sorts).

I decided to give it a more regal look by using Glam Gold embossing powder on a navy blue background. It looks so classy!

I then used a ‘hand written’ sentiment by Altenew and finished off the card.

Just look at all that detail in this card. It measures a bit larger than a standard size at 5.5in by 5.5in.

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Such a beauty! These would also make a fabulous wedding invitation card in the same scheme.wedding-card-2

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed! Have a fabulous day.

Sending Lots of Love – Heating Embossing

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Hi All,

For the next week I am participating in an awesome card class hosted by Online Card Classes. The class focuses on fun ways to create clean & simple cards for card makers.

I loved several of the techniques demonstrated today, and decided to give one a try. It was a technique in off-stamping. Meaning to stamp an image once in one color ink, and then stamp again slightly off to the side of the previously stamped image. I loved this technique because it makes images pop in almost a 3D way and gives lots of dimension.

Here’s my card demonstrating one of today’s techniques:

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I love the way this turned out! I used stamps and supplies from a Simon Says card kit I received a few months ago. I off stamped the envelope-stripe border around the edges and the sentiment and then gold embossed.

I can’t wait to see what they have in store for the participants tomorrow ~ but I’m sure I’ll be inspired to keep creating.

It’s a Good Day – Velveteen Stamping

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CS4_participantHi all,

I am LOVING this online class and have another project to share using a technique called velveteen stamping. It’s a type of double stamping where you stamp a solid background image ( I used white on white for my card) and then stamp directly on top of that using a pigment ink (I used floral stamps and Hero Arts Shadow Ink). I am fascinated by this technique and love the concept of a textured stamped image.

Here’s how my first attempts at this technique turned out. You can see the technique predominantly in the butterfly & larger floral pedals.

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Glad Tidings of Great Joy!

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Hi All,

Who’s ready for winter?! Oh man, I am so pumped for winter and all the holiday festivities it brings. In anticipation for the upcoming holiday season I have started to create Christmas cards. I will likely have a new one to share each day leading up to the week before Christmas. If you are interested in any of the cards please leave a comment and let me know! I’d love to hear feedback on which styles, colors, and themes you like!

On to today’s card.

For this card, I wanted to try out some inking techniques and create a snowbank. I achieved this look with some masking and 2 tone color blending of inks. I loved the results of the technique. It looks like it is watercolor with several layers of color, but truly it is a white base with 2 blues.

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And here’s a shot of the inside

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Supplies:

Card Base: Neenah Desert Storm Environmental Cardstock

1st Layer: Midnight Muse Cardstock – Stampin’ Up

Inked Layer: Neenah Solar White

Inks: Pool Shadow Ink – Hero Arts & Midnight Muse – Stampin’ Up

Stamps: Summer Camp – TPC Studio

Sentiment: Gnome for the Holidays – Simon Says Stamp

Ink Blending: Tim Holtz Ink Blending Tool

Stamp Markers: American Crafts

Pen: Uniball Signo Broad white gel pen

Embossing: VersaMark Watermark Ink with Inkadinkado Linen White Embossing Powder