Many years ago, my sister (-in-law), Judy, Retired2stamp, invited me to a Stampin' Up Party. I was drawn to the 6X6 recipe card swap our local group was doing and had wanted to scrapbook too. I wasn't really interested in card making because I had witnessed my brother (in-law) Ed fold up a handmade card and put it in his pocket. I almost fainted and I didn't even make the card. But after a few parties, I was hooked and now make more cards than I had ever thought I would. My most recent passions are ATCs, tags & altered art. As you look through my blog I hope you can see how I've grown in my crafting ability!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Birthday Flowers

A group of my good friends get together once a month to catch up & celebrate birthdays for the month. I made these cards for Diane & Shirley who are having their birthdays in February.

I was looking through the tutorials on Splitcoaststamper & found one called Tapestry by Beate.  I think these cards are very pretty!

For this technique I quickly applied distress ink to white card stock. I immediately stamped the images in white pigment ink then covered the entire card front with clear embossing powder & hit it with a heat tool. There were a few areas that didn't emboss because the ink dried so I went over the spot by apply embossing ink directly to the card front, sprinkled the embossing powder over it & heat it again.

The rest of the card is easy but I did use clear Wink of Stella on the sentiment for a little sparkle which probably isn't visible.


Left card: Ink - Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Seedless Preserves, Peeled Paint & Spun Sugar; Cardstock - SU Blackberry Bliss; Ribbon - SU Blackberry Bliss 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon;

Right card: Ink - Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Spun Sugar, Bundled Sage, Shaded Lilac, Ranger; Cardstock - SU Old Olive; Ribbon - SU Old Olive 3/8" Satin Ribbon;

Both cards: Ink - Ranger Embossing Ink, Colorbox White Frost Pigment Ink; Cardstock - SU Whisper White; Stamps - SU Birthday Greetings, Bloom with Hope, Organic Grace; Die - MTF Die-namics Wonky Stitched Oval Stax; Misc - WOW Clear Embossing Powder, Ranger Ink Blending Tool, Marvy Embossing Heat Tool, Scor-pal 1/4" scor-tape, Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.

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