Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Joyful Wishes - Easter Card

Here is the third and last card for my Card Club this month. 

I used the New Exclusive 5" X 7' Damask Embossing folder from Close to my Heart. I was able to leave un-embossed area at the bottom of the card, without leaving an impression line, like happens with a traditional embossing folder. The CTMH folder has a 4 1/4" slot at the top to slide your paper through. Thus leaving a blank area. These folders can make a continuous embossed paper as long as you desire.
After embossing, I sanded it lightly to add more dimension.

I stamped the sentiment from a fabulous set called Greatest Love. I stamped it with Versa Mark Ink and used White Embossing Powder and heated it.

I stamped the stamp "Joyful Wishes" with Gypsy ink. Colored some areas with pear and buttercup markers and added Martha Stewart glitter to the flowers.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Joyful Stars March Blog Hop

Welcome to the Joyful Stars March Blog Hop. This hop features Close to my Heart Products by 11 fabulous and talented Consultants.

If you've come here from Joyce's Blog you're on the right track. If you just happened upon my blog, that's fine, just continue from here and when you get back to me, you know you've seen them all.

Please leave us a little lovin' in our comments. We Love hearing from you. *Ü*

My card today was made using the Skylark Workshop on the Go Scrapbooking Kit.

Now hop on over to Krista's Blog and see what fabulous artwork she has to show you.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Some Bunny

Well, today is the first day of Lent, which means Spring is just around the corner and it's time to start thinking about Easter. This is the first of three cards for my March Card class. 

With this card, I'm teaching how to use the new Embossing folders that Close to my Heart now carries. These folders are so unique because you can now emboss a continuous piece of paper 4 1/8" wide and any length due to the slit at the top of the folder. This is ideal for adding texture to scrapbook pages as well as large cards. The folder themselves are 5"x7".  The one I used is called Quatrefoil.

I embossed Pear Cardstock with the Quatrefoil embossing folder then wiped the pear ink pad over it. This was then mounted on Topiary CS

The stamp set is a special Hostess only stamp set called Some Bunny. It was stamped with black Memento ink and colored with water color pencils and a Blender Pen.

The scalloped Circle was cut with the CTMH exclusive cricut cartridge, Art Philosophy. The stamp matches the cut.

The inspiration for this card actually started with a sketch challenge from Catch the Bug.

Other Challenges for this card:
Card Mania - Use a sentiment
Craft Dee BowZ - Handmade bow
Crafty Boots - Green
Created With Love - Think Spring
Fabulous Cricut - Pick a Holiday (Art Philosophy)
Kaboodle Doodles - Use Embossing
Love To Scrap - Make own Background
Stamp and Create - Ready for Spring