Technique Blog Hop ~ Embossing is Back

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop!

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This month there are 11 consultants featuring the technique ~ EMBOSSING IS BACK!  This technique is featured on page 128 of the Annual Inspirations Idea Book.  Embossing is a great way to add some interest to your projects and a little shimmer.  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.  If you are coming from HALEY DYER’S Blog, you are on the right track!

I love the stamp set Smiles Begin with You A1172 and the cover of the My Creations Mini Mix Album shown on pg 17 of the new Seasonal Expressions 2.  So I decided to make a card based on this cover using white embossing powder and black cardstock.

So Many of My Smiles ~ Thistle ~ Technique Hop ~ Embossing ~
I colored the Clear Sparkles with my Peony Purple ShinHan marker to make them puple.  For my next card I then decided I wanted to create one more using Kraft cardstock with the white embossing.

So Many of My Smiles ~ Blossom ~ Embossing ~ Technique Hop ~ #catscrapbooking.comI so love the new Blossom paper pack so it was the perfect choice to use with the Kraft.

Products used for these cards:

  • Papers ~ Blossom Paper Pack X7196B, Glacier Cardstock, Thistle Fundamental Paper, Black Cardstock and Kraft Cardstock
  • Extra Thick Twine ~ Glacier Z3039 and Thistle Z3040
  • Embellishments ~ Coral Reef Sequins Z3042 and Clear Sparkles Z1752

Thanks for stopping by! Please continue onto DARLYS RECKER’S Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique! Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!

Happy Crafting!

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Seasonal Expressions 2 Blog Hop

Welcome to the Seasonal Expressions 2 Blog Hop.

SE2BadgeToday you will be hopping with the same talented consultants who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop.  We are featuring the brand new SEASONAL EXPRESSIONS 2 and showcasing some of the new product you can find in the idea book.

If you are just arriving her from CHRIS LOTHIAN’s Blog, or just starting at my blog then you are on the right track ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.   For this hop we have 43 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I had been struggling with a layout for these photos of my son for quite some time.  Then I saw the Blossom paper pack and knew it was the perfect paper.  I found a sketch that was the base of my inspiration but ended up changing it quite a bit in the end.  Over all I am pleased the way this layout turned out and I love the Stamp “Smiles Begin with You” and it was so fitting for this layout.

Blossom ~ Dream Big~ Butterflies ~ Smiles begin with you ~ catscrapbooking.comSince this was a professional photo shot I thought it would be fitting to add the camera charm which is from the Craft Queen Base & Bling Charms.

Blossom ~ Dream Big ~ butterflies ~ catscrapbooking.comFor this layout fussy cut all the butterflies from the “Your Own Kind of Wonderful” and the tag is from Artbooking page 39.  To create the tone on tone look for the butterflies I stamped the base color in second generation ink and then the full color for the top layer.

Here is the full list of supplies:

Your next stop on the hop is ANGELA WHITE’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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