Desert Bouquet, Heat Embossed Card

Happy Monday, and welcome to my craft table! With all the flowers coming up in my garden, I decided to take inspiration from it and create a card covered with flowers. To add even more interest, I heat embossed the flower centers and the sentiment with gold embossing powder.

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This was a quick and easy card to put together. I used a stamp set called Desert Bouquet from My Favorite Things. I stamped out the images using six different colors of ink. For the flower centers, I used Versa Mark ink and heat embossed them with Antique Gold powder from Simon Says Stamp. It added a lot of pop to the card.

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While all my supplies were out, I decided to make up a whole set of these cards using different colors of cardstock to matte my flower panels.

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Here’s how it all came together. Hope you enjoy it!

You can watch the video here or on my YouTube Channel.

Here’s a list of the supplies I used for this card:

The cardstock I used were all from My Favorite Things–Biscotti, Daffodil, Orange Zest, and Pure Plum.

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Happy Birthday Wreath Card

I always like to have a seasonable wreath on my front door. What’s behind the door may be a disaster, but, by-golly, my front door looks fabulous! Lol! This build-your-own wreath stamp set from Avery Elle lets you create your own miniature wreath to send to a friend.Image3Besides the color penciled in wreath, there’s a lot going on with this card: three different kinds of paper, faux stitched circle die cut window, heat embossed sentiment, and a twine bow.

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Heat embossing is a magical technique to me; I love watching the powder melt and become shiny. It also adds texture to your card. The miniature wreath was fun to put together as well. So many possible ways to decorate the frame. I ended up using all the flowers I colored in and gluing them all around the wreath. You could also tie a small bow onto it.

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Thanks for visiting my craft table! Here’s how I put it all together.

You can watch the video here or in HD on YouTube

Here’s a list of supplies I used for this card.

Happy Birthday Shark Wobbler Card

Hi everyone! Welcome to my blog! The latest from my craft table is a card with a lot of bite. I made this one for my husband’s birthday, but it would be a great kid’s card too.

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I love sharks. My favorite toy as a very young child was a stuffed animal shark, so when I saw this stamp set from Newton’s Nook, I knew it was meant for me. This was a jaw-some card to put together. I used colored pencils to color in the shark, and layered the base of the card with five different colors of paper–one of which I daubed on some blue dye ink to indicate sky and clouds.

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I got a new toy for this card–the Mini Misti. Love it! Makes stamping a lot easier. For this card I even stamped the inside. The shark fin didn’t stamp dark enough the first time, so all I had to do was re-ink it, and stamp it again. With the Mini Misti I was able to stamp it exactly where I stamped it the first time.

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To finish it up, I glued the shark to an action wobbler, so it pops off the card and jiggles–so much fun!

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Here’s how the card came together!

Watch the video below | Watch in HD at YouTube

 

 

 

Here are the supplies I used for this card:

Thinking of You Card

Happy Monday, Everyone! Thanks for visiting my blog. I’ve created a Thinking of You card using the hydrangea stamp set from Ellen Hutson. What a gorgeous stamp! I had fun coloring it in with Prismacolor colored pencils. 

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Choosing the paper for this project was  a fun treasure hunt. I finally decided on this beautiful cardstock from MFT called Blue Breeze. I used the coordinating pigment ink for an almost no-line effect when i colored it in with my pencils.

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After I finished coloring my hydrangea, I cut down the card so I could add more paper. (Yes, I’m paper crazy.) It’s a blue striped paper to make the dark blue sentiment and the dark negative spaces of the card pop!

Here’s the video showing how I created this card. Hope you enjoy it!

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