• Just because,  Masculine Cards,  My Favorite Things

    Distress effect gold embossing

    I wanted to try something a little more edgy with this card. I had a beautiful piece if Aztec/geometric black card and my MFT Pretty Posies stamp set was also on my craft table so I decided to see if I could combine both. Starting with a light green card base I stamped an outline flower with hero arts black India ink all over. Then I stamped the centres with versamark, a sticky ink, poured over gold embossing powder and heat embossed. Because the outline flowers were still slightly tacky in places the embossing powder stuck only in some places, which was the plan, honest, and so you get a…

  • Altenew,  Thank you cards

    Made to order 2 – the ears of the deaf will be unstopped, Isaiah 35:5

    As promised here’s the second card, to read the story behind this click here. For this card I pulled out my Altenew golden garden stamp set and chose one of the less used stamps and heat embossed my stitched panel this time with a gold printed sentiment using hero arts gold embossing powder. I love this gold and it melts beautifully, no graininess, just pure liquid gold. *Tip* Don’t forget to use some kind of powder bag to remove static from your base so you don’t end up with stray grains everywhere – I don’t know how I managed without mine for so long. I used to find heat embossing…

  • Altenew,  Thank you cards

    A Golden Garden

    Once again I dug out probably my most used stamp set, I *love* this Golden Garden set by Altenew. Do you have a ‘go to’ set? Let me know in the comments, I am always looking for new ideas. I wanted something fairly simple with a soft feel so I dug out my hero arts inks and used Passion flower ink and Green Hills ink for my stamping and used hero arts navy ink for the flower outlines. I die cut the most beautiful thanks script creative cut die by mama elephant out of some navy card stock which I backed with Stick It’s double sided adhesive so that adhering…

  • Masculine Cards,  My Favorite Things

    Grand Greetings

    A while back I was very pleased to receive the fabulous Grand Greetings stamp set by My Favorite Things from a lovely friend I met through Instagram, Andreea Raghina.  You must check her out, she makes the most beautiful cards. Unfortunately I didn’t have a big enough acrylic block but after scouring the Internet I finally bought the fiskars stamp press on sale from Create and Craft *yay*.  And then I could have fun. I started by trying to make a masculine card.  I personally find these really difficult but this stamp set makes it so easy.  I dug out my new to me paper pack by Pink Fresh Studio…