Monday, July 11, 2022

Blessings of Home

 Hello friends! I hope you enjoyed the presentation of the Crafting at the Lake Event cards. They were all fun to make and the attendees liked them.

Today's card was made for a friend that I used to work with. She had a surgery and I want her to know that I'm thinking of her.

I used the Blessings of Home stamp set. Honestly, my plan was to use the Cottage Rose stamp set but the flowers were not the right size for the technique I wanted to do. I did use the sentiment from this set though.

I started by stamping the flower image onto a piece of vellum using Black Staz On ink. I used the Layering Circles Dies to cut out the image. I then used the stylus from my Scoring Tool set to emboss the back of the flowers. I placed the vellum face down on a Stampin' Pierce mat and using the stylus, I scribbled little circles until the entire flower was covered. This causes the vellum to turn white and the flower embosses so that it is raised on the front. You need to be careful that you don't use too much pressure or you will go through the vellum. I did this embossing to all of the flowers in the image. Then I used my Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends to colour the leaves and stems on the back of the image. This is a really cool technique that I had completely forgotten about. I used this in a class years ago and was recently reminded about it from a great friend. Thanks so much Nicky Siegner! As you said, we see new techniques and forget about others we've learned. I am grateful that you reminded me of this one.

Here is a close up picture of the embossed flowers. It's kind of hard to see in the picture how the flowers are raised up. But hopefully this gives an idea of it.

I used a scalloped circle die to cut out a scalloped circle from a piece of Basic White cardstock. I used another circle die to create a frame from the scalloped circle. I attached this frame to my vellum flowers piece using glue dots. I used glue dots rather than my usual Tombo Multipurpose glue to prevent any possible leaking of the liquid glue onto the  vellum.

I attached my vellum piece onto a piece of Soft Sea Foam cardstock that I embossed using the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder. I matted this embossed cardstock with a piece of Petal Pink cardstock. I wrapped a piece of White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon around these pieces and tied it into a bow. I added this to a card base of Basic White Thick cardstock.

I stamped my sentiment on a small piece of Basic White cardstock using Black Staz On ink. The sentiment is from the Cottage Rose stamp set. I used a stitched banner die from the Stylish Shapes Dies set to cut out my sentiment piece. I attached it to my card front using dimensionals.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed this card. This is a really fun technique that really has a wow. Give it a try and share your cards with me. I would love to see what you come up with.

Stay well and keep creating!


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