Tag Archives: embossing

Holiday Poinsettia Card

By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi. Follow Heidi on her blog Blue Scallop Creations and on Instagram @bluescallopcreations.

The poinsettia has always been a beautiful symbol of the Christmas season.  For today’s project, I have a gorgeous, detailed Poinsettia stamp from Ken Oliver that I’ll use in a couple of ways.

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Quick Greetings

By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi. Follow Heidi on her blog Blue Scallop Creations and on Instagram @bluescallopcreations.

Having a small stack of very basic greeting cards around for last minute occasions is always helpful.  Maybe a friend needs some encouragement or your sister got a promotion—you have a card ready to go!

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Accenting Dry Embossed Images

By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi. Follow Heidi on her blog Blue Scallop Creations and on Instagram @bluescallopcreations.

As the weather cools, I definitely have flavored coffee on my mind.  This always puts me in the mood to make cards with all the cute “coffee-themed” products that are out there.  For my project today, I’m taking the Sizzix Impresslits Pumpkin Spice Thanks A Latte set and adding some extra touches with a white gel pen.

To start, I embossed a white notecard with the folder and did the same with a 4 ¼ x 5 ½ kraft-colored cardstock panel.

I used my white gel pen to trace the embossed image on the kraft panel being careful not to trace onto the raised parts.

I then trimmed about ½” off each side of the panel and adhered it to the white notecard with foam tape.  I wanted to still be able to see some of the embossing from the card peeking out.

After die cutting the coffee cup, I traced the cup sleeve onto some yellow cardstock in order to back the “thanks a latte” sentiment.

I adhered the sleeve onto the cup with some foam squares, then adhered the sentiment with a Zig 2-Way glue pen.

To cover up the inside of the card where the embossing shows through, I added a sheet of patterned paper from Avery Elle ‘s Everyday paper pad.

I’m a huge fan of dry embossing.  It’s such a great effect when you make that imprint into the paper.  The white pen elevates it just a little and is great for the “steam effect” look surrounding the coffee.  You could try this with any embossing folder you have at home.  Darker paper definitely works best.  Thanks for joining me today!

Floral Card Using Delicata Ink

By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi. Follow Heidi on her blog Blue Scallop Creations and on Instagram @bluescallopcreations.

Shimmery pigment ink is such a pretty addition to floral cards.  For today’s project I used Delicata’s Sapphire Blue ink to add pretty floral shadowed accents to a thank you card.

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Same Stamp, New Season

By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi. Follow Heidi on Instagram @bluescallopcreations.

When you see a floral themed stamp set, do you usually think spring and summer?  I know I do!  I love getting out bright markers or paints and creating bold blooms that “pop” against white card stock, but there’s no reason to tuck those floral stamps away when the cool, Fall air hits.  My project today shows how to bring a floral stamp you might have a tendency to use for more bright and Summer-y cards into Fall.

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Unicorn “What a Day” Card

By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi. Follow Heidi on Instagram @bluescallopcreations.

The unicorn trend is still going strong in paper crafting, so for today’s project, I was excited to try out my new Sizzix Die and Emboss Folder called Unicorn and Rainbows.  Eighties nostalgia at its best.

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Ask the Experts – Embossing & Glitter

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

 

Q:  How can I leave part of my card base plain when I’m using an embossing folder?

A:  If the design of the embossing folder does not have to be centered in a particular way, you can place the folder from the side of the base inwards.  If it does have a pattern that depends of the direction, place the folder in between your embossing plates so that only the plates cover the part of embossing folder that you want to have the pattern added and do not cover the part that you want left plain.

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