This is the same technique as here – using a card layout by Dawn Olchefske – with a lot of sparkle. For this one I used the Modern Mosaic embossing folder and Pool Party embossing powder. I added this pretty bit of bling to both sides of the card flap. This card design has half of the front cut away to make a beautiful gate opening.
Stamp Sets – Flower Shoppe, Petitie Petals, Million and One
Card stock – Pool Party, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer
Ink – Versamark, Pink Pirouette
Etc – Modern Mosaic embossing folder, Pansy Punch, Petitie Petal punch, Pool Party and Silver embossing powders, rhinestones
The Modern Mosaic looks like a garden lattice! Hugs, Fran
This summer I did a “wow” presentation at a group get together using embossing folders and heat embossing. This idea was inspired by a conversation with Lisa Tedder. I brayered over the Chevron embossing folder with Versamark and then ran Silver Glimmer paper through the Big Shot. Immediately pour embossing powder (I used the now retired Melon Mambo on this one) over the embossing and heat emboss. You get a beautiful background! Double embossing!
Stamp Set – Perfect Pennant
Card stock – Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer
Ink – Versamark, Melon Mambo
Etc – Chevron embossing folder, rhinestones, silver ribbon, Melon Mambo and Silver embossing powders, Pennant Framelits.
Sparkly! Hugs, Fran
I lIke You is a hostess set that is perfect for using your Blendabilities! I was playing around with them and decided to put them on the Circle Frame card done in Whisper White. Except they bleed through (which they are suppose to do!) so I had to do some backing. This actually worked out well, giving the Whisper White some extra support.
Stamp Sets – I Like You, Gorgeous Grunge
Card stock – Whisper White, Melon Mambo
Ink – Memento Tux Black, Gold Encore
Etc – Circle Frame card die, Gold washi tape
Have you tried the Blendabilities yet? My Blendies Classes start August 26th and you’re welcome to join us Hugs, Fran
Here are some of the Convention Make and Takes! These use Kinda Eclectic – an absolute favorite set!
This is the “before” and this is the “after.”
Sneak Peek of a Holiday Mini stamp set – Seasonally Scattered – and the new take-out boxes.
And last but not least, Amazing Birthday!
Now that was fun! Don’t you want to join me next year?? Hugs, Fran
This card was made for a challenge from a friend of mine. We were talking on the phone about families and I mentioned a game that my Grandmother used to like when she was a child called “Come as You Are.” She would call her friends early in the morning and tell the to come over exactly as they were at the moment and they would have a breakfast party. (Does not sound fun to me!) We decided to do a “Stamp as You Are” challenge and you could only use what was on your desk at that moment. I didn’t cheat! I had Dotty Angles and Hey There Buds (not even mounted!) on my desk and some scraps of card stock – this is what I came up with for this silly game
Stamp Sets – Dotty Angles, Hey There Buds
Card stock – Island Indigo, Whisper White, Pool Party
Ink – Island Indigo, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight
Etc – Regal buttons, Baker’s Twine, Regal Candy dots
The background was done by stamping Dotty Angles in Pool Party and then stamping over it – slightly off – with Island Indigo. So call someone and play your own challenge game (but not too early, please!) Hugs, Fran
Today is my Christmas in July class and the temperature is dropping just for this class! This is one of the cards we will be doing featuring Ornament Keepsakes from the carryover list. Using the beautiful Gold Soiree Designer Series paper makes this old set look brand new.
Stamp Set – Ornament Keepsakes
Card stock – Whisper White, Brushed Gold, Gold Soiree DSP
Ink – Versamark
Etc – Ornament Framelits, Gold Sequins, Dotted Embossing folder
I’ll be doing a Christmas card class on the third Thursday of each month through November along with lots of other Holiday idea classes. Isn’t it hard to believe that it’s time to start thinking snow? Hugs, Fran
This was my card for an organized shoebox swap at convention! A shoebox swap is where everyone cuts out all the pieces for their card and everyone makes them instead of just swapping. I used Banner Banter to create the swag across the top and the Maritime Designer Series Paper. Love the color combo
Stamp Sets – Banner Banter, Fabulous Four
Card stock – Whisper White, Real Red, Maritime DSP
Ink – Real Red, Night of Navy, Coastal Cabana
Etc – flag punch, Candy dots
So much fun getting to stamp with friends! Hugs, Fran
Home from convention! We had such a great time! This was one of my convention swaps made with Beautiful Bunch and Bravo. Both of these sets are photopolymer which is quickly becoming a favorite of mine. They are completely clear and stick like crazy to the acrylic blocks. The card went through a few “redos” and I thought I’d show you how it started out -
Looks like a different color in this photo (!) but it’s still Daffodil Delight. I decided to cut down the Whisper White and make it a bit more compact.
Stamp Sets = Beautiful Bunch, Bravo, Gorgeous Grunge
Card stock – Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Basic Black, Pear Pizzazz
Ink – Daffodil Delight, Jet Black Stazon
Etc – Fun Flower punch, Petite Petal punch, Pear Pizzazz ribbon, pearl, Flower Fest die
Back to convention – so much fun! We got a hands on looks at the upcoming Holiday Mini and all the beautiful new product coming soon! I also got to see great friends – and meet many more – all while stamping! What more in life do you want? Hugs, Fran