Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Stencil + Die = Heaven

Hello friends!
I know my post title can be a bit misleading...
 but come on in and see the card and you will know what I mean.

A new stencil....
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will give you this.

Here for you

Distress Inks work magic with white stenciled Embossing Paste. 

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And that butterfly die can. not. hurt.
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I am just getting STARTED on this Bamboo Rose Stamp and Die Combo.
More versions to come!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Snowflake Creation

Hello friends! 
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I know it's too early for snow fall.... 

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but this stamp set "Snowbursts" (Penny Black) is just too lovely to be ignored.
I love creating cards with stamps like this. They are so detailed and intricate-looking. You can't really go wrong with them. Mind you, I used only ONE stamp (top left) from this set. Can you imagine what a field day that will be if I used them all?

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My card is nothing too special as I used the usual techniques such as Layered Stamping, Generational Stamping, and Emboss Resist. However, I had a epiphany moment as I write this post...

"Embossing is more than just embossing. It can be an embellishment!". 

See those glitter on the snowflakes? They are embossed in Glitter Embossing Powder. So easy! Why didn't do that more often? Some of you might feel the same way!!?

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These days, I like to think of more ways to use embossing powder. Because let's face it: are we really maximize the power of embossing powder? You bought the clear one, colored one and the glitter ones and those tantalizing textured ones. Are you using them enough?

And oh.... those Nuvo Crystal Droplets are the new kids in town for embellishments. I am amazed how round they stayed after applying. So cool.

You can find all the latest stamps and dies from Simon Says Stamp here
Thank you for stopping by!