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Paper Crafts Connection Stamping 3 Ways #3

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Paper Crafts Connection has a challenge up right now – a stamping 3 ways challenge. This is in honor of Stamp It! 3 Ways. Take a stamp set and use it 3 different ways.

Because I’m doing a card a day on the blog, my entry will be written over 3 days. This is my third day. Here is my first card and my second one.

This is the Stamp set that I used – the Hero Arts OWH Birthday Set.

This is the third card that I made –

This technique simply uses the sentiment with heat embossing.

Papers are My Mind’s Eye Best of Damask, cut with the Dresden Petal Sizzix Die. Flower embellishments are Jolees, brads are Recollections. Black paper from stash. Hampton Arts Clear Embossing Powder. Versamark VersaColor Pigment ink in black.

I’ve also submitted this to the Operation Write Home  Happy Birthday Midweek Throwdown as well.

Paper Crafts Connection Stamping 3 Ways #2

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Paper Crafts Connection has a challenge up right now – a stamping 3 ways challenge. This is in honor of Stamp It! 3 Ways. Take a stamp set and use it 3 different ways.

Because I’m doing a card a day on the blog, my entry will be written over 3 days. This is my second day. Here is my first card.

This is the Stamp set that I used – the Hero Arts OWH Birthday Set.

This is the beginning of the second card that I made –

This technique has the clouds as background and splits the sentiment into three parts.

And then I added the trio of balloons, in colors to match the stamped sentiment.

Wausau Fleck cardstock, American Crafts Pigment Ink in Powder, Grape, Rouge and Pine. Hampton Arts Clear Embossing Powder. Dimensional Adhesive. Red, green and purple papers from stash. Memento Tuxedo Ink.

This also qualifies for the Shopping Our Stash challenge – make a card using Love, Red, Hearts or Valentines.

Heat embossing…

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…where have you been my whole life?

So, as I’ve said before, I’m totally new to this card making thing – started September 2012. Over the course of these past few months, I’ve watched loads of videos about various aspects of card making. I’ve learned a thing or 47 along the way. I’d seen videos that featured heat embossing but was never pushed to try it.

Along came the May Arts blog hop. I jumped right to Sandy Allnock’s post. Her card was beautiful – brown with turquoise plus a vintage phone. She had a video to go with it, to explain the card construction as well as her nifty “attach a ribbon to a card with a brad” technique.

At 1:19, I was mesmerized. That’s the point where she just started to heat emboss the telephone. Something about seeing that flat image blossom into textural loveliness made me go “OK, now I get it.”

Went out and bought a heat gun, embossing powders, black pigment ink and a clear embossing ink. Came home and tried out a simple sentiment with curly border. Having never done it, I was distressed when, after pouring on the clear embossing powder, the image became pale but then BOOM, a little bit of heat and my “thanks” just popped.

Wausau Fleck cardstock base, pattern papers from DCWV Summer Stack, Sentiment from Doodlebug Design, Embossing Powder from Hampton, Ribbon is American Crafts.

*This card is my submission to this week’s Shopping Our Stash Challenge – Use your oldest ribbon. This ribbon is, I think,  4 or so years old. Bought it originally for making hair clips that I stock in my Etsy store. It looks like an accessory item to this paper.