Embossed Pretty Pumpkins – Stampin Blends Technique # 7

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Continuing my journey to develop my Stampin Blends skills today I use a heat embossed image to color rather than an ink one. I created two different versions using the same stamp set and card layout then switched out my colors, so one is very traditional and the second …. well it is just a little different! Oh … and there is a video tutorial to go with it 🙂

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Elegant Thank You Card using Emboss Resist Technique

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I have made no secret that the Elegantly Said Stamp Set is probably one of my favorite sets from the 2021 -2022 Stampin’ UP! annual catalog, not least because it has the coordinating Elegant Tag punch and for those of you who follow me, know that I do love a punch!

I have paired one of the 2020 -2022 Incolors, Misty Moonlight, with one of the 2021 – 2023 Incolors, Fresh Freesia’ I was musing on my color combination for today’s card they sort of ‘spoke’ to me, so I gave them a try and am really pleased with the result.

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Heat Embossed Air Ship Card Idea

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If you are a regular reader of my blog you will know I struggle with cards for the fellas in our lives! So when I opened the Stampin UP! Jan – June 2021 Mini Catalog and saw the Soar Confidently Stamp set I knew it had to be on my wish list, it has the most perfect guy type images with an airship, hot air balloon and a biplane, along with some super images great for birthdays and father’s day.

I have used the airship on today’s card and stepped it up by heat embossing the image with gold.

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Gilded Floral Inspirational Card Idea

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Todays card uses the Art Gallery Stamp Set and the beautiful Gilded Leafing Embellishment to create this very pretty and feminine inspirational card. I just love the Gilded Leafing, I am on my second pot of it!

This is the third card and technique I have shared with you on using this embellishment and I still have a few more up my sleeve to share in the coming weeks so keep watch 🙂

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Royal Peacock – Inspirational Card

The choice of colors for today’s card was one of those happy accidents – inspired by the Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots (pg 177 of Annual catalog) which fell out of the little box I had stored them in – the Lovely Lipstick ones in particular attracted me, although, to be honest they look more like Melon Mambo to me and that is the color I chose to pair with one of the new in-colors, Pretty Peacock which is just perfect for the stamp set I chose!

The Royal Peacock Stamp set has been so very popular and I am sure I will be sharing more cards with it but today it is the stamp that puts highlights on the peacocks tail that is the focus of my card, along with some gold heat embossing.

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Heat Embossed Lovely Lattice – Sale-a-bration Goodies

This stamp set is true to its word – it is LOVELY ~ so serene and peaceful.  I chose to use heat-embossing to really highlight the delicate details.

The stamp set does not have any greetings so I chose to pair this with another of the Sale-a-bration item, the Part of My Story stamp set, which has 7 different greetings that would cover several occasions.

What excites me though is that I got both of these stamp sets for FREE as part of Stampin’ UP!’s annual promotion where by spending $50 on you get to choose from 11 different items for FREE. Read on for more information…………….

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Snow is Glistening – Joy and Coastal Cabana

IF you have been following my Facebook page you will know that Stampin’ UP! have a special suite of products that are just available for the month of November ………..or until stocks last – that dreaded statement – which is basically telling us not to prevaricate!

I will be sharing a number of cards over the next few weeks using some of the products from the Snowflake Showcase suite – starting today with the Snow is Glistening Stamp Set  and the White Velvet Paper.

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Farewell ~ Love and Affection from Stampin’ Up!

We are about 5 days away from say a fond farewell to the 2016 ~ 2017 catalog.  One of the set that is retiring is Love and Affection (which is still available as I write this 🙂 )

This is such a pretty set that I have used on a number of projects, with its little flower and leaf elements, you can build up a design and 3 lovely greetings in a lovely cursive font.  I have one more card to share which features heat embossing with the copper embossing powder. Continue reading