Boy, it has been a crazy week. We had three large trees removed from the yard. The yard now looks like a disaster area. Had crews here for three days. That part is all done, but now I have to clean up and try to restore my yard to it's previous condition. I am heading to the nursery tomorrow to look for two small trees and a few shrubs to fill the void left by the mature trees that were removed. I should be done with this project some time next year. LOL. I may have to change the shape and size of one of the beds, but I may leave that for next year. I just want to get my hostas back in --hopefully this week. I had to dig up 40 hostas so that the plants would not be destroyed by the tree removal. Really need to get those back in the ground. Lots of work for me! And, my husband is still quite sick with pneumonia. He has been off work over two weeks now. I hope he will start to feel better this week.
Well, let's get to some card making projects. I saw a technique a while ago on the Hero Arts blog that used heat embossing, a reverse stamp (with recessed image), and markers. I had the stamp that was in the sample and finally got around to trying this technique a couple of weeks ago. Really fun technique. This stamp is from Hero Arts and is called Flower Medley (K5361). It is available on the Simon Says stamp site.
- Stamp the reverse stamp with VersaMark ink
- Heat emboss with White embossing powder. Make sure to completely cover the image with powder.
- If you do miss a few spots, trim the image down and you can still use it.
The background is all white embossing powder
- When the embossing powder is cool, color in the recessed areas with Markers
- Wipe the markers' ink off the white embossing with a paper towel or rag
This is such a quick and easy technique that I ended up making four cards!!
I added a die cut butterfly (AMuse Studios) on this card.
This card uses a piece of background I made with a Gelli Plate.
*****************I am going to put one of these in the mail for Maddy Justice (a cancer patient). I read about her on the Simon Says Stamp blog. They are holding a card drive for her while she going thru treatment at St Judes. This will be my third card to Maddy. I sent one last year during part of her treatment and another a month ago. ****************
Oh, I guess that is it for now. I will be back in a few days with another Lost Coast Designs project and something fun made with Blockhead stamps.
****The Blockheads store wide sale is still going on---35% off everything in the store. Stock up on inks and those hard to find re-inkers.
I hope you are having a great weekend!! See you soon. Love ya.