Showing posts with label Technique: Embossing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Technique: Embossing. Show all posts

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Random Thought Thursday (and a card)

You want to know what my favorite smell ever is....

This smells so awesome I want to put it on 20 times a day! I got it completely by accident too. I normally get another brand and grabbed this one instead...and I just love it. Seriously, if I could add a scratch and sniff online...I would. It is fabulous!

How's that for random? :)

And here's a card for you too...

I masked off the edges with masking tape and then stamped and embossed that fabulous background stamp from BasicGrey and Hero Arts. Then I stitched around the whole thing, added a sticker and a flower (also from BasicGrey) and called it done. :)

Thanks for stopping in today!

Hope your day is fantastic! :)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Attitude of Gratitude **MLS BLOG HOP**

Welcome everyone to My Little Shoebox's THANKFUL blog hop! :) If you are just stopping by, why not start the hop at the beginning on the MLS blog. If you came from Aphra, then you are in the right place. Wasn't Aphra's project amazing!!! I just loved it.

There will be a prize awarded to one lucky winner of THEIR CHOICE of a MLS collection! I think that is cool that they are letting you choose. Make sure you leave comments on all the blogs in the hop.

So today I will be sharing a layout with you. Last year on facebook I started doing this "Attitude of Gratitude" thing where I tried to be mindful of what I was thankful for throughout the month of November. I am doing it again this year, but I am trying to do it everyday. If you are my friend on facebook then you will have seen my posts. :) I've noticed that a lot of people are doing it this year and I just think that is FANTASTIC! I thought it would be cool to document that. It's always good to be reminded of the good things in life. So I copied and pasted all my posts from last year and used them on a layout...I plan to do the same for this year.

Here is the layout I made...

I mixed it up and used a variety of lines from My Little Shoebox. I used Helmar adhesives to adhere it all...I used Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive and then a variety of Zapdots to pop up a few things.

Here are some close up's of my layout:

Those flowers are stamped and embossed, then I stitched on top of them to make it kinda look like a banner. :)

And it wouldn't be a blog hop without prizes, right? :) Besides the grand prize....

I will have my own giveaway. To be eligible, simply leave a comment on my blog post and I will draw one lucky winner. :) Here's the prize:

These fabulous mini alphabets are the most popular item MLS makes. You can win 6 different colors: Limeade, Brownie, Lollipop, Pearl, Razzleberry, and Mermaid.

Oh and before you hop on....

I have a few layouts up at Scrapbooks, Etc that are in the running for a $100 prize! If you like them, I would LOVE your votes! Check them out here ("Captured Joy"), here ("Makes My Heart Happy") and here ("Chocolate"). THANKS!!!!!

Ok and now it is time to hop on to the fabulous and incredibly talented Carol!!!

Have a fantastic day! Hope you stop in again! :)

Here's today's post on facebook:

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Helmar Techniques

Hi everyone! Today I wanted to share a layout with you that I created a while back but haven't shared yet. It is a two page layout and it is just chalked full of Helmar techniques. :)

1. I used lace cardstock as a mask. I laid it over my two pieces of cardstock and the sprayed the V2 Vellum Adhesive over it. Then, after allowing it to dry a few minutes, I poured embossing powder over my cardstock. I then heat embossed.
2. On the remainder of the lace cardstock I added a little bit of pearl ex to it for a bit of shine.
3. I took some plastic wrapping (trash) from previously bought scrapbook supplies. I took my Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive and drew a heart it on the plastic. I let it dry a little bit, then I sprayed it with blue Glimmer Mist. I allowed that to dry a little bit, then took a q-tip and picked up the excess Glimmer Mist from the plastic. I allowed it to dry completely, cut it out and sprayed V2 Vellum Adhesive on the back to adhere it to my page. 4. I also added white Zap Dots (1/4") to my design, in the bottom left and right corners. I left the peeling on though and just used it as part of the design.
Helmar Products Used:
1. V2 Vellum Adhesive--for techniques and to adhere lace and lace cardstock to the page.
2. 450 Quick Dy Adhesive--for technique and to adhere bow to the page
3. Quick Fix Adhesive Runner--to adhere papers, chipboard and photos to the page.
4. Zapdots--added to page as part of the design.

Here are some close up's:

Thanks for checking out the blog today and I hope you are having an awesome day!!!

Cardstock--American Crafts, Papers--The Girls' Paperie, Lace Cardstock--, Adhesives--Helmar Adhesives (V2 Vellum Adhesive, 450 Quick Dy Adhesive, Quick Fix Adhesive Runner, Zap Dots), Embossing Powder and Pearl Ex Powder--Stampin' Up!, Chipboard Letters--My Little Shoebox, Lace--Webster Pages and Model Crafts, Computer Program (for journaling)--Microsoft Word, Computer Font--Chalkboard.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

How can you resist? :)

Tattered Angels has so many new fun resist products out there, but for those of us without them, there are still many ways to do the resist technique. :) Here are three projects I made for the Tattered Angels blog. To see close up's and more details, view the blog post here.

On this layout I used a resist technique on my chipboard flower. I first dry embossed it. Then I embossed the raised up parts with clear embossing powder. Then I sprayed my Glimmer Mist and wiped off the parts on the embossed sections.

On this layout I used paint as my resist medium. I stamped in paint and then sprayed Glimmer Mist over my background. When I wiped, the Glimmer Mist came off the paint. :)

And finally, the butterfly on this card was stamped and then embossed. Then, once again, I sprayed Glimmer Mist over the card and wiped it off the embossed section.

We will be sharing more resist projects on the Tattered Angels blog this month, so check back often to see new things! :)

Hope you have a fantastic day!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Scrap and Stamp Saturday

Hi everyone! The challenge is up at Scrap and Stamp Saturday. The challenge this week is to make a two page layout that includes stamping. Here's my layout:

I used papers and chipboard from Pebbles, and stamps from Unity Stamp Company. The stamp set I used is called Photo Love. Here are some close up's:

Hope you guys play along with the challenge this week! :)

So I am guess I am going to be shopping for new glasses. :( Eryn broke my favorite glasses ever...yep, my bad luck continues. Well today I found out that the frame was discontinued and no long available. I am so sad about this! So now I need to find new ones that I like...when really all I want are my old ones back. Wish me luck.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Scrap and Stamp Saturday and Debossing Technique

Hi everyone! First...don't forget about my giveaway in the post below this, or click here. :) The challenge at Scrap and Stamp is up! The challenge this week is a fun one, and it may be new to some of you so I encourage you to give it a try! The challenge is to use debossing on your layout. Are you saying "What's that?" Well, I am glad you asked...let me walk you through it. :)

Start with a piece of paper a little bigger then whatever stamp you want to use. I chose to use a die cut that I cut with my Slice. Other supplies you need:

  • stamp
  • embossing powder
  • heat gun
  • Versamark pad, or some kind of embossing or craft pad.

1. Ink your die cut/piece of paper with your embossing pad.

2. Make sure you have a scratch piece of paper behind your die cut, then pour embossing powder over the whole thing. You want to make sure the whole area is covered, so don't be afraid to pour a lot, you will not lose any--you can just pour it back in the container.

3. Lift your piece of paper up. It may be helpful to use a tool to slide under it. Then lightly tap excess powder off and set aside. If it doesn't look perfect, don't worry you won't be able to tell after adding several layers.

4. Pour your excess powder back into your container.

5. Using your heat gun, heat emboss your piece. I usually hold the heat gun about 2-3 inches away from what I am embossing. Smaller pieces of paper are harder to work with. I recommend when embossing it with your heat gun that you hold the gun directly above the cardstock, and not at an angle...this will keep it from moving all over the place while you are trying to heat it. You can also use a tool to hold it in place, but remember to not use your fingers, it gets very hot.

6. Let it cool for a minute and then start again. Using your embossing pad, cover your piece again.

7. Poor on your embossing powder.

8. Heat.

9. Repeat this process several more times. If you use Ultra Thick embossing powder, then it may not need as many layers. I just used regular embossing powder and I embossed 5 times. I usually emboss 5-6 times when doing this technique.

10. Immediately after your last emboss, while enamel is still hot, stamp your image in it.

There you have it! If it didn't turn out how you worries, just add another layer of embossing powder and melt it all together and try again. :)

Here's the layout I created:

Our sponsor this week at Scrap and Stamp is GCD Studios and they sent us papers to work with. They also have a prize up for grabs for doing this challenge. You can see the prize on the Scrap and Stamp blog. The stamps I used are from Unity Stamp Company. And I added all those gorgeous flowers and pearls from Prima. :)

Hope you join us for the challenge this week!

Have an awesome Saturday!

Thursday, January 28, 2010


I feel icky...oh so icky, I feel icky and sicky and grey! (Sung to the tune of "I feel pretty" from West Side Story). Yep. We are sick here. In fact, my early riser is still in bed...which is where I wish I was. Don't you hate being sick?

Thought I would share this layout with you. It uses Tattered Angels products (Frosty Memories line).

Did you notice that "icy" looking strip of paper...I tried something new. It was white cardstock. I sprayed it with light blue glimmer mist and then immediately covered with extra thick embossing powder and heated:

Ok...well I am off to rest as much as possible. Have a fabulous Thursday!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

A card and some pics :)

Here is a card that I did for Deanne Burton.  I basically just took my idea for my earlier ATC's, and made a card with it.  

You can view her sketch here as well as other cards from the sketch.  

And here a couple pics from Halloween.  My boys were dressed up as Indiana Jones and a Pirate.  :)  We took a lot of pics.  

This is Austin learning to use his whip.  :)