Card Making · Video

Video: Embossing with Dies

Hello fellow crafters!

Today, I have exciting news! More exciting news – how on Earth do you cope šŸ˜‰ Today, I have published a video (my very first!)Ā on my YouTube channel! (Can you tell how excited I am from the sheer number of exclamation marks I’m using?) Anyway,Ā I have been thinking about doing a video before but been a bit hesitant (I’m not really keen on the sound of my voice – but is anyone?)

For todays card, I embossed the largest My favourite Things Pierced Rectangle die into an A6 Kraft card base with the Spellbinders embossing tan mat.Ā I think that this is a great way to add a little interest to a one layer card whilst keeping it clean and simple.

Embossing with Dies (2)

I then stamped the cupcake image from the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Blueprints 1 set in Versa Fine Onyx Black ink, which did bleed slightly but I think that was down to the very textured card I used and the fact the image had very fine lines.Ā  I also stamped the “Happy Birthday” sentiment from the Hero Arts Many Everyday MessagesĀ – this was once joined together, however, Emma’s scissors took a liking to them, so they can now be stacked!

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I used coloured pencils to colour the image – the way I blended theĀ pencil is by simply adding layers of the colour beginning with the shadow and working my way to the highlight until I get a smooth gradient.

I’m also going to be entering this card into these challenges: Creative with Stamps “Manly/ Masculine Card“, StempelgartenĀ Challenge “A Card for a Man“, Catch the Bug “Masculine“, Craft for the Craic “Something Masculine“, Morgan’s Art World “Happy Birthday“, QKR Stampede “One for the Guys” and Craft Rocket Challenges “For a Man or Boy“.

Take a look at the video and let me know what you think (obviously, only if you’d like to šŸ˜‰ )

Emma x

Card Making · Moving Along With The Times

Using Washi Tape to Create a Background

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Card Making

Creating a Background with a Sentiment stamp

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