Card Making · Moving Along With The Times

Using an Embossing Folder as a Background Stamp

Hello!   I am back today with a card for the beginning of a new Moving Along With The Times challenge – this fortnight we have a theme of “Graduation” chosen by Amy. Graduation hasn’t been a occasion on my crafting radar so I don’t have any specific dies/stamps to use. It was interesting seeing what I… Continue reading Using an Embossing Folder as a Background Stamp

Card Making · Moving Along With The Times

Stretching Your Dies: Two Methods for Embossing

Hello, Today, we have a new challenge starting over at Moving Along With The Times with the theme “Ring ‘O Roses” – however, you can create a ring with any flower. This challenge lasts for a fortnight; so if you’d like to join in, make sure you enter your project before Wednesday 15th February at 6pm GMT.  … Continue reading Stretching Your Dies: Two Methods for Embossing

A Day for Daisies · Card Making

Snowing Glitter in a Winter Wonderland

A happy hello fellow crafters! I am very pleased to announce that I am going to be joining the A Day for Daisies blog in January as a Guest Design Team Member – I’m very excited about this as I’ve never guest designed before and I absolutely love the images from A Day for Daisies… Continue reading Snowing Glitter in a Winter Wonderland

Card Making · Moving Along With The Times

Walter the Skating Penguin + Using Pigment Ink On Kraft Card

Hello! Today, we have a new challenge starting over at Moving Along With The Times which is very appropriate for the time of year. This fortnights theme is “Anything Goes With Christmas” and will end on the 4th December so make sure to get your entries in before then if you would like to take part. We… Continue reading Walter the Skating Penguin + Using Pigment Ink On Kraft Card

Card Making · Moving Along With The Times

Creating a Scene Inside an Embossed Frame

Hello! Today, is the beginning of a new Moving Along With The Times challenge; this fortnights theme is “No Design Papers”. I did go a little extreme with this clean and simple card, however, I really enjoy just stamping an image and embossing a frame around it, as you can probably tell from my previous… Continue reading Creating a Scene Inside an Embossed Frame

Card Making · Video

Video: Embossing with Dies

Hello fellow crafters!

Today, I have exciting news! More exciting news – how on Earth do you cope 😉 Today, I have published a video (my very first!) on my YouTube channel! (Can you tell how excited I am from the sheer number of exclamation marks I’m using?) Anyway, 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. I think that this is a great way to add a little interest to a one layer card whilst keeping it clean and simple.

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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.  I also stamped the “Happy Birthday” sentiment from the Hero Arts Many Everyday Messages – 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 the 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“, Stempelgarten 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 😉 )

Emma x