Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Playing with the Double Embossed Technique

I am revisiting a technique I was fascinated with over a year ago after I first saw a card on Melissa Kerman's blog using the technique. She now calls her technique "Impressions of Tarnished Foil" and we are going to collaborate on some YouTube videos using the technique in different ways for holiday cards. I pulled out some newer embossing folders, StazOn inks and embossing powders to play with and this is one of the cards I made. I used an embossing folder from WeR Memory Keepers and embossing powders from Ranger, Nuvo and Stampendous. The Stampendous embossing powders were the Aged Hunter and Aged Gold and have chunks in them resulting in the black dots on the background. I am not sure I like them? Not snow or stars, but maybe we can just say it is a mixed media look? I started with green, orange and brown StazOn inks on the aluminum foil. The "thinking of you" die is from Tonic Studios nd the deer are from a new set called Winter Wonderland by Tim Holtz for Sizzix.

Stay tuned for a complete YouTube video tutorial on this awesome background technique.

I am entering this card in the Thinking of You challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday. Thanks for helping me #share the joy of creativity!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Easy and Elegant Foiled Tri-Shutter Card with Gina K and Therm O Web YouTube Video

 Yes, you read that right- I said easy tri-shutter card! Any card with foiling is elegant and gorgeous especially when I have used the new Fancy Foils and Foil-Mates from Gina K and Therm O Web. But the tri-shutter part was so easy as you will see in the video here, because all I needed to do was pull a scored and cut Funky Fold Accordian Card out of a package from The Paper Cut and do a few mountain and valley folds. In the video, I will also show you how to do the foiling using Gina K. Therm O Web foil and Foil-Mates. I know the recipient of this card will be so impressed and will be sure to display this stand up elegant Christmas card. Here is a view of the card when it is closed to send in an A2 envelope:

 And here is a view of the gorgeous sparkly foiled elements on all the folds in this card: 

It is so hard to capture the sparkle of the lovely new Fancy Foils from Gina K and Therm O Web in still photography, but you will see it better and also see how the card was put together when you watch the new video here.

This YouTube video is the first of three in this series showing you different ways to use elegant foiling on fun fold holiday cards. The next two videos in the series will be posted on the next two Mondays in October. Be sure to subscribe and if you want to be notified every time I post a new video, click the bell next to the subscribe button. Thanks for helping me #share the joy of creativity!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Love Playing with New Inks and Stamps

I saw a card made with this Namaste stamp from Impression Obsession on a blog or Pinterest and absolutely had to find it and buy it. The message is so beautiful and inspiring. I attached a stencil I created with a leaf die from Stampendous onto a piece of kraft cardstock and sponged fall colors of Distress Oxide ink through it. Then I simply stamped this inspiring stamp in black ink, added some brown sequins and attached to a dark brown cardbase. 

Thanks for helping me #share the joy of creativity.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Batty About You Halloween Card with Distress Oxide Background

At a recent play session with friends, we played with Tim Holtz's Distress Oxide inks and I made this fun background. I used the Soot Black Distress Oxide ink direct to paper covering it completely. Then I placed it in my Tim Holtz Tonic Studios Stamp Platform and sprayed water on a SU marble background stamp. I closed the platform so the water from the stamp removed some of the DO color and created this cool background. It is easy to do this with either stencils or stamps. 

I layered the background on a gold card after stamping "batty about you" from IO. I added some die cut bats (also from IO) and a cute jack-o-lantern cut with a layering die from The Paper Cut. Here is a peak at the inside of the card:

The Happy Halloween die is from Tonic Studios. This non-scary Halloween card will be perfect for my youngest grandson! Thanks for helping me #share the joy of creativity!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Peace, Love and Joy CASED Bridge Card from My New YouTube Class Video

I posted a new Techniques and Tips Class video yesterday here on my YouTube channel where I teach how to make bridge cards in several different sizes. As I explain in the video, I learned how to make bridge cards from a blogpost here on Stampin' With Sandi, and because of her I had to buy the Stampin' Up Hometown Greetings Edgelit Die Set. I CASED much of her card, but used Nuvo Silver Glimmer Paste through a stencil and a different stamp set.  I also used several colors of my favorite Mirri Sparkle Card that I purchased at The Paper Cut. All the details on how to make this and two more bridge cards are on the video here and you can even qualify to win all three cards I made! Here are a couple more views of this card which will fit into an A2 envelope: 

I am entering this card in the Christmas challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday. 

Monday, October 9, 2017

How to Make Holiday Bridge Cards YouTube Video

Today a new Cardmaking Techniques and Tips video has posted to my YouTube channel here showing how to make bridge cards in several different sizes. This larger Frozen inspired version is one of three cards I am showing how to make in the video. Don't you just love the Olaf and Elsa dies from Disney Character World as well as the famous saying from the Frozen movie? I believe that, indeed, some people are worth melting for!

I first learned how to make a bridge card from a wonderful blog post and video posted here at Stampin' with Sandi. I adapted her measurements to accommodate the larger size die in the middle and explain all that in my video here. Here is another look so you can see the "bridge" across the front of the folded card and also a look at all three cards I teach in the video: 

My students pay to take my classes of course, but you can learn what they do for free and if you subscribe and comment and live in the U.S., you could even win all three cards yourself! For all the details on how to win them, come say hi here:  https://www.youtube.com/user/khasheck04

I am entering this card in the Christmas challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday and the Anything Goes challenge at Scrapy Land. Thanks for helping me #share the joy of creativity!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

World Card Making Day Mood Board Challenge at Kat Scrappiness

I don't usually post twice in one day, but I guess an exception can be made for World Card Making Day:) Kat Scrappiness has a cool fall colored Mood Board and a challenge to post a card today and I made this shaker card for the challenge. It uses fall colors and leaves that are curled like real ones to reveal the shaker elements below them. The top picture shows the card "shaken up" and the bottom picture is the card standing up. The leaves stamps and dies are from Fun Stampers Journey and the "thankful" die is from Gina K.

On this day and everyday I am thankful for this creative passion I have found that brings me such joy and lets me share that joy with those who receive my cards and also those who learn from them on my blog and on YouTube. Thanks for helping me share the joy of creativity.

I am also entering this card in the Mood Board challenge at Victorine Stamps.