Hello there friends! Hoping you had a wonderful weekend and a fabulous Mother’s Day as well! I had a wonderful day with flowers delivered to me and wonderful phone messages as well as some safe social distancing with my own mom. It was great to actually “see” her as I haven’t been able to since this “shelter in place” had started.
Today I wanted to share a couple of cards that I had made participating in the “Spring Card Camp” classes from Online Card Classes. (It started April 11 and ran through the end of April.) Although we are now on a separate Part 2 Spring Card Camp, I have enjoyed the classes each day and I thought I’d just take my time and enjoy everything. So there may be posts spread across time as I go. I just like to take my time and actually enjoy the process rather than hurry up and run right through it. I feel this helps me to fully understand what I’m doing and what products I’ve used, take notes, etc.
The first class was taught from Jennifer McGuire as she showed us how to use a stamp and create our own embossing folder to make an impression with it!! Something that I had not heard of before, so this was fun to try out:
So the idea of each class is to pretty much get a “two for one” type of design and stretch your supplies and design concept so that it makes it easier to create multiple cards at a time, which is really great right now as I seem to be making more cards and donating extra cards that I normally wouldn’t be doing at this time of the year. (I also actually thought this could be applied towards Christmas making time as well…which I will be keeping in mind!)
I started with this panel first as this was my piece that created the faux embossng folder:
I decided to use this gorgeous large image from the Brutus Monroe Kind Floral stamp set to create my “faux embossing” piece with. This image was heat set several times with Brutus Monroe Alabaster EP. All of the cards I made including the sentiments were used with this same stamp set.
After using it for my “faux embossing” on my other cards shown below, I went back to it and finished it on a card by using some blending brushes and ink to color in the panel. I took a strip of black cardstock and white heat embossed the sentiment over it and then layered it onto a white A2 side folding card base. I finished it off with some colored bubble drops and Stickles glitter drops.
Here’s a closer view of the white heat embossing I did on this panel with the image. It’s very thick as I had to build up layers to create a faux embossing folder to get a good impression with it. (See below)
For my first card using the “Faux Embossing” piece, I took a sheet of pink cardstock and made the impression into it. You can see it in the background. For this panel I used the negitive side of it and then sponged some darker pink ink over top of it so that you can really see the impression from the image. I used a Wonky Stitched Rectangle die to cut it out with and layered it over a piece of Brutus Monroe Lunchbag Cardstock. This was attached to a top folded A2 sized white card base.
I took another sentiment from the same stamp set as above and heat embossed it with Brutus Monroe Gilded EP. I sponged some more pink ink around the edges of this panel and layered it over another piece of Lunchbag CS. I popped it up with foam tape over some die cut flowers from vellum along with a strip of gold mirrow cardstock and finished it off with some gold sequins.
Here’s a closer view at the texture in the background from the faux embossed piece.
I thought this gave a subtle but soft and pretty look to the design. Also, that sentiment could not be at a more perfect time right now, don’t you think?
And for my last card, I made the faux embossed background using some more Brutus Monroe Lunchbag CS. This image I used the positive side and ran some distress ink over the raised areas to bring it out more. I took a darker brown ink to go around the edges.
I stamped a sentiment from the same stamp set with brown ink, layered with some Brutus Monroe Copper Glitterstock and then cut a piece of BM Macchiato CS from a scalloped stitched square die that was also used for the A2 Sized top folding card base, and popped up the sentiment panel with foam tape.
I layered the embossed background piece over a vanilla cardstock layer that was cut with a scalloped stitched rectangle die and then I wrapped some silk ribbon with a bow around it before placing the sentiment panel over it. I attached the flower and the sequins to the design and finished it off with some Nuvo Honey Gold Glitter Drops.
Here’s a closer look at not only the texture from the embossed background piece, but I also took some Shimmer Spray and covered the background with it. You can sort of see the beautiful shimmer over it…and it really looks incredible in person.
Hope you’ve enjoyed what I’ve learned and created for class! Thanks for dropping in with me today! There will be more things I have to share with you coming up, so I’ll see you soon!!
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