Thursday, June 16, 2016

Like a Boss

 Hey everyone!  If you came from Shelly's blog, you are in the right place!  Thanks so much for joining us for the Blog Hops with Heart Like a Boss!  This month we are showing how we use embossing in our artwork.  Honestly I don't use embossing too often.  I'm a bit too lazy, to get everything out that makes it turn out well.  But, this time I came up with a new way that I think might make me use my heat gun a bit more often.  I think it was worth the trouble, even though I am still crafting in my hotel room.

For my first card I started off playing with my new CTMH ink pads.  I realized now that I have my new MISTI...I will never have to buy colored embossing powder again!  You can stamp any color, then stamp again using the MISTI in VersaMark ink...and emboss it with clear embossing powder.  Then I used the waterbrush with the ink of the pads to color them in lightly.  I added a few sequins from the Magical line, just because I think they are cute.  Some of my images were not stamped perfectly...I tried using a Bounce sheet since I didn't pack an embossing buddy with me.  I can't say it helped much, lol.  But, seriously...if you don't have a MISTI yet, I think it is totally worth the money!

For my next card, you know I had to play with gold!  The pictures aren't doing it justice, but hotel lighting is not helping...But, I love all the glittery gold goodness:

This card was definitely my favorite!  I stamped all the images from the CTMH stamp set Ornate Blossoms, in Delicata gold pigment ink, then embossed them with clear embossing powder.  What I love most about embossing is it makes watercoloring so much easier.  It's a little more forgiving, (especially if you wait to start until you have fed your three children to start playing).  Lol.  I colored the images in with the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, and then just played around with adding water with a waterbrush to get the colors to graduate as I liked.  I stamped each flower again in gold on the card base, and embossed them.  Having the full stamped image under my fussy cut image, made it easier for me to fussy cut the flowers (I chopped the circles off).  I might have been pouting a bit at this point...looking at the dies I bought that match this stamp set...But, all of my die cutting machines are still in storage.  This really is a beautiful stamp set, worth the fussy cutting~there, I said it.  ;)

Now Hop on over to the fabulous Wendy Coffman's Blog!  You won't want to miss it!  Thanks so much for joining me!


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