Wednesday, February 13, 2013

You Are Loved Valentine's Card

I found this card design on Debbie's Designs.  It is perfect because the 3D hearts flatten to put in an envelope.  You can see her tutorial here.  Believe it or not, the DSP is Candlelight Christmas, from our Holiday Mini catalog, but it was the perfect color red.  :)   
My eye is drawn to red and black on my Valentine's cards.  Am I the only person who does that?!  The center of the hearts is filled with silver glitter paper.  The large black heart as the base of the hearts was embossed with the Lacy Brocade embossing folder, and the Scallop Trim Border punch provided the trim around the DSP.
Project Particulars
Stamp set:  You Are Loved
Ink:  Real Red
Paper:  Candlelight Christmas DSP, Real Red, Silver Glimmer paper, Basic Black, Whisper White
Big Shot:  Hearts Collection framelits
Punches:  Scallop Trim border punch, Scallop Oval, Large Oval
Accessories:  Rhinestone basic jewels

Hearts in Hearts Video Tutorial

Terry Blais (my Grandma level upline) and Kim Becker (my Mom level upline) and I got together to make more video tutorials.  This is one of Terry's videos.
You can find all our videos on my Video Page.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Feel Goods Heat Embossing

Terry, Kim and I had a video-making day last week.  It is always a fun time.  I think we should make a video of our bloopers, actually.  You won't believe how crazy we are!  For some reason, unbeknownst to anyone but Kim, my "shiny buttons" and "keeps the embossing powder from getting in places that you don't want it" comments made her laugh.  She actually had to leave the room during the filming of this video because she couldn't control herself! :) 
I hope you like my video.  There will be more to come. 
You can access all of our American Ink tutorial videos on my "Video" tab at the top of this page.

Vintage Verses

This card was a M&T that I brought to January's demo club meeting.  Vintage Verses stamp set is something you can get for free with a $50 purchase from the Sale-a-bration catalog.  The Houndstooth embossing folder design reminds me of the Parker's Patterns DSP, and I embossed Cherry Cobbler Core'dinations card stock and sanded it with the sanding block to help the design stand out.
The Festive piercing pack makes it easy to highlight a design and perfectly coordinates with the Labels Collection framelits.  Raising the word 'you' and stamping it in a different color is referred to as 'spotlighting.'
Project Particulars
Stamp set:  Vintage Verses (SAB)
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Not Quite Navy
Paper:  Parker's Patterns DSP (SAB), Cherry Cobbler Core'dinations card stock, Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla
Big Shot:  Labels Collections framelits, Houndstooth Embossing folder
Accessories:  Pearl Basic jewels, Festive Piercing pack, Piercing tool and mat, Sanding block