Thursday, January 22, 2015

Vellum Valentine

I just love the new stamp set, Hey, Valentine from the Occasions Catalogue. When I heard that this week's challenge at The Paper Plunge was to use vellum, I knew right away I would be using this set.

This is a simple open top box made with an 8 1/4 by 4 1/4 piece of card stock vellum. It's scored at 2 1/2 horizontally, and 2, 4, 6, and 8 vertically. It's stamped with the adorable fox image, heat embossed in black, and coloured with Blendabilities

Here's a photo without the lamp on so you can see how the tea light (battery powered) shines through the image a bit better. 

Don't you love it!?!  Pull out some vellum and make one for your #1 Valentine. Then head over to The Paper Plunge for some more great vellum ideas. 

Go stamp something!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Blendabilities Technique

Hi Stampers!
This week's challenge on The Paper Plunge is to use a technique on your project. Here's what I made:

I stamped the congratulations image from the stamp set Bravo in VersaMark ink, then heat embossed it with white embossing powder. Next I coloured over the embossed image with Blendabilities alcohol markers.  It really pops against the black cardstock!  Lastly, I heat embossed the tiny star from Many Merry Stars with gold embossing powder to dress up the background. 

No matter how many times I've done it before, it's still so exciting to watch the dull powder change as if my magic to that melted, glossy finish. What's your favourite technique?  Add your creation to the challenge at The Paper Plunge.

Go stamp something!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

New Dies for the Big Shot!

So the new Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-bration are both here!

Today I want to show you something I made with my favourite bundle from the Occasions Catalogue:

The colours used on this card are Night of Navy and Whisper White card stock, and Lost Lagoon, Basic Black and Silver Encore ink. 

The bundle saves you 15% and includes the stamp set Celebrate Today and the Balloon framelits. Here's what they look like:

This is my entry for this week's challenge on The Paper Plunge. Head over to see what the rest of the design team has come up with using their Big Shots. We'd love it if you played along too!  What do you love to create with your Big Shot?

Get stamping!