Saturday, 28 May 2016

Sweet Stampin' Card - Embossing

Hello and good morning everyone ---

Thank you for your lovely messages of support and condolences regarding my step-dad, they were very kind and meant a lot to me.

It's been a few weeks now and it's nice to get back to a little bit of crafting. :) Unfortunately my mojo took a bit of a hit while everything was been going on, but thankfully it's starting to come back now. I've now started taking my crafty stuff to my mum's so I can colour while I'm there, which is great :)

Anyhoo, it's Saturday and Sweet Stampinday - so I'm here to share my Design Team card with you. Our theme this week is 'Embossing' - so this could be dry embossing, heat embossing or using embossing folders etc on your project, as well as the necessary stamped element. Basically whatever floats your 'embossing' boat! So come on, what are you waiting for?

So for my CAS card I used a beautiful flower stamp which I stamped and embossed, and then watercoloured.....very simple. By the way this is a large stamp, isn't it pretty :) I made these cards for my mum to give to people who have helped her over the past few weeks.

To enter the challenge and a chance to win a prize please REMEMBER you must include a stamped element on your card, follow our theme and then link back to the Sweet Stampin' blog. 
Have fun and good luck!
Here's What I Did
First I die cut a  piece of white watercolour card into a square. Next I stamped the large flower into the bottom corner of the card with Versamark ink using my Misti Tool. White embossing powder was added on top of the wet ink then heat embossed. The embossed image was then coloured in using my new watercolour paint from Kuretake. To add extra texture and eliminate some of the starkness of the white areas of the card I splashed paint everywhere - I did make sure I masked the flower first to protect it.

When everything was dry I stamped the sentiment in Archival black ink (waterproof ink) at the top right of the topper. The finished topper was then matted onto a pink die cut frame and added to the 6" x 6" white card base using foam pads. To complete the card I added a few small white pearls.

Here's What I Used
Stamp: Hobbyart 'Peonies', Hero Arts 'Spring Hello By Lia'
Watercolours: Kuretake - Gansai Tambi - #30, 32, 51, 53, 58
Dies: Crealies XXL 'Stitched Square', Tattered Lace 'Pearl' Square
Paper & Cardstock (CS): 62 x 62 White Scalloped Card Base, Watercolour CS, Pink CS
Other: Misti Tool, Versamark Ink, Archival Ink (Black). White Embossing Powder, Pearls

So why not drop by the Sweet Stampin' Challenge blog and check out what my fab Design Team girlies have made to inspire you. So come on why not join in with the fun and enter your card/project into our 'Embossing' challenge we'd love to see your entries. 
This week's prize is Live & Love Crafts
Thank you so much for dropping by and why not leave me a message to say hi :)

Challenges entered: 
x Janine x


Tracey T said...

Such a pretty card, Janine. So sorry to hear about your step-dad. Hope your mum is OK xx

Fiona said...

gorgeous card Janine, hope things are on the up now for you and your family.


Christine L said...

It's so good to see you back crafting Janine........ I've missed your wonderful creations.... and talking of them....... this is truly a WOW!!! What beautiful watercolouring - and a stunning card. I'm sure your Mum was really pleased with them... and it's always nice to be able to say thank you with something like a handmade card when people have helped in times of need.

I hope you're bearing up....... and you know where I am if you need an ear at any time!

Big hugs
Christine x

mixamatoasties said...

Janine, this is so pretty. A perfect thank you.

So sorry about your step dad. He looks like a lovely man.

Susan xx

Mrs A. said...

That really is a beautiful peony stamp. I like how you have embossed and then watercolours in the petals. Not sure I'm brave enough to do the paint flicking. Think I Need lots of space like out in the garden where it won't matter. Hugs Mrs A.

Sue said...

Hi Janine, so nice to see you back. This is a truly beautiful card. I love your painting - perfect colours. The pearl frame looks gorgeous too.
You take your time over 'schtuff' Janine - you and your Mum deserve some quiet time.
love from

Ali said...

Hey hun, sorry for late response- been away - gorgeous card as always and lovely that you are back posting xxx