Holiday · Kits

Pretty Patterns


I fell in love with the special edition Host set from last month! Merry Patterns is a stunning set that you can create several different scenes with one set.  And it has great 2-step stamping! The deer in the sweater is my favorite!  I decided to use silver embossing powder to create his image.  It’s paired with the Year of Cheer specialty DSP, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, and Basic Grey.  Just gives you a cold and wintery feel!GPUZ1380


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Techniques · Thank you

Faux Patina

Faux patina

This was a big hit for my club members!  We did this technique a couple weeks ago!  It’s looks really complicated, but it is very easy to create.

Ink one side of the embossing folder with a light color ink (Crumb Cake used here).

Place Whisper White or Very Vanilla card stock inside the inked folder and run it through the Big Shot.

Sponge the medium of ink (Marina Mist used here) over the piece to bring out the details. Sponge the darker ink (Always Artichoke used here) to bring out more detail.

Leave some of the in-between areas a little lighter to vary the depth of the colors. Sponge on the darkest color ink (Early Espresso used here) to bring out the deep textures. Very lightly rub VersaMark™ Ink Pad over the top of the embossed design. Sprinkle on metallic embossing powder (Silver), then heat set with the heat tool.


close up faux patina

I love how each card looks different when you do this!  Be sure to share your creations with me!

Stampin’ Hugs!



All projects · Holiday

Peaceful Snow

snow flake card

I loved playing with the Flurry of Wishes stamp set and coordinating Snow Flurry Punch!  They help create beautiful cards in a snap!  I wanted to step  out of the normal red and green for Christmas, so I used Night of Navy.

I also heat embossed with Silver to make the snowflakes pop! I placed the Holidays Fancy Foil vellum on top of Whisper White and added a thin border of Silver Foil to the side!

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Click on this link for supplies: Snow flake card

 Happy Stamping!