Technique Tuesday October Release Greeting Cards
Happy Sunday, Friends! On today’s blog, I’d like to share with you these two Holiday cards that, I made featuring Holly Stamp & Holly Crafting Dies sets from the new October’s Greenhouse Society collection by Technique Tuesday. With that being set, please keep on reading the blog post ↓
To begin with, I started by inking it up a Strathmore Bristol Smooth card panel with a combination of Red, Coral and Peach color inks. Once, the card panel was inked up, I set it aside until the inks were dry. Right after, when the inks were dry, I used my Embossing Powder Tool because, I was going to create a pattern on the card panel using; The Holly Stamp Set and Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder. So, to create the pattern, I stamped the Leaves and Berries cluster from the stamp set with Embossing Ink (I repeated this step a few times, until the whole card panel was stamped) Then, I added the white embossing powder to the stamped images and, I heat set the powder with the Heat Embossing Gun Tool until the powder was completely melted. Lastly, after the heat embossing, I trimmed the edges of the card panel a bit smaller than a standard A2 size card base, and I adhered the backing of the card panel with double-sided tape to an A2 top folding white card base. To finish the card off, I gold heat embossed a sentiment on a piece of white card stock and I used one of the label dies from the Essential Stitched Labels Crafting Dies to die-cut it out of the white card stock (by the way the sentiments is included in the Holly Stamp Set) As, you can see, after I was done die-cutting the label, I adhered the backing of the label to a piece of Metallic Embroidered Thread then, I adhered the backing of them to the card with foam mounting crafting tape to add dimension.
For the second example, instead of stamping the whole card panel, I decided to make a clean and simple card by white heat embossing the large image from the stamp set in a piece of Strathmore Bristol Smooth as, I was going to watercolor the berries and leaves as you can see in the picture above. The colors that I used for the berries; were the same color combination that, I used for the inked background. After, the water coloring, I ran through the die-cutting machine the water colored image along with the Holly Crafting Dies to die-cut the leaves and berries cluster out of the white card stock. As, for the card panel itself, I used the Swiss Dots Embossing Folder to dry embossed it, so right after the dry embossing, I trimmed the edges of the card panel and I adhered the backing of it to an A2 top folding white card base with double-sided tape. Lastly, to finish the card off, I adhered the backing of a label that I had previously gold heat embossed and die-cut out white card stock with double-sided tape in the same way that I did for the first example. For leaves and berries cluster, I adhered the back of it with foam mounting tape because, I wanted to create some dimension in between them.
Finally, as finishing touches, I adhered a piece of Ivory Burlap String to the second card and, a few Moonshine Confetti Sequins here and there for a sparkly look. As well as, I added Glossy Accent to the berries on the first card which, by doing that the glossy accent made the ink to react creating a effect of a totally different color once was completely dry. So, that’s all for today friends! I hope these cards inspire you to give these designs a try! As always, I appreciate the time you take to read my blog posts below you’ll find the supply list for the products used on today’s blog post.
Thank you and happy crafting, your time is valuable.
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Holly Stamp Set
Holly Crafting Dies
Essential Stitched Labels Crafting Dies
Moonshine Confetti Sequins
Strathmore Bristol Smooth
Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Ivory Burlap String
Metallic Embroidered Thread
Inkadinkado Embossing Powder Tool
Cougar 110# Heavy Weight Card Stock
Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder
Metallic Gold Rich Embossing Powder
WOW! Embossing Ink Pad
WOW! Embossing Ink Pad Refill
WOW! Heat Embossing Gun Tool
PFS Ink Pads
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All photography provided by Yasmin Diaz
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I am creating this blog with the purpose of sharing how I design my cards, the information provided here is base in my own opinion and creativity. I am not an expert by any means, and I only share the way that I design my cards. All products used for this blog post were personally purchased by me. However, I did receive the Stamp & Crafting die sets by Technique Tuesday, and some of the WOW! Embossing Powder products. Please, know that all referral links were added for you to know from where, I purchased or received the items from. The products shared and mention in my blog posts are simply because I use, and truly love them.