Friday, February 25, 2011

Stampin' Addicts Birthday Blog Hop - It's all in the Technique - Inlaid Embossing

Welcome to our Techniques Blog Hop we are having in celebration of Stampin Addicts 2nd Birthday!! If you have been following my blog for a while than you know Stampin' Addict's is a Stampin' Up! only forum where you can chat with others who love Stampin' Up! but also a place where you can share and see some wonderful creations!! If you haven't had a chance to join now is a great time! If you are already part of this great forum you can click on the blog hop banner above and join in on our hop thread!

Now on to the Hop!! If you are following the hop in order than you came from Cindy's site Heart's Delight where she showed off her mad water coloring skills.

I will showcasing the technique called inlaid embossed. My creations for this hop was the first time I even tried this technique and the card I shared in my last post was going to be part of this one but I shared it early. So onto my first card.

This card is a 2 3/4 x 4 1/2. I inlaid the butterflies and the background square onto the base by using the vintage wallpaper embossing folder. You all know how much I love butterflies so I think this card is too cute!! I stepped it up with some bling and that lovely lace ribbon.

This next card I made for a masculine card and it has a ton of vintage vibes to it. This one was a lot of fun and I covered some of the cogs I inlaid with the main image but you still get the feel of the embossing. For this one I used the Square Lattice folder.

Now for my last card which is my absolute favorite of my trio!!

I normally you would not use From the Crypt as a Birthday card but I would LOVE this card for my birthday!! Of course I have a fasinaction with skulls if you recall and since I couldn't use my favorite set I used a current skull one. For the inlaid embossing on this one I used my bat punch and the Elegant Lines folder. I also used some bling, shimmer paint and beautiful bow to top off the card.

Thanks for joining me and hope you like my creations as much as I did!! I'll be sharing a tutorial on how to do inlaid embossing next week so be sure to come back or you can sign up for email subscription, I will also share a few tips then as well. The next stop on the hop is Krystal's Cards and More where she is stealing the "spotlight"!! Happy Stamping!!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Happy Birthday Stampin' Addicts!

Stampin' Addicts officially turns 2 today and we are throwing a virtual party!! What's Stampin Addicts?? Well it's an online community that is Stampin' Up! only and one of my favorite online sites! If you haven't joined and would like to check them out just click here. We will be celebrating all week long!!

Here's my card that I created for the virtual birthday card shower:

And when you pull out the inside you get this!!

On this card I used the inlaid embossing technique which I will be showcasing for our Blog Hop. If you would like to join us you all you have to do is visit Stampin Addict's thread and share your birthday creation with us!! Don't forget to come back Friday afternoon for our Birthday Blog Hop Technique Style! Happy Stamping!!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


This card I made for a swap. I left it simple but I think it stands out.

First I stamped Pattern Pieces on the tangerine tango cardstock with ink of the same color for a tone on tone look. Then I added a few pieces of cardstock stock pieces in Daffodil Delight and Early Espresso. Then I added the buttons I made using the Sweet Buttons Embosslit along with some ribbon. Now for the sentiment I took the set Heard from the Heart and altered the Kindness saying a bit. First I stamped Kindness using my Tangerine Tango Marker then cleaned it and using my Early Espresso marker I added the bottom part that said comes in many forms omitting the rest of my saying. To line this up properly I used my stampinmajig which I finally understand how to use!! LOL! I won't even tell you how long that stayed in my drawer unused and not liked. But boy now that I get it I use it all time!! Happy Stamping!!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

I hope you all have a wonderful day!! Here is a Valentine heart that my son and I made for his teacher's.

We used the petal cone die and the Fun Flowers one. I embossed the heat with the Perfect polka dots folder and then dirtied up the edges with early espresso ink. I did the same on the flower edges. Lastly we spritzed everything with Log Cabin smooch spritz which added a nice touch. I stuffed them with candy and put into a cellophane bag ... they cam out really cute!! Happy Stamping!!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Butterfly Delight

Just another card on my kick to wish for spring!! It's been another cold day here as well as everywhere else so here is a nice springy type card of course with a Butterfly!

I used the set Butterfly Prints on this one along with the Very Vintage wheel. This another on of those simple but pretty cards. On the butterfly I did the rock and roll technique to get the dual color then used my versamarker and iridescent ice to make it sparkle ... because who doesn't love some sparkles? Happy Stamping!!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

I wish it was Spring ....

and this card reminds me of how much I like spring especially butterflies!!.

Happy Stamping!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Thinking Of You

Here is a Thinking of You card I made.

It's not very involved but it looked very pretty and sparkly in real life. Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Vintage Clock

I hope you all enjoyed the blog hop .... I know I did! This next card I am showing I made with the Sense of Time stamp set. It has a very vintage feel to it!

I used a bunch of layers and a lot of distressing. I even used some smooch spritz, which added the perfect touch. Happy Stamping!!
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