Monday, September 26, 2016

Snowflake Creation

Hello friends! 
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I know it's too early for snow fall.... 

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but this stamp set "Snowbursts" (Penny Black) is just too lovely to be ignored.
I love creating cards with stamps like this. They are so detailed and intricate-looking. You can't really go wrong with them. Mind you, I used only ONE stamp (top left) from this set. Can you imagine what a field day that will be if I used them all?

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My card is nothing too special as I used the usual techniques such as Layered Stamping, Generational Stamping, and Emboss Resist. However, I had a epiphany moment as I write this post...

"Embossing is more than just embossing. It can be an embellishment!". 

See those glitter on the snowflakes? They are embossed in Glitter Embossing Powder. So easy! Why didn't do that more often? Some of you might feel the same way!!?

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These days, I like to think of more ways to use embossing powder. Because let's face it: are we really maximize the power of embossing powder? You bought the clear one, colored one and the glitter ones and those tantalizing textured ones. Are you using them enough?

And oh.... those Nuvo Crystal Droplets are the new kids in town for embellishments. I am amazed how round they stayed after applying. So cool.

You can find all the latest stamps and dies from Simon Says Stamp here
Thank you for stopping by!  

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Stamping in Watercolors with MISTI (VIDEO!!)

Hello friends!
I was inspired by the latest Penny Blacks Stamps and I got a bit creative....
So, I made a video! Yay, go me!
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This Hidden Lane Cling Stamp is more like a hidden gem for me.

 You can watch the You Tube video here.


There is just SO much to discover with this stamp. I admit, I had made a similar video before, but this is the first time I "altered" the theme of the stamp, I think. Instead of creating a winter scene, I made a colorful Fall card. I truly hope you get something out of watching this video.
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It's a bit artsy-farsty....for a stamper like me (who can't draw), this is as dreamy as it can get.
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I know some people would shy away from stamps like this. But truthfully, it is an excellent stamp for making masculine or even encouragement, thinking of you and sympathy cards.

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 I truly appreciate that you give this video a thumbs-up, if you enjoy or learn something from it.
There is nothing more rewarding than sharing my stamping fun with you all.
I hope you feel my passion as I put every ounce of my heart and soul into this.

PS: For the usual Virginia's Die Hard Series, it is postponed to next Saturday.
 Thank you for stopping by!