Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Thank You Embossed Card

Thank You Embossed Card
Here is my second example of using the embossing technique! This one turned out pretty nice! Take a look below.
 
Thank You Embossed Card_CdeBacaCraftsCard
 
Materials
  • cardstock paper
  • vellum
  • mulberry paper flowers and leaves
  • embossing powder
  • watermark pen
  • heating gun
  • glue gun and glue sticks
  • tacky glue
  • adhesive sheets of square bling
Thank You Embossed Card_CdeBacaCraftsCard

Thank You Embossed Card_CdeBacaCraftsCard

Thank You Embossed Card_CdeBacaCraftsCard

Thank You Embossed Card_CdeBacaCraftsCard

Thank You Embossed Card_CdeBacaCraftsCard

Thank You Embossed Card_CdeBacaCraftsCard

Thank You Embossed Card_CdeBacaCraftsCard

Thank You Embossed Card_CdeBacaCraftsCard

Thank You Embossed Card_CdeBacaCraftsCard

Thank You Embossed Card_CdeBacaCraftsCard

Thank You Embossed Card_CdeBacaCraftsCard

Thank You Embossed Card_CdeBacaCraftsCard

Thank You Embossed Card_CdeBacaCraftsCard
 
 
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Beauty Pink and Blue Card

Beauty Pink and Blue Card
Today I would like to show you a new technique I tried out. I will be posting two examples using this method: Beauty Pink and Blue Card and Thank You Embossed Card. The technique that I tried for the first time is embossing. I purchased a watermark pen, embossing powder, and an heating gun. If I had more time, I would love to post a quick video, so I will try later. This technique is relatively simple and amazing to watch. My latest card features the word Beauty. I wrote the word on vellum paper and covered the wet ink with black embossing powder. I shook off the excess and then used the heating gun to melt the powder. I might have overheated a little because small bubbles appeared in a few spots. The heating gun gets real hot real fast. I using an xacto knife to cut around the word, however I did not cut out the center of the B, so you may see that in the photos. Other than that, I adhered it to my card that I decorated with lovely flowers and faux pearls.
Lots of photos! Take a look below.
 
Beauty Pink and Blue_CdeBacaCraftsCard
 
Materials
  • cardstock pattern paper
  • decorative chipboard die-cut
  • mulberry paper flowers and leaves
  • faux pearls
  • vellum paper
  • watermark pen
  • embossing powder
  • heating gun
  • glue gun and glue sticks
  • tacky glue
 
Beauty Pink and Blue_CdeBacaCraftsCard

Beauty Pink and Blue_CdeBacaCraftsCard

Beauty Pink and Blue_CdeBacaCraftsCard

Beauty Pink and Blue_CdeBacaCraftsCard

Beauty Pink and Blue_CdeBacaCraftsCard

Beauty Pink and Blue_CdeBacaCraftsCard

Beauty Pink and Blue_CdeBacaCraftsCard

Beauty Pink and Blue_CdeBacaCraftsCard

Beauty Pink and Blue_CdeBacaCraftsCard

Beauty Pink and Blue_CdeBacaCraftsCard

Beauty Pink and Blue_CdeBacaCraftsCard

Beauty Pink and Blue_CdeBacaCraftsCard

Beauty Pink and Blue_CdeBacaCraftsCard

Beauty Pink and Blue_CdeBacaCraftsCard

Beauty Pink and Blue_CdeBacaCraftsCard

 
 
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Thursday, June 23, 2016

You Are So Loved Card

You Are So Loved Card
Out of the normal card for me. Today I made a card for a friend and wanted to mail it by simply putting it in an envelope, putting a postage stamp on it, and placing it in a mailbox - done! Normally, the cards I make are bulky and 3D from all the wonderful paper flowers that I add to it. This may look like the simplest card you'd ever seen...but for me it was quite hard! It looks so plain, and my paper cutter seems to cut my paper at a curve so I tried to eyeball it as best as possible haha! I would like to give some advice out there to those who are completely new at this like me - get a good paper cutter, good ruler, and good writing tools. And watch examples from YouTube! For some reason, getting a straight cut was the hardest thing for me. It reminds me of school...I am a recent graduate from an awesome University...I had the hardest time with algebra but breezed through calculus. I honestly thought calculus would be harder. Doesn't make sense?!?
 
YouAreSoLovedCard_CdeBacaCraftsCard
 
 
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YouAreSoLovedCard_CdeBacaCraftsCard

YouAreSoLovedCard_CdeBacaCraftsCard

Materials
  • Pattern and color cardstock
  • You Are So Loved metallic paper featured from "Classy Copper Premium Paper"
  • Paper glue
  • Ruler, paper cutter
 
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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Love Heart Card

Love Heart Card
For today, I made a Love Card that features a chipwood die-cut that spells out the word love with a heart for the letter o. So, I tried two different strategies this time. 1- I tried to use opposite colors with the cardstock and 2- I tried to add lace to tie the card together with a bow. My results: The colors did not necessarily clash, but I ended up using more black and pink than blue. I wanted to use blue and pink but ended up going a different route. I had seen an awesome example of pink flowers on a blue card, but obviously this did not happen. And, I cut the lace too short and used a wide lace in which I could not tie the bow at all. This was my first attempt at adding lace for the purpose of closing up the card.
 
Love Heart Card_CdeBacaCraftsCard
 
Materials
  • 4.25in x 5.5in cardstock - aqua/white textured and patterned
  • scrap patterned cardstock - edges distressed
  • Love die-cut - painted with pink acrylic paint and fine glitter added when wet
  • Lace
  • Bling lace - black and silver
  • Mulberry paper flowers
  • Mulberry paper leaves
  • Faux pearls
 
Love Heart Card_CdeBacaCraftsCard

Love Heart Card_CdeBacaCraftsCard

Love Heart Card_CdeBacaCraftsCard

Love Heart Card_CdeBacaCraftsCard

Love Heart Card_CdeBacaCraftsCard

Love Heart Card_CdeBacaCraftsCard

Love Heart Card_CdeBacaCraftsCard

Love Heart Card_CdeBacaCraftsCard

 
 
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What do you think? Do you think the colors clash?


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Thank You Rosie Card

Thank You Rose "Rosie" Card
Very busy weekend, but I was able to get in a few crafts today. I made another Thank You Card which will be sent to a family member in a week or so. I originally titled this post as Thank You Rosie Card because we just got a new puppy and her cute little name is Rosie! I know my titles for some cards may not make sense or seem very creative...it's really just to help me remember all my posts and organize them on my computer.
 
Thank You Rose Card_CdeBacaCraftsCard
 
Thank You Rose Card_CdeBacaCraftsCard

Thank You Rose Card_CdeBacaCraftsCard

Thank You Rose Card_CdeBacaCraftsCard

Thank You Rose Card_CdeBacaCraftsCard

Thank You Rose Card_CdeBacaCraftsCard

Thank You Rose Card_CdeBacaCraftsCard

Thank You Rose Card_CdeBacaCraftsCard


Here is Rosie!
 
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Side note: I forgot to add a materials list, but you can pretty much see which materials I used by the photos.