Sunday, July 14, 2019

2019 Kre8tors July Blog Hop Floral

Welcome to the 2019 Kre8tors July Blog Hop and this month we have a Floral theme. You will be visiting with Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world as they share their projects and ideas to help inspire you to create your own projects. I hope that you will enjoy this month's blog hop. 
 One of my favorite techniques is heat embossing and when I saw the images in the Floral Essence Photopolymer stamp set (item #149450), I knew that I want to create a card using this technique. I wanted to choose a color that the embossing would stand out, so I went with Pacific Point and I love how the images pop against this beautiful blue background.
 To create this card, I started with a Pacific Point cardstock card base and added a layer of Pacific Point cardstock for my focal design. Using a variety of flower and leaf images from the stamp set, I stamped them in Versamark ink and heat embossed them with the new Shimmer White embossing powder (item #149511) to create a beautiful sparkly background. To add some contrast, I heat embossed the centers of the flowers with Gold embossing powder (item #109129).
To create the sentiment, I stamped the image onto a scrap of Pacific Point cardstock with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Gold embossing powder. I then punched out the sentiment using the Everyday Label Punch (item #144668). This is probably one of my favorite punches for sentiments because it is large enough to punch out larger sentiments and verses. To help the label to stand out against the background, I gently sponged around the edges with Pacific Point Classic ink using a Sponge Dauber. To add the finishing touch, I added two of the Gold pearls from the Metallic Pearls (item #146282) to the top and bottom of the label. 
 Before assembling the card, I gently sponged the edges of the Pacific Point cardstock focal layer with Pacific Point Classic ink with the Sponge Dauber, to help it stand out a little more against the card base and also to coordinate with the sentiment label. I love that the sponging also tinted the Shimmer White embossing around the edges to add a touch of color to the images to add depth and create the look of a frame. 
Finally, it's time to assemble the card. I attached the focal layer to the card base using Snail Adhesive and then added the sentiment label to the center of the panel with Stampin' Dimensionals. It's really that simple. I love that his card is basically just stamps, paper and ink with the added Wow of heat embossing to bring it to life. This card design opens up so many possibilities by varying the colors and stamps that you use to create your design. Just think of the fun you could have even with limited supplies. All of the products that I used today can be found in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today. I hope that you have enjoyed my card design and I hope that it will inspire your to explore your own projects using these products. If you live in the U.S. and do not already have a demonstrator, please contact me and I would be happy to help you. 

Now it's time to visit Michelle's blog and see what she has to share with us this month. Just click the Next button below to visit her blog or use the Roll Call List below to find your way. I hope that you enjoy the rest of our blog hop this month. 

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Until Next Time
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Tricia Butts
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  1. You have used two things that I find it a struggle to create with, Pacific Point and the Floral Essence set. You have really inspired me to give them both another try. Your card is so pretty! Thank you for sharing.

  2. Absolutely love your card, Tricia! Blue definitely makes the white pop! The embossing is great. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Very striking card Tricia. I love the stamping around the border. I can't wait to try the new embossing powder.

  4. The heat embossing really makes the flowers stand out. Love it!

  5. Lovely card. Love how the white looks on pacific point and I really need to do more heat embossing.

  6. That's so pretty. Love your colors!

  7. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the heat embossing. Thanks so much for hopping with us and sharing your beautiful project!