Sunday, April 16, 2023

Stamptastic Friends April Blog Hop Favorite Tools

Welcome to the Stamptastic Friends April Blog Hop as we share projects created with our Favorite Tools. This is my first time hopping with this wonderful group of talented Demonstrators and I am excited to be a part of this Blog Hop. I hope that you will find the projects and ideas that we share, helpful and inspiring. 
One of my favorite techniques would have to be heat embossing, so I decided to showcase a project that I created using my Heat Tool. I love Stampin' Up!'s Heat Tool as it has two heat settings, which allows me to control the temperature for my projects. Today's card design features the beautiful Cottage Rose Bundle from the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog and I chose to heat emboss the images with Gold embossing powder, one of my favorites. For heat embossing, I use the #2 setting on my Heat Tool and it does a wonderful job of heating the embossing powder to create beautiful designs. 
Products Used:
Cottage Rose Bundle Retiring
 - Cottage Rose stamp set (item #159040) Retiring
 - Cottage Flowers Dies (item #159047) Retiring 
Something Fancy Dies (item #160424)
Sahara Sand Cardstock (item #121043)
Very Vanilla Cardstock (item #101650)
Thick Very Vanilla Cardstock (item #144237)
Versamark Pad (item #102283)
Metallics Embossing Powders (item #155555)
Iridescent Pearls Basic Jewels (item #158987)
Stampin' Dimensionals (item #104430)
Thick Very Vanilla Cardstock 
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Card Front - 5" x 3 3/4"
Sentiment Label die cut with the Something Fancy Dies
Sahara Sand Cardstock
Layer 1- 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Label die cut with the Something Fancy Dies
2 Detailed Leaves die cut with the Cottage Flowers Dies
This beautiful card design showcases the detailed floral images from the Cottage Rose stamp set and I love how the Gold embossing brings them to life. I stamped the images with Versamark ink onto the Very Vanilla card front and used the Heat Tool to emboss the Gold embossing powder for the designs. I also heat embossed the sentiment onto the Very Vanilla sentiment label to coordinate with the card front. To help frame the focal design and sentiment, I chose Sahara Sand cardstock to help make the embossing pop. I also die cut and added two detailed leaves that were die cut with the Cottage Flowers Dies. Sahara Sand is one of my favorite Neutral colors and I am sad to see it retire. It adds a soft contrast to this card design that works well with the Gold embossing. The only embellishment I added were two small Iridescent Pearls to add a touch of bling. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will inspire you to create your own wonderful projects using your favorite tools. For me, the Heat Tool is a must have in my craft room and is one of my most used tools. 
Please take the time to visit with our talented Design Team members by using the Roll Call List below to visit their blogs. We would appreciate it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what liked about our projects. I hope you enjoy our blog hop this month.

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Until Next Time

Happy Stamping,

Tricia Butts
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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1 comment:

  1. Lovely card Tricia and the heat tool is so handy to create a real wow element to your cardmaking with embossing powders.