It's another Control Freaks blog hop - this time featuring Birthdays!
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We made this card at my friend Clarisse's workshop last week. Her favorite technique is embossing and everyone loved the card. I worried it was a bit much for the beginners but they were wow'd by their first time of heat embossing! It's great to have newbies fall in love with this hobby!
The gorgeous Swallowtail stamp was inked with Versamark & heat embossed using clear embossing powder on the large Soft Suede card stock. Don't you love the Soft Suede and Pool Party combination?!
- Stamps - Swallowtail (Spring catalog), Papaya Collage, Papillon Potpourri, Friendly Phrases
- Ink- Versmark
- Card stock - Pool Party, Soft Suede
- Accessories - embossing buddy, heat gun, Clear embossing powder, Pool Party seam binding ribbon, dimensionals, Pearls jewels
Next - I always have an excess of cards and non-stampers love to get them too! It's the perfect gift for those who have everything. I'm always looking for a cute bag or container to put them in and found this homemade card box!
I made it from one sheet of Island Indigo card stock and a few extras to pretty it up a bit like our 5/8" crochet trim, Natural Composition Specialty paper and wood buttons. *I am going to add a magnetic closure I found at a hobby store when I can find my stash of them!
Start out with a 11" square of card stock. You will need to use the SU Diagonal Simply Scored plate to complete this. On two sides score at 3 1/2 & 5 1/2". On the other two sides score at 4 1/2" & 6 1/2". Cut off the little side triangles as shown here and cut into and up to the middle most score line to form your flaps. Easy!
And lastly is a card we're making for Melissa's workshop tonight!
First punch out a Blossom from your White card stock, then texture the large piece with the Perfect Polka dots embossing folder. Adhere it with dimensionals to a slightly larger piece (4" X 5 1/4") of Summer Smooches designer series paper. I added one of the new Designer Builder Brads on page 12 of your Spring catalog. They are fun!
Here's the inside view:
I had that leftover Blossom punch from the card front sitting on my desk and decided to use it inside the card. And I also had these 3/4" strips of dsp left over from the card front too. I love finding new ways to use up my leftovers. I embellished the white Blossom with the new Spring Surprise products - the 7/8" scallop circle punch and coordinating 'A Round Array' stamp set.
- Stamps - Bring on the Cake, Itty Bitty Bits, A Round Array
- Ink - Real Red, Tempting Turquoise
- Card stock - Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Whisper White, Summer Smooches dsp
- Accessories - Blossom punch, 7/8" and 1/4" scallop circle, 1" circle, Boho Blossoms punch, Itty Bitty punch pack, Designer Builder brads, dimensionals,