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Debbie’s Card and Layout submissions

Monday Challenge- Simon Says Stamp 3

Here is my second post of the day.  This time my card uses the negative or leftover piece of hot foil as the background in this shaker card.    It took a couple of tries to get the right combination of heat and pressure so that the background was smooth and fully adhered to the cardstock.   It looked great though when complete.  The frame is from Hero Arts.

Here is the second card:

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Simon Says Stamp-Monday Challenge 2

I have a couple more examples of foiling for the foil challenge at Simon Says Stamp.  This is an interesting post (maybe to me only  🙂 ) as it and the next post show examples of being able to use regular dies as foiling plates.  Additionally, the two posts show that it is possible to successfully use both the positive and negative pieces of the hot foil on cards.  You will note, I didn’t say it was easy.  It is actually easy to use the positive piece.  It foils just like any of the foil plates that you can buy.  Foiling the negative (part you would normally throw away) is a bit trickier as it requires some experimentation to get the right combo of heat and pressure, but my second post  today shows that it can be done.

The card uses Bubbles and Fishes cover plate from Lawn Fawn as the hot foil plate.  Take a look:

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Simon Says Stamp – Monday Challenge

The Monday challenge on Simon Says Stamp this week is foiling.  They are featuring Gina K Designs and I have lots of her great products.  Sadly, I did not bring any of her foil products to Phoenix.  I did, however, acquire quite a few “hot foil” products while down here so I am going to enter the challenge using those.

I think that foiling is particularly suited to sympathy cards.  On sad occasions, it is not “about the card”, it is about the person we are missing and foiled cards always manage to look elegant without taking over.

The dandelion in this card is from Picket Fence and the sentiment is from Spellbinders.

I had a boo boo on this card as I hovered the Heidi Swapp gold spray over the card one second too long after dripping on some dandelion fluff.  This resulted in a spot of faint gold where I did not want it, but the card was too nice to throw away.

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2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Bloghop #9

 

Ok, I lied.  I managed to make one more card before leaving for work.

I wanted to use The Daily Grind collection from Photoplay.  I mean if you don’t use it for a coffee bloghop when can you use it?

I wanted to repeat the pattern on the background on the focal cup.  I used Amplify to make the dimensional coffee cream.  I like the idea a lot, but my execution of the card was hurried to say the least.

Check it out.

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2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Bloghop #8

This will be my last card for the bloghop as I have been called into work today.  I just received this background stamp from Picket Fence Studios and I wanted to use it.  I had bought their ghost stamp for Halloween that says “Let’s get sheet faced together”.  As it turned out, I never found the time to make the card and send it to the person I had in mind for it.  I didn’t want the same thing to happen with this stamp………………………………….so here it is………………………fresh from my mailbox.

The sentiment is from Verve Stamps, a company that I only knew about through them being a sponsor on the Coffee Lovers Bloghop.  I bought a number of their stamps on a close out sale.

The main coffee cup is from a recent Hero Arts Kit.  I had hoped to make more cards from this multi-image kit, but maybe next blog.

2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Bloghop #7

The little sloth is back today.  He is just too cute and deserves a second card.  This time Lawn Fawn’s Knit Picky provides the background.  My Favourite Things Ice Cube shaker pieces double as sugar cubes in this card.  The spoon is from a tea cup die set from Simon Says Stamp.

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2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Bloghop #6

Today’s card used a stamp set that was an add-on product from a recent Hero Arts Monthly Hero Kit.  I have always had a fascination with the amazing scenes that Baristas can create with the cream in my coffee so I was immediately drawn to this stamp set.  When I realized I could use Puffy embossing powder to give fluffy dimension to the cream, it had to go in my cart.

The Scalloped Circles die from Lawn Fawn, Doodlebug Sprinkles and coffee coloured sequins turned the whole thing into a cute shaker card.

2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Bloghop #5

Just a quick card today  as I got bogged down with a big project elsewhere,  

 

2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Bloghop #4

 

Today’s card is special.  It is special because it is made with a stamp set that I won in the last Coffee Lovers Bloghop.   It is from The Cat’s Pajamas and is adorable.  The image is small but I wanted it to take centre stage.   A soft and faded out stencil background is a good way to ensure that the image isn’t lost.  I love the sentiment on this card and certainly for me, is true.

2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Bloghop # 2

Somewhere along the line, I bought the die that I used for this post.  I don’t know where or how I got it.  I do know that I must have got it in a sale. , because it is always the impulse buys that I can’t remember.  I swear that this die just jumped in my cart of its’ own accord.  Then later, when I looked in my “new” drawer for inspiration, there it was.  I had recently seen a video that featured a fall card with this die set and so I took that as a sign.  I can’t remember where I saw the video to give proper inspiration credit.  Where I live the “Fall” ship has sailed already.  We are supposed to receive 12 centimetres of new snow this weekend, but since this design is perfect for fall colours,  I went with that theme.

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I made my own sequin mix using some Bottle Cap sequins from Brutus Monroe as the base.  It turned out so well that I wished I had made a bigger batch of the mix.   The die is from Sizzix and is called Multi Window Shaker die.  I think it will end up being quite versatile and I will find uses for it in both cardmaking and scrapbooking.  I love it when an impulse buy works out so well. The coffee cup is from Jane’s Doodles.  The patterned paper, wood grain and glitter cardstocks are Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp.  The coffee sleeve cardstock is from Stampin Up (Discontinued so I have to hoard it).  The big leaves are from My Favorite Things