Sunday, June 6, 2010

Pastel Pretty!!

Good Sunday evening to you all--I hope you've had a fabulous weekend so far! I actually took most of the weekend off from crafting and just spent some time with the family, running errands and catching up on some reading! All in all it was pretty relaxing which is good so I can gear up for a very busy week ahead of me. My daughter has her 8th grade pool party on Thursday and then I'm taking her for (a much needed, lol) pedicure/manicure. On Friday evening she has her semi-formal 8th grade dance Friday evening--which is the same day that I'm teaching a Copic class, hee hee and then have to whisk her off to get her hair done (curled & up--which this mom sucks at,lol)!  And all among that I have LOTS of projects to get done--YIKES!  I already have to-do lists written up for each day for the next 2 weeks so let's hope I can stick to the plan (never happens for me)--so cross your fingers, LOL!  And the next issue of the magazine has to be done, edited and to the printer by Friday and I am happy to say I am 80% done with my part of this issue--for once I'm a bit ahead with something, hee hee!


NewsBitz:

-Our July/August issue for the "Through the Craftroom Door" will be sent out by the printers starting this month--so if you have yet to subscribe and really want to, make sure to do that quickly (by the 16th of June) if you want the paper copy for this issue.  After the 16th we only send out the pdf file and then the next issue would be paper for you---that's if you order that option so just keep that in mind!

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Gina K Blog Hop--Embossing Technique with Botanicals


So the Gina K DT's are doing a fun Blog Hop tonight featuring the beautiful "Botanicals" stamp set and most of us have done a fun technique with this set.  I was to do embossing resist and I did that a bit, lol, more to say on that below!  My papers are a mix of Basic Grey and TrimCraft along with some shimmery silver cardstock to match the silver embossing powder.  I kept everything soft & pastel for a more delicate look.


That fun bow started off with me making a bow using my Bow Easy, then wrapping ribbon around the front--TIP: I never waste ribbon by wrapping it all the way around, I just wrap the short edges and attach it with Scor-Tape--it never shows because I always tack that side down to my final card base, so why waste ribbon right?  Then I attach the bow right on top!  I used my shaped nestabilities for my printed paper cut-out and for the fun design on either side of the image (die cut it out of cs, clipped it in half and then attached it to the underside of the image).  I added some pale pink Dew Drops to the card and for the middle of the flower--I love the soft glass look on the card.


So this is how I did the main image panel with my version of emboss/resist, lol--I stamped 2 of the flowers with versamark ink and embossed them with silver embossing powder.  Then I inked up the word panel stamp from the Botanicals set with pale pink ink and stamped over the embossed image lightly--I like a worn look when I do this so it doesn't stamp clearly all the way!  The ink doesn't stick to the embossed image, then I inked up my Inkssentials Blending Foam Tool with gray ink and softly inked the edges and worked in towards the image.  To finish it off I paper pierced the edges with my fabulous Tim Holtz ruler (pre-spaced holes in it).  I love the softness of the whole card & hope you do too.

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Blog Hop Details:

Tonight we are featuring the new Botanicals stamp set with a special technique themed blog hop event!  Please visit these designer's blogs for their project using a variety of techniques all made with the Botanicals stamp set:

Then, for even more samples with the Botanicals stamp set, visit the StampTV gallery here: botanicals.  To view more information about the free card kit that is included with the purchase of the Botanicals stamp set, click here.

See ya back here on Tuesday!



30 comments:

  1. Beautiful!! Love the colors you used.

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  2. This is so elegant, gorgeous job.

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  3. Beautiful~ not use to seeing no coloring - gorgeous work without. You know how to pick colors for sure!

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  4. Softly elegant and sophisticated! Thank you for sharing all the details. Hope your schedule works just the way you need it to!

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  5. Lovely 'soft' card! Beautiful colors :) Enjoy the rest of your 'rest' before the hustle and bustle of the week!
    Love and hugs ~
    Lori

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  6. Beautiful card so very soft and elegant.

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  7. So lovely and elegant, Suzanne! How beautiful.....

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  8. Ohhh that is just so soft and lovely!!! It makes such an elegant look!!

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  9. It's absolutely gorgeous Suzanne. Sounds like you are going to be a very busy lady this next week. hugs

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  10. Wauw.....heel mooi.
    Ik hou wel van deze stijl.

    groetjes, Hannie

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  11. Beautiful colours in your example - love the soft tones for something completely different.

    Helen x

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  12. Hi Suzanne, beautiful and elegant card! Love the soft colors!
    Hugs,
    Silvie from France

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  13. Lovely card Suzanne! Wow girl your going to be very busy this week!! Remember to take deep breaths...lol

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  14. What a lovely card, Suzanne.

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  15. This is gorgeous, Suzanne! I love the soft colors and pretty papers! The silver embossing is awesome!

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  16. this is so pretty and delicate! I love it! Hugs Juls

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  17. Your samples are just divine!

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  18. Amazing! Just shows how beautiful we can make cards without all the colour and different elements. I love it Suzanne! hugs shelley

    http://shelley-artfulachievements.blogspot.com/

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  19. Suzanne - this card is gorgeous! Love the gray and pink together, and I love how did your embossing. Cool idea that I'll definitely have to try. Goo duck with your to-do lists! I usually end up with half the things on my list for the day not done so I hope they work out better for you!

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  20. What a beautiful card Suzanne.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  21. How elegant. Don't you just love the ruler. I also use the holes for hand stitching. I never used my machine so I sold it and it isn't that bad doing it by hand.
    Tell you daughter congrats on her graduation & dance. I can' believe Nic only has two years left now. His last day of 10th grade is the 16th but how will I manage?

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  22. I love the soft beauty of this card, Suzanne. The colors are so pretty & the bow is precious. Love the pierced holes too...........(now I'm gonna HAVE to get Tim's ruler...hahaha.....you're such an enabler......lol).
    Huggies ~
    Sharron ♥

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  23. Gorgeous card - love the soft colors and your technique.

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  24. Suzanne - how beautiful! LOVE your card - those colors are gorgeous together!

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  25. Lovely card - ohhow I do love this set!

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  26. Beautiful card, gorgeous colors.

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  27. Beautifully done, Suzanne!

    ~Bev

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  28. This is beautiful! Love your colors and how you've layered your image!

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I appreciate all your lovely comments and taking the time to stop by! hugz,Suzanne

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