I hope that you all had a great start to your week. We woke up to a small amount of snow and pretty much slushy snowy rain for most of the day. It was a grayish day, but all in all a pretty good start to a busy week. I want to thank you all for your sweet comments on the Wedding card. It means a lot to me and it helps me to make sure that it is good enough to give. lol.. Thanks so much.
So let's get started on today's card(s). I was messing around checking out YouTube videos this weekend and I really wanted to try something new to me. I came across this awesome video from by BrandyScraps about Triple Step Stamping. Well, I don't have any flower stamps, but I thought this would be a fun technique so I pulled out some snowflake and Christmas Ornament stamps from Lawn Fawn and really just played around.
As you can see my first card I started out somewhat simple and just mounted the different papers without using any kind of foam dots. On my second I went a little more fancy with it and not only did I use foam dots every other level I also heat embossed the sentiment and I hand made the boarder with an embossing pen which I them heat embossed as well. :O) Huge smiles here as I am so so bad at heat embossing. My wonderful friend Amy Y was nice enough to send me s VersaMark stamp pad and my other friend Mercy so far as to make a YouTube video all in the hopes to get me heat embossing and loving it. Thanks girls, I think I just might get to liking this somewhere down the road. hehe
I think my heat gun might not be that good. It is a Martha Stewart one, but I have seen others out there that are suppose to be better. Maybe if I decide I like the technique I'll get a new one this coming summer. I did win some stamps last month from Lawn Fawn and they sent me some Hero Arts white embossing powder and I love it. Maybe that has been my problem. ????!!!! Who knows. I do have to admit that the embossing powder is making me happy as it works really good. Do any of you know if it comes in other colors. I would love it in silver or gold, but I haven't been able to find any online.
Ok guys, I got to get a move on. Thanks for stopping by. It means the world to me. Have a great day and I'll talk at you tomorrow.
Hugs, Lisa G
|First card. Just mounted each layer.|
|Second card. This card has foam mounts to pop it up.|