Tuesday, July 20, 2010

New Tools!

I have a new toy (tool) to use. I bought a heat tool this weekend and some embossing powder as I really like other cards that use that technique. My first try was on a little circle card. I found the sketch on a Mojo Monday from back in June and it's actually more of a tag than a card since this one doesn't open. It just "turns over". It's quite small..only slightly more than 3" in diameter.

The tiny flowers in the half circle and the star were stamped with bright pink ink and then embossed with sparkle embossing powder. I stamped a sentiment on the back of the "card".

I was reasonably happy with my first try and I called my daughter to tell her about my purchase. This was quite surprising because I rarely (never) buy any stamping supplies without her guidance. After some excellent suggestions from her, I tried more embossing and here is card #2.

It doesn't show up in the photo but the silhouette flowers are embossed with clear embossing powder and have a lovely shine. The card is a pretty simple one as I was mostly practicing my embossing. Thanks for allowing me to share my experiments.

Details of the paper, ink, punches,etc.

Circle card:
DP from the Summer Dreams matstack
Cardstock from Flower Shower matstack

Blossom and Lg. Circle nestabilities

Stampabilities bright pink pigment ink

A la mode Sparkle embossing powder
satin ribbon from my ribbon box

Star stamp and Sentiment from Starstruck set by Paper Makeup Stamps

Silhouette card:
Cardstock from my stash provided by my dd :)
DP from the Summer Dreams matstack

Flower Stamps from Faith, Hope, Love set by Paper Makeup Stamps
Onyx Black Versafine ink
A la mode clear embossing powder
Sentiment first released as a "thank you for your order" from PMS but now available for purchase

organdy ribbon, satin ribbon, and buttons from my ribbon box and button box
Fiskar diamond punch


  1. well I already saw the first, but the 2nd turned out adorable! I'm so happy you're stretching your paper crafting legs! :D

  2. You did a fab job with help from your darling daughter! Now why haven't we seen anything else on this blog since then? Gotta put the new stuff to work! LOL!!!