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Monday, February 16, 2015

Watercolor Wonder

I wanted to do something different with embossing folders and decided to use the Quatrefoil embossing folder to create some watercolor magic.  I swirled three colors of ink with daubers onto the raised surface (the side with the logo) of the folder. Then I spritzed it with water and then gently applied my cardstock carefully rubbing to collect the watery ink.

I sped up the drying process with a heat gun and after stamping the sentiment adhered the artwork to an embossed piece of cocoa cardstock topping it off with some adhesive gold sequins.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Love is in the Air!

Thought I would share a representative sampling of the Valentine cards
 I made for the grands this year.

We have lots of grandchildren and I have to admit that in years past I haven't been good about sending cards on Valentine's Day.  But, I found myself with a little extra time this year and lots of Cricut Explore options, so I made it my mission to surprise them this year with cards specific to their character and ages (boy tweens and teens are a challenge!)

I used CTMH cardstock and background and texture papers.  Most of the cut files are from Miss Kate's Cuttables.