Monday, September 15, 2014

Seasonally Scattered

As I write this, it feels like fall is here.  So this is the perfect card to share today!  I debated long and hard as to whether or not I should get the set Seasonally Scattered.  I loved it, but hey, I have to stick to a budget.  I finally decided to go ahead and bite the bullet, and I just love this set.  It's great because the three stamps can be used for three different holidays, but for so much more.  The sentiments of thanks and love are useful all year!  Stay tuned, because I'll be posting some additional samples soon!

Tips & Tricks

  • Who doesn't love heat embossing?  There's just something about watching that powder turn into a shiny smooth surface when the heat tool goes to work.  I embossed the thanks image using clear embossing powder.  It looks white, but that's because I stamped on Very Vanilla card stock.  So it's not white, but the vanilla peeking through!
  • Gather your favorite fall colors, and randomly sponge them over the image.  The ink will stick to the card stock, but not the embossing, allowing the embossed image to reappear.
  • Want an easy way to add texture to a card?  (You know I love texture!) Just crumple up a piece of card stock, then choose one of two options:  either smooth it out and adhere, as I did with the Cajun Craze piece here, or crumple until the card stock begins to separate, and pull apart the two layers.  Adhere one layer to your card, "fuzzy" side up.  This is called faux suede, and it's a beautiful (and easy) technique to use!

Stamps:  Seasonally Scattered
Ink:  Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Old Olive, Versamark
Paper:  Soft Suede, Cajun Craze, and Very Vanilla card stock
Accessories:  Heat Tool, Clear embossing powder, Linen Thread, various buttons, sponge

1 comment:

  1. Love this set, too! Might have to order it. :) Hope you are well!