Friday, December 9, 2016

A Year of Card Techniques December Blog Hop

Welcome to 


Can you believe it's month twelve of a Year of Card Techniques?

Here are the links in case you missed a month:
January       February  March     April     May  
June    July     August    September   October  November

Be sure you've hopped and commented on each month for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Stampin Up or Blitsy.com. (Winner's Choice)

This last month of the year we are focusing all our attention on metallics, 
whether it's foil, embossing powder, inks or cardstock, anything metallic 
and since it's December we just had to make it holiday too. 

Now on with the projects. 

These are the four I made specifically for this hop.
I LOVE Brutus Monroe Metallic Embossing powders!!!!

Brutus Monroe Sterling EP, background stamp by Impression Obession and
sentiment from Catherine Pooler Designs
Brutus Monroe Penny EP and Impression Obssession background stamp
colored with Brusho Color Crystals
Ranger Brushed Gold EP and Impression Obssession background stamp
colored with Brusho Color Crystals
Brutus Monroe Gold EP, background stamp by Impression Obession and
sentiment from Catherine Pooler Designs

Then I got to looking through my card album from the last year
and thought I'd share a few more from months past.
  

  

    

  

    

  

  


Apparently I like metallic embossing powders and metallic alcohol inks a lot!

We hope you've enjoyed this year in card techniques.

We'll be continuing the series in 2017, so join us
every third Saturday at 8 a.m. for more card fun, frustrations and experimentation. 

Happy Holidays
Theresa


Today's Lineup:
Theresa  You are here
  Lisa  Go here next!



Friday, November 18, 2016

Give Thanks Blog Hop

Welcome to the


You've reached the last stop in the hop.
If you arrived from the Card A Day Challenge Blog, YEAH!

If not, and you just happened here by chance or from a social media site, then please visit all the blogs listed at the bottom of the post.

We LOVE comments!
Be sure to leave a comment on each blog post on the hop 
to be entered into the  $20 prize drawing.


Now on with the projects...

I went through my archives of cards that I've made over the last couple of years
and thought I'd share with you some of my favorites. 

Multi-colored glitter applied through a stencil.


Distress inks on a background stamp, then sprayed with water.
Flowers are colored with markers.

A little flag inspired Thank You for a military member.

Fall leaves stamped with Distress Inks (1st and 2nd generation).

Stamping over a stenciled background.

Sprays mists through a stencil.

Spray mists through a stencil with distress ink diecut.

I hope you've enjoyed today's hop.
Don't forget to comment!!!!

Happy Crafting
Theresa

Today's Hop Lineup:


Friday, November 11, 2016

A Year of Card Techniques November Blog Hop

Welcome to the



Our year of hopping is almost through, if you've not gotten the chance to hop and comment each month, click on the links below to take you to the posts. 

January       February  March     April     May  
June    July     August    September   October

Remember to comment on each blog, each month to be entered into 
the prize drawing.

Each comment on the 12 hops throughout the year will be 
entered into a drawing for a $25 Blitsy.com or Stampin' Up gift certificate 
(Winner's Choice). 

Now on with the projects.

This month it's all about the see through stuff...vellum and acetate.

I started off making a few birthday cards using the vellum for diecuts.
I used the May Flowers Framelits by Stampin' Up.
I used the Trellis embossing folder by Sizzix and Ranger Distress Paper.







I used Ranger and Brutus Monroe metallic embossing powders to emboss the sentiments and the brads (I had a bunch of SU brads left over from a discontinued line) so they would match. 

The cards are simple and quick to put together but I like how they turned out.

Here's a few other cards using vellum.  
I really enjoy using embossing powder with vellum.  
It seals the ink so there is no smearing.

  

  


   

  





  


   

Here's a couple using acetate.





I highly recommend you get these staples out of the craft dungeon and dust them off.
Have fun and share with us on social media. #AYEARofCARDS

Happy Crafting
Theresa

We really love feedback,  
so please leave a comment on each of the blogs in today's hop. 
Your hop destinations are:
Theresa  You are here
Debbie   Go here next!