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SU Abstract Impressions Bundle

August 3, 2018

I got a card from my friend, Sarah, who used the butterfly
from the Springtime Impressions Thinlits.
It was so clean and eye-catching that I had to CASE it!

I loved how she used the NEW Big Shot Embossing Mats to create the bottom of the card.
The first thing I did was cut out the butterfly, then I did the bottom embossing as follows:
You just place the die on the cardstock, secure it in place with some Washi tape around the back -see photo below.

Now to emboss, use this sandwich from BOTTOM to TOP-

  1. 1. Big Shot platform,
    2. Acrylic Plate,
    3. Cardstock with die in place face down- see photo below,


4. Gray embossing mat,
5. White embossing plate

TIP: Always keep one CLEAN acrylic plate for times you have to put the “good” side down when using the Big Shot. It keeps the cardstock from getting the acrylic pad scratches etched in it. Has that ever happened to you?  With this mat embossing, it probably won’t etch your cardstock but when CUTTING with the cardstock good side face down, it can. You can protect the cardstock by putting a piece of copy paper down first if your acrylic plate is heavily used to hopefully keep those etched marks off your pretty card:)

Here is a comparison of the how deep the impression is with the two embossing mats-
the thicker gray one embossed this way:

the thinner blue one embossed this way:

 

I bet we agree that the thicker mat gave a nicer defined impression
but I can think of other times where a
less deep subtle impressed area would look nice, maybe on a larger background surface-
like the whole corner floral die that is in this bundle?

Here is the card I received from Sarah- thanks for the inspiration!

 

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Don’t forget about the specials going on in August! You can see them HERE

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SU Abstract Impressions with Springtime Impressions

July 12, 2018

I have a fresh colorful card using our new purples for you today.

I used the Abstract Impressions Bundle on this card with the Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape ink and cardstock. My greens are delicious, too- Lemon Lime Twist and Granny Apple Green. I popped on the scrap of Polka Dot ribbon that was lying on my desk, too:)

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Don’t forget about the BUY THREE, GET ONE FREE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER special going on this month! Make an online order with four DSPs with the current hostess code at the top of my blog in the yellow header and get a package of Pearl or Rhinestone embellishments from ME as a thank you! 

 

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SU Abstract Impressions Fun Fold Notecard Video

June 11, 2018

I have a fun fold notecard for you today. It fits in a notecard envelope that is mailable. I used the SU Abstract Impressions stamp set with the Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper.

Want to see how I made it? Here is a video:

 

 

 

Measurements:

Soft Seafoam Card Base: 10-1/2″ x 4-7/8″ Scored at 1-3/4″, 3-1/2″,7″, and 8-3/4″ on the 10-1/2″ side
Garden Impressions DSP: 4-3/8″ x 3″, 4-3/8″ x 1″
Pacific Point DSP Borders: 4-5/8″ x 3-1/4″, 4-5/8″ x 1-1/2″
So Saffron Belly Band: 1/2″ x 11″
Metallic Ribbon Combo- 1/8″ Shaded Spruce 16″

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Sneek Peak of SU Abstract Impressions

May 11, 2018

I played a little bit last night with my new SU Abstract Impressions stamp set…
just a simple card to see how it stamped and how the NEW colors looked
so I thought I would share it with you today:)

I used the NEW Granny Apple Green ink and  Lemon Lime Twist ink on the stems of the flowers.
They look so pretty together! The flower accents were made with the NEW Mango Melody ink.
I used Daffodil Delight for my flowers but I after it dried I had a suspicion that I reinked it last time with Crushed Curry because it looked like it! Darn, did you ever do that? I had an extra Daffodil and checked another stamped image- yep, I definitely reinked it with Curry. Oh, well… now it’s a “you can play with this ink pad, kids”  or it can be used when I am not trying to matchy-match. No use crying over it- although I wanted to…just ask my stamping girls…

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