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Sunday, January 1, 2017

January Blog Hop!!!

Hello everyone! Happy New Year!
You may have arrived here from my friend Kathya's blog. I can hardly wait to see what everyone has done. Please do hop to all the blogs on here...and if you can leave us a comment- we thrive on that kind of stuff!!

My card uses the Beautiful You stamp set. This is THE one set I really wanted to get just as soon as I possibly could from the Occasions catalog! I love everything about this set. The font used for the verses and the drama of the ladies, well, just perfect! My card uses the lady with the umbrella. There are 3 ladies in the set plus 8 verses, and two shadow like stamps.

I used silver embossing powder, with our fine tip glue! I didn't know that would work, but it did! I used one of my favorite techniques for the background. Taking one of the larger acrylic blocks, (block E) I filled it with ink direct from these stamp pads; Pool Party, Mint Macaron, and Island Indigo ink. One piece of advice when doing this technique is to be sure to start with your lightest ink. I put the Pool Party ink on the block first, then the Mint Macaron and finally the Island Indigo. This way your light colors don't get "muddied" from the darker inks. And the darker ink pads just absorb the lighter ink. Although you can take a paper towel and wipe off the extra ink from the pad. Just be sure to re-ink the area that you wiped!

Once the ink is on the block, all you have to do is mist the block with decide how much or little you want to use. Then you "stamp" it! Easy!!

After it had dried a bit, I stamped the figure in Basic Black ink.  I added glue from our fine tip glue on top of the umbrella, as well as the rain drops coming off of the umbrella. Plus I added glue to the shadow at her feet. Then I hit the image with the silver embossing powder. Because I used watercolor paper, the black ink had not dried! So it held on to the embossing powder too. I got the heat gun hot and then focused on the embossing powder. The glue reacted to the heat and it puffed up! Fun side benefit!!

I added the sentiment, after all that excitement, in black. Adhered my panel on to an Island Indigo card base. Done!! I do like the way it turned out. And it proves that you don't always need to color the image...she looks perfect just the way she is!!
Thanks for stopping by, please use the button below to head to Mary's blog to see what she has done.

May God bless your New Year with health and happiness.


  1. Hi Ellie, I love the card and your tips too about the glue pen and embossing powder, need to give it a try. Hugs, Di

  2. This looked like fun ways to use the silver (yummy, love metallics) and your color combos, and really appreciated the details on how to recreate this!

  3. Beautiful card! Can't wait to try this technique!! Thanks for hopping with us.

  4. Better late than never, love your card! Beautiful colors. Fun blog hop to kick off the year!