Sunday, March 27, 2011

Remembering How Much I Love Embossing

The last Stampin Chix gathering we spent some time watercoloring embossed images.  This was the first time that I had used a watercolor brush....the kind that holds the water in the brush.  Marianne showed us how to use Distress Ink stamped onto a craft mat for our watercolor ink.  The bottom three cards were completed by Marianne.  Thanks for bringing me back to embossing, Marianne! This was SO MUCH FUN!  We discussed how it had been a long time since we had embossed and how it used to be so popular.  This technique is probably responsible more than any other for who started into a card making hobby.  I know that it is what hooked me.  There is something about the first time you see that image raised up before your eyes...and the thought rolling through your head of "I can do that?!"  Above is some of our finished work.  The images that we used to emboss are reverse images.  They are embossed in white.  Then the flowers are water-colored.  Did, I say that we had FUN doing this?  I can't wait to do some more!  The images are Hero Arts Clings, sold at Archivers

More Flower Making with Stampin Chix

This weekend I went to Memories Expo with the Stampin Chix.  We all had a great time and bought lots of goodies.

Saturday I met with some friends and we made a few paper flowers.  I truly enjoy watching these flowers come to life.  These are made using punches from Punch Bunch and McGill.  We used the book Paper Bouquet by Susan Tierney Cockburn as a guide.  Here is our finished work.
These were made using the cupping, pinching, and bending/folding techniques as described in the book.  As a final touch we spritzed with glimmer mist.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Embossed Lily watercolor

Yesterday I finished a card that I started at the Stampin Chix Saturday meeting.  Thanks Marianne for teaching us these card layouts and reminding me how much I enjoy embossing!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Photos worthy of our Paper Crafting Adventure!

Thanks so much to Yen Yee and her skillful photographic eye for supplying the photos of our Stampin Chix Valentine Day activities in this blog.  We had a great time that day as the pictures will reveal.