Ooh! Something shiny but not gold!!…Dec 2016 Fun & Crafty Blog Hop…

I love the new copper foil and embossing powder – Don’t  you? I had the opportunity to use a stamp set that was new in the 2016-7 annual catalog for the first time last week. Flourishing Phrases was used in a class taught by my daughter and upline, Jennifer Blomquist. As I was using it in class.. inspiration struck and I decided to use my new copper embossing powder to heat emboss the flowers and the sentiment. After embossing the flowers , I filled in the outlines with masking fluid and then created my background by smooching Tempting Turquoise, Mint Macaron, and Marina Mist inks on my craft mat. I spritzed them with water and used my water brush to blend them a little then placed my stamped cardstock face down in the ink and moved it about until I liked the background design. blog-hop-dec-2016-img_2905Then I gently removed the masking fluid ( oops- I discovered that I didn’t have my masking fluid thick enough in a few spots) and colored in the flowers and leaves with Stampin Write markers in Rose Red, Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum, Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive. I used the copper foil as a mat under the art piece and mounted it on a Rose Red card base. Funny how light affects metallics – the upper left corner of the photo looks gold  but the bottom right is definitely copper.

Get even more great ideas for adding shine to your cards on the Fun n’ Crafty Blog Hop!

Ready to see more project ideas with Glitz and shine?  Well, hop along to the blogs below – the links will take you directly to their post highlighting a great project using glitter, metallics & foils.

Don’t forget to leave comments along the way!  I’d love to hear what you think of my swap card or just to hear you say hello. Smile

Fun n’ Crafty Blog Hop stops:


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Thank you for joining me.  ‘Til next time…Happy Stamping!


7 responses to “Ooh! Something shiny but not gold!!…Dec 2016 Fun & Crafty Blog Hop…”

  1. I love how the flowers turned out. They are so pretty with copper embossing powder and colored in! You’ll have to show me this card in person. 🙂 And I haven’t ever tried paper smooshing, so we’ll have to play with that too. Thanks for sharing and hopping!

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