Some of my blogger friends were chatting one day. They were talking about craft stashes and supplies, etc. and decided to do a totally just for FUN hop. We were challenged to grab our new, new to us, or supplies that are collecting dust and give them a spin.
Honestly, I don't have anything new in my stash that I haven't used yet! Seriously!
So I was inspired by this blog post from Jenny last week to try a new technique! I hope that counts!
Dry Embossing with Dies and Ink Swiping
If you have the correct supplies, dry embossing with dies is super easy to do! Just lay your die face up on the Big Shot or Spellbinders Platinum Machine, place your yardstick on top, then add the embossing mat and purplish/blue plate on top. Crank it through…this takes a bit of OOMPH! and when it comes out the other side, the blades from the die make an impression in the cardstock, but they do not cut through.
A brilliant white textured background adds a lot of pizzazz to any hand stamped card, but then adding ink over it is a great finishing touch.
You can use Ink Blending tools to apply the ink, or with our foam ink pads, it's really easy to just swipe your ink pad across your cardstock. A light hand is all you need.
Since our pads are foam, be gentle so you don't tear your ink pad. You may also want ink refills on hand in case your pad gets dry.
If you are new to our ink, CLICK HERE to learn more!
The sentiment die was dabbed in embossing ink, the Aladdin Embossing Glitter was poured on and heat set. The resulting sentiment just pops off the card and you don't really need anything else!
Since this is a hop, you are in for some awesome inspiration….so read on for the bloggers and to see the prizes!
With a blog hop, we have PRIZES! Comment on the blogs (three days!) to be entered to win. Prizes drawn/winners notified on Sunday July 23rd.
- Stampscapes – 2 prizes – Choice of Nature Sheet ($26.50 ea)
- CAS-ual Fridays – $25 GC
- Catherine Pooler – $25 GC
- Stamplorations – $20 GC
- Right At Home – $20 GC
We have a few more prizes being offered by some of these bloggers, be sure to visit their blogs for details on their prizes.
- Ingrid – Prize Pack
- Allison – $25 Power Poppy E-Gift Card
- Ilina – Prize Pack
- Tracie – $25 Catherine Pooler GC
Today's Blog Hop List:
- Ingrid Blackburn
- Jenny Colacicco
- Ashlea Cornell
- Karen Baker
- Ali Farmer
- Catherine Pooler **you are here!
- Allison Cope **go here next
- Veronica Zalis