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Embossing Blog Hop

Welcome to the end of the year Indian Craft Room Blog Hop. You have come to the last stop of this Blog hop and you would have landed here via Sharda’s Blog or the Blog Hop post at ICR. We are ending this year with a bang by having some of our past DT’s be a part of this hop.

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The Hop is about embossing…wet or dry… well…I decided to create a card with both πŸ˜€ Here is my creation:

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So I used an embossing folder (dry embossing), added versamark (wet embossing) on one side of the folder, put cardstock and ran it through my big shot. This not only embossed my cardstock, but also transferred the versmark ink. Then I added white embossing powder and melted it with my heat gun. Then started coloring with distress inks. The embossing folder Floral Frenzy was part of the SSS November Card Kit.

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The distress inks color I used were: Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Abandoned Coral and Frayed Burlap (color combo idea from THIS POST at SSS Blog). With the round blending tool, I started to apply the colors. The white embossing powder resists the inks, while the open spaces pick the color.

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I just love how the colors reveal the embossed background. I used to this technique a lot before..minus the distress inks. I would just use colored embossing powder. But I think I like the blended inks revealing the image better than colored embossing powder πŸ˜€ I did add some Nuvo Glitter Drops in the middle of some flowers for shimmer.

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The sentiment is from Mama Elephant’s Sunday Sentiments and it is white embossed. Since I wanted the background to shine, I kept the sentiment simple and small.

So this was my contribution to this Blog Hop. Do not forget to checkout the rest, incase you haven’t:

ICR Blog (THE START)

Akshma
Ash
Bhavna

Gopi

Paru

Pratyusha

Priyanka

Sathya

Sharada

Shraddha – You are here!

So now that you have seen all the creations, time for you to join in…get embossing, link your creation on ICR blog post via InLinkz, comment on all posts. You definitely want to do so in order to win some awesome prizes by our sponsor Nagshri Arts.

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REMEMBER– To be eligible for the prize, you need to participate and comment on all 10 blog posts.

I definitely can not wait to see what you create!!

Until next time,

Happy Krafting,

Cheers =)

Happy 60

Today I have a 60th Birthday Card that I made for my aunt. It is her b’day today and her daughter in law planned a fun surprise for her which included 60 letters from near and dear ones for her to read and treasure. So with my letter, I sent this card for her. Now that she has seen the card, I can share it here. But I have to give credits to my sister in law for this awesome idea!!!

The card is simple…some ink blending, some die cutting, and some stamping! It had been a while I had done ink blending when I was going to make this card..so I decided to do so. I had this particular idea in my head.. alas it did not work out the way I wanted.. hence no pic of that (-_-) But it all turned out fine in the end by keeping it simple.

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The colors I used are Distress Inks- Broken China, Peeled Paint, Rusty Hinge, Walnut Stain. I borrowed the color combo from Simon Says Stamp’s blog post by Sherri Carrol on Distress Ink Combos. She shares 12 combinations or recipes as she names them for you to try. Check it out HERE. All the color combos are so pretty… I went with this one to make a mature looking card (if that is right way to describe it :P)

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Then I used a star stamp from one of my stamp sets with Tuskineko Brilliance Galaxy Gold Ink to add the image on the blended background. This gold is just right..not too dull, not to shiny. I also used the ink to add color to the die cut word and numbers. The Happy is part of theΒ  Simon Says Stamp’s Painted Happy Birthday Die, while the numbers are from the Avery Elle Numbered Balloon Set. Yes ofcourse I used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles die to cut out the front panel πŸ˜€

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Some gold sequins add the perfect finishing touch to the card. I did layer it with some black cardstock…it lets the blended colors to pop out…making it eye catching. The whole panel is layered on to a cream colored cardstock.

While I enjoyed making the card, I surely hope my aunt likes receiving it πŸ™‚ Many such birthday celebration to you Jocelyn Kaki!

This all for today,

Until next time,

Happy Krafting,

Cheers =)

 

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