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Holiday Metallics…

Throwing caution to the wind, I followed an idea that came to me using a dark background with several shades of embossing powder.  See what you think…

Now that’s drama isn’t it?

This is another flat card with lots of eye candy.  Don’t get me wrong…I love layers!  But when you are mailing lots of cards, it can get expensive really quick.

This sentiment is retired, but there are several offerings in the Holiday Catalog that would be as pretty…I just don’t have them yet.

This is a two-step stamp so I used that to my advantage and created a background with Craft White Ink before stamping the wreath.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits if you’d like to give this one a try…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Early Espresso Cardstock, plus Gold Foil Cardstock
  • Ink:  Craft White, VersaMark
  • Stamps:  Feeling of Christmas
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  White, Gold, Silver Embossing Powder, White Paint Pen, Embossing Buddy


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Gold Foil layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached to card front with multipurpose glue.
  • The Early Espresso layer is 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Use your Embossing Buddy all over the surface of this layer.
  • Stamp the wreath background in Craft White Ink and dry with heat gun.  Stamp wreath in VersaMark Ink, sprinkle with Silver EP and heat.  Stamp berries in VersaMark around the wreath, sprinkle with Gold EP and heat.
  • Use the White Paint Pen to color bow and add highlights to berries.
  • Stamp sentiment at bottom of card front in White Craft Ink, sprinkle with White EP and heat.
  • Attach this layer over Gold Foil layer with multipurpose glue.
  • Inside there is a 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ layer of Gold Foil with a Thick Whisper White layer on top 3-1/8″ x 4-1/8″ attached with multipurpose glue.

Another dramatic but flat card for easy mailing during the holidays.

Hope you are having an awesome day.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Have a good tone, but come back Monday!

Stay inky…be HaPpY!


Metallic Burlap…

There’s no good reason why I’ve waited to get ink on this Burlap background stamp.  But now that I have, you can see it makes the perfect background for this metallic bouquet…

Silver , gold and copper flowers?…yep.

The Beautiful Bouquet stamp set combined with the Bouquet Bunch Framelits made putting this card together a breeze.

The 1/4″ Copper Trim ribbon makes a beautiful bow to hold the bouquet together.

This might make a nice Christmas card option and I could see using this as a wedding card too!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Thick Whisper White, Soft Suede Cardstock, plus Copper Foil.
  • Ink:  Crumb Cake, Archival Basic Black, VersaMark
  • Stamps:  Beautiful Bouquet, Burlap Backgound
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Gold, Silver and Copper Embossing Powder, Linen Thread, 1/4″ Copper Trim, Bouquet Bunch Framelits


  • The Thick Very Vanilla base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″.
  • The Crumb Cake layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Very Vanilla layer is 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″.  Stamp background with Crumb Cake.  If you’d like your background softer, stamp off first.  Attach to card front with SNAIL.
  • On scrap Thick Whisper White CS stamp flowers in VersaMark ink then cover with silver, copper and gold embossing powder and heat.  Cut out flowers, tag, bouquet wrap and a white sprig with Bouquet Bunch Framelits.  Cut two copper sprigs, cut stems from Soft Suede CS.
  • Assemble bouquet on card front using multipurpose glue, glue dots and dimensionals.  Add Copper Trim bow with glue dots.  Tie Linen Thread bow on tag and add with glue dot.
  • Inside the Crumb Cake layer if 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Very Vanilla layer is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • Add 1/4″ trim from front background along the bottom with SNAIL.
  • The envelope flap was also stamped with the Burlap background in Crumb Cake.

Hope your day is going fantastic…hump day!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

What would you ask from her?

How about inky fingers…then you’ll be HaPpY!


Gold On Gold…

So yesterday I told you I had made a mistake on the card posted, but challenged you to find it…

Here’s that card…


The “mistake” was made while embossing the gold pine boughs.  Some of the VersaMark Ink and Gold EP got on the Gold Foil and made a nice impression where I didn’t want it.  Those impressions were covered up with the white pine boughs.  But I loved the effect of the Gold EP on the Gold Foil.

So I made this…


and loved it!  So I shared this technique of embossing on Foil with a live video on facebook today.  This card is fairly simple and fast to make and would be an excellent mass produced card.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Gold Foil
  • Ink:  VersaMark and Basic Black Archival or StazOn Black
  • Stamps:  Christmas Pines and Greetings From Santa
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  5/8″ Gold Satin Ribbon, Linen Thread, Gold Embossing Powder, Adhesive Strips


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The top Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • The Gold Foil layer is 3-1/2″ x 4-7/8″.  Stamp pine boughs and pine cones with VersaMark leaving room at top of this layer for bow and at bottom for sentiment.  Sprinkle with Gold EP and heat from the back of Gold Foil paper.  Stamp greeting at lower left corner (I only used part of this sentiment)  Let this ink dry.  Make double loops with sating ribbon and tie off in center with Linen Thread.  Add to top of pine boughs and pine cones with Glue Dots.
  • Add Gold Foil layer to Thick Whisper White layer with Multipurpose Glue.  Add these two layers to card front with Adhesive Strips.
  • Inside there is a Gold Foil layer 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ with a Thick Whisper White layer 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ on top.
  • How easy was that?  And such an elegant Christmas card…

Tomorrow’s post will give you a choice for the card front…Clean, crisp watercolor or sparkly, snow scene.  Be sure to stop by.

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Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


never quit.

Hope you are inky…and HaPpY!


Embossed Copper…

Y’all know I love trees…and the other day when I was sketching ideas in my calendar for this week, this idea popped in my head, but whether it would work or not was the question.

But here is the happy result…


These trees are from two different stamp sets…Thoughtful Branches and Totally Trees.  They are all similar in size but different in texture, which I like.  But to emboss on copper foil is a challenge…ask me how I know!  However, today persistence wins!

Here is the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Copper Foil and Mossy Meadow Cardstock
  • Ink:  White Craft and Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Thoughtful Branches, Totally Trees and Holly Berry Happiness (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  White Embossing Powder…what?  no Linen Thread? And Embossing Buddy


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored and folded at 4-1/4″
  • The Mossy Meadow layer (I like the way this color looks with the copper, but you could use any green or color you like) is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • The Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached to Mossy Meadow layer is SNAIL.
  • The horizontal Mossy Meadow layer is 1-3/4″ x 4-1/4″.
  • The copper layer is 1-5/8″ x 4-1/8″.  Run your Embossing Buddy over the copper foil before stamping trees with White Craft ink.  (Why not use VersaMark?  Because the craft ink makes your image bright white).  Sprinkle with White Embossing Powder and heat from the back.  If you can hold it with your fingers and heat at the same time (ouch!) you’ll be able to see the powder melt.  It’s magic I tell you!  Attach this layer to the horizontal Mossy Meadow layer with Multipurpose glue and maybe weight it down with several acrylic blocks to keep it straight.  Add to card front with Adhesive Strips.  I like the higher lift you get with the strips for this one.
  • Add sentiment at lower right corner in Basic Black.
  • Inside there is a Mossy Meadow layer 2-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ with a Whisper White layer on top 2-3/8″ x 4-1/8″

So now that I’ve burned my fingers and ruined way too much copper foil trying to get this end result, I hope you’ll give this technique a try.  It’s really impressive in person…

So my team (Tennessee Vols) plays the Georgia Dawgs today.  Come 3:30 I’ll be propped up in front of the television with snacks and dressed in my good luck shirt cheering like a nut.

Hope you are enjoying this fall weekend.  Hope to see you back here on Monday!

Here’s your “B-ism” for this day…


like embossing copper foil.

My burnt fingers are inky…and I’m HaPpY!




Embossing on Vellum…

So, here is the reason I will be spotty posting this next week…


Pretty good couple of reasons.  My sweet hubby and I are keeping the “littles” this week while their mom and dad get a well-deserved vacation in the British Virgin Islands.  We are at the beach today enjoying the surf and sand.

But I did work on several projects last week to show you.  Today’s project turned out even better than I expected.  Here’s the card…




This vellum layered card differs from the one last week in that the flowers were embossed with white craft paint, colored on the back with Blendabilities and punched out with the Pansy Punch and the Petite Petals. Punch.  I like the effect…do you?

let me know if you have questions