Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Misty Embossing

I wanted to go ahead and post this tutorial to get any mojo started! :D

This is a SUPER easy way to emboss WITHOUT embossing ink...yes, that is right!

First, I cut out the flowers with my Cricut. You can use whatever you like, this works well with card stock.

For this layout, I used the sort of dusty rose colored card stock, I misted it with Moon Shadow Mist in Gossamer Gold and Starburst Mist in Wild Honey Coral.

While still wet, I sprinkled the Lindy's Gold Embossing Powder over the flowers and let it sit a moment. I lightly tapped of the excess and heated. It gives a random embossed effect to the petals!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Vintage Revelry

Reveal DAY! :D

I am so excited to reveal the Scraps of Darkness march kit, Vintage Revelry!

I had a fun time working with kit, I definitely went with the vintage theme of all the gorgeous Paper Loft and G45 papers.

If you snagged the color add-on, count yourself LUCKY! These mists are my new favorites!

I have used the Moon Shadow Mists before, they all spray on brown, then, as they dry, you see the top color develop. The new ones that I hadn't tried and now LOVE are the Starburst Mists. Made by the same company, they are also two-toned, but much brighter. They are incredibly gorgeous and I couldn't stop misting everything in sight! :D

Mandy made a gorgeous, sparkly pin for us this month, thanks Mandy!

The Romance add-on included some fabulous Kaisercraft wooden birdcages and a great set of Basic Grey bling.

All in all, probably my favorite kit so far!

So, get on over to Scraps Of Darkness and get yours today!

I am going to go ahead and post all the pictures here now, then as the month goes on, I will explain my Distress Embossing technique that I used on the birdcages and flowers.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

I wanted to play around with color for a bit!

I made all the flowers, I printed the flourish stickers, punched the edges, cut the leaves and the big butterfly plus title and flowers with my Cricut!

The shiny cs is American Crafts foil card stock, it is awesome! I used a bit of Sun Kissed Smooch Spritz on the leaves and title.