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Chirp Up Soon

Hi everyone, Angie here with a fun card to cheer (or chirp) you up!  It goes along with our March challenge, embossing!  Hope you can play along – to enter click here.

I used a bird stamp from the Hero Arts Digital Instant Download Feathered Friends DK029 sold exclusively at A2Z Scrapbooking Shop.  I colored him with Spectrum Noir markers, then die cut him with a stitched circle die.  For the background, I took the Hero Arts Bold Floral Stencil SA067 (will be back in stock soon) and placed it over the kraft card stock and inked it with Versamark directly from the ink pad.  Then I heat embossed it in Hero Arts clear embossing powder.  I die cut the kraft panel into 3 pieces with curved dotted border dies before adhering it to the white panel.  The greeting is from Hero Arts CL866 Layering Bird and Branch set (also will be back in stock soon).  There is also a matching die set:  Hero Arts DI148 Frame Cuts.   I attached the whole top panel to a kraft card base.

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Hero Arts Kraft Layering Paper PS627

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A Little Hello

Hello there everyone! Jennifer here from Caffeinated Papercuts and I love this month’s challenge of Texture!

Now, you’re probably expecting that I broke out the texture paste and whipped up something awesome, and you would be half right – it’s awesome. I had a stencil in my hand when I remembered that the town was flushing the hydrants and, therefore, I had no water to clean my supplies with! Oops…so plan b was created, and for those of you who don’t have texture paste or the like, this card is for you!

2015-08-15 Jen Hello Card

Embossing powder to the rescue! Between the heat embossing and the twine, this card is full of texture and less messy than paste. Well, except when you spill powder all over…so I hear…

Now, a small disclaimer – both stamp sets I used are out of stock in the shop. I know, I know…I always manage to do that to you guys! But fear not, just hit the little ‘request custom order’ button in the shop and they’ll hook you up. Ok? Ok. Be sure to check out the new holiday stamps while you’re there, too, because OMG are they amazing! JENNIFER15 gets you 15% off your order of $25 or more, remember…all right, back to the card! **Update – the gorgeous background stamp is back in stock! Woohoo**

I started with some Pool layering paper and scored it at 5.5″ to create my top-folding card. The BasicGrey Bold Flower Pattern background stamped was inked up with VersaMark and heat embossed with the Hero Arts White embossing powder, which is truly my favorite white powder ever. While my powder was out, I stamped the ‘hello’ tag from the Little Tags set onto a scrap of gray cardstock and heat embossed it as well.

So all the white you see here is embossing powder, and the blue peeking through is the Pool cardstock. I wish you could feel this, it’s really amazing. You’ll just have to make one yourself and see. 😉

2015-08-15 Jennifer embossing

Once I had everything heat embossed, my card was nearly done! I trimmed out the tag and used a small hole punch to use it as an actual tag, then wrapped the hemp cord around the card and knotted it. To attach the tag, I looped more cording through the opening and then tied it around my string bundle, giving it that cool double-knot look. A bit of dimensional tape behind the card and it was done!

2015-08-15 Jen embossed hello card

Honestly, it took no time at all to make. Like I’m off to make a full set of these cuties to have on hand! I hope this gave you a different idea of how to add texture to your card – I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with!

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Happy Crafting!