Wednesday, 23 September 2015

GV Achievers Blog Hop - Remember to Give Thanks (Stamped Embossing Folders and a video)


Hello Friends 

This month we are focusing on giving thanks.  If you are like me, you know you have a multitude of people and things to be thankful for, and one posting on a blog just isn't enough.  But we do what we can and we try to say Thank you on a regular basis, right?

For instance - this month I am thankful to the Australians - Kylie Bertucci and Louise Sharp - for managing this blog hop so well (and providing easy instructions for all of us to participate), and to Ann Craig for posting a card on FB yesterday that inspired me to design this easy but "WOW-factor card!
Close up of Pine images "behind" the Birch trees

Closeup of watercolor effect observed using this technique.

As soon as I saw Ann's card, my brain started working overtime to figure out how she did it, and how I could achieve something similar.  I came home from work and designed this and my club members for the past 2 days have been thrilled beyond belief at how cute it is, and how easy it is to reproduce. 

The close-up shots show you what an amazing watercolour effect this technique provides.  Soft, smudgy edges and muted colours.

So thank you Ann.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!

The video shows you just how easy it is to create this card.
You merely ink up the inside of an embossing folder with one colour (here, Soft Sky), then stamp directly onto this inked surface using a darker colour and an appropriate stamp (Here, Wonderland).  Insert your cardstock and run the proper sandwich through the Big Shot.  What you end up with looks decidedly like a watercolour painting and is absolutely gorgeous!    Watch the video to see for yourself how quick and easy it is!



I have more club and class members to teach this to this week and I cannot wait.  Everyone who has made this card so far has been thrilled with their creations.  Thanks so much Ann for inspiring such a cool card - that I can use to bless my friends and customers!

I know all the other blog hop participants have posted equally fabulous card ideas.  The list and links for participants is listed at the bottom of this post.  You really will want to wander through all of them to see what kinds of gorgeous creations they have made.  And do leave comments for them so they know they were appreciated!

Have a wonderful time hopping through the blogs.  Find some inspiration.  Spread some joy.  And remember to always give thanks!!

God Bless,    ~Cynthia   <><

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24 comments:

  1. Stunning! Fabulous technique and oh so simple! Thank you so much for sharing the video.

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  2. Thank you so much for including the video!! You make it look so easy. Love it!

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  3. Awesome Card - A big Congrats. Ange

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  4. Love it! Can't wait to make it myself!

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  5. This is awesome.. I must try it myself!

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  6. Fantastic!!! I love the technique and stamping you incorporated into this card!

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  7. Thanks for the video and beautiful card Cynthia!! I'm so excited to try this!

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  8. Your card is awesome Cynthia and it is so good to see a video for others to know the steps. I'm very excited about this technique and look forward to seeing lots of different ideas using it.

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  9. WOWZA! I can't wait to try this! Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing a video on your amazing card! I love it!

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  11. Absolutely fantastic!!! I LOVE this card and am so glad you did the video to show how it was done! Thank you for sharing!
    Phyllis Shepherd

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  12. I simply adore you Cynthia. You would have to be one of the sweetest, most beautiful people I know.
    I LOVE the technique and can't wait to give it a go, thanks for sharing. Your card is breathtaking, love the colours and yes Ann Craig is an inspiration to us all...as are you. Thank YOU for being you. xo

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  13. Awesome video and amazing card ! TFS !

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  14. Fabulous Cynthia loved your video. Thanks to Ann Craig also for her clever inspiration.

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  15. Thanks so much for the wonderful video! This is truly a gorgeous card.
    Sue Erickson
    www.soggystamper.com

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  16. This is a beautiful card and had you not shown us how to do it, I would never have thought it would be so easy! Can't wait to try it out! Thanks for the inspiration. I'll have to look for your original inspiration, too! :) Thank you to the both of you!

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  17. Love, love love the card, and the video. Thanks for posting that to show us how simple it is to make.

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  18. Gorgeous card. Thank you so much for sharing how you did it.

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    1. So glad you liked it! Easy to do and WOWZER results. Thanks for your comment Sibylie. Enjoy the rest of your week and God Bless, ~Cynthia <><

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  19. An absolutely fantastic WOW card. I hope you don't mind my casing it to use in class next week.

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    1. I certainly hope you used this Maria (and had LOTS of impressed ladies). Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner! :( Hope all went well though. Have a great week and and God Bless, ~Cynthia <><

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  20. Love your card!! Would the Woodland embossing folder work in my Cuddlebug? I do not have a Big Shot.

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    1. Sorry Karen - the Woodland folder is 6" wide and will not fit in the Cuttlebug. You *want* a Big Shot...trust me! ;) Have a great week and God Bless, ~Cynthia <><

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