Tuesday, November 14, 2023

More Stenciling over Heat Embossing & Photos of Jessie

I started the above card with the background, Stained Glass Background (Simon Says Stamp) - first time using this stamp even though I've had it for AGES! :)  I inked up my stamp with Versamark and then stamped onto a piece of Neehan card stock (making sure to used anti-static powder first).  I sprinkled with white embossing powder and then heat set.  I love the close design that this stamp has ... perfect to use for Stenciling over Heat Embossing.

Next I attached the Fading Florals Stencil (Simon Says Stamp) over top, masking different sections at a time; then sponged Distress Inks:  Shabby Shutters, Saltwater Taffy, and Mustard Seed inks.  I LOVE the look.

Mounted my panel onto my card base and added a simple sentiment (Essential Sentiments - Maker's Movement - business closed) banner to finish.

Sending the above card to NBUS Challenge #56.  First time using the Stained Glass Background stamp. :)

...and I'm entering into Stencil Fun November Challenge (2nd entry). :)

Next I wanted to try this using metallic embossing powder for the background.
The Lovely Leaves stencil (Wendy Vecchi) was placed over top of a kraft card stock panel which was stamped (Ornate Background - Simon Says Stamp) with Princess Gold embossing powder.  I sponged with distress inks: Mowed Lawn and Ripe Persimmon.  Using the metallic embossing powder gives this technique a completely different look.  So cool!!

... and while I had this background stamp out ...
... I used it for my latest Christmas card.  This time I heat embossed in silver which gives a subtler look.  The stencil is Christmas Trees from STAMPlorations, sponged with Evergreen Bough and Pine Needles distress inks.  It didn't stand out much on the busy background, so I outlined the stenciling using a fine tip black marker, which made a big difference.  The sentiment is silver heat embossed on black card stock to finish the card.

Sending the above card to Peace on Earth Challenge #51.

I've had a lot of fun with this technique. :)

* * * * *

Oh my gosh ... my SIL, Alex took the yearly fall portraits of both Jessie and Violeta.
These were taken in their yard under a maple tree which had dropped all it's gorgeous red leaves.
He even added in a well-used wheelbarrow and rake. :)

If you want to see all the photos taken, click on the Jessie tab at the top of blog. :)

... my absolute fav of Jessie

... my fav of Violeta ...

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Card #1:
Stamps:  Stained Glass Background (Simon Says Stamp); Essential Sentiments (Maker's Movement)
Paper:   White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:   Versamark; Distress Inks:  Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Saltwater Taffy, Abandoned Coral, Mustard Seed (Tim Holtz)
Accessories:   White embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool; Fading Florals Stencil (Simon Says Stamp), sponging brushes and detail brushes

Card #2:
Stamps:  Ornate Background (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:   White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Kraft card stock
Ink:   Versamark; Distress inks:  Mowed Lawn, Ripe Persimmon (Tim Holtz)
Accessories:   Princess Gold embossing powder, heat tool, sponge brushes, Lovely Leaves stencil (Wendy Vecchi)

Card #3:
Stamps:  Ornate Background (Simon Says Stamp); Snowglobe Sentiments (MFT - retired)
Paper:   White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Black card stock (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:   Silver Delicata (Tsukineko); Distress inks:  Evergreen Bough, Pine Needles (Tim Holtz
Accessories:   Silver embossing powder, heat tool, sponge brushes, Christmas Trees (STAMPlorations)


I Card Everyone said...

BE U tiful cards, Loll! You have such wonderful background stamps and stencils that work so perfectly for this technique! and those photos have me smiling from ear to ear!

Nstiz said...

What an impact that metallic embossing has! It took this to a whole new level. Love all the cards, Loll! I love that you can take an idea and run with it like that. They are all gorgeous!

Susan said...

What fabulous photos of Jessie and Violeta!! So artistic and so perfect!

Great cards too. The first birthday card is great with the traditional white embossing we'd been doing for the Go7. Love the other two with the use of the metallic embossing, especially the one on the kraft cs - it certainly elevates kraft cs to a whole other level!

Marcia Hill said...

All 3 cards are absolutely BEAUTIFUL Loll! Awesome job of masking (in the 1st card) with the stencil over the embossing...sooo pretty! And the two metallic cards are awesome!! You must have had a pretty steady hand over the silver one with that fine liner pen...I think I would have made a mess going over the raised edges of the embossing! Jessie and Violetta just couldn't be more photogenic...ADORABLE photos!! Hugs. :0)

Lisa Elton said...

Loll, these card could not be any more beautiful! Love each and every one. And those pups... come on, how fabulous and cute are those pics!!

nancy littrell said...

LOVE all three of your gorgeous stenciling over heat embossed beautiful backgrounds, Lolly. I can't possibly pick a favorite:-) The photos of Jessie and Violeta by Alex are Adorable too. A post filled with Love and Smiles, my dear forever friend:-) Thank you so much for sharing. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Julie B said...

The first card is so pretty Loll, such a great technique, looks even better in real life! ;)
It is really quite an addictive way to make cards too. I can see why you kept playing with different combinations. :)

Pat said...

Three different beautiful cards using this great technique Loll, and love the white embossing on the first with the stained glass look and he pretty flowers, and I think both the gold and silver embossing are fantastic with the leaves, and then the fun Christmas tree on the last..and I love the outlining of the tree which works so well to bring the tree forward and the Ornate background works brilliantly on both the second and the third. What wonderful photos of Jessie and Violeta..just the cutest with Jessie surrounded by all the fallen leaves, and Violeta looking on. x

Viv said...

Brilliant cards Loll - it would be too difficult to choose a fave as they're all beautiful!
I have this technique on my list to try - why are there only 24 hours in a day?????
Jessie looks right at home amongst the Autumn leaves in her wheelbarrow - she is the perfect contrast colour! And Violeta is simply huggable too! x
Sending hugs. xx

Bonnie said...

You really embraced this technique, and beautifully so, my friend! I love that you tried different colors of embossing powder for totally different looks! Alex is such a good photographer! Both Jesse and Violetta are beautiful dogs!

Bobby said...

As pretty as the first card is, I was amazed by the second one, Loll. The gold embossing really gives an elegant feel to the card although it helps to have such a fabulous background stamp to use. The silver looks beautiful too.
The pictures of the dogs are so sweet and Alex is very talented.

Brenda in IN said...

These cards are just beautiful. I love the look of the gold and silver and the colors you chose. I will be trying this again. Alex is a wonderful photographer and has captured the dogs so well. How in the world does he get them to stay so still. I only get pictures of Daisy while she's asleep. If I pick up the camera or phone and aim it at her, she comes right to me! The wheelbarrow pictures are awesome and both dogs are as cute as can be.

Cat Craig said...

Beautiful cards and fabulous pics!

Darnell said...

It's hard to talk about your glorious cards after seeing the doggie photos, so first, thank you for sharing them, Lolly! Both dogs are colored perfectly for stunning fall photos, especially under Alex's expert eye! I haven't visited the Jessie tab for a while, so it was pure joy scrolling through them!

And your cards are stunning, too! Of all of them, the last two are now my favorites, especially those leaves. Jaw-dropping! Thank you for encouraging everyone to use their NBUS! Hugs, Dolly

HilaryJane said...

All three of these cards are fabulous. I still haven't had a chance to give this technique a go. You have given us so much inspiration, there is really no excuse, except that my days just keep running out. thanks for sharing those adorable doggie photos xx

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my gosh! I'm overwhelmed with the beauty of your cards and the adorableness and fabulous photos of Jessie and Violeta. Wow! I think you know how I feel about the pups and photography. My heart. Your cards with this technique have all been absolutely amazing. The embossed stamp on your second two cards makes a stunning effect. I especially love the gold embossing on kraft with the colorful leaves over top. Mind blowing!

TK said...

Stunning! I love this technique (and will hopefully try to do it this weekend), as your cards are so amazing! Thank you for all the different nuances of the technique and the terrific outcome

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh my goodness Loll - these are stunning cards - an amazing trio of beauty!!
Jesse looks gorgeous in that bowl of leaves :)

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Absolutely fabulous cards. x

Robyn Oliver said...

Some more gorgeous cards from inspiration... love that you used silver and gold EP... Robyn

Darlene said...

O-M-G ... these are absolutely gorgeous and SO CREATIVE! You are so talented my friend!!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Peace On Earth & Stencil Fun challenges! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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Christine Alexander said...

Absolutely gorgeous Loll, I love the gold embossed effect and really need to give that a go. this was a fun technique.
The pics of Jessie and Violetta are wonderful, Alex is so talented xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

You're on a roll creating Christmas cards using the Stenciling over Heat Embossing technique, Loll! All of these three cards are awesome! It's so interesting to see that Metallic heat-embossed backgrounds have a very different feeling from white heat-embossed backgrounds!
Jessie is as adorable as ever, and Violeta is posing like a professional! I can easily imagine seeing these pictures in a "Sweetest Dog" magazine.
Hideko xx

Heather said...

More loveliness here Loll, the cracked glass look on the first card is amazing. And can I just say you might have the prettiest dog around!

BożenA said...

This is truly an exceptionally beautiful technique. I definitely have to try it. I love all three cards. There is a really big difference depending on the color of the EP used.
Your sweet Jessie is a real model. You can see that he and Violeta really like each other