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February 2015

OCCCS4 Faux Embossing 1

Hello there and welcome back! I have another card to share using the Faux Embossing Technique from the Clean & Simple 4 class. The technique uses die cut shapes layered on a card base of the same color to mimic dry embossing. You can use words or other shapes like arrows to accomplish this technique. This was fun to do, and I'll be playing around with it some more. The happy word die and the stamp greeting are both from the Crazy About You Photopolymer Bundle. The smaller banners of patterned paper are from the Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper from Sale-a-Bration. A little bit of Crushed Curry Baker's Twine finishes the card off. Well, that's all for today. I'm planning to make a few more cards using some additional techniques, and I'll be back here to share it all with you. Thanks for stopping by!

OCCCS4 Faux Embossing Crazy About You birthday card by Marisa Gunn

OCCCS4 Faux Embossing Crazy About You birthday card by Marisa Gunn


OCCCS4 Layered Inking 1

Hello and welcome back. I have another card to share using the Layered Inking Technique. First I sponged on Soft Sky Ink, and then I sponged Lost Lagoon around the edges. Next I stamped the hearts from the Best Day Ever Stamp Set in Whisper White Craft Ink over the top of the panel. I stamped the bear from the Cheerful Critters Photopolymer Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, and colored him in with Blendabilities markers. The greetings are from the Cheerful Critters Stamp Set and the Simply Wonderful Stamp Set from Sale-a-Bration. This piece is mounted onto the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals. Well, that's all for this technique. More to come soon! Thanks for stopping by.

OCCCS4 Layered Inking Cheerful Critters friendship card

OCCCS4 Layered Inking Cheerful Critters friendship card


OCCCS4 Border Gap Die-Cutting & Masking

Hello there and welcome back. I have another card to share using a technique from the Clean & Simple 4 Techniques class called border gap die-cutting and masking. I used a scallop edge oval die cut shape to create the cuts that mimic the look of clouds. I also sponged three shades of ink including Soft Sky, Pool Party and Coastal Cabana. I used a new set called Hooray It's Your Day Photopolymer Stamp Set for the balloons and the Celebrate Today Photopolymer Stamp Set for the greeting. I stamped the balloons twice in Calypso Coral and Real Red and heat embossed the second one in clear. The second balloons were trimmed out and adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals. Well, that's all for today. More class cards to come soon!

OCCCS4 Border Gap Die-Cutting & Masking birthday card by Marisa Gunn

OCCCS4 Border Gap Die-Cutting & Masking birthday card by Marisa Gunn


OCCCS4 Gesso Resist 1

Hello there! So glad you joined me again. I'm continuing on with cards I made as part of the Online Card Classes Clean & Simple 4 Techniques class. This card features using gesso as a resist with a water colored background. I stamped the dot background three times with the gesso, and then added watercolor using Stampin' Up! inks in Blackberry Bliss, Daffodil Delight and Rose Red. I finished the card with a die cut butterfly out of white cardstock and vellum cardstock, stapled together. The small flower punch is from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack. The greeting is from the Simply Wonderful Stamp Set which is free with a $50 purchase during Sale-a-Bration. The card base is Basic Gray. Well, that is all for today. Thanks for stopping by!

OCCCS4 Gesso Resist friendship card with Simply Wonderful by Marisa Gunn #dzinesbymeg

OCCCS4 Gesso Resist friendship card with Simply Wonderful by Marisa Gunn #dzinesbymeg


OCCCS4 Masked Heat Embossing 2

Hello there! I have another card featuring masked heat embossing to share today. First I stamped the Dictionary stamp in Versamark ink. I cut a star shape from a mask, and used it to apply Crushed Curry Heat Embossing powder to the center of the card. Then I added Clear Embossing powder to the rest of the panel and heat set it. It's best to heat set the yellow powder first, which I didn't do so I have a little of it in stray places on my project. The greeting and the die cut are from the new bundle Crazy about You Photopolymer Bundle. Also, I stacked the three "you" die cuts together to add more dimension. Enjoy and see you back here soon!

OCCCS4 Masked Heat Embossing congratulations card using Crazy About You by Marisa Gunn #dzinesbymeg

OCCCS4 Masked Heat Embossing congratulations card using Crazy About You by Marisa Gunn #dzinesbymeg


OCCCS4 Masked Heat Embossing 1

Hello! I have more cards to share today from the Clean and Simple 4 Techniques class. I'm having fun and getting the opportunity to try some new ideas while keeping the cards simple. This card features masked heat embossing, which I used to emboss stripes of gold, silver and copper. This is a retired background stamp from Stampin' Up! Enjoy and I have more cards to share soon.

OCCCS4 Masked Heat Embossing Christmas card using Holiday Print by Marisa Gunn, #dzinesbymeg

OCCCS4 Masked Heat Embossing Christmas card using Holiday Print by Marisa Gunn, #dzinesbymeg


CYCI #55 - A Sketch Challenge with Cheerful Critters

Hello there, and welcome back. Today I have a card to share for the Can You Case It Sketch Challenge #55. This is a simple and versatile sketch for you to try.

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And, here is my card. The patterned paper is called Best Year Ever, and is free with a $50 purchase during Sale-a-Bration! I love the colors and the patterns in this paper. The stamp set is called Cheerful Critters, and is a lot of fun to color with the Blendabilities markers. I even colored the letters in the birthday sentiment, and colored the sign in an ombre pattern.

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The two panels were matted with Sahara Sand Cardstock, and then I stapled pieces of ribbon, which is part of the Best Year Ever Accessory Pack, also free during Sale-a-Bration. They are also adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals.

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Well, that is all for today. Please join us at Can You Case It where you can share you own project using the sketch above. Thanks for stopping by!

 

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