Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Sparkle and Shine

Hello, and welcome to my stop on the Simon Says Stamp Winter Twinkle Blog Hop. If you have not hopped from the start, head to the Simon blog HERE. :)
If you have just hopped from the lovely blog of my talented friend Kathy Racoosin, then welcome!! 
Today we are hopping along to celebrate the December Card Kit. It's such a fun kit, with an embossing theme. So, I've got a simple shaker card to share that features some embossing on the gorgeous silver card that comes in the kit.
Sparkle and shine by Lucy Abrams
I admit, I was a little skeptical about embossing on this surface (I am NOT an embossing expert…) thinking the ink might slip and slide on this shiny card… but how wrong I was. It stuck beautifully, and left a super crisp impression. 
Sparkle and Shine 2 by Lucy Abrams
As I mentioned, I do not consider myself to be an embossing expert… in fact, I am pretty lazy when it comes to embossing.
I remember the wonder of embossing for the first time… it was like magic. My sister (who lives in Canada) bought me a heat gun and together we tried it out. We were both pretty excited by the results, and she isn't even into paper crafting. :)
Today, I tend to use embossing most when working with watercolours - it's a great way to keep the paint in place and create lovely pools of paint (see this card HERE with a photo tutorial, THIS card which also has a tutorial, or this card HERE). I love that this kit gave me a kick up the butt to get my heat gun out to emboss a sentiment. I love the look and will certainly be trying it out again soon. :)

---------------Giveaway------------
Simon Says Stamp is giving away a grab bag on every stop of the hop. The grab bag will be filled with lots of fun products to try. Leave a comment here (and on every stop) by 6.00pm EST on Saturday November 29th.

Right - time to hop on. Your next stop is my sweet friend:
Sarah Moerman
Bye for now.
Supplies


446 comments:

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Chris O said...

Love that liquid platinum powder. The cards I've seen from this kit are all awesome! Can't wait to get mine.

Milka Gubo said...

Oh WOW! Your card is so pretty, Lucy :-D I love the blue color, layout, stitches... EVERYTHING!
Thank you so much for sharing this lovely card with us :-D

Karla said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Lori Hefner said...

Love this card, just beautiful! I'm becoming a quick fan of embossing! Thanks for sharing!

Peggy Wood said...

Beautiful card. You did a good job of embossing.

Nandini said...

Beautiful card! I love the lovely shaker windows and the layering!

Unknown said...

Using the ornament dies to cut the windows for the shakers was a great idea!

Hanne said...

I love how you used the sequins and made this into a shaker card!

Gail Robinson said...

Enjoying all the shaker card ideas with this kit.

mplsbetty said...

Love that you used the sentiment on an ornament. Such a pretty idea. This is a beautiful kit.

Barbara said...

Love the combination of using the positive and negative space from the Dies. Very pretty card.

Halina said...

Cute shaker card!!

Cynthia Clark said...

Diggin' the shaker.

Unknown said...

Beautiful card. I didn't think to use the ornaments dies for the shaker card cut outs. What an awesome idea!! TFS xxx

Lindsey NY said...

Clever card. I'm learning lots on this blog hop.

Leni said...

Lovely card! The color of the embossing powder looks so elegant! I need to make a shaker card!!!

Carol McCready said...

Great shaker card.

Iris said...

Love the sequins and the embossing.
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Robin B. said...

Pretty card! I love the stitching and sequin shaker. Thanks for sharing.

Amy McCue said...

What a fun shaker card! I love that there are two windows!

Teresa Doyle said...

Your card is very nice and I like the colour you used. I love embossing. I never tire of seeing it melt. haha

Unknown said...

I love the ornament dies and you've made a great shaker card with it, thanks for the great ideas :)

Dana Joy said...

Stunning card!

Unknown said...

What a pretty shaker card. I love that any shape for which you have a die can now be a shaker. Lovely card. Thanks.

Teresa said...

nice card TFS

Shari said...

Cute Shaker card!!

Стокли said...

It looks fabulous!
And thanks for watercolor tutorial - it looks simple.

Lisa said...

Really stunning card!

francesca said...

love this design!!! this card is so cool!! :)

Unknown said...

Very pretty card. Thank you

J & J said...

*¨¨*:•.*.•:*¨¨*:Lucy, Happy Holidays to you and your family! :*¨¨*:•.*.•:*¨¨*

Hope's Blog said...

Fun shaker card! Love it!

Suzanne said...

Hi Lucy!
What a beautiful shaker card! Thanks for sharing...have a fabulous day! :)

KarenB said...

Shaker inside a shaped bauble - so clever! Gorgeous card :)

Sharon Bobier said...

Love your card! Very creative and fun!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Wow...love this shaker card...and the colors!

Tammy H said...

Gorgeous card. So elegant and fun!

Susie Moore said...

Your shaker card is very clever. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

Anonymous said...

Love the ornaments as the shaker part of the card. So very pretty and different.
thanks for sharing a beautiful card

Anita in France said...

What a lovely shaker card, Lucy ... the shimmer on the sequins complements the embossing so beautifully! Anita :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, love the die cuts and sequins. Love the embossing too

SueB said...

I hadn't embossed a card in ages either and this blog hop is mighty inspirational; hanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhhh this is such a pretty shaker card, love your embossing :)

Cecilia said...

Loved the card!

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous shaker card. Love the ornament windows. Hugz

Shauna said...

I love Shaker cards too--yours is beautiful!!!

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