Thursday, May 21, 2020

Field of Flowers #Simple Embossing

Hi everyone - what are you stamping these days?

My team is busy with 2 challenges, one of them is to emboss anything (a card, box, tag, bag, anything) post on our FB team page, I'll put all the entries in a bowl and draw a winner.  The winner gets a stamp set of their choice from the new annual catalog that goes live June 3!

I sent them each this card as inspiration. It uses the new Field of Flowers set.  It's so easy to create.  I cut the Purple Posy to 3 3/4 x 5 and then used the Stamparatus to make 30 of these cards.

Tips:  wipe the cardstock with an embossing buddy (more below on this tool), use Versamark ink to stamp the image (the grass, the flowers), cover with embossing powder, shake off, and use the heat tool to melt the powder.  

Embossing is so easy yet has a great "wow" effect!

The embossing buddy... sure you can buy one for $6 ..but I made mine and one for each team member.  I had strips of plain fabric 2 1/2 wide, and made a little pocket, filled it with cornstarch and sewed it up. I made about 50 of these in about 20 minutes and spent $4 on 2 tubs of cornstarch!

Embossing buddies are also great if you end up with a bit of adhesive in a place you didn't want it. Just rub the buddy over the adhesive and poof, gone! 

I used the silver-edged cards for my cards and sadly they are gone. They are now retired and once retiring items are gone, they are gone.  Don't forget to check out the retiring list (you click on the cart top right of your screen or use the drop down menu) and select "Last Chance Products".  I have a great thank you gift for everyone this month (it's a surprise!) who uses the host code.  

It's a great time to join the team as you can select $125 of anything including items from the new catalog, pay $99 and tax (free shipping, a free Paper Pumpkin, free catalogs and more!)  No further obligations if you choose not to keep your account. Totally up to you.  

We have a challenge each week and I usually draw 2 winners, an early bird and then a Monday winner.  Usually I send bling or a stamp set or other goodies.  

And of course you join our fun group on Facebook where we craft together, Zoom, share ideas, participate in challenges!  I'm so grateful to my fun team for keeping me sane these past months!

Happy stamping, stay safe (and sane!) MaryKate

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