Welcome to the Pals’ July Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects that are “Mixing It Up” – adding texture that will really take your projects up a notch – or two! You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.
This card employs a variety of means/methods to “mix it up.”
- paper layers (i.e., cardstock, designer papers, vellum, acetate)
- dry embossing
- wet embossing
- stenciling with paste application
- ribbon/embellishment usage
- dye and hybrid inks
- alcohol markers
- colored pencils
- pearlescent watercolor
I also experimented with using acetate as a part of the front card panel. There will be additional searches in my future to help finesse this process. So, please stay tuned for future discussions using acetate/window sheets!
Tri-Fold Card Directions
- Cut cardstock to 6″ x 11″.
- Score the long edge at 3-1/2″ and 7-1/4″. This will provide panel widths of 3-1/2″, 3-3/4″ and 3-3/4″ when folded.
- Cut a portion of the 3-1/2″ cardstock panel away leaving however much cardstock desired for the front design. (I used a diagonal cut!)
- Cut a sheet of acetate/window sheet to 3-3/4″ x 6″ and adhere to the remaining front cardstock panel.
- Decorate as desired.
- Use a die-cut as a stencil for the embossing paste. Cut acetate with the large butterfly dies, tape it back into the negative after removing all the inside butterfly bits and use it as any other stencil.
- Tint embossing paste with Daffodil Delight ink.
- Add adhesive to select areas where it can be disguised with additional decorative details when using clear acetate and vellum.
- Stamp Sets: Band Together, Abstract Impressions
- Paper: Naturals White (retired), Pretty Peacock, Mossy Meadow, and Whisper White cardstock; See a Silhouette designer series paper
- Inks: Pretty Peacock, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, and Mossy Meadow dye inks; Ink on 3 hybrid ink (non-SU); VersaMark; assorted Blends; assorted Prismacolor colored pencils (non-SU); Fine-Tec Pearlescent Watercolors (non-SU)
- Tools & Accessories: Dies: Detailed Bands, Springtime Impressions, Stitched Rectangles, Ovals; Country Floral 3D embossing folder, Embossing Paste, Clear Epoxy Droplets
More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, August 14, 2019, when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “Special Occasions” projects. Don’t miss the fun!
Pals Blog Hop Line-Up
- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
- Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
- Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
- Jill Killeen at Killeen House Studio
- Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
- Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
- Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
- Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
- Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping *** YOU ARE HERE ***
- Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
- Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
- Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
- Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin
- Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
- Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
- Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
- Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty
- Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
- Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
- Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
Let me know if you have any questions. In the meanwhile,
Have fun stamping,