Grateful For You with Petal Burst Embossing Folder

Well hello there strangers!  I can't believe it has been weeks since I've posted a blog.  Life just gets away from you sometimes so I apologize for my absence.  I'm back just in time for Thanksgiving and to share this gratitude card I made.  

I started with a piece of whisper white cardstock that I embossed using the Stampin Up Petal Burst embossing folder.  I colored the individual petals using perfect plum, dapper denim, mint macaron, tip top taupe, and a versamark pen.  I heat embossed all the versamark colored petals with copper embossing powder.  I love how this background turned out by coloring the raised petals of the embossing folder.  It didn't take as long as you would think and the coloring was relaxing.

After finishing all the coloring, I ran my Versamark pad along the edges and heat embossed with that same copper embossing powder to get the copper color along the card edges.  I then cut out a stitched circle from vellum and the sentiment "grateful" from some copper foil paper.  

The entire card front was adhered to an A2 top folding card base made from mint macaron cardstock. I added the "for you" sentiment strip to finish out the saying.  I really like how this card turned out.  

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  Eat lots of pumpkin pie and turkey! 

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Coloring Kraft Cardstock with Different Mediums Using SU Paisleys & Poises

Happy Friday Stampers!  We have had such gorgeous weather here it was quite a surprise to wake up to rain.  I can't complain though and we need the rain to water all the grass we planted.  Rainy days make for perfect stamping weather!
For today's post I am sharing a video I made showing the technique of coloring kraft cardstock and the different looks you get using different coloring mediums.  

The first coloring medium I featured in the video is using Stampin Up Write Markers to color directly onto a piece of crumb cake.  I stamped several images from the Stampin Up Paisleys & Poises stamp set using Versamark ink onto a piece of crumb cake cut to 4.25. x. 5.5.  I applied white embossing powder and then heat set all the images with my heat tool.  After embossing all the images, I got to coloring them with the In Color Write Marker set.  I love these 5 new colors from Stampin Up and just thought they looked beautiful on this kraft colored cardstock.

The next medium I featured was a plain white colored pencil.  I started with the same stamped and white heat embossed card layer but instead of coloring with markers, I used the white colored pencil. This gives you a more soft look that is perfect for wedding cards, sympathy cards, or really any occasion.

The last couple mediums I showed in the video are Spectrum Noir Sparkle Markers and Zig Real Clean Color Markers.  The sparkle markers give so much shimmer and shine to your card.  Zigs are a great alternative if you don't have the Stampin Write Markers or anything similar.  

You can watch my video tutorial on my YouTube channel in HD HERE, or watch below:

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