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VC Rocks Blog Hop – Big Shot, Sizzix Dies, and Punches

Hello all…

It’s time to blog hop with our talented VC Rockers!  This time around, we are focusing on the Big Shot, Sizzix Dies, and Stampin’ Up! punches.  I’ve got one of the favorite cards from this week’s Technique Tuesday class to show off.

The card we made used the Northern Lights technique.  No, I cannot take credit for the technique.  I actually learned it from another demonstrator, Kay Kalthoff.

lat-northern lights

 

I used the Apothecary Accents framelits for the focal image.  I also used the Decorative Dots embossing folder – one of my favorites!

The instructions for the technique are really pretty easy.

Supplies

  • Daffodil Delight/Tempting Turquoise/Rich Razzleberry/Night of Navy Inkpads
  • StazOn Inkpad
  • Whisper White Card Stock
  • Sponges
  • Lovely as a Tree Stamp Set or other Landscape Stamp Set
  • Decorative Dots Embossing Folder
  • Apothecary Accents Framelits
  • Scrap Paper
  • White Gel Pen
  • Black Taffeta Ribbon
  • Glue Dots

Lay Whisper White CS on scrap paper.

Using sponge and going in a back and forth motion, apply stripes of color to WW CS.  (1-DD; 2-TT  Add Rich Razzle on top).  Leave a little light coming through the other colors.

Stamp the tree landscape in StazOn on top of the stripes.

Sponge Night of Navy to the edge of the ground.  Completely fill in that section with Night of Navy.  (Northern Lights don’t shine through the ground.)

Lightly sponge more Night of Navy over the top of the stripes.  Leave some light shine through.

Once dry, add “stars” with white gel pen.

Dramatic effect – all will look a little different.  The colors will soften as they dry.

 

I hope you enjoy all the VC ROCKS blogs on this month’s blog hop!  Come back again!

 

 

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Lovely as a Tree Framed Landscape Card

This was one of my favorite Christmas cards I sent this year.  Lovely as a Tree – I hope by now you have purchased this versatile stamp set!

I taught my stampers the framed landscape technique a few months ago using the Thoughts & Prayers stamp set.  All I did was switch out color schemes and stamp sets to get this simply gorgeous card.  The phrase is from More Merry Messages.

Lovely as a Tree Framed Landscape

 

What I really liked about this card – the embossed button made with our foil sheets.  Oh so pretty, but flat and extremely lightweight.  Made it easy to be mailed!!!!

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Christmas in July Skating Bird Card

One of my WOW cards from last year's Christmas Card stamp camp featured the cute skating bird from the For the Birds stamp camp.  The background was actually pretty easy to do using sticky notes, inkpads, and sponge daubers.  The key is to start burnishing the sponged area off the card stock and gradually move in.  This way you really have a softer touch on the landscape and less chance for obvious dots.  Lovely as a Tree is a great stamp for landscapes!  The Shimmery White card stock adds just a bit of sparkle too!

For the Birds-christmas skater

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