Holiday Cheer Blog Hop

Welcome to the Holiday Cheer Blog Hop where we will be featuring products from our Holiday Cheer monthly special. 73276490_10156830555192686_7077222899618152448_n.jpgIf you have come here from Darlys Recker’s blog, you are on the right path!  When you are finished reading my post, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog. This blog hop is simple, fun, and full of artwork created by some very talented consultants.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.

As I began playing with all of the products in the Holiday Cheer products, I pulled out my Cricut™ machine and started playing with the Free SvGs that come with the bundle. After creating those fun ornaments in the background, I realized that they did not meet the specifications for this hop, so I decided to start over and created this sweet little Tree Trimming Christmas card instead using stamped images from one of the Holiday Cheer stamp sets. MissCarriesCreations-HolidayCheerBH-TreeTrimmingCardSM.jpg

If you take a look at the image in the Traditional Holiday stamp set, you will see that the truck and the tree are one complete image. To create the image you see, I used a masking technique. Let me show you how I did this.

I began by stamping the image onto a full-adhesive sticky note. I cut apart the sticky note into two separate images – the tree & the truck – and placed the mask down onto my cardstock. I stamped the truck portion using Intense Black Ink, then switched to the other mask and stamped the tree in Evergreen.

By creating the masks, I was able to stamp the image in the colors I desired.  This is a simple way to alter an image without cutting the stamp. I shaded the truck using TriBlend Markers, cut out the image, and attached it to the card. MissCarriesCreations-HolidayCheerBH-TreeTrimmingCarddetail.jpg

As I said earlier in the post, I also used the Holiday Cheer SvGs to create some charming ornaments. I will be posting a tutorial showing you how I made those creations next week.MissCarriesCreations-HolidayCheerSvGOrnaments.jpg

Now ‘Hop” on over to Ramona Temple’s blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas. The Holiday Cheer bundle is only available through November 30th, so be sure to contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit the Promotions tab of my website to see how you can save 30% on this bundle.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Here is the list of supplies I used on my Tree Trimming Card

Traditional Holiday (CC101912)
Traditional Holiday Stamp Set

X5978
12 x 12 Glacier Cardstock

1385
12 x 12 White Daisy Cardstock

Z3518
Snowflakes Embossing Folder

D1283
Say It in Style Stamp Set

Z1263
Bitty Sparkles

B005GZ2174
Full Adhesive Sticky Notes

cricut-explore-air-2-cutting-machine-mint-d-20180712145726333_631711
Cricut™ Air Two

Z2088
Clear Embossing Powder

Z8001
Candy Apple Pigment Ink

Z2497
Dark Red TriBlend Marker

Z2863
White Daisy Pigment Ink Pad

Z6512
Evergreen Exclusive Ink Pad

Z4189
Intense Black Ink Pad

Z2474
Ice Grey TriBlend Marker

Z4220
AntiStatic Pouch

Z2045
All Purpose Mat

Z4252
Heat Tool

 

 

Inked Embossed Background Card

I know that it has been over a month since I last posted a tutorial.  I have been working hard to create some new projects and “trying” to create some process videos you can watch.  Please understand, I am trying to learn and we have limited internet at my house, so finding an offline editor has been tricky. I attempted a program called Filmora and it was a bust. After six hours of editing, it left a watermark covering half my screen and took five hours to convert to MP4. (Sorry I am ranting) So…instead of a video like I had hoped, this week, I am going to show you how to use your embossing folders to create and inked backgroundMissCarriesCreations-URLovedCard-TuesdayTutorial
Paper Needed: 5½ x 4¼ Heather Cardstock, 5¼ x 4 Heather Cardstock, 5 x 3¾ White Daisy Cardstock, Sweet Girl Cut Apart Sheet, 5 x 2 Ballerina Cardstock

To create an inked embossed background, you will need to start with an embossing folder that has a larger image. (I have tried this technique with delicate images and the images don’t appear as crisp.) I chose to use our new Flower Garden Embossing Folder. You will notice that there are two sides to the embossing folder – one where the images are raised and the other where the images are inset. We are going to use the side that has the logo on it – the side with the inset images.

Simply apply the ink across the surface of the side of the embossing folder with the logo (inset images). I used Ballerina Ink to match the images from the Sweet Girl cut-apart sheet.

Place the White Daisy cardstock onto the uninked side of the embossing folder. Carefully, close the folder and keep it closed while you place it between the plates of your embossing machine. If you move the cardstock, you risk the chance of your image smearing.

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After embossing your cardstock, remove from the folder and set aside. Rinse your embossing folder with some warm water, dish soap if needed, and set-aside to dry.  That is all you need to create this beautiful inked embossed background.

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The rest of the card is very simple to make. This technique can be used on cards, scrapbook pages, and home decor projects. This Inked Embossed background creates such a beautiful accent to anything you make.

I will be continuing to search for an offline editor so that I can finish the process video for you.  If you have an suggestions, please comment below.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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