250 posts categorized "Embossing"

A Gracious Watercolor
by Janet Katz

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The Gracious Floral Stamp Set and Die by Memory Box has endless possibilities. I stamped the image with a black pigment ink onto watercolor paper. I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers to color in this wonderful image, choosing just a set of purples and olive greens for everything. Next, I die cut the image with the included die.
This stamp set not only gives you an amazing floral image, but 15 sentiment stamps you can use on just about anything. They come in 3 different sizes and the 3 largest ones have matching dies in this bundle. How great is that? I stamped the 'just for you' stamp onto black cardstock using an embossing ink and sprinkled white embossing powder on top. I heated it to create a nice, sharp sentiment image. Finally, I die cut the sentiment.
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I chose Poppystamps' Evangeline Pinpoint Frame die to be part of the background. I cut it from white cardstock and backed it with a piece of very pale purple cardstock to coordinate with the watercolor image. Next, I glued down the watercolored die cut, then the black and white sentiment on top of that.
This stamp and die set can easily be used year round and for so many different occasions. It's something I will reach for again and again.
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Sending Smiles
by Candice Crawford



Hey there crafty friends!

Candice here, on the blog sharing another card using the new Gracious Floral stamp and coordinating die set from Memory box. This set features a large floral stamp and several all occasion sentiments along with coordinating dies for both the floral image and a few of the sentiments.


Today's card is very clean and simple which is my favorite type of card to make.  To begin, I stamped the large floral image with Versmark ink onto a piece of Vellum cardstock and heat embossed the image with white embossing powder.  Next, I die cut the image using the coordinating die from the stamp and die set. 


For the background I cut  several  1/4 inch strips of cardstock from white and three shades of pink cardstock and adhered them to my white A2 card base ensuring there was white strip in between each pink strip. Next, I  stamped the sentiment "Sending Smiles" in Versafine Black Onyx ink. 


Lastly, I added some gold pearls onto the card for added glitz and glam to the card. I really enjoyed how this card came out. The new Gracious Floral stamp is absolutely gorgeous and great for all occssasion cards. I hope you too have enjoyed today's card share and found inspiration. Until next time. Happy stamping!!! 

Candice Floral Signature copy




Just Because
by Candice


Hey there crafty friends! Today I am on the blog sharing a card using the new Gracious Floral stamp, die and stencil set from Memory box. This set features a large floral with stems clear stamp set with several sentiments. The stamp set comes with coordinating dies for the large floral and several of the sentiments within the set. 


To color the floral image, you can purchase the layering stencil. I used serveral of my distress inks to color the floral image. Before coloring the image I stamped the floral in VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. 


For the background I used my favorite Double Diamond Lattice plate, that I die cut from white cardstock and layered it onto my white A2 card base. The sentiment "Just Because" was also stamped in VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. 


I hope you have enjoyed today's card share and found inspiration. I also hope you will check out the new Gracious Floral stamp, die and stencil combo from Memory Box. Until next time...Happy Crafting! 

Candice Floral Signature copy





A Gracious Floral Slimline
by Janet Katz

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There is so much to love about the new Gracious Floral release from Memory Box Open Studio. I'm a big fan of slimline cards, so I decided to use these big blooms to create a high contrast card of mostly black and white. I used the Gracious Floral 3D Embossing Folder with heavy white cardstock. Here's a tip: spritz your cardstock once with water on one or both sides just before you send it through your machine sandwiched inside the folder. This will relax the paper fibers, allowing them to bend instead of crack. Of course, if your cardstock has ink on it, just do the back only.
After I had dry embossed 4 of these super detailed flowers, I laid the die from the Gracious Floral Stamp and Die set on top and cut out all 4 of the dry embossed images. This flattened out the dry embossing some, which I expected. I simply put the die cut piece back into my embossing folder (no need to spritz again with water) and made sure it was sitting in the "grooves" where it was before. I ran it through again and got these gorgeous results. I had the idea of putting my embossed die cuts on a black background and I chose a pearlescent black cardstock.
I knew I needed a pop of color to bring out parts of the flower - I could have chosen virtually any color and I picked a deep pink. A bright curry-like yellow would have looked just as good. I used a fingertip blending sponge (they sit on your finger like a thimble) and swiped the deep pink ink on the flower centers. I glued the flowers on the black background and then used my trimmer to cut the entire thing down to 3" x 8.5". My card would be 3.5" x 8.5", so I used a matching dark pink piece of cardstock as the base and glued the black cardstock with my embossed flowers in the middle of it, leaving a stripe of pink on each side.
There are SO many great sentiments in the Gracious Floral Stamp Set and I thought the 'just for you' sentiment could work for almost anything. I stamped it in Versamark on heavy black cardstock and then heat embossed with white embossing powder. I used the matching die that came with the stamp and die set to cut it out. I used foam adhesive to pop it off the card. I'll attach this entire piece to a white cardbase to finish off my card.
Give the Gracious Floral line a try. Everything goes together and the stamps are so very versatile.
Janet Floral Signature copy




Just For You
by Meghan Kennihan

FinalHi Crafty Friends,
There is a NEW Release at Memory Box called Gracious Florals. It has a layering stencil, stamp, embossing folder and dies. It's PERFECT for making EASY floral cards especially if you can't color flowers well like me.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: What flowers would you like to see Memory Box do next with a stencil, embossing folder, and stamp?
A: Me? Sunflowers

Final_2I used various colors of Distress Oxide Inks on each layer of the Gracious Floral Stencil then splattered it with Copic White Paint and Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink. I embossed the peony background on thick white cardstock so that the texture really showed in the background and finished my card with bold black and white sentiment that pops.

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You're In My Thoughts
by Lisa Elton

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Hello and a happy summer to you! I'm sharing a light and airy card today. It's a card you could send to a friend who has suffered a loss, is unwell, facing surgery, or just having a hard time of it. 

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The Diamond Sentiments set has the perfect assortment of sentiments that fit into the diamond frame. It's surrounded with the sweetest foliage! Those leaves would look beautiful in warm autumn colors, wouldn't they?

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Heat embossing gives you an easy outline to fill with Copics, colored pencils or even water colors. I used Copics here, then found coordinating papers to bring everything together. Those papers were cut to a point to mimic the diamond top and ground the image.

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