Today’s cards are from the August Techniques class.

Embossing folders featured:  The Honeycomb and Large Polka Dot folders.

The first card is my version of a card designed by Stampin’ Up! for a make and take at Convention this year.  It uses the Honeycomb embossing folder:

???????????????????????????????My version uses always artichoke, island indigo, crushed curry, crumb cake and cajun craze inks.  Again, as with the first card I showed you yesterday, I used the embossing folder as a stamp.  I gently tapped the crumb cake ink pad inside the honeycomb embossing folder.  Note that only a small portion of the folder was touched with the ink pad.  The whisper white cardstock was placed in the folder and I gently tapped on the outside of the folder to transfer the ink to the cardstock.

The verse is stamped with island indigo ink onto a new cardstock found in our annual catalog.  (I LOVE finding these little nuggets in our catalog that don’t always catch your eye!)  This little nugget is found on page 192 of the annual catalog,  Kraft Cardstock, item #133674.  This cardstock is heavier than our regular cardstock with a natural kraft coloring.  You get 12 sheets that are 12″ x 12″ for only $5.95!

The striped designer paper shown is white and island indigo and found in our All Abloom paper stack on page 185 of the annual catalog.

The flowers are punched out of crushed curry cardstock with the flower from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.  The large butterfly is stamped in cajun craze and punched out with the Elegant Butterfly punch.  The little butterfly is punched out of vellum with the Bitty Butterfly punch.

All of the stamped images are from the Kinda Eclectic stamp set.  It’s in our annual catalog on page 164 and just happens to be one of the sets Stampin’ Up! gave us at Convention.

The second card for today is a “girly” card!  I used whisper white, black and strawberry slush cardstock with the Large Polka Dot folder.

???????????????????????????????The inks I used in making this card:  versa mark, Memento Black and strawberry slush.  It maybe hard to tell from the picture, but, the background is one shade darker than the polka dots.  I got that from tapping the versa mark ink pad in the inside of the large polka dot embossing folder.  I placed the strawberry slush cardstock into the folder and ran it through the Big Shot.  This is the same technique I used on the card using the Alphabet Press folder.

Did you know that you can use versa mark to stamp an image just one shade darker than the cardstock you are using?  Yep, it’s not just for heat embossing!

The cute tag is from the Day of Celebration stamp set on page 54 of the annual catalog.  I stamped the image twice, once with Memento black and once in strawberry slush.  The black image was cut out using a framelit from the Chalk Talk framelits.  The strawberry slush image was fussy cut just inside the outside lines so that the black lines would show from the image it was adhered over.

I added a ribbon and some bling and another card is done!

Happy Stamping!

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