Saturday, February 23, 2013

Greetings Earthling!

For the sixth straight year, I was fortunate enough to attend Creative University.  
The weekend is always very special to me as I rekindle old friendships and create new ones.  All the ladies who attend feel like one big family by the end of the weekend.  It is a weekend full of creativity, and it replenishes my soul.   

Tresa (the Fabulously Artsy Stamp Goddess) does a fantastic job of organizing the event each year and asked me to create a display board of samples featuring different ways to use embossing on projects.  So, I have decided to share them with you over the next few days. 

For this very fun card, I used the robot and planet from the Outta This World stamp set.  The images in the set are really cute, but the best part is that they can all be cut using the Artiste cartridge with the Cricut machine.  Simply cut the images on White Daisy cardstock using the Cricut and then stamp directly onto the pre-cut shape because the stamp is perfectly coordinated and sized with the shape.  The textured background is made by inking the chevron stripe image from In The Background set with Black Pigment ink and embossing with Clear Detail Embossing Powder.  The result is a nice black-on-black texture with a bit of a sheen.  After stamping the planet on the image cut using the Artiste cartridge, the "Greetings Earthling" sentiment was stamped using Twilight Pigment and embossed with the Clear Detail Embossing Powder.  In order to mimic the chevron embossed on the cardstock, the Art Philosophy cartridge was used to cut a piece of the patterned paper from the Later Sk8r kit.

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All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
Sheila Bennett
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
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1 comment:

  1. Darling card! I'm so lucky to have you as a teacher and a 6-year CU alumni. You're awesome!


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