Wednesday, August 15, 2012

8/15 Stampin' Up! French Foliage with Blessings from Heaven



I had French Foliage on my wish list for a long time and finally got it this past spring. I just had a feeling it would make quick and beautiful cards such as the one pictured above! I received a swap from Melissa Boynton a couple of years ago and kept it because it was so pretty and it used the French Foliage stamp set. My club customers are making this card this week as part of my on-going charity effort to donate cards to people needing a lift in our community.

The woodgrain background is created with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder that debuted in our Holiday Mini Catalog. It's awesome . . . everyone who has a Big Shot machine is going to want one. I will warn you though . . . the embossing on this folder is deep! Instead of using Tab One like I usually do to emboss, I found that I had better luck with no tabs. The embossing was still nice and deep. When I used Tab One the embossing was so deep, it almost seemed like it was in danger of tearing, at least on my machine. Your machine may be different so you will want to experiment with your folder yourself to make sure.


This is the inside panel of the card. The sentiments that I used on this card are from the stamp set called Blessings from Heaven. To get the watercolored look on the leaves, I inked part of the stamp with Soft Suede and the other part of the stamp with Always Artichoke and then I spritzed it with a mist of water. Stampin' Up recently started selling misters and they are fabulous!! The perfect soft spritz of water for the perfect watercolored look for a technique like this!

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Stamps: French Foliage (WM 120845, CM 121166), Blessings from Heaven (WM 123050, CM 123052)
Paper: Always Artichoke (105119), Soft Suede (115318), River Rock (108640)
Ink: Always Artichoke (126972), Soft Suede (126978), River Rock (126977)
Tools: Big Shot machine (113439), Woodgrain Embossing Folder (127821)
Accessories: Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon (122967)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

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3 comments:

Stefanie Glende said...

what wonderfull projects.

Greetings from Germany Steffi

Tammy L said...

thank you for this! I recently bought the French Foliage as well but haven't used it. I was looking for some inspiration! Great card, and thanks for inspiring.

Melissa said...

Love the wood grain embossing you used! Very pretty card. And thanks for the kind words about my card. It makes me feel special that I can keep up with the talents of you ladies!