Saturday, May 23, 2015

Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop: Fun Backgrounds!

Welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Bog Hop!! All during May we are featuring different techniques and this week is all about fun backgrounds with decorative masks and embossing folders.
You should be arriving from Mary Brown's amazing blog Stamper Camper's Corner, wasn't her card wonderful??!!  If you are just starting out here, welcome and enjoy the ride!  Be sure to stop at all the blogs to check out all of the cool cards we have for you today.

I love using decorative masks and embossing folders on my cards.  They give you so many options and are super affordable..... you can't go wrong!   How about two unique ways to use these great products??

Let's jump right in and take a closer look at the first card featuring the Happy Heart embossing folder.

Did you know that you can do more than just add texture with these little gems??  You can add INK too!  Just tap your ink pad lightly over the embossing folder on the RAISED side then tuck your paper inside and press down gently.  I love this not-so-perfect look, it adds a lot of character to your cards!
The rest of the card pretty simple.  I partially stamped a sentiment from Lovely Amazing you on a Melon Mambo heart.  To finish the sentiment, the word "you" in silver foil paper is stapled underneath.  A couple of fun extras - doily, silver ribbon and banners - and my card is done!

Ok...on to the next look using the Hearts decorative mask.

Instead of sponging on color, I drew in the hearts with my Stampin' Write marker.  Just use the fine point to trace in the heart then draw quick lines diagonally.  I didn't pay too much attention the the lines, it has a fun doodled look when they aren't perfect.

Like the first card, I kept the embellishments simple.  A bit of doily, silver ribbon, a silver foil heart and a strip of Melon Mambo hearts are tucked behind the sentiment.

Now, lets hop on over to Debbie Henderson's beautiful blog Debbie's Designs to see what fabulous idea she's come up with for us!!

By the time you've traveled through I think you'll be ready to pull out your embossing folders and decorative masks and try out these great techniques!  Thanks for hanging out with us again this week!  See you next time!

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1 comment:

Jenny Engelke said...

I love the drawn in hearts!!! So cool!