Stitched Shaped Framelits – By stampn’ Up!

I wanted to let you know about a fantastic new promotion from Stampin’ Up!  

From 1st November you will be able to purchase the Stitched Shapes Framelits ahead of their official release in the 2017-2018 annual catalogue and get 25% off coordinating stamp sets.  The 25% discount on the coordinating stamp sets is only available 1st – 30th November.  The framelits will still be available to purchase after 30th November.
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My Hero Rosette Card

On Saturday I took part in the Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge Blog Hop.  Each month one of the members on the team is chosen to set the challenge which can be a theme, a colour challenge or they can design a sketch.  This month Sally was chosen to set the challenge and this is the sketch she gave us. 

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Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge – October, 2016

Welcome to another Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge.  Today’s sketch was designed by the lovely Sally, I can’t wait to see what the ladies have created for the blog hop.  Please continue hopping by clicking on the ‘Next’ or ‘Previous’ button at the bottom of this post. 


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Metallic Rose Cards

These are the 4 Roses I heat embossed with Silver, Gold, Platinum and Copper embossing powders.  The photo doesn’t do them justice because they look stunning in real life.

I was going to put these Roses in a frame and put it in my craftroom but I decided to make them into cards instead.  

For 3 of the cards I used Basic Black cardstock because I really wanted to make sure the metallic embossing stood out.  I also made sure I only used colours that would complement the metallic embossing and not distract from it.  

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Gold, Silver, Platinum and Copper Heat Embossing Comparison

Metallic colours are still really popular and I love images that have been heat embossed with metallic embossing powders, they look stunning.

Earlier this year I went to a papercraft show where I found a pot of Platinum embossing powder that had been reduced to £1.  

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