April 29, 2015

Club Scrap Blog Hop - Botanicals

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Happy Spring and welcome to the April edition of the Club Scrap blog hop!  This month, we are getting crafty with the Botanicals collection and I'm so in love with the pastel and spring-y feel to this kit!

If you traveled here from Tiare's blog, then you are following the hop!  If you've lost your way or just want to see all the links in one place, head over to the Club Scrap blog to see a list of all the talented bloggers participating today.

I got a lot of use out of this kit this month - check out my Artist team mood board post and the Greetings to Go post for more ideas on how to use this kit!  I wanted to finish off the month my working on one of my goals of replenishing my card stash, and I really wanted to do something fun with the adorable wood veneers that were included in this month's Deluxe kit.


It turned out to be a pretty simple card, but I was able to incorporate patterned paper, elements from the cutaparts, and altered wood veneers to create an everyday, any occasion card.  (And I love those kinds of cards - perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, or just to say hi!)


I layers all of my paper elements together and I applied Amethyst ink to the edges of the sentiment cutapart to help it stand out.


I altered the wood veneer pieces by applying a generous amount of embossing ink to once side and sprinkling embossing powder on each piece.  Then I melted the embossing powder using my heat gun to create some unique embellishments for my card.


I love the way these pieces turned out - the embossing powder gave the wood flowers a shiny, enameled finish to them, and the color is much brighter than I would have achieved using only inks or mists.

I hope you try this embossing technique when you get a chance - it's quick, easy, and the results are fantastic!

Thank you so much for stopping by this month!  Head on over to Tricia's blog to see what amazing project she has up her sleeve.  Stop back in next month when we're gettin' down with The Blues!

21 comments:

  1. The altered veneer elements turned out great! Thanks for the fun idea!

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  2. Lovely card - love the embossed pieces. Very fun :)

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  3. Cute card. Love the added color!

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  4. Marya, I love the idea of adding embossing powder to colorize the wood embellishments - brilliant!
    Your card is beautiful!

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  5. Love the idea of dressing up your wood veneers! Great card!

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  6. Oh cool, I never would have thought about embossing the wood. I'm going to kick up that little bird ASAP ;)

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  7. one of my favorite techniques that I sadly do not utilize often enough. Great job!

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  8. What a lovely card, fun use dof the woodsies.

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  9. What a lovely card, fun use dof the woodsies.

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  10. I would have never thought to use embossing powder on the wood pieces. Thanks for the idea and have a great day!

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  11. What a fun and lovely card! Love that you used embossing powder on the wood flowers.

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  12. I've used that embossing technique on buttons, love the look you created on the wood veneers. That purgy purple is my favorite color!

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  13. The embossing powder looks great on the wood flowers! Gives them a whole different look and texture. Beautiful card!

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  14. Cute card . . . and another awesome altering idea for those wooden veneer pieces. Very cool!

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  15. Great idea to use embossing powder on the flowers, really special look.

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  16. Love the idea of using embossing powder on the flowers! Too cute!

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