- Cathy (the host of the month) found a cute card on Facebook using double embossing (dry and heat embossing). No embossing buddy needed! Just ink the embossing folder up with Versamark before running through the Big Shot. Then sprinkle with gold embossing powder. It spread a little, but the finished look was perfect. Lastly, we used Blends (Stampin' Up!s alcohol markers, currently unorderable due to high demand, but will be back with several new colors on June 1st!). Also, the Metallic Edge Ribbon with gold trim (which is caring over next year) was colored with a Calypso Coral Blend marker!
- The Black Ice technique is all the rage right now...and so easy to do! You just need StazOn ink (returning next catalog!), Versamark, and clear embossing powder! I used the Beautiful You stamp set, which is not only carrying over, but a new stamp set with similar images is being added. Think wedding and baby shower! Make sure to heat set after stamping AND after embossing.
- And the Cracked Glass technique was worth a try, but I can't say I'll be doing it again anytime soon. I love the card, but 6 layers of clear embossing powder makes for an expensive card :) After you crack your glass, Melinda used Basic Gray ink and a dauber to fill in the cracks to really make them stand out. Beautiful!
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We'll be resuming again in September, and I am thinking about adding another Club session each month.
It's a great way to try new techniques in a smaller setting.
We make 3 cards, in exchange for a $25 order, with your turn to be the host one month to earn free product!
Let me know if you are interested in joining the fun!