Today we have fun collaboration blog hop with WOW! Embossing Powders and Whimsy Stamps! I'm so excited to be a part of this hop and I know you'll enjoy all the fun creations from all of the designers!
The blog hop hop starts right now and will run until the 5th of April.
As we have so many talented designers waiting to play along we decided to celebrate by splitting the blog hop up over two days.
The Winners will be chosen at random in the week of the 8th of April from the comments left on THE POSTS.
There are two prizes which means two winners!!!
WOW! Embossing Powders has - 6 powders of your choosing along with a WOW carry case to store your powders safely in.
Whimsy Stamps will be giving away a $25.00 gift certificate to their store.
To join this GIVEAWAY you must leave a comment on the designers blog post and each comment you leave is an entry for a chance at getting your hands on these prizes!
This hop is open internationally.
Line Up (30th)
Lori U'ren (You Are Here)
Alright, now that the blog hop details have been duly noted, let's move on to my cards!
I have two ocean scene cards to share today using the Mermaid Escape clear stamp set and the Marble Background Rubber Cling Stamp from Whimsy Stamps and six different embossing powders from WOW! Embossing Powders!
As you can see from the photos below that my cards are basically the same! They are constructed in the same way by both being A2 sized top folding card and using the same stamp sets and different embossing powders.
All images were stamped on #80 Neenah Solar White cardstock with black Copic friendly ink. There's also a coordinating die set for this Mermaid Escape stamp set but I don't have it, so I ran the images through my Brother Scan N Cut. Then colored all the images with Copic markers.
For both of my cards I die cut card panels from an aqua colored #100 cardstock and used the Marble Background stamp.
To me I saw an ocean with this background stamp and just knew it would work out well for what I had planned. I used my anti static powder bag and rubbed it all over my card panel then stamped the background with a clear embossing ink with my Misti. Then heat embossed it with the Oceanic embossing powder from WOW! This photo does not do this embossing powder justice, it's extremely beautiful and perfect for this card.
I arranged all of my images on the card panel using a combination of liquid glue and foam tape. Then I decided to heat emboss the anchor with Metallic Copper Regular embossing powder and then heat embossed the sentiment Escape into another world from the stamp set with Opaque Bright White super fine embossing powders also from WOW!
For the second card I repeated the same process of prepping my card panel background to be heat embossed. This time I combined the Earthtone Blueberry and the White Puff Twinkle embossing powders both from WOW! I wanted to add more texture and interest to my ocean and I believe I achieved that with this combination.
I adhered all of the images to the ocean background just like before, using a combination of liquid glue and foam tape. I heat embossed the same sentiment with the same Opaque Bright White super fine embossing powder. Then again decided to heat emboss the anchor. This time I used the Metalline Himalayan Musk regular from WOW!