Holiday Greetings

Hi, Rhea here to help keep you inspired for the September Challenge at Stampendous

Embossing Tricks & Techniques

I'm so excited about this month because almost every project I do has embossing in it somewhere.

In this design I've used glossy card stock paper, Distressed Inks, Pirate Gold Detail Embossing Powder and CRR144 Christmas Background to create a very quick and easy Christmas Card.

Holiday Greetings by: Passionate Paper Creations
The distress ink pads I used were forrest moss, aged mahogany and black soot. First start with the forrest moss and with your blending tool add ink in a circlular motion here and there.  Now, fill in with the aged mahogony.  Keep repeating this until you have the shade levels or richness you want.  Make sure to work quickly not allowing the ink to dry as you work.  You want the edges to blend.

You may feel the color is a little bright or not quite looking like mine.  No fear...add a touch of black soot.  It will turn your color instantly deep and rich.

The more ink you ad the longer it will take to dry.  Make sure your ink is completely dry before you even think about adding embossing powder or you will never read my blogs again.  You can speed dry it with a heat gun.  Once it's dry stamp with Versa Mark emboss and you are done!!!

I hope you play along and enter our challenge for a chance to win a free prize!!!!


Happy Birthday

Hello, hope you are enjoying hoping around to your favorite blogs today and I hope you find a little inspiration here.

Spellbinders has done a wonderful job with their Cut, Fold and Tuck Dies.  They are extremely versitile and the detail is sunning!  This design was just released at the Summer CHA as is part of the Strips and Accents Series.  Currently there two and I'm crossing my fingers there will be more.

The reason I love these the very bestest is because you cut, fold and tuck a separate strip or right on you card like I've demonstrated here.  

Before I added the stikles the little accents looked like snowflakes so imagine with holiday paper.  

Black & White Birthday by; Passionate Paper Creations
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Inspiration comes from everywhere. Passion comes from within. - Rhea

White Christmas Easy as 1 2 3

A new challenge starts over at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge blog.
This Challenge is:

Easy as 1 2 3 

You can't get any easier than using all white paper, embossing folder, sentiment stamp and a little embossing powder!!!

White Christmas by: Passionate Paper Creations
For this project I used the Spellbinders M-Bossabilities new release, Holiday Magic.  These embossing folders are 5x7" with the deepest emboss I've seen.  

I embossed white card stock with the 5x7 folder.  Cut into 1 section into a 5x5 square and with the leftover cut a 4 3/4 x 2" strip.  No waste!!!!  Then make your card 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 and a strip 5 x 2 1/4.

Stamp and emboss your sentiment with a fine detail silver then use your classic ovals to die cut.  I used 2 nesting sizes for more layers.

Emboss all edges of white card stock with the fine detail silver and start building your elegant card.  Add a little ribbon and white pearls or in this case I have silver beads.  It's as easy as 1 2 3 .  This project only took me 15 minutes to create and I had no idea what I was going to do.  

This design would also be beautiful in red and white, kraft paper and green for a more vintage look OR blue and white.  Ok, you reading this and asking "Is she having another stroke, where did the blue and white come from?"  I am going to use a different embossing folder and blue and white for my grandson whom is expected to arrive in early December. :)  My mind bounces around all the

I hope you head on over to our challenge blog to see more inspiration from the design team.  But most of all I hope you enter a design for a chance to win a gift certificate to 7 Kids College Fund!!!

Let's go shopping!


Flower Path

Hello and Good Morning!  Today I am sharing a lovely floral card for 7 Kids College Fund.  They now have so many of the 2012 Stampendous Collection!!!  Oh, what a collection!  They stamp so wonderfully.  

Here I've used Floral Background and Flower Path Stamps and distress inks to color the images.  

Enjoy! - Rhea

Butterfly Post

Hi there, Rhea here will an unexpected little something :)

What do you get When you use your favorite Stampendous image, a little glitter and DRY WALL TAPE???

Yes, I used Drywall Tape to add texture  for the background in this design.

But, I will get there in bit.  First let's start with the image.  Here I used CRP147 Butterfly Post.  Just think what you could do with some of the other images!  Like, CRR128 Saint Nick , CRP174 Steampunk Owl, CRP126 Bird Frame , or CRS5042 Cling Jumbo Snow.

Using Glossy paper ink with distress inks, I used dusty concord and victorian velvet.  When completely dry stamp and emboss your image with Detail Silver.

Now for the Drywall Tape....this isn't a very sticky tape so I cut my sizes and layed them on my craft mat.  Then colored with alcohol inks, here is eggplant.  Now using double sided tape, I use Sookwang Sheet and cut to the same measurements as the drywall tape.  Peel off one side of the sized tape and attach to white card stock.  Now peel the top side of the Sookwang and attach your drywall tape.  Then cover with ultra fine glitter brushing off the excess and attach to your card front with your finished image.

On the inside of this card I used the sentiment M129-R Thank Heaven using nesting die cuts for the shapes.  cover the edges of background with ultra fine glitter.  For this one I used my tape runner to only do the exposed edges.  Finally I punched out a butterfly with some of the left over drywall tape.

Have fun with Drywall tape :)  Try to leave some at the hardware store for the construction workers...LOL