Sunday, January 10, 2016

A NEW Seasonal Expressions!

I received my order with all NEW products from our NEW Seasonal Expressions.
I loved what I saw pictured, but am BLOWN AWAY now that I am using our NEW stamps and coordinating thin metal dies.
 I started using Springtime Wishes and coordinating dies. Then I had to try Spring Critters and their dies........SQUIRREL........then NEW Stuck on You stamp and dies were yelling at me! Well, I am stuck on "Stuck on You"! How sweet is this card.....I think I will use it either for my upcoming 21st Wedding Anniversary on Jan 28 or for Valentine's Day.

I didn't want just plain, flat cacti, but sparkly ones. I wasn't sure how I would master this, so first I cut the shapes from our Purple; Silver and Turquoise Glitter Paper. I stamped on one, as a trial, with Black Pigment Ink. I then dipped it in Fine Black Embossing Powder. (I didn't know if embossing Glitter paper would do anything other than melt glitter....but you gotta try at least once!) I used my heat gun and VIOLA, it worked,  you could see the stamped image on the Glitter Paper.

Well, wasn't I ecstatic with myself, so I stamped and embossed several more cacti. I stamped the flower with Memento Black ink, then used Cotton Candy and Pixie ink with my water brush. I busted out retired Autumn Terracotta ink and cardstock for the pots and mat. For the large pot on the right, I stamped first with second generation ink, then rolled the edges of the stamp in ink again, before over stamping the pot. I put the cacti on patterned paper from the lovely Charlotte and added a Gold Sequin to the centre of the flower. I stamped the sentiment with Black ink and called this one done.

All supplies are Close To My Heart, unless noted.
Paper: Charlotte
Stamp: Stuck on You
Tools: Stuck on You Thin Cuts; Waterbrush
Cardstock: White Daisy; Purple, Silver, Turquoise Glitter Paper; retired Autumn Terracotta
Ink: Black Pigment; Memento Black; Cotton Candy; Pixie
Embellishments: Gold Sequins
Other: Big Shot


  1. Nancy, you are the definition of an over-achiever!
    But seriously, I LOVE these sparkly cacti!

  2. Who doesn't love a sparkly cactus?? Your new technique is brilliant... These are my two fave items in the new catty - Charlotte & the cacti (other than the balloon animals of course!)

  3. These turned out so cute. I wouldn't have thought to stamp on glitter paper, much less heat emboss it. Wow! Good job!


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