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Hey there! I had a really fun day yesterday! I had a chance to drive almost 2 hours over to the eastern edge of Illinois and go stamp with a group of women right at the Ohio River! I mean, the Ohio River was right outside her front porch! It was a beautiful drive on a clear autumn day through the Shawnee National Forest, and then when I arrived, it was so lovely to stamp with these women admidst the serene quiet and clean river air! We stamped 4 cards, so she had a table set up in her kitchen and one on her front porch! It was warm, but not overly, so we had an extremely good day!

After I headed home I drove straight to my daughter's to take three of my grandchildren, Maddie Kate, Ava, and Cohen, to their gymnastics practice. I don't get to do that very often, but it worked out perfectly this time. I love watching them cartwheel, roll, and flip!

Needless to say, by the time I arrived home last night I had zero time to create, so that had to wait until today after I caught up on a few of my chores that were neglected yesterday. Logan is coming home from school for the weekend too, so I have a few things to get done for his arrival. (one major thing is to be all caught up on my laundry before he brings me his! lol!)

Fall just feels like the right time to do heat embossing, doesn't it? I love the look, and I've been using my heat tool alot lately. Today's creation is no exception. I used Early Espresso Stampin' Emboss Powder to emboss the goose from Wetlands:

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I combined the embossing with a bit of masking technique, then used the Witches' Brew Designer Washi Tape for my twist on the painter's tape technique!

First, I embossed the goose with Early Espresso e.p. on Very Vanilla cardstock. I made sure I rubbed my Embossing Buddy over the cardstock first, before I stamped him with Versamark and sprinkled on the powder so I would get a clean image when I heated without any powder "scatter".

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Next, I stamped the same goose image on a piece of scrap paper and cut it out with my Paper Snips. I swiped a few lines of glue with my 2-way Glue Pen on the backside and let the glue air-dry for a few minutes so it would dry to Post-It Note consistency. I then covered my embossed goose with the goose "mask" before starting the painter's tape technique.

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For my Painter's Tape Technique twist, I used some extra Witches' Brew Designer Washi Tape instead of painter's tape. I wanted my lines of ink to be smaller, more in scale with the size of the goose. I tore off random-sized pieces from all three rolls of washi tape. I then laid each one on an open inkpad, pressing down lightly with my fingers on the tape. I then transferred the inked tape to the masked-goose image, lightly rubbing with my fingers again to transfer some, but not all, of the ink over the image. When I removed the tape it left this cool splotchy-looking line of ink! I used Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Garden Green, and Pool Party inks.

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I then removed the mask and cut out the inked image with an Ovals Collection Framelit. I framed it with another oval I cut out after I traced around the same framelit I had cut out the goose with and then hand-cut it with my Paper Snips. I sponged the edges of the oval with Crumb Cake ink. I adhered the ovals with Stampin Dimensionals to my card front, which I had layered with two strips of Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper.

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For the finishing touches on the greeting, which is also included in the Wetlands set, I heat-embossed it with Early Espresso powder, cut it out with a Circle Thinlet Card Framelit, and sponged the edges with Crumb Cake ink. I tied a thread from the 1 1/4" Burlap Ribbon through a Naturals Designer Button and then adhered it to the card front with a Stampin' Dimensional.

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Inside I used a phrase from Delightful Dozen which I also Early Espresso heat-embossed. It just gives a little bit more texture, even without anything else done to it!

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That's all for now. Thanks so much for checking in with me today. Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

Here are the item codes and the prices for the supplies used for today's card. When you go to my Online Store, create your account, then you can click on a category and start shopping. There's ALOT there, so if you put the item codes for the products you want to order in the search box on the page it will bring up that item and you can put it in your shopping cart, then click "continue shopping" to go to the next item.

Stamps: Wetlands #126695 $21.95 Wood-mount, #126697 $16.95 Clear-mount

             Delightful Dozen  #128547 $32.95 Wood-mount, #122642 $21.95 Clear-mount

Cardstock: Early Espresso #119686 $6.95, Very Vanilla #101650 $8.50

Ink: Versamark #102283 $7.50, Cajun Craze #126965 $5.95, Crushed Curry #131173 $5.95, Garden Green #126973 $5.95, Crumb Cake #126975 $5.95, Pool Party #126982 $5.95

Accessories: Early Espresso Stampin' Emboss Powder #128980 $4.75, Heat Tool #129053 $29.95, Embossing Buddy #103083 $5.95, Sweater Weather Designer Paper #132184 $10.95, Witches' Brew Designer Washi Tape #132156 $4.95, Ovals Collection Framelits #129381 $26.95, Circle Card Thinlet Dies #133480 $32.95, Naturals Designer Buttons #127554 $4.95, 1 1/4" Burlap Ribbon #132140 $7.95

All Online Orders of at least $25 are eligible for my Bluesox Rewards Program to earn tokens toward free stamps!



All products used are ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2013


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