Wednesday 24 May 2023

Crafting Day with Loll

Hi Everyone, Loll and I got together at the weekend for a fun day of crafting. 
We decided to play with our embossing glazes of which we both had lots but found we weren't using them.
The glazes are coloured but translucent so pick up the colour of the background. You can see this best in my first card. I chose the glaze in the same colour family as the  the blended colour on the card, as the colours overlap they change slightly.
This was a very productive day for me as I added four cards to my stash three of which were Christmas (Yeah)

We also found more solid stamps for showing off the translucency of the embossed colour.

I splattered some water on the background before using the embossing glaze, I probably should have done a few more as you can see some of the really light splats peeking through on the glaze. 

Card 1
Stamps: Magenta
Paper:  Mixed Media, 110lb White
Ink: Ranger Distress Oxides (Blending), Archival Sentiment, Versamark
Accessories: Ranger Embossing Glazes, MISTI Stamp Positioner, Blue Metallic Pen.
Techniques: Heat Embossing

Card 2
Stamps: Penny Black
Paper: Mixed Media, 110lb White
Ink: Ranger Distress Oxide (smooshing), Versamark
Accessories: Ranger Embossing Glazes, MISTI Stamp Positioner, Red Glitter Gell Pen

Card 3
Stamps: Discontinued Stampin Up, Stampers Annonymous
Paper: Mixed Media, Black
Ink: Ranger Distress Oxides (Blending), Versamark, Versafine Clair Nocturn
Accessories:  Ranger Distress Oxides (Blending)
Techniques: Heat Embossing

Card 4
Stamps: Studio Light, Tim Holtz Sentiment
Paper: Mixed Media, 110lb White, Black
Ink: Ranger Distress Oxides (Blending), Versamark, Versafine Clair Nocturn
Accessories:  Ranger Distress Oxides (Blending)
Techniques: Heat Embossing


Loll said...

You made the most amazing cards, Christine!! I love all of them, but especially the butterfly card that really shows of the distress glazes to their fullest! :) It was a fun day and can't wait until we do it again!. xx

nancy littrell said...

LOVE all four of your gorgeous shimmery EB glazed cards, Christine. The butterfly card is my favorite, since the glaze really shows up! But I love your 3 Christmas cards too. You have me inspired to use the glaze on some of my Christmas cards. How awesome to be able to add 4 cards to your stash able to have a fun play day with Loll and I know Loll had a great time creating with you too:-) I wish I could have been there. Miss you both! Love and Hugs...Nancy

HilaryJane said...

Four very special cards. thanks for the inspiration. I bought some embossing glaze but haven't really used it, so it is really good to see it showcased so well. The first 2 cards are my favourites xx

crafty-stamper said...

All beautiful cards but really love the embossed colourful butterflies
Carol x

Nstiz said...

You are the queen of backgrounds, always innovative and imaginative. All four cards are outstanding, Christine! Never played with distress glaze but I sure want to run out and get some after seeing these!

Leslie Miller said...

That's something I've never added to my stash. I'm afraid to start on anything new or I'll be run out of house and home. You do make it tempting. You've explained and shown its properties well with this wonderful collection of cards. Hooray for getting a few more Christmas cards done and enjoying some crafty time with Loll while you were at it!

Susan said...

Love these cards, Christine! My favourite is the last one with the fabulous reindeer. Beautiful background sponging on all of them! Sure wish I'd been there for the crafty day!

Pat said...

Great use of the glaze on all the cards Christine, but expecially the butterflies over that wonderful bright background, but all the Christmas cards are so pretty too. I do have the Studio Light reindeer and you have inspired me to get it out again for some of this year's cards. x

aussie aNNie said...

A lovely display of class, design and exquisite colours. x

Darnell said...

You really got the creative juices flowing with the glazes, Christine! I really love that first design, but each of the unique Christmas designs are sensational, too! Hugs, Darnell

Lisa Elton said...

Crafty days with friends are the best! You made the most of it too, these area all fantastic, Christine. Love the butterfly card!

Bobby said...

So glad you had a play date to spur you on to use the glazes, Christine. All your cards are wonderful.

Bonnie said...

Fabulous cards using the embossing glaze, Christine! I'll bet the shine is amazing! So glad you and Loll could have a play date!

Cat Craig said...

I came from Loll's and am glad I did. Such a lovely collection of cards.

Trina P. said...

Looks like a productive crafting session. Fabulous cards. I still have not tried these EG.

nwilliams6 said...

How fun to have a play date with Loll. Your cards came out wonderfully and now I want some embossing glaze! Fun stuff. Pretty stuff. Hugz

ahlers5 said...

I love all these Christmas cards. So wonderful!

BożenA said...

It must have been a great day. Meeting a friend and having fun together... I admire all your amazing cards, they are all so beautiful.