Monday, March 29, 2021

T Stands For Sanded Embossing Technique

 Mark 16:6 KJV  "And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here:"

Good evening,  or to some morning.  I really want to share this technique from Splitcoaststampers Technique Challenge today. They have technique challenges every Monday, and lots of tutorials also on the site.   I am excited because you can use up some ugly gel prints with it!  I love to do gelli printing with stencils, and I love using every bit of the paint once I put it on the gel!  Sometimes, I have let the paint get muddy, I think, and that is why some of my prints are ugly.  That is why I love this new to me technique.

I made the card before I thought to show you the steps, so began with another piece just like the first piece so you could see the process.

Here is a piece of the print.  It doesn't look like a stencil was used, it  might have been one that I rolled a golf ball on, so we will call it 3D gel printing.  Ugly, right? LOL

This is the piece after I ran it through my big shot die cut & embossing machine with the Cuttlebug Divine Swirly embossing folder.  Looks a little better, doesn't it?

Looks even better after sanding the raised portions.  Be careful with this step, it is easy to tear the card stock.

The ugly gel print made a pretty good card, didn't it?  I think that I will be using this technique as I have a lot of pieces of gel prints to be used. Or you might just have some pieces of painted background you didn't know how to use.  I will try other embossing folders, too. Stay tuned to this channel and see what I do. :)

Supplies used:  

Recollections white 65lb  card stock.

acrylic paints & Gel plate

Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

Sanding block

Stampin' Up Sincere Salutations stamp for the sentiment.

SU! Rich Razzleberry Cardstock & Ink

SU! flower punch

SU! gems

Gifted die, from Jan in Spain, I think.  Thank you Jan! :)

Glue dots,

Tombow liquid glue


I hope you like the technique and try it.  It was so easy and quick.

  I submitted this project to the Technique Challenge on Splitcoaststampers as well as to CalvinBall Challenges over at

Since some will be celebrating Easter this Sunday, here is an Easter card for you.  This background was created with alcohol inks on plastic wrap, then aying the glossy card stock  directly on  the inks on the plastic wrap.  Then I just put on some blue cardstock and added some die cuts. 

Here is one that actually says Happy Easter! LOL  The one below is with a digital that I colored with pencils.  It is from The Graphics Fairy.  I layered it on a Seaside embossed panel of Marina Mist card stock.  Both the paper and the embossing folder are from Stampin' Up.

Happy Easter!

Oops!  Here is my ticket for the tea party over at Altered Book Lover hosted by Bleubeard &  Elizabeth.

She calls it T Stands For Tuesday, and we all have a party and show and tell what we are doing all over a cup of tea or coffee or even a drink of water, whatever your choice of beverage is!  Be sure and stop by over there.

These are some of the teas that my sister sent me for my last birthday.  I am drinking the Moroccan Mint green tea today.  I like it.  Happy T Day to the T Gang!

Thank you for stopping by!  

Monday, March 22, 2021

T Stands for Teapot Card From 2010

 "Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honor all the day." Ps. 71:8

Good evening!  I am posting for our T Stands For Tuesday party over at Elizabeth's Altered Book Lover.

I found  a photo of this card I made in November of 2010!  It is so pretty and I had made it to send to a recipient of our tea party challenge on Splitcoaststampers.  Every Tuesday, apparently for 11 years, we send a card to someone who needs encouragement of some kind. I was even a recipient last year when I broke both my wrists and had to have surgeries on both wrists. I decided to share this pretty card with you today as my ticket to the party.  I don't even remember how I made it, but looks like a lot of heat embossing with gold.

This week we went to the art museum, and I only took one photo!

My husband with his mask on. The museum had opened back up and had a free day to celebrate.  People were still wearing masks, of course. There were very few people in the galleries.  Usually when we were in a gallery, we were the only ones.

The above is for Elizabeth.  I found a mural!  It is the back of Chateau Gifts & Flower Preservation.
I just happen to see it when we were getting out of our car, so I took a photo.  I actually thought I took 3 or 4 photos of it.  That is my luck with a camera! LOL   It was adjacent to the parking lot the hamburger place where we ate after our visit to the art museum.

As the front of TJs is on a busy street, we park in back and enter that way. This is one of our favorite places to eat.  Of course I forgot to take photos of our food or drink.  We split a Chili Cheese burger and fries, and had frosty mugs of root beer.  Delicious!  Sorry to the vegetarians, and glutton free people. 
We then got refills of our root beers for the road.

I have posted before their great photos of nostalgia that are on their walls, but this one caught my attention on the way out this time.  As we hadn't done much in over a year, this was quite an outing for us.  

That is all I have this week. I have crafted a lot this week, but my scrap pages have too much information on them to post publicly. I am still doing the CalvinBall challenge through  

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy T Day to the T Gang.

Monday, March 15, 2021

T Stands for Too Excited

 "Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honor all the day." Ps. 71:8

I am excited to be the newest Dirty Girl on the Splitcoaststampers design team aka Dirty Dozen.  We are called that because we get dirty, inky fingers, you know.

So, I have been designing cards for the March Fan Club Gallery.  It is really an honor, and I get to do this for the next six months.

Meanwhile, I have also been scrapping layouts for the CalvinBall Challenges on ScrapHappy.

I have been trying to get older photos from our family scrapped.  On this one, I collaged paper scraps on tags, then added lace, and used one for the year.  The other has journaling on the the back, and is tucked behind the photo, but can easily be taken out and read.  I used some die cuts on here and ribbon and burlap.  I love scrapping these older photos, and I am finding many treasures among them, like letters, and postcards, which help me find out important details.

Happy T Day to all the TSFT gang over at Elizabeth's Altered Book Lover.

Thank you for stopping by today.