Friday, November 11, 2016

A Year of Card Techniques - November

Our year of hopping is almost through, if you've not gotte n the chance to hop and comment each month, click on the links below to take you to the posts.

January - Emboss Resist Technique
February - Ink Layering Techniques
March - Inlaid Die-cutting
April - Shaker Cards
May - Spinner Cards
June - Step Cards
July - Watercolor Cards
August - Baby Wipe Technique
September - Mixed Media
October - Black Magic or Joseph's Coat
November - 

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Now on with the projects.

This month it's all about the see through stuff...vellum and acetate.  I have three projects for you today . . . One with vellum and two with acetate.  First up is the vellum card.   

 The secret to this card is to stamp with Versamark and emboss with white ink.  Once it had cooled down, I flipped the image over and colored the back side with Copic markers.  However, any marker would do for this technique.  When you flip it back over, the white embossing just pops, and you have the color behind, so no smearing.  

Next I  have two shaker cards for you below.  One is a bit more simple than the other.  What do you need for great shaker cards . . . dies that provide a window, something shake (sequins, beads, glitter or small cardstock pieces) and a piece of acetate.  In this case, I used pattern paper to create my design. 

Such a simple card. My die cut images are on top of the acetate, which is a different use because you get that great shadow effect in the background. 

And then a Holiday card with a full window shaker.   

In this one, the focal point is the watercolor image in the window, which was obviously a bit more work than just using that pattern paper.  I adore House Mouse Stamps, so this card makes me melt. 


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Hope you find some time to be creative.  

Supplies Used - Thinking of You
Stamps:  Roses Cover-a-card (Impression Obsession) and Thinking of You (Altenew)
Ink: Versamark, Copic Markers, Hero Arts Black
Paper:  Vellum (Bazzill), Solar White (Neenah), Licorice (The Stamps of Life)
Accessories:  White Embossing Powder (Ranger) and Stitched Borders 4 Dies (Pretty Pink Posh)
Supplies Used - Sunshine Shaker
Stamps:  Sending Sunshine (W-Plus 9)
Ink:  Versamark
Paper:  Chocolate (Bazzill), Solar White (Neenah), Pattern Paper (DCWV) 
Accessories:  Marigold and Sparking Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh) , Orange Nail Art Hearts, White Embossing Powder (Ranger) and Sunshine Layers (W-Plus 9)

Supplies Used - Be Merry
Stamps:  Light Wrap (House Mouse Designs by Stampendous); lights4Christmas (The Stamps of Life)
Ink: Black Onyx (Versafine); Ranger Distress Inks for Watercoloring
Paper:  Bee Watercolor Paper; Solar White Cardstock (Neenah); Green Cardstock from Papertrey Ink
Accessories:  Diamond Stickles, Acetate, Sparking Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh);  Birthday Journal Card Die (Sugar Pea Designs)*

*Stamp of Approval Young at Heart Collection


  1. Awesome cards Debbie. Love the back side coloring on the vellum and how cute are two shaker cards. Very cute ideas..Thanks for sharing them with us

  2. Great cards, Debbie! That first card is so elegant! And both the acetate shaker cards are great! Love them all, as always. It's a pleasure hopping with you...I look forward to it each month!

  3. Great cards, Debbie. Interesting technique on the first one. I am going to have to give it a try. Shaker cards are always fun and yours are so cute. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Awesome cards Debbie!
    Thanks for hopping with us.

  5. I love Stampendous stamps and your cards! Great cards!

  6. What a wonderful trio of beautiful that sweet pair of mice tangled up in the Christmas lights!

  7. Oh wow!!! Excellent cards and multiple ways to use this technique!

  8. absolutely love cards. the yellow flowers are breathtaking and the acetate sunshine so cheery!