Saturday, December 14, 2019

Got Joy Creations Holiday Card Series 2019 with 3 Prize Packages!

Happy Saturday everyone! Today I am taking over Dana’s Blog, GOT JOY CREATIONS, to share some creations for her Got Joy Creations Holiday Card Series 2019. I had the pleasure of meeting this awesome woman at the Craft and Hobby Convention a couple years back and let me tell you...she is absolutely AMAZING! So, when she approached me about joining in her fun card series, I JUMPED at the opportunity!

The Got Joy Creations Holiday Card Series started on November 17th, and ends today December 14th. Each day Dana featured various Guest Designers on her Blog and her YouTubeChannel. In addition, she also participated creating some of her own fabulous cards and tutorials. Make sure you scroll through this entire series for amazing holiday inspiration, giveaways and discount codes. Don’t forget to leave a comment on each blog post and YouTube video from November 17 until today to qualify for all of the fabulous giveaways!

Today just happens to be my birthday, and what better way to celebrate than having prizes! I’m giving away 3 bundles featuring stamps from The GreetingFarm and my favorite Black Olive Hybrid Ink Pad from C.C. Designs. These prize bundles will also include a card and embroidery hoop ornament featuring the stamp set of the prize package.

PRIZE PACKAGE 1: TGF Peace On Earth  + CCD Black Ink Pad + Card + Ornament
PRIZE PACKAGE 2: TGF Holiday Anya 5 + CCD Black Ink Pad + Card + Ornament
PRIZE PACKAGE 3: TGF Holiday Anya 7 + CCD Black Ink Pad + Card + Ornament

I'm showcasing PRIZE PACKAGE 1 using Peace On Earth on Dana's Blog so be sure to head over there to see what that stamp package looks like. Below, you can see PRIZE PACKAGE 2 and 3 featuring the Holiday Anyas. Please leave a comment on Dana's Blog and also below on my blog for a chance at winning one of the 3 prizes!

 PRIZE PACKAGE 2

PRIZE PACKAGE 3

The Greeting Farm stamps were my very first “character” stamps that I fell in LOVE with when I started card-making and blogging in 2010. My very first blog card features a TGF stamp so they will always hold a special place in my heart! Not to mention they create some of the cutest and most adorable stamps ever!

For the ornaments, I used 4-inch embroidery hoops and embroidery fabric. I stamped the images onto the embroidery fabric using the C.C. Designs Hybrid Ink Pad, and then used a Copic Multiliner to fill in any broken lines. Next, I colored them in with Copic Markers using a light touch when I got close to the edges. Be careful because the ink will bleed outside your stamped lines if you get too heavy handed! These ornaments are not embroidered at all...just colored in with markers! The finishing touch was to add a bow to the top and jute twine to hang the ornament.




I kept the design for both cards the same, but changed out the patterned paper. Even though the design is the same they both have a different look because of the different papers.

 Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E51, E11, E13, E40
Hair: Y21, YR23, E25
Red: R24, R27, R29, R59
Green: YG23, YG25, YG67, G28
Black: C3, C6, C8, C10

 Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E51, E11, E13, E04
Hair: E42, E47, E49
Teal: BG10, BG72, BG75, BG78
Green: YG23, YG67, G28
Red: R24, R27, R29, R59
Gingerbread: E23, E25, E29, C0, C1, C3
Stars: Gold Paint Pen

I hope you have enjoyed this entire series! I want to thank Dana again for letting me participate this year! I had fun creating these projects specifically for this card series! Remember to scroll through this entire series and leave comments on each blog post and YouTube video from November 17 until today to qualify for all of the fabulous giveaways! Winners will be announced on DECEMBER 16th so hurry and leave those comments!


Hugs,
Rosie

Thursday, December 12, 2019

The Greeting Farm: MYSTERY BOX STAMPS BLOG HOP DAY 5

Happy Friday everyone! We are on Day 5 of our Mystery Box Stamps Blog Hops! Twice this year, The Greeting Farm released Mystery Boxes, containing 5 stamps each along with stickers and enamel pins and a few other extra goodies. We had a lot of amazing feedback, but we also had many who missed out on the special boxes.

Our awesome customers asked and pleaded for the stamps to be released individually at a later time. Well, we are happy to announce that those pleas were heard, and this month is your chance to grab these exclusive cuties!! All 10 Mystery Box stamps will be released in The Greeting Farm Store at 12am EST on December 15th!!

To celebrate this fabulous release, we having 5 days of BLOG HOPS, and showcasing two stamps on each day. In addition, we will be picking 5 WINNERS total...one from each day of comments!! Each person picked will win the two sets featured on the day they won. All winners will be announced on the December 15th New Release Blog Post so you will know what you won on the day the release goes live.

Comment daily on each DT post linked below and come back to the TGF post letting us know you completed the hop. 

BLOG HOP LIST!
AMY
ANITA
CYNTHIA
JESSIE
MARTHA
ROSIE

STEPHANIE
THE GREETING FARM BLOG

Today, we are showcasing SMALL SURPRISES and YOU'RE A GEM. I am a sucker for Boba Tea , fruity drinks, and cake so the set Small Surprises is definitely a fave. And who doesn't LOVE unicorns?! The set You're A Gem features an adorable unicorn, two gem accessory stamps, and a cute sentiment. 
 
 Copics:
Yellow: Y21, YR23, YR24
Teal: BG13, BG15, BG18, BG78
Purple: V12, V15, V17
Pink: RV04, RV06, RV09
Red: R24, R27, R29, R56
Green: G82, G21, G24, YG17
Black Boba: C5, C6, C8, C10
White: C00, C0, C2, C3
Lid: BG10, C0
 Flowers: I AM ROSES
 
 Copics:
UNICORN:
White: C00, C0, C1, C3
Hair: Black, C8, RV04, RV09
Pink: RV02, RV04, RV06, RV09
TOP PANEL:
Gold Heat Embossing Powder
Zig Clean Color  Brush Markers: Pink & Turquoise Green 

Thank you for joining us this week! Winners will be announced on the blog Sunday, December 15th at 12am EST.

Happy Hopping!
Rosie

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

The Greeting Farm: MYSTERY BOX STAMPS BLOG HOP DAY 4

Happy Thursday everyone! We are on Day 4 of our Mystery Box Stamps Blog Hops! Twice this year, The Greeting Farm released Mystery Boxes, containing 5 stamps each along with stickers and enamel pins and a few other extra goodies. We had a lot of amazing feedback, but we also had many who missed out on the special boxes.

Our awesome customers asked and pleaded for the stamps to be released individually at a later time. Well, we are happy to announce that those pleas were heard, and this month is your chance to grab these exclusive cuties!! All 10 Mystery Box stamps will be released in The Greeting Farm Store at 12am EST on December 15th!!

To celebrate this fabulous release, we having 5 days of BLOG HOPS, and showcasing two stamps on each day. In addition, we will be picking 5 WINNERS total...one from each day of comments!! Each person picked will win the two sets featured on the day they won. All winners will be announced on the December 15th New Release Blog Post so you will know what you won on the day the release goes live.

Comment daily on each DT post linked below and come back to the TGF post letting us know you completed the hop. 

BLOG HOP LIST!
AMY
ANITA
CYNTHIA
JESSIE
MARTHA
ROSIE

STEPHANIE
THE GREETING FARM BLOG

Today, we are showcasing ALOHA PARADISE and BEST DAY ANYA. The set Aloha Paradise packs a huge punch with 5 different beach-loving characters, 2 sentiments and 8 accessory stamps. Best Day Anya features the cutest girl ready for her day at a famous theme park. 

Copics:
GIRL SITTING:
Skin: E11, E13, E15, E18
Hair: E42, E49, C10
Hat: Y21, YR23, YR24, YR27
Pink: RV02, RV04, RV06, RV09
GIRL RUNNING:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, E13, E04
Hair: Y21, YR24, YR27
Green Top: YG23, YG25, YG67
Teal Shorts: BG13, BG15, BG18, BG78
BOY:
Skin: E11, E13, E15, E18
Hair: C2, C8, C10
Shorts: BG13, BG15, BG18, BG78
Flowers: Y15, RV02, RV04, YG23, YG67
GIRL KNEELING:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, E13, E04
Hair:E42, E47, E49
Red: R24, R27, R29, R56
 
 Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, E13, E04
Hair: E42, E44, E47
Black: C3, C6, C8, C10, Star Dust Stickles
Red Polka Dot Bow/Shirt: Paper-pieced 
 
Thank you for joining us this week! Winners will be announced on the blog Sunday, December 15th at 12am EST.

Happy Hopping!
Rosie

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

The Greeting Farm: MYSTERY BOX STAMPS BLOG HOP DAY 3

Happy Wednesday everyone! We are on Day 3 of our Mystery Box Stamps Blog Hops! Twice this year, The Greeting Farm released Mystery Boxes, containing 5 stamps each along with stickers and enamel pins and a few other extra goodies. We had a lot of amazing feedback, but we also had many who missed out on the special boxes.

Our awesome customers asked and pleaded for the stamps to be released individually at a later time. Well, we are happy to announce that those pleas were heard, and this month is your chance to grab these exclusive cuties!! All 10 Mystery Box stamps will be released in The Greeting Farm Store at 12am EST on December 15th!!

To celebrate this fabulous release, we having 5 days of BLOG HOPS, and showcasing two stamps on each day. In addition, we will be picking 5 WINNERS total...one from each day of comments!! Each person picked will win the two sets featured on the day they won. All winners will be announced on the December 15th New Release Blog Post so you will know what you won on the day the release goes live.

Comment daily on each DT post linked below and come back to the TGF post letting us know you completed the hop. 

BLOG HOP LIST!
AMY
ANITA
CYNTHIA
JESSIE
MARTHA
ROSIE

STEPHANIE
THE GREETING FARM BLOG

Today, we are showcasing AQUARINA and LETTERED. Aquarina features a gorgeous mermaid with beautiful flowing hair and the sentiment: Sea You Soon. We also have a sentiment set called Lettered with 6 different scripty words/phrases that go perfectly with all our sets.
 Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, E13, E04
Hair: BG13, BG78, C7, Black
Purple: V13, V15, V17, BV08
Teal: BG10, BG13, BG15, BG75, BG78
Green: YG23, YG25, YG67, G28
Flowers: I AM ROSES
 Copics:
GIRL 1:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, E13
Hair: YR21, YR24, YR27, E19
Dress: BG10, BG72, BG75, BG78
GIRL 2:
Skin: E11, E13, E15
Hair: E42, E49, Black
Shirt: YR21, YR23, YR24
Skirt: B93, B95, B97, B99
Boots: C5, C7, C10
GIRL 3:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, E13, E04
Hair: E42, E47, E49
Red: R24, R27, R29, R56
BOY:
Skin: E11, E13, E15, E18
Hair: C2, C7, Black
Shirt: R24, R27, R29, R56, C0, C2
Pants: B93, B95, B97, B99
Thank you for joining us this week! Winners will be announced on the blog Sunday, December 15th at 12am EST.

Happy Hopping!
Rosie

Monday, December 9, 2019

The Greeting Farm: MYSTERY BOX STAMPS BLOG HOP DAY 2

Happy Tuesday everyone! We are on Day 2 of our Mystery Box Stamps Blog Hops! Twice this year, we released Mystery Boxes, containing 5 stamps each along with stickers and enamel pins and a few other extra goodies. We had a lot of amazing feedback, but we also had many who missed out on the special boxes.

Our awesome customers asked and pleaded for the stamps to be released individually at a later time. Well, we are happy to announce that those pleas were heard, and this month is your chance to grab these exclusive cuties!! All 10 Mystery Box stamps will be released in The Greeting Farm Store at 12am EST on December 15th!!

To celebrate this fabulous release, we having 5 days of BLOG HOPS and showcasing two stamps on each day. In addition, we will be picking 5 WINNERS total...one from each day of comments!! Each person picked will win the two sets featured on the day they won. All winners will be announced on the December 15th New Release Blog Post so you will know what you won on the day the release goes live.

Comment daily on each DT post linked below and come back to the TGF post letting us know you completed the hop. 

BLOG HOP LIST!
AMY
ANITA
CYNTHIA
JESSIE
MARTHA
ROSIE

STEPHANIE
THE GREETING FARM BLOG

Today, we are showcasing BUBBLES ANYA and CUTE KITTIES. Bubbles Anya features a summery girl blowing bubbles, along with a jar of bubbles and a cute sentiment. The Cute Kitties set has 4 adorable felines, 3 sentiments, and several accessories to create the perfect birthday card. 
 Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, E13, E04
Hair: E42, E47, E49
Pink: RV02, RV04, RV06, RV09
Shorts: Paper-pieced
 
 Copics:
Cat 1: YG23, YG25, YG67, G28, BV01, BV02, BV05, BV07, R20
Cat 2: BV02, BV02, BV05, BV07, RV02, RV04, RV06, RV09, R20
Cat 3: YR21, YR23, YR24, YR27, E19, R20
Pink Cat: RV02, RV04, RV06, RV09, BG13, BG15, BG75, BG78
Yellow Bird: YR21, YR23, YR24, YR27
Thank you for joining us this week! Winners will be announced on the blog Sunday, December 15th at 12am EST.

Happy Hopping!
Rosie

Sunday, December 8, 2019

The Greeting Farm: MYSTERY BOX STAMPS BLOG HOP DAY 1

Happy Monday everyone! This week we have a special release we are showcasing! Twice this year, we released Mystery Boxes. Both of the boxes contained 5 new stamps, along with stickers and enamel pins and a few other extra goodies. We had a lot of amazing feedback, but we also had many who missed out on the special boxes. 

Our awesome customers asked and pleaded for the stamps to be released individually at a later time. Well, we are happy to announce that those pleas were heard, and this month is your chance to grab these exclusive cuties!! All 10 Mystery Box stamps will be released in The Greeting Farm Store at 12am EST on December 15th!!

To celebrate this fabulous release, we are doing something a little different. We are having 5 days of BLOG HOPS and showcasing two stamps on each day. In addition, we will be picking 5 WINNERS total...one from each day of comments!! Each person picked will win the two sets featured on the day they won. All winners will be announced on the December 15th New Release Blog Post so you will know what you won on the day the release goes live.

Comment daily on each DT post linked below and come back to the TGF post letting us know you completed the hop. On Sunday, one winner from each day of comments will be selected to win the two stamp sets featured on that specific day.

BLOG HOP LIST!
AMY
ANITA
CYNTHIA
JESSIE
MARTHA
ROSIE

STEPHANIE
THE GREETING FARM BLOG

Today, we are showcasing HAPPY HATS and CHEEKY TATS! Happy Hats features 9 different character stamps wearing adorable animal hats with 6 word stamps. Cheeky Tat features a tatted girl with a 1950's feel, along with the perfect sentiment..."Tat's so Sweet." 
 
 Copics:
Girl Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, E13
Girl Hair: E42, E47, E49
Unicorn Hat: C3, C1, Colorless Blender
Unicorn Mane: Black, C7, BG13, Star Dust Stickle
Unicorn Horn: BG13, BG75, BG78
Dress: BG10, BG72, BG75, BG78, Star Dust Stickles
Boy Skin: E11, E13, E15, E18
Boy Hair: C2, C7, Black
Penguin White/T-shirt: C0, C1, C3, Colorless Blender 
Black: C5, C7, Black
Orange: YR04, YR09, E19

 Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, E13, E04
Hair: C2, C7, Black
Red: R24, R27, R29, R56
Pink Shake: RV02, RV04, RV06
Shorts: Paper-pieced

Thank you for joining us this week! Winners will be announced on the blog Sunday, December 15th at 12am EST.

Happy Hopping!
Rosie

Thursday, December 5, 2019

C.C. Designs December Release is NOW available!!

The DECEMBER RELEASE from C.C. Designs is now available for purchase!! Be sure to head over to the C.C. Designs Store to pick up yours today. This month there are 4 new stamp sets and a Happy Word Die. 
 
Today, I'm showcasing the OLIVE YOU Clear Stamp Set. I LOVE it!! Isn't she so much fun soaking up her martini?! I also created my own background paper with the single olive stamp. I colored everything with Copic Markers. 
 
Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, E13, E04
Hair: E42, E47, E49
Red: R22, R24, R27, R39
Glass Liquid: Y21, Y00, R81, RV02
Gold Pen
Stickles
Enamel Dots 
 
I created a polaroid frame with red cardstock and attached the "happy" word die to the top. To create the sentiment, I used one of the stamps from the RACCOONS stamp set and washi tape. I covered the parts I didn't want to stamp with the tape and then inked the sentiment. I pull the tape off and stamp the words I want to stamp. This way I am able to change the phrase from "eat" to "drink whatever you want!"
 
 
Be sure to head over to the C.C. Designs Store and grab your favorites before they sell out! Have and awesome Thursday!
 
Hugs,
Rosie

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

C.C. Designs December Preview Day 2 Blog Hop: RACCOONS

Happy Wednesday everyone! We are on Day 2 of Previews for the DECEMBER RELEASE at C.C. Designs. This month is another great release featuring 4 new stamp sets and a word die. The release will be available for purchase this Thursday at 12pm CST.
 
Don't forget, there will be two Preview Day Mini Hops on the C.C. Designs Blog...one yesterday and one today. Be sure to leave a comment on each DT post for BOTH Preview Days for a chance at winning a $15 Gift Certificate to the C.C. Designs Store! TWO winners will be announced on the C.C. Designs Blog on Thursday. 
 
Today I'm previewing a fun and adorable birthday raccoon from the set called RACCOONS! He's sooooo AWESOME! I just love him! This set comes with two cupcake-loving raccoons, along with 3 sentiments. I colored him up using Copic Markers! 
 
Copics:
Face: W1, W3, W5
Belly: E49, W5, W3, W1
Black: C2, C8, Black
Brown: E42, E47, E49
 
I decided to fussy cut him and put him on an action wobble. So when you flick him, he shakes! I think it pretty much captures his true excitement over cupcakes, haha! The cupcake paper is from Echo Park Birthday Wishes-Boy. 
 
 
Happy Hopping! See you back here tomorrow for RELEASE DAY!
 
Rosie

Thursday, November 28, 2019

I Am Roses + Conie Fong Winter Sweethearts

Happy Thanksgiving my friends! I hope my USA friends have a great time celebrating the holiday with family and friends. I'm popping in today to share my card featuring the beautiful flowers from I Am Roses with Conie Fong's Winter Sweethearts. I absolutely LOVE this adorable couple, and colored them up to represent me and my hubby of course!

Copics:
Girl Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, E13, E04
Girl Hair: E42, E47, E49
Red: R24, R27, R29, R56, R59
Black: C5, C6, C8, C10
Teal: BG10, BG72, BG75, BG78, Star Dust Stickles
Boy Skin: E13, E15, E18
Boy Hair: C2, Black
Brown: E42, E43, E44, E47
Gray: C0, C1, C3, C5

The paper and sentiment came from older paper pads in my stash. I used all sorts of I Am Roses flowers to make the floral arrangements, including creating my own floral spray above the ribbon. 


Don't forget you still have until DECEMBER 8th to enter the current I Am Roses Challenge! You must use at least 3 products from I Am Roses on your entry. The best part is that there are 4 prizes up for grabs!! Don't miss out on your chance to win these stunning paper flowers!

Hugs, 
Rosie

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Make it Crafty: Goodbye Blog Hop

Today is a sad day for us who are part of the Make it Crafty Design Team. This is our very last blog hop for Make it Crafty as the last hoorah before they close down for good on November 30th. Here is the complete Blog Hop List:


We got to work with some gorgeous fairies for our final projects. These beauties will be given out as FREEBIES for anyone who places an order this last week of business. I colored up Daisy Fairy!

 Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, E13
Yellow: Y21, YR21, YR23, YR27
White: C00, C1, C3, C5, Colorless Blender
Wings: BG10, B60, BV00

 That awesome You Are My Sunshine Chipboard in the bottom right corner is also from Make it Crafty. They are marked at 40% off so NOW is the time to grab your favorites!! I painted the top of the chipboard with white acrylic paint and then topped it with some Star Dust Stickles. Then, I backed it with some yellow paper to make it easier to read. 


I used some fabulous digital paper from Mindy T Designs Studio called Sundrop. The flowers, of course, are from I Am Roses.


 Don't forget, this is the last week to grab all the stamps and chipboard you love before November 30th! Thank you Zoe Mitc for all of your tutorials, instruction, and amazing support! I learned so much under you and will miss you in the crafty world tremendously!

Love Always,
Rosie 

Saturday, November 23, 2019

C.C. Designs Christmas Swiss Pixie + I Am Roses Flowers

The NOVEMBER RELEASE from C.C. Designs was another fantastic show of goodness! Be sure to head over to the C.C. Designs Store to pick up your favorites. My card features one of the gingerbread girls from the Christmas Swiss Pixie Clear Stamp Set. The Swiss Pixie line of stamps is one of my favorites of all time! I absolutely LOVE these sweet girls and always try to snatch them up when they come out. I used the C.C. Designs Black Olive Ink Pad to stamp her onto Xpress It Blending Card, and colored her with Copic Markers.
 
 Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, E13, E04
Hair: E42, E47, E49
Brown: E23, E25, E29
Red: R24, R27, R29, R57, R59 
 
The sentiment is from the Christmas Swiss Pixie set. I added Christmas Enamel Dots to the corners of the sentiment panel. The awesome digital paper was FREE, and can be downloaded HERE. To complete the card, I added some gorgeous flowers from I Am Roses. Aren't they beautiful?!! I absolutely LOVE their paper flowers and sprays!
 
 
Don't forget, we have a monthly challenge in our Facebook Group where one winner will receive a Gift Certificate to the C.C. Designs Store and the 2nd person will receive a FREE digi! You have until November 28th to play along...click HERE to upload your card!
 
Hugs,
Rosie

Thursday, November 21, 2019

C.C. Designs: CUTIE YETI

The NOVEMBER RELEASE from C.C. Designs was another fantastic show of goodness! I loved everything that was released last week. Be sure to head over to the C.C. Designs Store to pick up your favorites today. My card features two characters from the CUTIE YETI Clear Stamp Set. I just love them! I used the C.C. Designs Black Olive Ink Pad to stamp them onto Xpress It Blending Card. The images were colored with Copic Markers and then cut out using the Cutie Yeti Outline Metal Dies.
 
Copics:
Girl Skin: E00, E01, E11, E13
Boy Skin: E11, E13, E15, E18
Pink: R81, R83, R85, R37
Blue: B63, B66
Snowman: BV20, C0, Colorless Blender
Orange Nose: YR04, YR09 
 
The cute Snow Globe Die is from Sugar Pea Designs. The sentiment is from the C.C. Designs Tiny Winter Clear Stamp Set. I felt it matched this scene perfectly. The paper is from C.C. Designs I {heart} Snow paper pad. I love the colors and patterns in this paper pad!


Don't forget, we have a monthly challenge in our Facebook Group where one winner will receive a Gift Certificate to the C.C. Designs Store and the 2nd person will receive a FREE digi! You have until November 28th to play along...click HERE to upload your card!
 
Hugs,
Rosie

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

The Greeting Farm Stamp Feature: CHEEKY HANDY


Happy Thursday friends! I'm back today for The Greeting Farm showcasing this awesome self-sufficient gal called CHEEKY HANDY. Isn't she AMAZING?! She comes with a sentiment, tool box, hammer, wrench, and a heart. 
 
 Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E02, E11, E13, E04
Hair: E42, E47, E49, Black
Red: R24, R27, R29, R39
Jeans: B93, B95, B97, B99
Tool Box: BG72, BG75, BG78
Top Paper Panel: 
Hammer: C6, C8, C10, BG72, BG75, BG78
Wrench: C1, C3, C5
Heart: R24, R27, R29, R39
Background: B97
 
I used the accessory stamps to create my own background paper for the top panel, and then colored them with Copic Markers. The scallop edge was created with a My Favorite Things metal die. 
 
 
Be sure to head over to The Greeting Farm Store and grab your favorites! You're going to LOVE them all! 
 
Hugs,
Rosie

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

The Greeting Farm Stamp Feature: GRATEFUL FOR YOU


Happy Wednesday friends! I'm back today for The Greeting Farm showcasing this newly released set called GRATEFUL FOR YOU. This set is absolutely beautiful and comes with two different sentiments along with various floral elements to create backgrounds or full stems for the focal point. I used one of the flowers and gold embossing powder to create the background. 
 
 
I stamped the flower with the C.C. Designs Embossing Ink Pad on watercolor paper. Then I sprinkled Ranger Gold Embossing Powder over the top and heated it on my toaster again (because I can't find my heat guns, LOL!). To color in the flowers I used ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers in #25Pink and #40Green.
 
 
Be sure to head over to The Greeting Farm Store and grab your favorites! You're going to LOVE them all! 
 
Hugs,
Rosie

C.C. Designs Gingerbread Lane Gold Embossing Tutorial

Happy Tuesday everyone! Today, I'm sharing an embossing tutorial using various C.C. Designs products. I mentioned on a previous post that I love the look of gold embossing powder with red. I created a couple of cards at the beginning of November showcasing the Gingerbread Lane Clear Stamps with gold embossing HERE. I made a different card today using the same stamp set, but I also created an embossed background panel.


Step 1: Gather all your supplies. For this card I used Gingerbread Lane Clear Stamps, Gingerbread Lane Outline Die, a sentiment from the Christmas Swiss Pixie Clear Stamps, Embossing Ink Pad, and the Embossing Reinker. The Gold Embossing Powder is from Ranger.
 Step 2: The little fabric pouch is an Embossing Buddy or Anti-Static Pouch. You rub this over your paper before inking to remove any static or fingerprint oil so your embossing powder sticks only to the embossing ink. 
 Step 3: Ink up your image with the Embossing Ink and stamp onto your cardstock.
 Step 4: Next, cover the image with the Gold Embossing Powder.
 Step 5: Shake off the excess onto a piece of paper (that has been creased in half). This will make it easier to pour the powder back into the container. This is what it looks like before it's been heat set.
Step 6: I moved over the summer from Texas to Oklahoma, and I'm still unpacking my craft room. I haven't yet found my heat gun, so I had to improvise and use my toaster to heat the image.  I heat the image from underneath so I can see when it's finished. The toaster will heat the powder and cause it to melt. You will see it turning shiny. If you used your toaster be sure to move your paper around, otherwise you will burn your paper from underneath. Paper burn is not as obvious on darker cardstock, but it will be obvious if you use white cardstock.
 Step 7: Now for some extra fun! I rubbed the Embossing Buddy over the image again to remove any residual fingerprints. Next, I added several drops of the Embossing Reinker onto a plastic lid, and used a thin paintbrush to color in specific areas of the image that I wanted gold. This is a great option if you don't have an embossing pen. You can also fix mistakes using this method if you didn't stamp your image evenly.
 Step 8: The darker areas are where I painted on the embossing reinker. This allows the embossing powder to stick to the areas I want to make gold.
 Step 9: Pour the Gold Embossing Powder on top and then shake off the excess.
 Step 10: You can see where the embossing powder has stuck to the areas I painted. 
 Step 11: And once again, I head back to the toaster to heat the image from underneath.
 Step 12: Here is the fully embossed Gingerbread House. 
 Step 13: Next I created the background panel. I die-cut a stitched rectangle from white cardstock and rubbed the top with the Embossing Buddy. Then I stamped the candy cane and lollypop accessory stamps in a random pattern over the white cardstock using the Embossing Ink Pad. I poured the Gold Embossing Powder on top and heat-set it with my toaster.
 Step 14: Once again, I rubbed the embossing buddy over the cardstock, and used a paintbrush to paint in certain areas with the embossing reinker. I poured the Gold Embossing Powder on top again, shook off the excess, and heated it once more over the toaster.
 Step 15: To add color to the background panel, I used Copic R29 to color in parts of the image. I then backed the panel with a slightly larger piece of red cardstock.
Step 16: I decided to also emboss the sentiment. I used a sentiment that is part of the recently released Christmas Swiss Pixie Clear Stamp Set. I used washi tape to cover certain areas so I could get the sentiment on two lines instead of three.

 And here is the finished card!
 I hope this inspires you to try heat embossing! I always love the look...especially the red and gold!

Hugs,
Rosie