Tuesday, July 22, 2014

{Spotlight Project} Cornelia Plays with the Boxed Blooms and Bold Sentiments

Hi, it's Cornelia here! Today I want to explore some options with the Boxed Blooms and Bold Sentiments set from STAMPlorations. I have already played around with it HERE and HERE. And if you follow this blog often, you have seen my teamies using it as well. 

And here's what I want to share with you today:

I used glossy paper and stamped with Staz-on ink and then used Marvy markers to color the images. I have that patterned paper at home, basically forever. It was the first patterned paper I ever bought. And I rarely ever use any...but those stamps reminded me about some of those papers and wanted to incorporate it into a card somehow. I have tried them in the past, but found the pattern to overpowering and the colors weird. So I took some colored vellum and overlaid it onto the paper. I glued the vellum to the PP where the black panel is, so you won't see the glue. The string on top hold it in place there as well.
I heat embossed the sentiments and added Paper Candi onto the rose card.

And now my tip of the week:
Have you ever had problems with embossing powder blowing away when heating it with the heat gun - especially annoying if it is a very fine image? I solve that problem with heat embossing the backside of the paper - it takes a tad longer, but the powder melts beautifully without even loosing a single granule.

Thank you for visiting us today!


  1. Thanks for the tip and your cards are gorgeous!!!

  2. oh Conny sees it even once from class, you are so creative .... I admire you for your ideas.
    The stamp set is also one which I like well, if only the shipping costs would not be o (
    well, I encouraging me over to yours, especially your works ...
    and I hope a little getting on my muse * wink
    CU hellerlittle

    1. Hi, hellerlittle. Thanks for your feedback. Just wanted to let you know, though, that we have flat shipping rates for our international customers, and that it's our policy to issue partial refunds on shipping when we're able to ship orders at a lower cost -- our rates are based on USPS mailing rates and we don't try to profit from shipping. You can read more about our shipping policy here.

  3. Cornelia - I'm sitting here, mega watt smile all over my face, over how gorgeous your cards are! That 'forgotten' paper certainly creates an impact - and adding the vellum paper - is brilliant! As for the boxed blooms....totally, fabulously stunning! I have the set, too, and your colouring/layouts certainly have sparked ideas. Impressive in every way!


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