Saturday, March 31, 2012

Carson's Creations Embossing Blog Hop!


Welcome to Carson's Creations Embossing Blog Hop! I hope you have learned something new and had fun along the way. What is a blog hop without some blog candy?! The first picture is what I am giving away to one lucky person. You have until Sunday April 8th 2012 to leave a comment on this blog post to be entered. I will choose a winner Monday April 9th.

Two things you must do to be entered:

First leave a comment on this post
Second be a follower of my blog
That's it and you will be entered to win.

For my project I chose to do heat embossing, I stamped the image with versamark and then sprinkled on black embossing powder. Make sure you coat all the image and shake off the excess. Use a heat gun to set it, it almost looks like it is melting, then you are ready to color it in. I used my Stampin Up ink pads and Q tips to color my image, I found this worked better than sponges for making it more detailed. Just rub the Q tip on the ink pad in a circular motion and then rub on the image. I started with the parts I wanted to be the darkest since the ink was heavier at first, then blend out. You can use lighter colors or just use less pressure for highlights and such.






I hope you learned something new or got inspired to try something new today. For the next stop on the hop go here to see Pat ~ http://patsscraps.blogspot.com/


Here is the whole line up -

36 comments:

Georgiana said...

Your card is beautiful. I just learned a new technique too (that I am going to have to try). I haven't used ink pads for the coloring, but Q-tips would seem to work perfectly. I am so glad you are part of this hop!

Thanks!
Georgiana
Carson's Creations

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

Very pretty!! I use my ink and Q tip too!! I have used it to colour in images but mostly i go over the dry embossing with them to add color!!
Kristan (new follower)
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Dana said...

This is really pretty. I have used the Q-tip for coloring...it works great. I am a new follower. TFS
http://iwycd.blogspot.com/

Karen said...

wow Gwen so beautiful and I have to say great minds my card has the same background paper! Now I have to get some black embossing powder because I just love what you did with it! Karen

jessica said...

What a beautiful card!!! Love the colors and card design!
TFS and happy to be hopping with you!
Jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
eschfamily@yahoo.com

Reny said...

Gwen, that is sooo classy!!! Can't wait to try it! TFS!!

Reny
craftyreny.blogspot.com
renyraven@gmail.com

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Bee-utiful artwork creation. Like the colored on look. Not thought to use black embossing powder & coloring in like this. Will give this a try. I've done heat embossing, dry embossing & started by embossing with a lightbox, stylus & template.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Colin McVicar said...

What a great technique I like the softness of using a q-tip.

Beautiful,

Colin

Kate said...

This is so elegant, Gwen! I am so impressed with the look of this card and I love your inking technique. Thanks so much for sharing!
Kate
Small Bits of Paper
smallbitsofpaper @ hotmail.com [remove spaces]

Sharon said...

How beautiful!!!! :)

Judy said...

I definitely learned a new coloring technique! Yours turned out just beautiful and I am going to give it a try very soon :-) I am a new follower...
jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com
scrappinana.blogspot.com

Carol<>< said...

oh,pretty, a q-tip, great idea!!
lovely card,
Carol N<><

Jayne said...

Such a beautiful and elegant card. I just love heat embossing,it always looks so stunning.Great colouring.
Jayne x

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This came out beautiful! Love the image and how you colored it! I need to bust out my stamps! It's been fun hopping along with you today!
Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

Ashley Nicole said...

I just adore this card. Love the earthy tones to it. New follower here.
Ashley
glamoroussideofscrapping@gmail.com

cema1cema said...

Beautiful card! Christina

Divinity said...

THIS IS FABULOUS!!!!!!! :) i love the stamp, i love the card! :) wow!

Glenda said...

Lovely card! Thanks for sharing the embossing technique!
I am a new follower- would love for you to visit my blog and maybe become a follower!
Glenda
http://glendascards.blogspot.com/

katieo said...

I love your card it is so elegant and sophisticated. Great idea to use q-tips I always use eye shadow applicators, Q-tips are much more economical.
katieoscreations@gmail.com

Pat N. said...

Your card is so lovely, Gwen! I never even thought of stamping an image and inking it. I only thought of heat embossing a sentiment. Not sure which one is easier! But love that idea. --Pat N.

Melissa said...

Gwen this is absolutely gorgeous, you did great with your technique!!!

mzcherub at gmail dot com

marg0006 said...

I love the idea of coloing with ink after embossing.

marg0006@verizon.net

ScrappyHappyMommy said...

What beautiful cards. Love your work and am a new follower. Glad to be in this blog hop with you!

DIANA L. said...

Beautiful card Gwen.
Love the background paper
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful!! I love the stamp you used...it's fabulous!! Gorgeous card :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

AmyJ said...

Beautiful card. I love this. Thanks so much for the tips and of course sharing your beautiful card.

Theresa said...

I really like your card, and enjoyed learning your coloring technique using stamp pads. Thanks!

-Theresa
http://ahappyscrappylife.blogspot.com

HeatherLynn said...

love your card! sooo pretty! happy to be following your blog. enjoy your weekend! ~hl heathernovinger@hotmail.com

Yoshira aka cricutalltime said...

Beautiful card.Love the embossing on card and coloring.Never tried this technique.Such a fun blog hop.

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Beautiful card! TFS! I just learned something new. Im a new follower.

Veronica
mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com
mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

Lisa said...

What a pretty card! The block embossing just pops out at you!

TFS

http://lisa-scrappingspot.blogspot.com/
lkgra@hotmail.com

Creative Diva said...

Wow~! Love your project. Especially the details around it.
Hugs,
Patty
creativediva98.blogspot.com
creativediva98 at gmail dot com

1Happy Mimi said...

Beautiful job! I often see stamps with designs such as the one you used, & pass by them. Showing what you did, I'll have to add some to my collection & try it! Thanks for the inspiration & the great give away!

missstamper said...

Beautiful!

missstamper (at) yahoo.com

Beckie said...

Great technique thanks for showing me. New follower ;0) Gorgeous card!

Be blessed, Beckie

UnikeByYes said...

Gwen your card is beautiful! TFS
have a great day
Liz
unikebyyes {at}yahoo {dot} com