Monday, March 14, 2011

CTMH Spotlight Blog Hop: Technique

Hello Everyone!
This month on the CTMH Spotlight Blog Hop, we are featuring techniques.  If you just joined me from Tracey Oleksak's blog, you are in the right path.  If not... No worries, it's a full circle! Continue on your journey and you will be able to check out all the fabulous artwork.
It was very tough to decide what to do and which technique to use.  After long consideration, I went with the good old "Embossing".
Instead of going the traditional embossing on paper, I used our "Clear Cards" Z1323.  I selected these little flowers that go very well with the Sophia stamp set and ran the clear card through the Big Kick.  I stamped the matching flower images, cut them out and placed them in the same places as the embossed flowers. 
The sparkles are on the outside of the card and for more dimension, I added some flowers to the outside too. There is first and second generation stamped images for the grass.  The flowers were stamped with Creme Brulee and then I used the finger dauber to add Hollyhock ink to the stamp and then re-stamped right on top of the original image.
I have to be very honest with you all... I really don't like to add sentiments to the cards I make.  Recently, I have been adding sentiments because of the challenges, but I like having the option of having blank cards for any occasion.  Once I know what I'm going to use the card for, THEN I stamp the appropriate sentiment. LOL!!!  

Now head on over to Laurie Flannery's blog and check out some more fabulous techniques!

Here is the list of all the participants
Wendy Kessler 
Tracy Oleksak
Corina Mitchell (ME)
Laurie Flannery
Tamytha Jenkins
Jill (Scrap Wench)
Adeline Brill
Luisa Morgan
Nikka Geers
Stamp sets used for this card:
B1379 Sophia (exclusive only on the Sophia WOTG)
D1436 The Present
First, second and third generation stamping 


  1. WOW!!!! This is so pretty Great job!!!

  2. Awesome! Great card Corina, I can't wait to try this! Thanks for the technique tip.

  3. Fantastic idea, Corina! Beautiful card :)

  4. Love the embossing and layering on the clear card, beautiful!

  5. Wow, wow, wow! I want to see this card in person... It's adorable and love your take on the embossing over clear material.

  6. Corina this is absolutely gorgeous! I always love your work, you never cease to wow me!

  7. That is so stinkin' cool! I am totally gonna case this one. I LOVE it!

  8. So very pretty! I was afraid embossing would burn the clear cards. I can't wait to try this.

  9. Hi Haley,
    This is dry embossing. I ran it through the Big Kick in a embossing folder. DO NOT use the heating tool on the clear cards please. It WILL

  10. Wow, what a gorgeous card! Love the embossing.

  11. Thanks Ladies!!! You know... I made this card about an hour before we had to post. I was getting really frustrated because I had not prepared for the hop and I had 2 hours till we had to post. I wasn't sure if it would turn out alright, but my daughter said it was cute so I went with it. Thanks again for all your comments!!!

  12. What a beautiful, beautiful card!


Thank you for taking the time to leave your comment.
I appreciate it very much!