Tuesday, April 5, 2016

My Friend, Bloom Where You Are Planted with Craft Hoarders

Welcome to April's Craft Hoarders Blog Hop
Did you hop over to my blog from Donna's Blog
what have I been hoarding!
How about some Boss Gloss!!!
I know you are thinking...
you are a Stampendous designer!
I actually bought this when I worked at Archivers of Memphis!
It is hard to believe that Archivers has been closed for over 3 years, it makes me quite sad. 
I rubbed the Boss Gloss over the top of card stock, sprinkle three different embossing powders over the top and heat set it to create my mat piece.
Once the embossed paper was created...
I started going through my paper stash.
I found some My Mind's Eye Sky's the Limit...
(Did you know that on most paper the date is on it)
You can see this is from 2013.
Guess I should use some of it.  
Select and layer your pattern papers to the top of card front.
Stamp hot air balloon on pattern paper three times. 
Fussy cut out one whole hot air balloon out, and just parts of the other two.
Ink one of the stamped images with distress ink. 
 Layer hot balloon together. Add to front of card front.
Stamp sentiment with VersaMark, emboss with embossing powder. 
Add Journal piece from paper pad and sentiment to front of card.
Ink small roses with distress ink.
Add ribbon to card front along with inked roses.
Add a fun border, pattern paper and another of the journal pieces from the paper pad to the inside of the card.
I hope you have enjoyed my card today using my hoarded Boss Gloss and My Mind's Eye Paper Pad. If you have never tried the embossing technique using
 different embossing powder
 I hope you try it out. 
Thank you as always for joining us in the blog hop with the Craft Hoarders.
Next stop on the hop is with our fabulous Karen's Blog.
Here is our list of very talented designers. 
I am sure you will be inspired. 

Craft Hoarders:
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  1. Just beautiful, love you techniques and design! xo

  2. What perfect papers you chose to go with your FABULOUS background Pam. The colors are soooo pretty together. I love balloons and yours is so fun. This makes me think about how lifes sometimes blows us to and fro... and we don't know exactly where or how we might land. BUT... if we bloom were we are - we will find contentment. That sentiment is one of my favorites. My family would tell you I can "preach" it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So I really enjoy this card Pam. XXj.

  3. Great techniques and I love that hot air balloon! Well done!

  4. ohhhh just love your gorgeous balloon!!! stunning work!!!

  5. So pretty and colorful Pamela! Glad to stop b your blog today!

  6. Georgeous project, thanks for the tutorial.

  7. Georgeous project, thanks for the tutorial.