Thursday, July 3, 2014

Land That I Love

As America strays farther and farther away from the principles our Founding Fathers enshrined for us via their immaculate forethought found within the greatest governing documents in the history of the world, it is devoutly hoped that on this Fourth of July, we can re-commit to the principles of freedom and accountability that made America the envy of other nations . . . and the sole haven for the huddled masses yearning to breathe free.  

That having been said . . . I’ve always been a little wary of adding more embossing around already-embossed images:  I thought that re-heating previous embossing would cause it to re-melt and then sink into the cardstock.  But the fireworks on this card were done in three separate operations, with the white first, then the red, and lastly the blue.  Heat was applied with each addition of color.  Result:  all three colors are raised and perky and suffering no ill effects.  As there are great differences among embossing powders, I would test this method out before sacrificing your sacred card front to the altar of failed expectations.

Cardstock:    Marcos Jute, Neenah Solar White
Stamps:        Delafield Stamp Co Proud Barn, Stamp a Mania Starburst,
   Impress Dotted Flourish, Small Dotted Flourish
Inks:              Hero Black, ColorBox Frost White, Distress Frayed Burlap,
   Chipped Sapphire, Barn Door, VersaMark
Emb Powder: Stamp a Mania Desert Fire, Judikins Galaxy, White Diamond
Dies:              Spellbinders Deckled Rectangles Large, Simon Says
   Sketchy Banner Greetings, the Star from Simon Says
   Layered Tree set                

1 comment:

  1. Love it! Gorgeous! Stunning! A blue ribbon winner for sure! xoxo