20 January 2022

Get Cracking on Christmas - January 2022

 ...aaaaand we're back to Christmas crafting, LOL! 

This year, just like last year, I am joining Jenn Shurkus in her "Get cracking on Christmas" initiative - we will be encouraging each other, and our readers/followers, to create something Christmassy every month. It can be a card, a tag, a decoration... whatever you really want to! It saved me two years in a row now, with having enough cards in my stash for posting out in late November/early December. No stress, no drama - love it!

Do you want to join in? You can read all about it on Jenn's blog here.

My goal last year was to create at least two cards every month. This year, I would hope to do the same. That being said, in January I only have one card for now to share, ha! ;0) But at least there is that one!

An easy-peasy card with some dry embossing (I am using the embossing folder from this post again!), Copic colouring and stamping. LOVE the end result, and I didn't even put any bling on it! I am still considering some shimmer, though - should I sparkle it up a bit?!




Soooo - who's joining in this year? 

Stay safe and crafty,

Mirella


SUPPLY LIST (please see affiliate disclaimer & essential supplies info here):

Stamp set: MFT, Christmas Selfies (appears to be discontinued? But can be still purchases from smaller retailers, like Seven Hills Crafts here)

Enamel dots: Altenew "New Day", but these ones would work really well, too! 


FROM SIMON SAYS STAMP

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15 January 2022

3D embossing folders - what is the fuss about? :-)

Happy New Year Everyone! Here's to hoping for a great 2022!

Lots of companies have recently been releasing 3D embossing folders, and I was wondering what the fuss was about. Most of us would have had embossing folders in our stashes for a while now, and - if you're like me - you probably don't use them too often nowadays, do you? I used to be obsessed with the embossed texture, but I do tend to forget about my folders nowadays... Therefore, I was not hugely interested in the new hype... Until I tried one out, of of curiosity, that is!

I must tell you, these 3D folders are a whole new experience! The dimension is amazing, and they somehow seem to be much kinder on the paper also (I used to get lots of cracks in the past, but maybe that was just lack of experience and using different, paper, not sure?), which is great!

Now, don't get me wrong, I will definitely not be using these on every single card, but when I do want some additional interest to the background, I will be remembering about my 3D folders for sure! These backgrounds are also fantastic for CAS designs, as the designs are so interesting that just a small sentiment, a bit of bling, or a small image will totally be enough! 

Here's one of my most recent cards, with an Altenew folder & image. The white Neenah cardstock was covered with some gilding polish (another item in my stash that I love, and that I constantly forget about, but you can read more about it here), and then embossed - and it took it beautifully! I am so in love! 


Have you used any of the new embossing folders yourself? Share your thoughts! :o)


Stay safe and crafty,

Mirella


SUPPLY LIST (please see affiliate disclaimer & essential supplies info here):

FROM CRAFT STASH (UK)
(they ship worldwide) 
Note that if it's your first order from Craft Stash, you can get 20% off your order of the Polishes

Metallic Gilding Polish at Craft Stash
Citrus Green Metallic Gilding Polish at Craft Stash

FROM SCRAPBOOK.COM

Metallic Gilding Polish at Scrapbook.com (all colours)

Altenew - Embossing Folder - 3D - Diamond Stars Creative Expressions - Cosmic Shimmer - Metallic Gilding Polish - Citrus Green Altenew - Clear Photopolymer Stamps - Best Mom Altenew - Enamel Dots - Pocketful of Sunshine

FROM SIMON SAYS STAMP

Gilding Polish (all colours, although they don't seem to carry the Citrus Green at the moment)


Altenew DIAMOND STARS 3D Embossing Folder ALT4869 Altenew POCKET OF SUNSHINE Enamel Dots ALT2590 "Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 Sheets Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB REAM Smooth Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets" Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 Sheets My Favorite Things EXTREME BLACK Hybrid Ink Pad MFT 2986 Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink Pad VF-82 Ranger .5 Oz. MINI MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Glue INK41511 Quilled Creations PRECISION TIP Empty Applicator Bottle 317 Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045 MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit MISTI MOUSE PAD INSERT 000144 Tim Holtz Tonic MAXI GUILLOTINE COMFORT PAPER TRIMMER 1980e Sizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE Gray And White 660425 EK Success CUTTER BEE Scissors EKCB01 Prismacolor Colored Pencil WHITE PC938
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