What is your favorite technique?

I have to admit that I don't have an absolute favorite technique, but I am pretty partial to heat embossing! It's such a tactile technique, isn't it? So perfect for the eyes and touch. There is something hypnotizing about watching the embossing powder melt into beautiful patterns. Not only that, but the colors become so much more vibrant - as if they are going to pop off the paper! And, if that isn't enough, you get to touch the raised patterns too! Wanna bet they come out with scented embossing powders soon (if they haven't already, that is)!?! If the scent wasn't overpowering at all, I think there's a market for this! Eyes, nose and touch! What do you think?

So Kind Card:
stamps - Carte Postale, Priceless sentiment
paper - Groovy Guava, Blue Bayou, Purely Pomegranate, Cream cardstocks
inks - Groovy Guava, Blue Bayou, Purely Pomegranate, Versamark
accessories - heatgun, clear embossing powder, 3-D glue dots

I randomly stamped the flower stamp from Carte Postale in Groovy Guava ink on Cream cardstock to create my background. This was layered with Blue Bayou and Purely Pomegranate cardstock, then mounted onto a G.Guava cardbase. The medallion stamp was inked up with Versamark, then P.Pomegranate ink, and finally stamped onto the Cream. Clear embossing powder was sprinkled on top and set with the heatgun. I trimmed these square medallions out and mounted on B.Bayou, then adhered them on the card. The center medallion is pop-dotted off the card to add dimension. The sentiment was taken from the Priceless set and stamped in B.Bayou ink.

Merci Card:
stamps - Baroque Motifs, Carte Postale sentiment
paper - Blue Bayou, Cream cardstocks
inks - Blue Bayou, Versamark
accessories - heatgun, clear embossing powder, HodgePodge hardware, sponge dauber, 3-D glue dots

This is a quick one-layer card with a twist. The background swirl was inked up with Versamark, then Blue Bayou ink, then stamped directly to the cardbase. The flower medallions were inked up in the same manner, but stamped on cream cardstock with brads added to the center of each flower. Also, in a little twist, they step up from directly contacting the base layer, to 1 glue dot thickness, then 2 glue dot thicknesses. I used the Merci sentiment from Carte Postale and the flower from Baroque Motifs to create my sentiment oval on cream cardstock that is also embossed. I sponged on alittle ink around the edges of the oval after trimming it to fit in the HPhardware, then attached it to the cardbase.

Thanks for taking a look at today's post! -June
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