Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle “My Favorite Technique” Blog Hop. I am so excited about this hop because I LOVE techniques!! I can hardly wait to see what my fellow designers have created.
If you came here from the Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog you are in the right spot to start this hop!! If you are just visiting and would like to join the hop, you might want to start back at the SNS Blog to get all the details!! The hop runs from Thursday, March 14 through Friday, March 15 and the winners will be announced on Saturday, March 16.
Speaking of winners, by completing the hop and leaving a comment for each designer, you will have the chance to win a prize. The grand prize is a stamp set of your choice and there are also 3 hidden prizes on 3 different designers’ blogs. The designers don’t even know who has these prizes – it might be me!!
Here is the hop line-up so you know where you are headed:
Marie Berquist (that’s me)
Now, get comfortable and let's get started.
As I said, I love different techniques and certainly couldn’t pick just one favorite so today I will share just two.
This first card uses the EP Cosmos Technique which can be found in the SNS Tips and Techniques. It uses a variety of embossing powders, including a touch of Super Thick EP. To avoid making too much of a mess, you might want to do your heating from beneath the card. I started with a maroon piece of cardstock and added Spiced Cider, Copper, and Sparkle EPs, along with the Super Thick Clear. It gives such a great look and texture. I cut out a window with a Spellbinder label die and popped it up over my image from the Chianti set.
I used the window scrap to cut out a smaller die to back my sentiment, Fine Wine. I found these great wine charms and used them to hang my sentiment tag. You can find the full detail of this card in the gallery here.
My second card also uses embossing – with powders and with an embossing folder. I used the new Passion embossing folder and some Antique Gold EP to create another lovely background, this time using the Faux Patina Technique.
I added a tag created with a Spellbinder label die and colored with a variety of the same distress inks I used on the background. The floral image is from the new Spring Florals set and was heat embossed with Teddy Brown EP and colored with a Dove Blender and the same distress inks. The sentiment comes from the same stamp set.
I colored my ribbon and lace to coordinate with the card and added some baby wipe flowers I made (see Flower Making in Tips and Techniques). Check out the card details here.
I hope you enjoyed these cards and techniques. Make sure you visit the Sparkle N Sprinkle Tips and Techniques section as it is full of great ideas for your cards. Now it is time to head to the next stop at Dawn Bennett’s beautiful blog!! Let’s head on over together to see what she has made using her favorite technique. Don’t forget to leave a comment before you go so you have a chance for a prize.
Have a fun hop!!
These cards are entered in the following challenges:
Totally Papercrafts Challenge #157 - Punch It!
Corrosive Challenge #169 – All That Glitters
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C176 – Being Negative
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #162 - 3 Dimensional
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #206 - To DIE For
Cherish, Live, Dream
Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge: Challenge: Chic to be Shabby
Stampin For the Weekend Challenge #29 – Lace
Anything Goes Challenge 88 - Seeing Double
Catch The Bug Theme Challenge – Green Thumb
Crafts and Me Challenge #124 - Ribbons and Lace
Creative Card Crew Challenge #31 – Ribbon
Fussy and Fancy Challenge 84 – Flowers
Ladybugs Crafts Ink Challenge – Spring
Oldie But a Goodie Challenge – Feeling Floral (Lace, Ribbon, and Dies over 6 mo. old)
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge PWC249 – Create Your Own Background Paper
Sentimental Sundays Challenge #145: 3 Embellishments That Start With "B" (Bow and Buds)