Saturday, June 22, 2019

Technique Tuesday and WOW! Embossing Powder Blog Hop


Hello dear friends,

Welcome to DAY 2 of the Techniques Tuesday and WOW! Embossing Powder Blog Hop! We are celebrating summer with fresh and summery stamps/dies, designs and colors!

You should have arrived here from the talented Verity's blog! I'm also including the full blog hop list at the end of this post, for your convenience.

One of the things my family loves in the summer is strawberries! We can buy them pretty much all year but they never are locally sourced and they never taste like strawberries in the summer! It's just a  few short weeks we can truly enjoy them so that we do! And not only their taste...I just love how sweet they look too! This is why I decided to work with two strawberry sets from Technique Tuesday, the Strawberries on the Border die set and the Sweet Summertime stamp set.


On my first card I stamped a background full of strawberries and added a very basic coloring using alcohol markers. Note that I rarely use realistic colors for things...I love color and I love playing with it! I dry embossed the panel to add a bit of texture and interest. 


I heat embossed a panel with my most favorite embossing glitter, Sorbet (yes, I am totally obsessed with it and I am not ashamed haha!) and I die cut a circle from it. I stamped my sentiment in black on a smaller circle. I glued down the citrus circle on my card front and wrapped some twine around it. I  then added the sentiment on foam tape. 


I had so many different ideas with the die...none of which worked out haha! So I just used it as it was intended (I think!), on the edge of my card front. I die cut the flowers, leaves, stems and the strawberries from patterned paper, color card stock and the embossed panel I used earlier. 


I then did a bit of paper piecing. I love love love paper piecing. It often takes ages but I always love the result so to me it's worth it. Can you imagine I was going to piece back the little dots on the strawberries...OMG. As I was trying to remove them from the die they flew EVERYWHERE. Plus they lost their shape as I tried to add them. I decided to remove them in the end. :(


I stamped my sentiment on a piece of patterned paper and adhered it to my card front. I also added a thin strip of embossed card stock, because those 2 strawberries were just not enough Sorbet hahaha. I dry embossed another A2 size panel and added it to my A2 size top folding card base. Using foam adhesive, I glued the strawberry panel on top. To finish off this card I tied some twine at the top. Done!

Now for the fun part! No blog hop is complete without a prize (or more)! 
  • WOW! Embossing Powder has 6 powders of your choosing along with a WOW carry case to store your powders safely in. 
  • Technique Tuesday is giving away 2x$20 gift certificate to their store
Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on all the posts on both days. We encourage you to leave comments on both days, the more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win these fabulous prizes.

The hop is open internationally! Good Luck!

You might also be interested in the SUMMER SALE Technique Tuesday has going on now! The deets:
  • To receive your free stamp, use the coupon code: FreeWings.
  • The coupon code is valid June 22th through 24th, at midnight!

That's it for today guys! I hope you've found some inspiration along the hop! Your next stop is the lovely Jo's blog! Enjoy!

Have a wonderful day!

X
Verity Biddlecombe
Zsoka Marko ------ YOU ARE HERE!


81 comments:

  1. I am so impressed with your paper piecing...it takes so much time to do, but you are right, the result is worth it!

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  2. Gorgeous cards! Love the sweet strawberries. I love the border of strawberries!

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  3. Such beautiful cards! Love the colors and designs...
    Thanks so much for sharing.

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  4. These are so pretty! :) Love how you colored the strawberries.

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  5. Very fun cards! I can't wait to go pick fresh strawberries this year!

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  6. Beautiful strawberries I love how you embossed and colored them!

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  7. really pretty cards, can almost taste the strawberries!

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  8. Pretty cards, fun designs. I love paper piecing too!

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  9. Very pretty with their bright summer sunshine feel. Cute idea using different colors for strawberries.

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  10. What a darling card! Love the strawberries!

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  11. Oh my goodness these are both lovely! Thanks so much for the inspiration

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  12. Love the strawberries and fancy edge design. Tyfs

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  13. Gorgeous layout with the patterned stamping and the berry dies

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  14. Marisela Delgado said: Awesome cards! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  15. Beverly from Florida comments: I love using unusual colors on common items, so this was a great inspiration. Thank you.

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  16. I so like the card with the different colored strawberries and the leaf paper. Very unusual.

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  17. The strawberries are so much fun! I love them die cut!

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  18. Awesome cards! Love those pretty strawberries!

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  19. Love your sweet strawberry card designs.

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  20. I love the designs and the awesome products!

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  21. Oh these are both summer fun and delicious! Gorgeous color combos and darling designs. I love your blog name :)

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  22. Great cards, so light and cheery!

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  23. Oh wow! Your cards are totally adorable!!!

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  24. Very pretty designs and just adorable.

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  25. Love this cheery card

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  26. I love strawberries and your cards are deliciously crafted. The inlay is lovely on the border. TFS.

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  27. Ooooh. I love your two different takes on the strawberries!

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  28. I love your cards. The two styles are very unique and amazing. I love the texture on the card with the strawberries all over it. So pretty!!

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  29. Very cute cards...they make me feel good looking at them!

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  30. My favorite fruit! You do fantastic work I love both designs, but favor the side one especially,.

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  31. I love strawberry images on cards!!!!! All berries, but especially strawberries. I like how you used some unconventional colors, too. So pretty!

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  32. Sweet summer cards! Love the colors you used, very pretty!

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  33. These cards are so sweet. I can't get enough of taht Sorbet glitter!

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    1. I know right?! Its the prettiest powder! I want a 100 bottles of it to be on the safe side haha!

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  34. I love the taller of the two cards. Thank you for sharing

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  35. Beautiful cards! Love the texture on the first one. Really makes it look like bumps on the strawberries.

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  36. Your cards are so pretty. Those strawberries are so much fun and I love the way you use non-traditional colors on the leaf card. So nice.

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