Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Don't Take Life Too Seriously
For this tongue-in-cheek card, I combined a couple different stamp sets from Sparkle N Sprinkle: the Country set for the outhouse and Innies and Outies II for the sentiment.
I used Caramel embossing powder to heat emboss the outhouse and rope corners. One of the cool properties of this particular embossing powder is that it has a super fine sheen that also coats the paper. If you don't want it, you can easily rub it off with your fingers after you've heat set the embossing powder. I wanted those streaks, so not only did I leave it on after heat embossing the outhouse, I also covered the entire card again after heat embossing the sentiment with Tequila Sunrise embossing powder. I tapped the excess Caramel off and then sealed it with a fixative so the sheen wouldn't rub off later. Sparkle embossing powder was also randomly added to some of the edges.
The charms are cut out of Super Adhesive Sheets with dies from MFT (Country Charms) and are covered with Reflections velvet glitter, Goldenrod velvet glitter, and Jasper Blue velvet glitter. The brads are covered with Dark Chocolate flock for an added texture.