Welcome to today's blog post, I hope you have been enjoying your week so far. With the heat we have been having here in Southern Ontario over the last several days Bob Loves Tubing seems to be the perfect card to post. I feel cooler just looking at it lol.
of using design paper, I created my own using the GoPress and Foil
machine along with a Hot Foil Stamp, an embossing folder and heat
The GoPress and Foil machine is used along with your die cutting
machine. It is the
pressure from the die cutting machine that will help add the foil which
is heated on the GoPress machine first. The Introduction to GoPress and Foil youtube video gives a good overview of its many functions.
small strip on the left hand side is a hot foil
stamp. The bigger piece on the right hand is an embossing folder. I
have seen the embossing folder and GoPress machine used in two different
ways. The first way is to run the embossing folder through
the die cutting machine first, giving a raised appearance. The second
way, is not to run the embossing folder through the die cutting machine
which gives it a flat appearance. The embossing folder with the raised
side down, is put on top of some cardstock, which is then put down on
top of the foil which
is colour side down, which is put on top of a metal shim on top of the
GoPress machine platform.
I have a couple of nieces and nephews who are old enough to drive and have their own vehicles. After I get over feeling old, I try to come up with Birthday cards that are unique to each of them. My latest card is for a nephew who is turning 18 in July - Yikes! Hopefully he doesn't have a need for speed like this stamp suggests...hmmm...maybe I should rethink this and the gas card I was going to include with it.......
After stamping my car and colouring it with alcohol markers I hand fussy cut it and ran a black marker around the edge to cover any white I had missed.
Paper from Basic Grey and some from my stash were perfect for my masculine themed card. I cut out the licence plate for the background and stamped one of my sentiments directly on it - I see now it's not actually straight but I'm the "crazy aunt" so I decided to leave it just for fun!
The second sentiment is actually one long sentiment but I masked it off to stamp it so I had a stacked sentiment. Some simple gumdrops finish off my card.
This beautiful image is El Classico and I have colored the image with Copics and used a silver metallic pen on the chrome details of the car. The tool border die is from Find It's Vintage Vehicles collection and finished off the card front perfectly. The "You're a Classic" sentiment is computer generated while the Your Best Miles sentiment is also from the High Hopes Modes of Transportation release and can be found here.
Hi OCS Fans!
Today I wanted to share with you this adorable Police Car called "Wrangler" from the "Modes of Transportation" release over at High Hopes Stamps! Isn't He just the cutest police car ever?!! If I got pulled over by this guy I think I would be giggling non stop, he's just too cute!
I went with a Red, White and Black colour theme on this card. I fussy cut the stamped image and added some foam tape to adhere it with for added dimension. A couple black enamel dots and twine were the perfect finishing touches.
Happy Monday & welcome to my blog post today! I'm sharing 2 cards using the same images on both. I have used 2 different layouts and 2 different sets of colors. This adorable image is called Ella & Chi Chi from High Hopes Rubber Stamps. It was part of the Diva Release last year & I just adore all of them.
Today I'm sharing another card using the High Hopes New Release called "Modes of Transportation".
This little cutie is called "Off To The Dump" & I just think he is adorable. I say he loosely because I would like to do this image again but turn it into a card for a little girl by adding some eyelashes on the eyes and color it up in more girly colors. I think I will do just that one of these days.
I paired this new image with one of the High Hopes sentiments called Bold Happy Birthday.
Monday, was the debut of the latest release from High Hopes Stamps called "Modes of Transportation" This release has something for everyone -- from the young to us oldies who are always young at heart.
Who at times doesn't love getting into the car and going for a nice drive just to see where this current adventure takes us. For today's card I have used the Need for Speed and New Adventure