Saturday, November 21, 2015

Happy Saturday

Good Morning Dreamers, it has been quite busy in our home with the holidays fast approaching.  Just seems as if there is not enough hours in the day to get all the things I want to get done, done.

Now if you are reading this post you may have noticed something a lil different on the front page of my blog, you didn't? look again i'll wait for you.  Still did not notice? o.k. well I was chosen to be on the next term Design Team for 
2 Creative Chicks!  I am super excited and am extremely happy I was chosen. So todays post(s) will showcase some (o.k. quite a lot) of the cards I have done in the last week but have not had a chance to get up on the blog until today.

Now with all of that said today's post is a test post for my DT responsibilities to see if my post appears correctly, as I am still a new blogger and do not quite have the full grasp of HTML.  


2 Creative Chicks Showcase TEST POST

This morning I bring you a card that touches on a subject very near and dear to my heart, Breast Cancer Awareness.  

Card Recipe:
Digi Stamp from HOPE Bear
Water colored with Derwent, Prismacolor and Ink Potion #9
Mambi card stock with Awareness Ribbons die cut with CDD Fancy Frames
Stamped with the Faith and Hope stamps from Paper Tray Ink.
Pop Dots to add depth and dimension

I have had a lot of positive response regarding this card with many asking about the technique I used for the foil lettering.  I will do my best to explain how it is done and will make a tutorial for a future blog post on it.  First I water colored the bear and when I was happy with how it looked I took my Tombow glue (white bottle) and brushed it onto the areas I wanted to foil. After drying completely the tombow stays tacky and I then used my Heidi Swapp Minc Foil in small strips on top of the tacky glue pressing down to make sure it was adhered. Peel back the foil and you are left with a very nice shiny effect that to me mimics a mirror or chrome look finish with a bit of dimension. For the letters I had to apply the glue and foil in steps so as not to get pink foil where I wanted silver. If you have any questions please feel free to leave a comment and I will quickly respond.

Don't forget I am still running a GIVEAWAY and all you have to do is follow/like my blog and comment here GIVEAWAY to be entered.  Read the post for further details on how you can earn extra entries.

Starts Jan. 1, 2016
Ends Jan. 31, 2016
Click HERE to link up!


  1. Beautiful card and very cool how you created the foil lettering. Your post looks great and the link for the Ch info works correctly! Woo-Hoo!
    Pause Dream Enjoy, My Crafty Blog
    PDE Linky Party, Owner & DT Member

  2. This is just soo pretty! πŸ˜πŸ’—

  3. Congrats on making the DT- loving this Hope Bear and the foiling technique!!!! Fabulous job MaryAnn

  4. Awwwww love this so much! I totally want to try some foil! Beautiful card and very well explained on the technique! T.F.I

  5. So happy for you! That's awesome news MaryAnn! CONGRATS!


  6. Wow! I totally love this! Beautiful card! And I totally love the foil and the technique you used. Also how awesome that you are having a giveaway!



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