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Friday, October 23, 2015

Ombre Embossing - Altenew and Pretty Pink Posh Collaboration Blog Hop

Hello everyone!  Welcome back!  Today I'm participating in The Altenew and Pretty Pink Posh Collaboration Blog Hop.  There will be all kinds of projects featuring stamps from Altenew along with sequins and dies from Pretty Pink Posh.  I'll include the entire hop list below so you won't miss any of the fabulous inspiration in store for you.  And if you ever get lost along the way, you can always start from the beginning over at the Altenew Blog.  If you've come to me from Yoonsun Hur's blog, you're hopping along just fine.


I've created two projects using the Festive Silhouettes stamp set from Altenew and the Decorative Label die from Pretty Pink Posh.  I'm going to show you how you can do a little ombre embossing with these images.  The solid images are perfect for this technique.  I have a video tutorial walking you through the creation of both of these card projects below.

I started by stamping the tree image in the Hero Arts Green Ombre dye ink.  I hadn't initially planned on embossing these images...but quickly decided they would be even more gorgeous with a layer of clear shine over the top.  I cleaned my stamp and then inked the image in Versamark ink and stamped directly over the top.  Then I added a layer of clear embossing powder and heat embossed.




You can also start by inking your stamp with Versamark ink and then, without stamping first, ink your stamp with the ombre ink.  I used this method in my second card with the ornament stamp.  Don't worry, this won't mess up your ink pad.  And this is a great way to use your dye ink pads for embossing.  Once you have both layers of ink on your stamp, you can stamp your image on your project and add your embossing powder.




I used the Pretty Pink Posh Decorative Label 1 die to cut these images out.  I offset the images slightly to add more interest.  This also allowed me to spotlight the tree image.  Part of the stamped image is on the card front and the other is framed and popped up, really bringing your eye to the tree image.  I also used the Decorative Label Die to cut a gold frame for both images out of some Tim Holtz Metallic card stock.  This adds an elegant touch to the cards.





To add dimension to the oval and frame pieces, I used a method I've been finding very useful lately.  I added a layer of Stick It adhesive to a piece of fun foam and then added card stock to it.  I then ran this card stock/fun foam combo through my die cut machine using my regular cutting sandwich.  The cardstock layer keeps the fun foam from stretching out as you run it through the die cut machine.  I've found that when I run the fun foam through on it's own, it stretches out and then doesn't quite fit the die cut perfectly.  By adding the card stock layer, the fun foam is held in place and fits the die cut pieces perfectly.




I also used the PPP Stitched Banner Duo 2 Die to cut a banner shaped backdrop for my focal image on the ornament card.  The banner on its own was not quite large enough, so I did a little partial die cutting to make this shape longer.  I'll show you exactly how I did this in the video tutorial below.  The was also a great place to gold heat emboss my sentiment. I did a little stamp surgery to shorten up the stamped sentiment.  This allows me to use the stamp as it was originally designed, or in segments.  If you're not comfortable cutting your stamps, you can also mask your stamp to achieve the same look.




I chose some patterned papers from the Simple Stories Claus and Co 6x6 paper pad to layer up on this card.  This just might be my favorite Christmas paper pad yet.  I love the traditional colors and patterns mixed with some more modern patterns and colors as well.  I may or may not have purchased 5 of these 6x6 paper pads.  I have a feeling you'll be seeing me use this patterned paper a lot this year! ;)



I finished off both cards with some various embellishments from Pretty Pink Posh.  I used some of the new clear droplets, along with some sparkling clear sequins and the adorable star sequins.  These little stars are a little different from the star confetti.  They are smaller and have the traditional sequin hole in the middle.  They also made the perfect star for the top of my Christmas tree.  I also embellished the Christmas tree with some Raspberry and Sparkling Clear sequins.  

So there you have it, two fun projects for you!  And there's more inspiration coming your way.  Just head on over to Yana Smakula's blog to continue along the hop.  Be sure to leave a comment at every stop along the way.  There will be 2 $30 Pretty Pink Posh gift certificates and 2 $30 Altenew gift certificates given to winners chosen at random from the comments throughout the blog hop.  Be sure to leave your comments by October 26th at 11:59 PM EDT to be entered to win!  Good luck!

Don't forget!  I've included a video tutorial below for your viewing pleasure.  I've also included links to all the products used in these projects below.

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you've enjoyed these projects.  And until next time, I hope you have a fabulous day!

Watch The Video


You can watch this video in HD on my YouTube channel by clicking HERE.  Don't forget to subscribe so you won't miss any of my card making videos.

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187 comments:

  1. Loving these cards! Bright, clean & crisp.....they make me smile.

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  2. Great creative use of dies and stamps. Thanks Carissa.

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  3. LOVE these, Carissa! Very fun Christmas cards!

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  4. love how you made the tree and ornament pop out of the frame a little, gives great movement and yes, super patterned paper, but also sequins and ah well everything lol

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  5. Your cards are intricate and pretty.

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  6. Great Christmas cards! Very festive!

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  7. The tree card is such an interesting composition.

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  8. Beautiful holiday cards! I love all the glitter and shine!

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  9. I love how you stretched your dies! Great cards!

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  10. Both your cards are awesome! Love the ombre embossing you have done.

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  11. Wonderful cards, I have to come back to watch the Videos This is a great hop Thanks

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  12. great ideas for these cards. like the tips for embossing. the video was cool just the right length. love the spotlight on the focal image. super, thanks.

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  13. You've included 2 of my FAVORITE design elements. 1) Offset, done wonderfully! 2) Vellum, always seems to add a unique texture to cards. Thank you for the ideas!

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    1. Lovely cards, cant wait to watch the video.

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  14. Beautiful cards. I love your tip about cutting the foam.. thank you!!

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  15. What lovely cards!! I really like the gold frames you used on each of these!! STUNNING!!

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  16. Wow! Your cards are amazing! Love the tree card, thanks for the video.

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  17. Beautiful cards! Loving the gold frames and also that you used vellum, love the soft touch it adds to projects! ^__^ Thank you so much for the video! *Big Hugs*

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  18. These are gorgeous! Thanks for all your wonderful tips and tricks for stamping and cutting. Now if I can just figure out your secret for sewing on vellum without it ripping!

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  19. Such lovely cards and a great video!

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  20. Beautiful cards, thanks for the how-to video!

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  21. so pretty! and thanks for tip about die cutting with the fun foam.

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  22. I love your style, Carissa! Lovely cards, as always.

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  23. Beautiful elegant cards! Love how the gold frame creates a bit of an illusion on the first one!

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  24. Love this technique. Your use of vellum is wonderful and that frame die is simply marvelous. Beautiful cards. Great designs. TFS

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  25. Thanks for the fun foam tip Your cards are beautiful and I adore them both. Thanks

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  26. Love your cards! Thanks for the video too.

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  27. Love the gold frames.
    Thanks for the video.

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  28. Altenew and PPP = a perfect match, and your ornament and tree cards are 100% evidence that this is true!
    Gorgeous!
    carol

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  29. What Gorgeous cards, thanks for the inspiration.

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  30. You're meticulous attention to detail has made both these festive cards absolutely perfect. Gorgeous work.

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  31. Beautiful cards, and thanks for the video :)

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  32. Two very pretty Christmas cards Carissa and I love the frames you have put around the main images and the mixture of stripes, vellum and sequins. Lots of interest here. x

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  33. Fun Foam!?...... I like this look. It certainly created tremendous Umphh to your cards. Great job.

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  34. Such pretty cards - love the gold!

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  35. Both SO very pretty!! Love the vellum!!

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  36. The embossing on the vellum is so neat and beautiful.... Pretty cards.....

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  37. love the look and feel of the card! so pretty!

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  38. Beautiful work! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  39. Great cards, can't wait to see the video.

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  40. Love the tips and tricks I just learned. Cant wait to try em' out!

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  41. Really like both of your cards. Thanks for sharing the tip about dabbing in areas there didn't get covered as well. I need these great ideas all the time. :)

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  42. Really like both of your cards. Thanks for sharing the tip about dabbing in areas there didn't get covered as well. I need these great ideas all the time. :)

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  43. Your cards are so festive. Thanks so much for the video!!

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  44. Love the festive card designs!!!

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  45. Such gorgeous cards and I love the paper!!

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  46. So pretty! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  47. Such amazing cards!! This collaboration of stamps, dies and sequins is perfect!!!

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  48. Very cheerful holiday cards! Beautiful!

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  49. Such beautiful cards! Very festive and lovely!

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  50. Beautifu, the tree is my favorite. Wonderful inspiration.

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  51. Such creative layering/inlay here! Love the idea of just die cutting a portion of the image!

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  52. Gold and vellum are SO elegant!!

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  53. Great Christmas cars!!! They are so clear and elegant!!! I love them ;)

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  54. I love the off-set framing on your cards, great idea!

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  55. Carissa, these are beautiful with the frame and pretty layers. :)

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  56. Lovely. I like the way you've got the tree and ornament off-set in the frame. Nice touch!

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  57. Gorgeous cards! Love the gold frame. 😃

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  58. I, too, find the offset frame appealing.

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  59. So pretty! And thanks for the tip about die cutting with the fun foam.

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  60. Very nice. Thank you for the Christmas inspiration.

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  61. Beautiful cards!! Love that gold that you paired up with the tree. Very elegant.

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  62. So beautiful! Great stamping techniques!

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  63. Great combination of colours. Very cheery.

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  64. what a beautiful design in your cards, there are so beautiful!

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  65. Love how you offset the images! Really adds a lot of personality to the cards!

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  66. Very pretty how you framed the images and then added all the great details with the PPP sequins.

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  67. Beautiful cards!! Love the frame in both!! very beautiful for Christmas..
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  68. I love the decorative tag die in gold.

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  69. This is a great hop and I'm enjoying all the projects. I always like your cards and videos. These two are especially pretty. Thank you!

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  70. Totally enjoyed your video Carissa and your cards are fantastic. PINNED!

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  71. Love your cards. Really loving all the gold too!

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  72. Oh what pretty cards! Thanks for sharing the video!

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  73. What beautiful creations. Love that gold frame and thank you for sharing your video and ideas

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  74. Very cute and creative cards! I love vellum. I think it makes any card look classier!

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  75. Your cards are BETTER then Hallmark! Wow! You are very talented and we are very lucky that you share your talent with us! Thank You! Blessings, Melitta

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  76. WOW! Both cards are adorable I love the gold trim.

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  77. Beautiful cards! The sequins add a wonderful touch.

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  78. Fabulous cards! Love how you framed the images! The gold frames add a nice bit of elegance to the cards! Thanks for the tip on using a makeup sponge to fill in the "blanks" if you don't get a good impression!

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  79. Such gorgeous cards - love all the pretty layers and sparkle!

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  80. Love your cards! Great colors and the vellum adds a very nice touch.

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  81. Your cards are awesome!! I love the gold embossing!

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  82. Beautiful holiday cards! I love these bright colors!
    Take Care!
    Michele

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  83. Great cards! thanks for the awesome video!

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  84. Great card, love all the colors they make the card so cheerful

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  85. Gorgeous cards!!, really love the use of vellum!!

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  86. Wonderful cards! I like how you spotlighted the stamped elements using the frame!

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  87. Your cards are just gorgeous, thank you!

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  88. Both of your cards are so beautifully created, Carissa. Thanks for the hint to add the foam before die cutting.

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  89. Great tip on fun foam die cutting. Love the cards, great card layouts.

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  90. Love the ornament card.
    Framing it with the gold frame was a great idea.
    Both cards are so pretty.
    thanks for sharing ideas on ombre stamping.
    I needed more help with that.

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  91. Great tip on fun foam die cutting. Love the cards, great card layouts.

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  92. Thank you for the information packed video.

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  93. Love your use of vellum and the great tips you always share!

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  94. Love that frame to highlight the stamping, so pretty

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  95. Beautiful cards. I have to try the embossing technique. Thanks for the video!

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  96. Fun designs, Carissa - your gold accents make them special!

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  97. Beautiful cards, love that decorative frame die with the awesome stamps and your gold and vellum details are fabulous.

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  98. Gorgeous cards, I like the frame with only part of the stamped image being showcased.

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  99. Lovely cards with such great detail and colors, and they're so beautifully made!

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  100. Fabulous cards! I have to say that I need to Pin them so I can visit back and get some tips! Awesome details!

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  101. I love the gold frames around the images =)

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  102. The touches of gold makes for lovely elegant cards.

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  103. The cards are incredible. Thank you for the tip on cutting the fun foam

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  104. Your cards are wonderful! Beautiful job

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  105. Ah awesome cards!! I love using fun foam and plan on using your method to keep it from stretching!!!

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  106. I love these traditional colors with the shine of the gold and the wonderful ombre images! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  107. beautiful cards, lucky people will receive these! they make me smile

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  108. Gorgeous cards, great embossing technique! TFS

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  109. Great cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  110. What a great video, so much inspiration and wonderful tips for cardmaking. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  111. Lovely cards. Thanks so much for the video. I especially like the second one, with the droplets. Just love those little droplets.

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  112. BEAUTIFUL cards Carissa!!!
    LOVE your PRETTY layers and ELEGANT designs, LOVE your GLORIOUS golden accents and SPARKLING sequins too!!! Vellum adds such a special finishing touch to cards ... SO MANY ideas, I can't decide on what to do for our Christmas cards this year now :)
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION!!!

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  113. Love the many ways you can add everything together. Such a beautiful cards!

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  114. Lovely Christmas cards! Love the vellum ♥

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  115. I love your cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  116. These cards are gorgeous. I really like the framing aspect.

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  117. Love all the touches of gold on your festive cards!

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  118. Very creative use of the PPP dies!

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  119. I love how you layer things, and I'm a sucker for gold embossing. Thanks for the great ideas!

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  120. So gorgeously designed and beautifully layered. TFS and inspiring!

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  121. love all the gold....just the right added touch

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  122. Your use of gold is spectacular

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  123. Lovely and Inspirational! You are very Talented :)

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  124. LOVING LOVING LOVING the AMAZING Inspiration!! =) Such AWESOME Projects Ladies!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and for the FUN Blog Hop!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  125. Sooo Pretty! Love the color scheme!

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  126. These are so pretty! I always enjoy your videos! I really like your style! The gold frames look amazing!

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    1. Thanks for the hints about embossing die inked stamps. I also appreciate the trick for cutting fun foam for dimension Lovely cards too..

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  127. Pretty card! Love it! Thanks for sharing!

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  128. Beautiful cards! Love the gold paper and hint about cutting foam. I always have a problem with is squashing!

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  129. I love the gold frames... amazing :)

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  130. Your cards are beautiful. Thanks for sharing your tip on using the fun foam.

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  131. Love your cards and your videos! The designs are just wonderful! ❤️

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  132. These are both so beautiful. Your so skilled with your layering and love the gold frames.

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  133. I love your second card it has just the enough amount of layers and embellishments, the sentiment looks perfect

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  134. Great cards as always! Love your work.

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  135. Lovely cards! I understand why you love the paper pads. The tip about card stock and fun foam is great!

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  136. Stunning and so informative! You are full of inspiration. Love the ombre and gold, Carissa!

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  137. Fun cards! I loved the spotlighting you did!

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  138. Fun cards! I loved the spotlighting you did!

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  139. Fantastic cards, thanks for sharing your embossing technique.

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  140. Your cards are so beautiful! I love all the details.

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  141. Gosh, you are so clever! Love the vellum and gold frames to highlight these gorgeous products!! This hop is so fun!! 💕 💕

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  142. Your holiday cards are awesome; great video with good tips on Versamark and embossing.

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  143. Love these so much !!! Every detail is perfect !
    Hugs,
    Mayra

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  144. OMG- what stunning cards. You really make them look so easy to do. Love all the tips about the fun foam and embossing.

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  145. Great cards, the gold frames look stunning with the reds and greens :)
    Kate XX

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  146. Beautiful cards! I love how you used the focal images and popped them up with frames like that! :)

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