Yesterday's trip to Chicago was a profitable one for Isaiah and Ashley - and Brad! The kids got a few Lego sets that they have been busily building since we got home last night. And, Brad picked out an Cycle-Cross Bicycle that he's been eyeing for awhile. We had yummy hotdogs at Chicago's famous Portillos for lunch after our time at the Lego Discovery Center, which was pretty neat. The kids had a lot of fun and so did Brad and I. Ashley even got to build a Lego duck with one of their Lego Designers who opened his office for visitors. It was a great family day!
Now, on to the cards for today...
Aren't cuttlebug embossing folders the best?! I love mine and use them as often as I can on my projects. The cards I'm sharing today are some that I have on display at Gina's store showing the folders and Koh-i-noor OMS coloring.
For the first card, I inked the folder with versamark before I put the paper inside. Then, I ran it through the machine. After that, I sprinkled the paper with Stampin Up's Iridescent Ice Embossing powder and heat set it. The sparkle with this embossing powder is so fun. The coloring is all done with Koh-i-noor pencils, OMS, and blending stumps, while the shading on all three cards is done with a cotton ball and Pebbles Pearlescent Chalks.
For the next card, I inked the same snowflake folder with Stampin Up's basic gray ink and embossed basic gray cardstock. No sparkle here, just subtle shading. There is liquid applique and glitter on his Santa hat and cuffs - I love using that stuff together. The glitter helps the liquid applique to puff nicely - not so crazy like it can on it's own.
This last card shows how rich some tone on tone colors can be together. I used Caramel ink and caramel paper. I stamped a variety of images from this set to make a beachy scene. Doesn't he look like he's inviting people over for a party at his sand castle? LOL! There is a hint of Crystal Lacquer on this card. I love that stuff too!
Thanks for stopping by today and have a great rest of your day!