Saturday, February 25, 2017

A Trick with DCWV Metallic Card Stock

     This month I've been working on the DCWV Stack-a-holic challenges, always fun.  My background paper is from the beautiful Samantha Rose stack which has a lot of gold foil.  I wanted my sentiment tags to have coordinating shine, so I printed them out with my little Epson printer on card stock from the Metallic stack.
Yeah, you can hardly see it!  But I noticed how wet the ink was and how it just sat on the paper!  So I printed it out again and immediately poured on black embossing powder.  When I heated it, voila!  
Crisp, dark and clear!  I've heard of other people embossing right out of the printer, but my ink always dried too fast.  On this card stock, it didn't.  I loved the result.  I loved learning something new!

DCWV February Stack-a-holic Challenges

     So excited to be able to play in these challenges and get creative.  When I thought Sequoia was to be our last grandchild, I decided to do a page-a-month album for her.  Her two little brothers get a lot of attention, just not on paper!  I had hopes of getting current with Sequoia's album before I had back surgery almost a year ago.  Then I fell way behind.  So, yay!  Another page!  From October, 2015, but I WILL GET CAUGHT UP!  Thank you, DCWV!  You are awesome!  I needed just the incentive I got from you!
     Here are both the scrapbook layout sketch and the card sketch.  I had fun with both!
     I like my scrap pages to tell a story, and this one tells a lot about our granddaughter.  Can you say "STRONG-WILLED?  The paper I used is mostly from the DCWV Kidlets Stack. The scissor blades are from the Card Stock Stack-Shimmer.
     Some of my favorite cards are ones that give you a punch line inside. That's what I went for here. The background is paper from the beautiful Samantha Rose Stack.  The sentiment is computer printed and embossed on the Card Stock Stack-Metallic.  (I'm going to do a separate post on that.)  The little girl is an svg from Apex Cuttable Designs, the leaves from Cheery Lynn Designs, and the cats from a Impressions Obsession die.  
I hope you like them.  Thanks for looking.