Wednesday, 1 April 2020

April Creative Guest - Ericka Strange

Please welcome our April Guest designer Ericka Strange. We are super excited about the array of projects Ericka is going to show case to you this month. 

I’m Ericka Strange or aka Strangely Creative. I'm a wife and mom to two active girls, ages 9 & 5, and we live just outside of Houston, Texas.  I love all types of crafting but papercrafting is my favorite. I love making card and giving them to friends and family and it gives me a chance to create in my down time. I love working with a variety of colors and mediums to create fun backgrounds and recently discovered that I love using embossing powders in my creations. I've been expanding my stash of WOW Embossing Products and love the variety of colors and textures they give my projects.  I love being part of such an encouraging and kind crafting community and I look forward to inspiring others. When I’m not in my craft room, I’m usually outside in the vegetable garden trying to make things grow.
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Hello! I'm so excited to be this month's Guest Designer! For those of you who don't know me, I love all types of crafting but card making is my passion. My current obsession is coloring up flowers! I love WOW! Embossing Powder and all the beautiful colors and varieties they offer. It is amazing how much embossing powders can add to any project.

Now on to my card for today. I just received this beautiful set of Trio Dockside*Jo Firth Young collection and couldn't wait to play with it.

I started out stamping my background with an old Concord & 9th set called Stripe Builder.  I stamped the middle stripe first and heat embossed it with the Sparkling Sand which has a beautiful shine to it. Then I stamped the other two stripes and heat embossed them with Glassy Ocean which has a blue translucent feel.

For the flower, I used the PaperArtsy JOFY 73 and stamped it with permanent ink so that I could watercolor it with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I added extra details and shading with my colored pencils, white gel pen, and black pen.
I then added some fun embossing details using the Embossing Ink Pad Refill and paint brush. Here is a quick video on how I was able to add fine lines to my image.

Here is what the flower looks like after the embossing, I love the shine these embossing powders added to my flower.
I cut the flower out and added it to my card base with foam tape.
I then die cut a sentiment (3x and glued them together) from the Pinkfresh Classic Words set. I smooshed the layered die in the embossing pad so that I could heat emboss it with the Sparkling Sand. I repeated this step a couple times to ensure that my die cut was well covered.
There are so many great ways use the Embossing Pad Refill and I can't wait to play with it on some more images.


And there you have it! WOW! Embossing on fine details. I hope I have inspired you to use these awesome powders and products on your next project!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I'll be back next week with another creative inspiration,til then stay healthy and happy, 

 
WOW! Products Featured:
WOW! Embossing - Clear Embossing Pad
WOW! Embossing - Clear Embossing Pad
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WOW! Embossing - Trio Dockside
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WOW! Embossing - Embossing Ink Pad Refill
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PaperArtsy - JOFY 73
PaperArtsy - JOFY 73
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 Kuretake - ZIG - Clean Color - Real Brush Marker
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COPIC Multiliner Set Fine, Black, 4pc
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2 comments:

  1. This is so bright and beautiful Ericka and love the colours in the flower and the embossed background stripes too. x

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  2. WOW these are beautiful, thankd for the video! I love how you used the Embossing Ink Pad Refil to "paint" little areas to heat emboss! I must get it!

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