Saturday, May 24

Celebrating Birthday LOVE for the 5th Annual Operation Write Home Memorial Day Bloghop


Welcome to Amazing Crafting Products and our stop on the Annual Operation Write Home Memorial Day Bloghop! We would like to say "THANKS" to our men and women serving in the armed forces. Each one of us has a family member, friend or co-worker that has dedicated their life to protect our freedoms and to these brave folks we say "THANK YOU!" Also we would like to say "thanks" to all who support Operation Write Home in providing millions of handmade cards to our Military Men and Women abroad.


If you arrived here and would like to get back to see the rest of the blogs participating... CLICK HERE to head back to Operation Write Home!

  

BLOG CANDY...

As part of the event, Amazing Crafting Products is hosting a giveaway of AMAZING proportions. One winner will be chosen from those who leave a comment telling us "what is your favorite embossing folder technique" on this post. Winner will receive one box each of Amazing Mold Putty, Amazing Mold Rubber, Amazing Clear Cast Resin and Amazing Casting Resin!!!


Cardmaking is quick and easy with embossing folders and we particularly love them for making our own embellishments with Amazing Crafting Products. In the Happy Birthday with Love card, designer Susan M. Brown applied Ranger Distress Stains into the Cuttlebug Happy Birthday collage embossing folder, placed in a natural cardstock and ran through the Cuttlebug to make a quick and easy background. To finish off the card she added a dimensional heart molded in Amazing Mold Putty; then cast with Amazing Casting Resin, Red Plum Alumidust and Stampendous Mica Flakes.


To make the heart coordinate with the card base, she rubbed the resin heart with Liquitex Pyrrole Red Acrylic Ink. It gives that pop of red, but lets the shimmer of the mica flakes shine though. Mounted on a navy blue card base, this card is colorful with texture and a little dimension, too!

For more AMAZING ideas creating embellishments with Amazing Casting Resin and embossing folders CLICK HERE or scroll down to yesterday's post by our Featured Artist for May, Cat Kerr. This is a MUST SEE and worth an extra minute before you hop along!!

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Now we have a little business to take care of... Last year we participated in the Annual Operation Write Home Memorial Day Bloghop and the OUR PRIZE was never claimed. If you missed out on it, CLICK HERE to see all the stops on the hop. Thanks so much to all the supporters of OWH and all the fantastic readers who dropped by to visit as part of this fabulous event. We drew a number via random.org from the 106 comments left and the winner is... DRUMROLL please....


Congratulations to April!!!!

 

Please email Susan Brown, Creative Team Coordinator your shipping info where you can receive FedEx Ground packages so we can send out your prize to the following email:


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Have a Safe and Happy Memorial Day Weekend!


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71 comments:

  1. my Favorited embossing technique is to spray my paper with water before dry embossing, It loosens the fibers of the paper and less likely to tear on those intricate folders. works pretty well,

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  2. Great affects with the watercolors.

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  3. I just did the distress paint on the inside of a folder, sprayed with water and then rubbed it - no embossing - just the design on the paper - loved the design you got and every time you do it it turns out different thanks for support OWH
    Barb Housner

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  4. hmmm...I think my favorite embossing folder technique is..using the folders to enboss the envelopes. I will take a folder and emboss the flap of the emvelope or just about an ince or so on the side. Really adds a special touch but oh so quick to do. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  5. I love your tie-dye background!

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  6. Oh my gosh, this card is amazing. I love it. Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  7. This card looks like it was a lot of fun to make. Very cool effect with the stains and the mica. Thanks for joining in on the hop and supporting OWH!

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  8. Favorite embossing technique is to emboss a variety of metallic sheets and making a quilt pattern out of them. I adore the way you have done the Happy Birthday coloring. Need to explore your blog more!

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  9. What a great card! I love the embossing technique and the molded heart. Thanks for supporting OWH. My favourite embossing technique is letterpressing!

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  10. I love the tie-dyed watercolor and embossed background on this card!

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  11. Hmmm...favorite embossing folder technique. I love inking up the embossing side and then running it through the big shot. Easy way to produce a nice background! Have a great day and thanks for supporting OWH!

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  12. I like how you started with a simple embossing folder and build your card from there.

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  13. All the elements come together to make a truly stunning card.

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  14. So far I do not have s fave because I just started with the embossing. I'll try more thing this year. TFS.

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  15. This card looks like somethingi could do with my kids who like to get creative with Mom, when I feel like sharing my supplies. LOL.
    I haven't really tried any techniques with embossing... cause I don't live on the dangerous side. :( but that's all about to change. :)

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  16. I love the "messiness" of this card with the layers and textures!!! Radloff jen at cable one dot net

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  17. Wow, I love that tie die look. I like to run white core colored cardstock through with the folder, then sanding off the raised parts, giving it a kind of grunge texture multi-color look.

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  18. Your card is so neat with all those splotches of wonderful color. Now and then I take only a portion of the embossing folder and add a design to one corner only. Then I also like to use the same embossing folder design on the envelope too so they go together well.

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  19. The Red, White & Blue coloring on your card is fabulous!!! love the look. I don't do anything special with all my embossing folders.. I just emboss with them. When I am making multiples of cards, I do emboss two at a time, or more, depending on the size of the piece being embossed.

    thanks for sharing ~ Pam

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  20. Cool techniques! My fav embossing folder technique is to put ink directly onto the folder and then insert CS, Run through the cuttlebug and you end up with a really fun impression that is all ready inked. Fun!

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  21. Love the molded heart and mixed media design of this gorgeous card

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  22. Love the idea of using distress stain on the embossing folder. It set everything else up so nicely!

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  23. Very mixed media fun. Thanks for hopping w/OWH.

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  24. I just love embossing - no special technique!

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  25. My favorite embossing folder technique is to apply paint to the folder, lay the paper over it and brayer it to make patterned paper--with or without the embossing. Thank you for supporting OWH!

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  26. Very interesting background using Distress Stains. My favorite technique for embossing folders is to apply Distress inks to one side of the folder before running it through my Big Shot. Thanks for being part of our bloghop and for supporting OWH!

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  27. Very interesting techniques on this card. My favorite technique with embossing folders is using core paper then sanding the image. It brings out the design of the embossing so nicely

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  28. Love the watercolor embossing. Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  29. Love the background you created.

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  30. I like to rub a little distress ink onto water color paper. Emboss it then give it a little spritz with water. I like the effect if gives.

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  31. Oh I'm new to all this and just love using embossing folders plainly - don't know many techniques yet - but I have a bunch to try stored on Pinterest!

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  32. My favorite embossing technique is to just use my cuttlebug! It makes all my cards SO MUCH BETTER!!! But as I'm hopping through these blogs I'm finding ideas I may need to try!!!

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  33. Fabulous card! I love the background and that fun heart! My favorite embossing technique is to use distress inks on the raised portion... it makes the raised area "pop"!

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  34. That heart is simply genius! I really don't have a favorite technique I just love using embossing to add dimension where needed.

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  35. Wonderful card! I've not seen your products used before but am really interested after seeing your card. My fave technique with EF's is to emboss just part of the card leaving a smooth space for my sentiment.

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  36. What a pleasant surprise. :-) I've sent an email for my prize. My favorite embossing folder technique is using ink on the embossing folder to get the embossing with color. :-)
    April

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  37. Congrats to April! Love your creative card - well done!!! My favorite embossing folder technique is 'embedding' an image or die cut into a very detailed folder. Looks like a fabric quilt! Thanks for sharing, and for the chance to win some crafty goodness!!!

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  38. How interesting! I have no idea what those products are..you made my eyes spin a little! One of my many embossing folders has been brayered with ink before embossing...lol...

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  39. Wow - awesome techniques - love that heart! Thank you so much for supporting Operation Write Home!

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  40. Wonderful card, super bold and creative!

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  41. The red white & blue embossed background is nice! I haven't ever used the molding putty but the flakes really add a nice touch to the heart! Thanks for sharing

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  42. very creative card love the sentiment and the wash feel of the colors

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  43. This is a beautiful technique!

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  44. Thank you for supporting OHW. I love sanding my embossed papers, inking my folders, and also chalking the embossed paper to name a few techniques.
    R/

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  45. What an interesting technique, very lovely.

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  46. Your card is great. I love the heart.

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  47. I like to use gelatos and rub onto my embossing folders then spritz with water and run through my vagabond..... I also have put glue onto my folders then when dry peeled it off and used it in my art journal for texture....

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  48. What a great card!! I like to use the technique of brayering with ink and running it threw the machine!! slnewby at gmail dot com.

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  49. The only technique I've used so far is embossing folders...I'm hoping to change that soon. Thank you for sharing your card and the chance to win.

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  50. Inking the inside of the folder is my favorite!

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  51. That's a great technique--I am new to this and have never tried to make my own embellishments!

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  52. I need to get a little more inventive with my folders. My fave technique is the wax paper resist. Thanks for your support of OWH!!!

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  53. I like the 'randomness' look of the card, if you KWIM? My fav embossing folder technique is (all of them really, but OK... ;-) cutting it down to use only part of it and inking the raised portions. Thanks so much for the chance to win; I'm hoping I'm the lucky ducky who scores the prize!!! Thanks for supporting OWH!! RBBRRMQN at YAHOO dot COM Nancy M

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  54. Wow! Love the mica added to the heart. So far, I'm new to embossing folders and just like to add a bit of color to the raised paper. I'm learning.

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  55. My favorite folder technique is a faux letterpress -- one side is inked before embossing.

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  56. What a great mix of techniques! Love the resulting cArd!

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  57. What an unusual background! My favorite embossing technique is inking the inside of the folder. Our thanks to your loved ones who serve our country.

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  58. Wow, I love the embossing folder you used and the heart. What a great job. My favorite technique is inking the inside of the folders. I also love to sponge the impressions after using the folder. About 50-50 on these two methods. TFS

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  59. Embossed layers add so much interest to a card, and the way you used the stains on your card looks like fireworks-- woot!

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  60. I love this technique, just used it on a card and made a few other patterns to have on hamd!

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  61. Love your card--it reminds me of a jello cake. My favorite embossing folder technique is to use cardstock with a white core like Close To My Heart and distress it with a sanding block to make it two toned. Thank you for the opportunity to win and for supporting OWH!
    :) Marie

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  62. So artsy and creative! I love the dimension of that heart!

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  63. Very unique card! I like seeing the newest technique of inking with embossing folders. Yours has a nice tie-die effect!

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  64. Neat idea adding the stains to the embossing folder. Love the mica flakes on the heart. Thanks for participating and supporting OWH.

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  65. Well I usually just use embossing folders as they are but I occasionally apply ink to the inside to the negative space.

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  66. I have never used your products - but would love to try them! I mostly use embossing folders as tone on tone backgrounds, or sanding the paper to reveal a different color core. Thanks for supporting OWH! BobbisTreasure at aol dot com

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  67. These techniques look amazing! I don't have many techniques up my sleeve for my embossing folders. But did just learn about adding some liquid appliqué over the embossed image to add more dimension so I've been doing that lately. Can't wait to check out your tutorials and would love to win this prize pack to see how To make more page and card embellishments. Love to stretch my stock! Thanks for everything.

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  68. I left a comment over the weekend but it didn't show up so will try again.
    Great background to the card and love the heart.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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