Hi Hollowers!

Welcome to day three of our relaunch. Today is one of my favorite tutorials and Mr H-h has had so much fun photographing these cards so grab a coffee and you laborite cookie and settle in for lots of pictures and two FULL video tutorials.  Without further ado I have so excited to announce that I am part of Concord and 9th’s affiliate program!  Concord and 9th are helping with celebrate with a $25 gift card for one of my readers! You will also see them linked on my sidebar.  To enter the giveaway you just need to comment on this blog post before midnight EST today (8th March 2017) with your favorite technique featured today.

When I started scrolling through their site I was instantly drawn to this butterfly set.  I could see so many uses for it, using all the elements or just one or two individually.  That’s exactly what I have done for you, first up I have this moth card full of altered techniques and drama:

I also raised each layer individually so you could get lots of depth, you can see it best in a side view:

I also have a complete contrast card for you, this technique is studding and gives you such a vibrant and pixelated effect:

Again I added layers to give you lots of dimension:

I love both of these for completely different reasons, but i’m even more in love with the techniques and the versatility of the stamp and die combo!  I have filmed two videos so you can make you own, why not trying your favorite color combinations to see how they come out? If you have never heat embossed Click Here to go to our ToolTurial. Here is the part 1 to make the moth:

Now for the more pixelated image and how to achieve those beautiful blends:

I tried lots of inks and distress really were the best for both of these techniques, the shaving brushes are a must have for my blending, mine are very old but I recently ordered a few different ones from Amazon and have linked up my favorites; I also really recommend distress paper, I was very skeptical; however, it gave me much crisper results.  To make it clearer I did two supply lists, of course you might be like me and have to have it all!  Don’t forget to use the links below or my SSS banner so they know where you come from, there’s also a $5 off code ‘LEAP’ for SSS.

Part One Supply List:


 

Part 2 Supply List:


 

Be sure to stay tuned for more releases all week or catch up our previous tutorials this week including the eagerly anticipated Distress Oxide Inks!

Happy stamping!