Welcome to my Blog – First Post

Hello new and old friends!  After acquiring this website…nearly six months ago! I’m determined to go live and learn by doing!

This is a place for me to share my cards, and a little more informations about them than I can cram into an Instagram post.  Maybe, from time to time, I’ll blog about  some new crafty techniques and perhaps even the occasional non-crafty post.  Just because.

For tonight, I’m sharing a card from earlier this month–the image is by the delightful and talented Marcella Hawley who owns Power Poppy stamps–some of the most beautiful floral and whimsical images I’ve found.  Her stamps always make me feel like an artist, and make me willing to try new things.

For this card, I embossed Ranger watercolor paper (which is precut to 4.25″ X 5.5″ and a great bright white–so easy to use!) with copper embossing powder by Wow!  I had expected the embossing to be raised–as it is when I emboss on less porous paper (like Neenah Solar White 80 pound–which is my go-to).  That’s not what happened:  the embossing powder sank into the watercolor paper, leaving me with a very different, more exacting process when I added my water color.  But–in the end, I really like the result.  It wasn’t what I planned, but I like what I got.

And that’s a good lesson for me:  Keep going.  When it starts to go in a direction you didn’t expect, just keep going.


And that’s enough for a first post.   Thanks for dropping by, and if you have comments for me, that’s terrific!

Author: Essie

Cardmaking and papercrafting hobbyist. Ink on fingers, glitter in hair.

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