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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Coffee Tuesday

Good morning to the travelling cups group or Tea Tuesday group :)

Up early this morning having coffee and watching the news.  I don't watch tv during the day but I do like to start out with a bit of news and this is usually the time for coffee :)

I've been busy getting some Christmas cards done and here is one I tried with the faux bleach technique.  I did try a few images but the flourish type worked best for me.  You stamp with versa mark on glossy paper, cover with embossing powder and heat.  Cover the whole piece with alcohol inks--I used three, then put a piece of regular white card stock over this and iron it. This transfers/removes the embossing powder and gives you the mirror image on the plain card stock--it looks a bit like a water colour image.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll join us by starting here, at Elizabeth's blog


  1. Lovely idea going to have to give that one a try.. take care

  2. That's a cool stamp and an even more cool technique!!
    Happy T day!

  3. Gorgeous Christmas card. Thanks for sharing the technique, may have to give that one a try.
    Happy T-day

  4. Not one card made on my end- maybe I'll do New Years cards! fun techniques.

  5. Sorry I’m so late. The party is over and everything has been put away, so now I can relax and enjoy your lovely mug and Christmas card.

    I don't make many Christmas cards, but I sure like yours. It is so elegant. That sounds like a great technique, too.

    Thanks for sharing your breakfast coffee over TV and your gorgeous Christmas card for T this Tuesday.

  6. Your card is lovely Nancy.
    That is a technique I had tried awhile ago when I was a card maker...
    I miss making cards and forgot alot of the tricks. I appreciate you sharing very much!
    Great coffee mug you have there.
    Happy to join in for T again.
    Happy October!

  7. Hello there. Sorry I am late but playing catch up right now.
    Gorgeous card you have made. I have not tried this technique though I remember seeing it before. Thanks for reminding me.

  8. a really gorgeous card! though I must admit I am not thinking about Christmas yet, this is really beautiful...