Friday, January 9, 2015

January 2015 Joyful Stars Blog Hop

 Happy New Year!  Welcome to the Joyful Stars Blog Hop. Thank you for joining us.  If you arrived here from Krista's Blog, then you are on the right track.  It is a circular hop so you can start anywhere and stop when you return to the first blog.  However, you can go to Joyce's Blog if you would like to see the complete list of participants.  I have finally had a little time to play with my ShinHan markers.  They are alcohol based markers with both a broad and fine tip and come in 24 colors.  You can use these markers on many different surfaces that you could not color with a regular water based marker.   One of my favorite uses has been coloring bling and accessories to match cards and scrapbook pages.  Today, I decided to try them on a piece of acetate.  I wanted to use the new Hopscotch paper pack, so I chose three colors (R140 Light Orange, R11 Carmine, B62 Marine Blue) to match/blend with the colors in the pack.  First, I used the Chevron Embossing folder and embossed the piece of acetate.  The acetate I used was a piece of packaging that I saved.  It looked like this after embossing:
It was difficult to photograph due to the reflection of the acetate.

 Then, I colored the raised part of the embossed design using the ShinHan markers. 
 I also used the colorless blending marker.  It allows you to "remove" color if make a mistake or the color gets too dark.  I attached the acetate to a Colonial White card using Liquid Glass.  The word HAPPY is stamped directly on the Colonial White card.  The bird was stamped on Colonial White Cardstock, cut out and adhered to the acetate using Liquid Glass.  The stamps are from the set C1600 Happy Birds.  I guess you noticed by now, that I never did use any Hopscotch paper!  It looked too busy with the colored chevrons so I changed my original design.  But that is fine because I still
 have a small piece of acetate left when I trimmed it to fit the card.  So now I get to "play" with that and incorporate it on another project!
Now it is time for you to "HOP" to Cindy's Blog to see what she has created this month. 

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  1. Thank you for sharing such a cool technique with us!

  2. I have a big piece of acetate, now I know what to do with it. Great technique

  3. Wow... Really great idea of using acetate! And very creative recycling them too :) Betty, I love the card!

  4. Thanks for sharing such a fabulous idea--embossing on acetate AND coloring with the Shin Han Touch markers! You've made a bright and cheery and beautiful card! Thanks for the inspiration!
    :) Marie

  5. Very clever! I'll have to try this.

  6. So smart you are ;)...thanks for sharing your expertise! :)