Hello and welcome to this month’s blog hop from the NC Stampin’ Up! Demos group.

Last night I returned home from a first… the first time I had ever hosted a Stamping Cruise!

We had a great time learning and trying some new techniques, and even made up a couple possibly.  With a limited set of tools and materials to work with while we were on the ship we were doing all kinds of experimenting.

This is one of those experiments, and we all loved the results!

As far as materials onboard, we had the silver foil paper, and the Blends alcohol markers.  We played a lot with the Brusho watercolor crystals and had the stamp set that Stampin’ Up! has as a great one to use the Brusho on, Beautiful Day.  I also had the Black Archival ink pad, a Versamark pad and some clear embossing powder.

I tried stamping a piece of the silver foil with the black archival ink.  The ink is really wet and will not really dry on the non-porous foil, so the obvious step was to seal it by adding the clear embossing powder and heat embossing the image.

This worked great, and then I decided to color the image in with the Blends markers.

They don’t soak in on the foil like they do on regular cardstock, so I did get the streaks, but I liked it.  It looked a lot like stained glass.

The blends do dry on the foil and I was able to add a second layer of color on the lower part of the butterfly and shade it a little.

The color is translucent on the foil, with the whole piece colored it isn’t even obvious that it IS foil anymore.

How cool is that?

So then I did one with the flower in that set on a 3″x 3″ piece of the foil.

The process was exactly the same, with one little addition.

After the Blends had dried on the foil, I pressed the Versamark pad on the foil and covered it in the clear embossing powder and embossed it.

Here is a close up. 







It really looks cool, it is not a solid layer of the clear powder at all, but instead looks streaked just like how the Blends colored on the foil.

You can see the detail better by clicking on the picture to get a larger picture.

The final card I did like this on the cruise was an all over flower design using a mask of this flower design.

I just love that I could use several of the Blends colors on this.  And you can see that there is also some color shading on the flowers by coloring over the dried colors.

Yes, I know the theme of this blog hop is SAB favorites, but these products would be a great purchase to earn some of the Sale-a-Bration items for yourself.   The list of products I used are at the bottom of this post.  Get them, try the technique I did and earn the stamp sets to try the others.  A Win-Win!

Now go see what my talented friend, JoAnne Hewins, has for us by clicking on the picture below!

Full List of Participating NC Demos

Kayla Adams

Toni Campana

Tamra Davis   YOU ARE HERE!

Jo Anne Hewins

Tracie Evans Langley 

Laurie Meier

Kat Spencer 

Sue Stapp

Kathy Svedberg

Frances Wagner

Christina Walker

Product List