Thursday, October 15, 2015

Diffuse Your Artwork - Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to the CTMH October 
Technique Blog Hop 

This month we will be showcasing our two new Diffusers, Circle or Square, found in the Close to My Heart Annual Inspirations Idea Book on page 123.
If you have arrived from Melissa Robinson's blog, then you are in the right place.  If you want to start at the beginning, visit Melissa's blog, but if you want to keep hopping, be assured you'll see it all since it's a big circle.  You can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.
This challenge had me absolutely stumped!
I tried to emboss and actually cracked the edge of the circle diffuser, and dented/cracked  the embossing folder.  I impulsively tried this without instructions.  
Not too smart!  Here's a tutorial.

FAST and so EASY!
For my card base I used Smoothie card stock cut at 8 1/2 and 5 1/2.  I also use smoothie on the chevron embellishment.  I sponged the embossed white daisy (cut at 4 x 5 1/4) with  smoothie, Pomegranate, Canary, and Saffron. The "Blessed" stamp is from "Harvest Wreath Holiday" and stamped using the new Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The edges of the white daisy were distressed with a scissors.  To add some finishing touches, I added a strip of the red glitter paper and red Enamel Gems,
Now hop over to Priscilla Gotham and see what amazing art she has created.  Thanks for stopping by.  Please, be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my inspiration.


  1. Love the way you added the color to your embossing~ very pretty.

  2. Love the ombre color pattern on the embossed dots. Very nice card.