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February 2021 Technique Blog Hop


Hello!  Welcome to the February 2021 Technique Blog Hop.  This month's theme is Mock Croc.  This was a new technique for me and is one I will be using again!  Thanks for visiting us today.

Card Front Finished Card



To make the Mock Croc, take a 4" x 5.25" piece of Basic Black card stock.  '

Use your Versa Mark ink pad and stamp the pad directly onto your card stock.  Leave approximately 1.5 " unstamped so you can hold your paper while you use your Heat Tool.

Versa Mark Pad

Embossing Powder

Next, use your stylus or piercing tool to create lines in the embossing powder.


Use your heat tool to melt the embossing powder.

Heat Embossed

Assemble your card.  For this card, I used the following card stock and Designer Series Paper:

5.5" x 8.5" Melon Mambo card stock, scored at 4.25"

4" x 5.25" Basic Black cardstock

4" x 5.25" Basic White (inside of card)

2" x 5.25" True Love Designer Series Paper 

Layers on Card

Using your Paper Snips, cut out one of the large flowers from the True Love Designer Series Paper.  Color the image with Stampin' Blends (Melon Mambo, Old Oliver, and Daffodil Delight).

DSP and Blends 1 DSP and Blends 2

Stamp your greeting and punch or die cut.  I used the Meant to Be stamp set from the Annual Catalog and the Double Oval Punch from the January - June Mini Catalog for my sentiment.  Adhere your sentiment and flower image to the card front using Dimensionals.


Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed my project.  Please click on the next button to continue hopping through!


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