Saturday, April 21, 2012

First Communion

Supplies: Paper: Bazzill, copy paper, Martha Stewart patterned paper Accessories: scallop trim corner and border punch, petite ovals, Sizzix embossing folder, pop dots, SU button, white DMC floss

Today we are celebrating as my niece takes her first Holy Communion, she sure is growing up fast!  This is a card I made for the occasion.  I followed the following video tutorial, and put my own spin on the layout.  This was fun to make!

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

I Can't Get Enough Of Double Embossing!

Supplies: Stamps: GKD Spring Mix Paper: Ivory Ink: Versamagic red brick, Memento sahara sand, Archival Ink cocoa  Accessories: nesatabilites, gems, ribbon, cuttlebug embossing folder

I remembered that the Gina K set had an oval frame, and I thought what are the chances that it would fit inside the double embossed frame?!  Guess what, it did!  How cool is that?!  I stamped the floral image using the drop shadow technique, added some chocolate colored gems, and a bow and I was done! 

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Monday, April 9, 2012

Double Embossing

I have had some requests to make a tutorial for the double embossed card I made.  If you have any questions, please let me know. 

To begin you will need to pick out your shapes, and make some shims.  To do this cut the shapes out of chipboard two times, and glue them together.  My rectangle is 4.25x5.5.  When you cut this out remember this is how it will appear on your card.  Be sure to place it where you want it to be on your card.
Next select an embossing folder, and get your card base ready.  Put your card front in your embossing folder, then put your chipboard shim down.  This is will be the part that you want embossed.

Mat Stack: A plate, embossing folder with card front, shim, C plate

Note: I do not put the C plate over the entire card.  I place it over the card front only to avoid any unexpected embossed lines from the cutting plate.  I line up the edge of the C plate to the scored line of my card.

This is what it will look like after running it through the cuttlebug.

Now the final embossing:  Mat Stack:
A plate, B plate, silicone mat, card front: embossing facing up, nestabilites facing down.

Next place the chipboard shims on top of the nestabilities.  (This takes some patience, those buggers like to move just when you have them where you want them! J)

 Last carefully (remember those mats like to move…you may want to use a little dotto adhesive if they keep moving) place the B plate on top, again lining up the edge of the plate with your score line on your card.  And run it through.
And presto! A double embossed frame using your nestabilities!  Time to embellish!  Have fun!!
Here is a link to the video where I recieved inspiration for this card:
Double Embossing Video

If you make a card using this technique I would love to see it, send me a link!


Sunday, April 8, 2012

Embossing Fun!

Supplies: Stamps: Our Daily Bread Paper: ivory Ink: Archival ink: jet black Accessories: nestabilities, cuttlebug embossing folder, black pearls

I made this card today, and I saw that the CAS challenge was to use scallops.  I'm glad I used the nestabilities die cut with scallops on it so I can share it for the challenge.  Awhile back I made some cards using the double embossing technique.  The cards I made embossed around the nestabilities image, and I thought it would be fun to try to emboss inside of the nestabilities image.  And then I thought why not add a plain oval as well!  I went to try it out and thought, this is never going to work!  But I'm glad I stuck with it, because I am pleased with the end result. 

I think I will have to make some more of these!
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Having Fun with Embossing Folders

So it is the last free night before my Spring Break is complete, and I was determined to make some cards.  I noticed that the featured stamper challenge was posted early so I found this card, and I was ready to go.  I dug out all of the embossing folders that would work with the layout and I chose three of them to work with.  Too bad I didn't have an Easter embossing folder! :) 
 Supplies: Stamps: Stampendous, Craft Lounge, and SU Home is Where the Haunt is  Ink: Archival Ink: jet black  Paper: cardstock  Accessories: paper punches, foam blending tool, dimensionals, Tim Holtz embossing folder
 Supplies: Stamps: Basic Grey Paper: Crumb Cake  Ink: versa color baby blue, craft white Accessories: Tim Holtz embossing folder, gems, circle punches, dimensionals, foam blending tool
Supplies: Stamps: Verve circular sayings Paper: ivory Ink: Memento rose bud Accessories: Sizzix embossing folder, ek success scallop circle and circle punch, ribbon?, dimensionals

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