Monday, July 27, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
This is a CASE of a card by Laurie Schmidlin that I made for my workshop. Used markers - I am so glad they have In-Color markers now with crushed curry, old olive and razzleberry. Edge the whole thing with distressor and really let your fingernail do your walking. Mount on Crushed Curry. Staple the ribbon strips and then moutn the littel flower stamped in razzleberry on top. 4x4 very vanilla CS stamped with background stamp and then stamped with the same flower in old olive stamped off and edge distressed again and pierced. stamp sentiment on Curry and punch out with modern label punch and mount with brads and dimensionals. Stamp the strip image from the Razzle Dazzle set in versamark. You could easily change the sentiment for any occasion with the Teeny Tiny Wishes set that fits in here perfectly.
Monday, July 13, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
The dress is also made using a texture plate- cut the design out first in shimmery white CS and then place on texture plate face down so that it would be a symmetrical pattern, wrap a little piece of blue taffeta ribbon and glue dot down a flower from the pretties kit and a half dome pearl from the same kit. Place on card with Stampin' Dimensionals.
The sentiment is from All Holidays set, stamped in Bliss Blue on white, word window punched and then mounted on Bliss blue CS punched with the new modern label punch from SU and accented with a clear rhinestone brad.
The foil embossing is easy peasy- I would recommend that you cut the piece of heavy duty foil to the size neede so you manipulate as little as possible after embossing. It is a little too thin to emboss as is and does better with a piece of CS on top before layering as instructed and shown.
This is what it looks like after you run it through the Big Shot. All the wrinkles will magically disappear. Just lick your finger and slide the paper off the texture plate. Have your mounting surface all ready and put the tape onto the paper you will mount the foil. Be generous with the tape and I would use SNAIL or some smooth tape as one of my stampers found out with one of her "bumpy" adhesives left little bumps on the foil after mounting. This is a very delicate card and the foil can be marred with lots of handling.
This is what the embossing folder did to soda can tin to the left and aluminum foil to the right. I like the heavy duty aluminum foil with texture plate because it really smooths out the wrinkles and if you screw it up, run the same foil in the texture plate and it will come out new. But with embossing folders, there are still lots of wrinkles which I did not like as much although in a pinch I would not complain- it's still pretty cool.
This is my card using the embossed soda can with the cuttlebug Embossing folder. Base card is the new In-Colors from SU- soft suede stamped with same color with the nuts and bolts from the set Lots of Bots. Mount the embossed metal with lots of sticky strips. Crushed Curry strip stamped and edge sponged with soft suede again. Circles cut out with the new circle cutters and I used paper piercer to add a little extra detail. The screw brad on the side from Michaels.