Today’s card is another we did in our Technique Class – Embossing Folders. There are so many ways of using your EF instead of just running it through the Big Shot. In our class we create 2 cards as well as a sample to take home for your Technique Books.
Next time you dig out your Folders to use on a card, look at it & try & use it a different way. It will open up a whole new world for you & you will look at your Folders in a different light.
Our Stamp Set was Polka-Dot & Pieces. Once which I think I purchased in error & had never used, but I love it. So many possibilities!
In our card today we didn’t actually run our Folder through the Big Shot, instead we sponged different colours inks around the flat side of the folder, sprayed a little water & then pressed it flat onto our card. Perfect for a background! The fun part about this was that everyone had a different background, even though we used the same technique! When I demonstrated the technique, I even got a different background to the one in today’s card.
In fact, I didn’t even do this Technique on Watercolour Paper, it was done on our ordinary Whisper White CS. I wanted to see how different it would be to use the Whisper White CS & what result I would get. I must say I am happy with it!
Today’s card share is our 2nd card from a couple of weeks ago.
Instead of a Fancy Fold for the Base Card, I decided it would be a little different if we did a different fold for the inside. It is a bit of a “WOW” when you open the card & something that the receiver would not be expecting.
We again applied the Technique – Faux Canvas or Linen onto our card.
If you haven’t tried this technique, give it a go as it can be a little addictive.
At our Technique Class a couple of weeks ago, we did the great Technique – Faux Canvas. What a fun & relaxing arvo we had creating our cards.
We used the great stamp set – Kind Eclectic. There are so many fantastic cards over the internet using this set that you can’t help but like it or in my case love it! So many ideas, so little time!
To learn how to create a card or project with this technique, be sure to click on the page “Technique Tutorials“. I will be adding more tutorials for techniques we have covered in our class as time goes.
For the inside of my card, I stamped images using Lost Lagoon, Tangerine Tango & Wild Wasabi Inks direct onto Very Vanilla CS before adhering to inside of Base Card – Wild Wasabi.
Our challenge this week is to use Black & White only on our cards as well as going by the sketch. Usually I don’t have a problem with this sort of thing, but for the life of me, hard a hard time. Thanks Kris!
Measurements – Base Card – Basic Black – 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ or 21cm x 15cm – Scored in the middle & folded in half Layer 1 – Whisper White – 5 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ or 14cm x 9.5cm Layer 2 – Basic Black – 5 3/8″ x 2 1/4″ or 13.5cm x 5.5cm
My piece of Whisper White was run through the Big Shot using the Square Lattice Embossing Folder prior to adhering to the Base Card – Basic Black.
Prior to adhering the piece of Basic Black to the card, I applied the Faux Leather Technique to it, punched along one of the edges with the Scallop Trim Border Punch & adhered to the Card with Tombow Glue.
For my Rosette, I cut a 12″ strip of DSP at 1 1/4″ wide, scored with my Simply Scoring Tool, punched along one edge with the Scallop Trim Border Punch & put together with Sticky Strip prior to adhering to the Base Card.
I stamped my sentiment twice onto a scrap piece of Whisper White Cardstock, punched 1 with the Scallop Circle & the middle of the 2nd one with the 1″ Circle Punch. I adhered the smaller piece to the large piece with a Stampin’ Dimensional prior to adhering to the Rosette with Tombow Multi Purpose Glue.
A very easy & simple card but a couple of different techniques to complete my card.
I made a test card last night using one of the techniques which is on offer this month – Blurred Watercolouring. This is a very easy, quick & fun technique to do. This is not the card we will be making, but just wanted to show you the end result!
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First class starts tomorrow @ 10.00am – BYO Adhesives
Stamp Set – 5th Avenue
Ink – Basic Black, Riding Hood Red
Cardstock – Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry
It has been a couple of days since my last post, but had some great news last Saturday night & as a result this is the card I come up with using the sketch SSSC64 from “The Sweetest Thing” – http://www.kgiron.blogspot.com
Knowing that red was a must and what goes with red, but black & white! Then not being able to decide between the sets “Embrace Life” or “Eastern Blooms” – the flower from “Eastern Blooms” winning out in the end, as I just love how the Heat Embossing Technique works on this flower.