Sunday, May 8, 2011

Springtime Card and a tutorial on changing the size of the Framed Tulip Embossing Folder

Hi Everyone and Happy Mother's Day! Here is a springtime card that I love and the directions on how to make it. Hope you enjoy it!

On the card base, I used the Very Vintage wheel in Baja Breeze ink, so it doesn't show up a lot in the photo. Then I stamped the flowering branch image from the Easter Blossoms set on 2x5.5" sheet in soft suede and then sponged on some soft suede ink. To add a little color, I scribled over the blossoms with a pretty in pink marker, quickly and messily, no need to stay inside the lines.

I embossed a 3-1/4" x 4-1/4" piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock with the Framed Tulip embossing folder, see below for directions. Then I heat embossed the girl with white embossing powder, then sponged around the image and over the embossed tulip edge heavily with crumb cake ink to give it some depth. I also sponged a little soft suede ink around the edge. Added a brad with ribbon tucked in it and adhered. For the sentiment, I stamped in soft suede on whisper white and then sponged on more soft suede ink.

Then my favorite part of this card... the faux flower soft! I saw this somewhere and for the life of me I can't rembemer where! (middle aged brain) Sorry, I would love to give the credit to whoever came up with this idea. I made the faux flower soft by distressing a piece of pink pirouette paper until I had accumulated a little pile of pink paper fuzz. I put tombow multi glue on the basket image and added the fuzz to give a basket of flowers. I love this so much, because it allows me to use this image for any occasion, instead of it being just for Easter cards.

Stamps:Easter Blossoms, Very Vintage Wheel
Paper:Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, First Edition, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette
Ink:Versamark, Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Pretty in Pink (marker), Crumb Cake (for sponging)
Accessories:White Embossing Powder, Baja Breeze seam binding, Subtles glimmer brads, large oval and scalloped oval punch, sponge, distressing tool, tombow multi glue, framed tulips embossing folder
Techniques: Faux Flower Soft, Big shot Embossing, Heat Embossing, Sponging

And last but not least, here is the tutorial on changing the size of the Framed Tulips embossing folder.

1. One side of your cardstock needs to be about 4-1/4” wide (the width of the embossing folder) but the length other side can be changed. For this tutorial, I am using a 3-1/4” by 4-1/4” piece of cardstock.

2. Insert your cardstock all the way into the embossing folder (to the hinge). Make sure that it is centered.

3. Put embossing folder into the standard sandwich, and insert it into the Big Shot, but only crank it in only until the cardstock has gone through a little more than halfway, then turn the crank backwards to back the folder out of the machine.

4. When you open your embossing folder, one half of the cardstock will be embossed. Turn it around so that the embossed area is moved away from the hinge. (Don’t flip it over).
5. Line up the cardstock so that the design on the sides fits into the grooves of the embossing folder and the unembossed edge is inserted to the hinge.

6. Once again, place your embossing folder into the standard sandwich, crank it in into the Big Shot until the cardstock has gone through a little more than halfway, then turn the crank backwards to back the folder out of the machine.

7. Here is what the finished product looks like.

Thanks for reading my tutorial and Happy Stamping!
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  1. Yet again you still amaze me with your talent. Can wait to try this myself.