Sunday, February 13, 2011

Valentine Basket

I made this Valentine Basket today after one of my customer's sister came to our workshop yesterday and designed something similar. First, I cut my Whisper White cardstock at 5"x5" and cut it out with the Scallop Square. Between the third and fourth scallop, I scored it on all four sides and creased really good with the Bone Folder. Then I applied hearts with Snail Adhesive on the four middle sections. Next put the square through the Square Lattice Embossing Folder through the Big Shot so the hearts become embedded into the sides. Now, you might want to fold it on your score lines again because you'll need to cut up to the fold on the two sides opposite each other to form your basket. Use a 1/16" hole punch to punch through your basket. The handle is about 6" long and 3/4" wide. I used the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch on Real Red cardstock and attach it to Whisper White handle with Snail Adhesive for the handle. I used silver brads and tied red ribbon on each side.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Be My Valentine

This is a single stamp set from the Occasions Mini called By My Valentine. I stamped in Real Red ink on Whisper White. Then I stamped it again on Whisper White using Stazon Black, and trimmed out the banner. I attached it with Dimenionals to the heart.

Basic Black cardstock is the background of the heart, but first I ran it through the Big Shot using the Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

The basic card is Real Red cardstock and I used the new Textured Impressions Framed Tulips Embossing Folder for the front of the card.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Imbedded Embossing Technique

I just learned this technique tonight and I wanted to use the flamingos from the set from the Occassions Mini called "Valentine Defined". I punched out the hearts using the Heart to Heart Punch and used Snail Adhesive to glue them onto the Basic Black cardstock. Then I placed inside the Square Lattice Embossing Folder through the Big Shot.

Crayon Resist Fifth Avenue Floral

This was made with the rose from "Fifth Avenue Floral" and also the verse stamp from the set "With All My Heart" stamped on Glossy White cardstock with Jet Black Stazon Ink. I colored parts of the rose with a white crayon. Then I sponged it with Rose Red and wiped the crayon marks off with a tissue to create the crayon resist technique.