Sunday, August 8, 2010

"Miniature Masterpieces"

I have my first Stampin' Up! workshop this week and wanted to create a little something for my door prizes. I already had the little post it notes created, but decided I wanted to take it to another level. I decide to create a "miniature masterpiece" for a cover - each using a different technique. I used Brayering, Punching, Emboss resist and Reinker float for this set.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Christmas in August - Embossing Folder Experiment

This was done using the Stampin' Up! petals a plenty embossing folder. It was a lot of work to setup, but the results came out nice. I made myself a "cutting pad" out of cardboard that matched the thickness of one of the sizzix cutting pads. I did this by cutting up a cereal box and made 4-5 sheets the size of the pad. I then punched a hole using a nestability circle. I lined up the holes and glued the cardboard together. To emboss, I used a regular pad, then the folder with cardstock inside, then with the cardboard "pad" on top, shimming with some cardstock till it went thru well enough to emboss. The result is a nice embossing with an unembossed circle in the center to embellish. I wish I could say this was my idea but I saw this ages ago somewhere and don't remember who came up with the idea.

The rest is done with delightful decorations - I made a stencil by punching a piece of cardstock, then pounced in cherry cobbler, then some early espresso for shading. Covered with Versamark and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Punched another hole in a piece of cardstork and masked off the embossing. Pounced in Daffodil Delight and the Peach Parfait around the edges.
The tree branches are done using the big pine tree top from lovely as a tree stamped in Crumb cake, Pear Pizzazz and Always Artichoke.

Sentiment is from heard from the heart stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder. Hook is a gold paper clip opened, and the ribbon is from my stash.