Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Cards Cards Cards

Using the new Honeycomb Embossing Folder in my BigShot was a top priority when this little guy came to my house to stay! lol I love the all the possibilities this has! I'm also in love with the Flower Trim. You get 2 yards of these lovely flowers in Vanilla and it's so easy to tint them in any of our colors!
All you do is put a drop of ink from a Reinker bottle into a Color Spritzer and add a little water...depending how much you want to dilute the color. I only added water 1/3 of the way filled with one drop of ink.
Two cards using nearly the same supplies...
This one has the Honeycomb texture on the entire card front
The Pinwheel Die is so so cute!! It's really small and took some patience to put the Brad through the holes, but only took a moment to get them all secured. It helps to use your Bone Folder to bend the paper gently before you attach them in the center. My stick is just a toothpick secured on a Glue Dot!

When I first saw the new Soda Pop Tops I was in love! I want to make everything with them! tee hee The hottest new trend is the chalkboard look. Super easy to achieve. Just heat emboss with Whisper White, on Basic Black Paper...I used the Vintage Verses Stamp Set (FREE with the SAB promo). Then with a damp towel or rag smear a little of that White Craft Ink on your paper, or you can just use a sponge to smear it with. It's a super easy technique - LOVE IT!! I used my Watercolor Pencils to draw the border. This one was meant to be quick and simple, I had to fight the urge to add another layer.

This is another example of this technique from the card we made at our quarterly Stamp'n Share last Friday night. The stamped image is from the From My Heart Stamp Set and lookie lookie, the Honeycomb Embossing Folder, a flower from the Flower Trim, AND a Tea Lace Paper Doily! Totally GORGEOUS!! :)

The Sweet Threads Simply Sent Card Kit in the Spring Catalog is adorable. It comes with threads and needles so you can cross stitch the images on the white piece, so I decided to try it. I had a little trouble with the tulip, so I thinned out the threads and only used 2 twisted strands for the stem (I think one piece of yarn is composed of 5 thin strands). I also added some DSP to give it a little more color, but the cards are very cute as is!

Shopping List:
5/8" Flower Trim (126869) $6.95
Tea Lace Paper Doilies (129399) $2.95
Soda Pop Tops (129388) $3.95
Pinwheel Sizzlits Die (129411) $4.95
Honeycomb  Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (129378) $7.95
Sweet Threads Simply Sent Card Kit (126924) $12.95
Oh, Hello Stamp Set (130730 wood) $25.95 (130733 clear mount) $18.95
From My Heart Stamp Set (126555 wood) $39.95 (126557 clear mount) $28.95
Vintage Verses Stamp Set (129633 wood) (129636 clear mount) FREE when you spend $50

Keep on creating friends!

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