Thursday, 24 July 2014

CASEing Convention project - Kinda Eclectic

I kept seeing this card design on US demonstrator blogs, like this one… then realised it’s one of the Make & Takes from Convention. So credit for the design goes to Stampin’ Up!®

I decided to have a go at one of my own, tweaking it to adjust to my supplies. I couldn’t find my Linen Thread (don’t you find it’s always going missing?) so compromised by using single strands from some Burlap ribbon. I actually like it better; more fibrous, thicker and easier to fashion into those circle shapes which are so popular right now. 

The original had a butterfly on it but, by the time I’d borrowed the large butterfly punch from my friend Alison, I’d got used to the card without it and couldn’t think where to put it!

I love using embossing folders in this way and it was a real “Wow” the first time I demoed it. All you do is apply ink directly to the folder (I usually use a brayer) and then “stamp” it down onto your paper. You won’t get a perfect impression but the shabby chic look is exactly what you’re aiming for. Also, you can get two different effects by inking different sides of the folder.  Don’t forget to rinse your embossing folder under the tap afterwards!

(Don’t tell the designers at SU, but I think I like my version better!)

1 comment:

  1. I bought this set because of you!!! ;)


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