Monday, May 30, 2011
Punches used to create Magnolia: Mega Giant Dahlia Petals; Medium Pear; Sky Flake;Medium Sparkle; Small Sun; Medium Snowflake
Sizzix "Thank You Set" Embossing Folders
Don't you love shopping at Joan's Gardens. I always love the great variety of different brand of products; plus she constantly has fun new products coming in, so there is always something new to play with. She just recently added some new Sizzix embossing folders. This set is called "Thank You" and as you can see, this set contains four different embossing folders. I used the large folder for my card today. I turned it around, from what is shown in the picture, because I wanted my flower on top. I love these Sizzix embossing folders because they give a much deeper impression than some of the other brands.
This card is 5.5" square. Using a 6" square piece of card stock, I used the Martha Stewart "Doulbe Arches" border/corner punches to create a lacy looking card. (This is one of the extra large border/corner punches.) The Sizzix piece was layered on top. I know I use these a lot, but I love the new Spellbinders "Parisian Accents. Two corners and the tag used under the flower were die cut. There are six die cuts in this set. I need a birthday card, so used the sentiment from the JustRite "Elegant Frames" stamp set. It was stamped using VersaFine black ink and clear embossed. Do you know why I do that? When you stamp in black and clear emboss over it, it seems to make the sentiment stand out more -- seems to make the black - blacker. Also, if I would have embossed with black embossing powder, I might have had little specks of black in some of the embossed design.
I created a little magnolia flower using the punches shown in the photo above. Joan has all these punches in stock. The flower petals were created with the "Pear" punch and the leaves created with petals from the "Mega Giant Dahlia Petals" punch. I discovered a great way to make these punched leaves so very real and will be doing a tutorial on this at a later date. To finish the card, a piece of white trim was added along with a few white pearls.
All these products are available from Joan's Gardens.
Well I'm off to go grill some hamburgers, then finish planting a bunch of flowers I purchased from the nursery. Hope you are having a nice holiday.