Thursday, September 8, 2011

Joan's Challenge #1 with Mini Tutorial


Joan and I are excited to be back creating Challenges for you each Thursday.   To kick things off, we have a fun challenge, with a mini tutorial below, and a couple of extra  chances for you to win some new products.   Joan has been receiving a lot of new items and is interested in finding out what is on the top of your Wish List for new products.

Here is what you need to do for extra chances to win a prize, in addition to the prize for this week's challenge:

Leave a comment below on my blog telling me what embossing folder is at the top of your Wish List.  This is to be one you don't currently have but would like to own next.  Is it a Sizzix, Cuttlebug, Marianne or something else?   What is the name of the embossing folder?   Important:  You must leave your comment below in my comment section because Joan will do a random drawing from all comments left on this post. 

For another chance to win a priz
e, you need to go to Joan's Gardens and leave a comment on her blog telling her what die you don't own, but have it at the top of your Wish List.  Is it a Cheery Lynn, Marianne or Spellbinder die?  Be sure to leave the name of the die.


 Above is a picture of the card for this week's challenge.  We want you to create a background using two embossing folders on one piece of card stock,  use two or more die cut items, plus add a sentiment.  All the details about the challenge are at Joan's Gardens.

First create a card base measuring 5 1/2" x 6" -- cut an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of card stock down the 11" side at 6" and fold in half.  Second you are going to need to cut a piece of card stock 5 1/2" x 6" and place an embossing folder on the right side then run it through your die cutting machine.  Next place another embossing folder along the left side, facing the opposite direction, and run it through your machine.  You will lay your embossing folders sideways to run them through the machine  - there are pictures below to show you how to do this.  

Steps for double embossing on one piece of card stock:

First, this is a picture of the embossing folders that I used.  They come two to a package and I used both folders. This set is called Sizzix "Flourish, Dots & Ribbon Set" (#656980)


Place your 5 1/2" x 6" piece of card stock on the left side of the embossing folder.  If it is sticking out from the bottom, you need to turn the card stock around so you are embossing on the short side.  Run it through your die cutting machine.


Once it is embossed it should look something like this. My embossing folder only had embossing on the bottom portion of the the folder.  Yours might have embossing all the way up - depends on which embossing folder you use.


Next you are going to lay a different embossing folder, such as Swiss Dots or any other embossing folder you want to use, and it will be going the opposite direction. You will need to run it through your machine with the folder laying sideways.  You can see in the picture below how it will look.  I am using a Vegabond die cutting machine.

This picture shows the embossing folder laying sideways with just the left side of the card stock on one edge. 


When you take it out, this is how your embossing will look.  I have the entire folder embossed on the right side, and just a small portion of a different embossing folder on the left side.  You can now trim it down to fit the front of your card, if necessary.

I trimmed my embossed piece down to fit over a plum background.  The beautiful sentiment is the Penny Black "A Wonderful Christmas" stamp.  It was stamped just above the embossed area.  I wanted to have the same swirls, that are right below the sentiment, also right above it.  In order to do this, I embossed another piece of card stock with that same embossing folder and cut out the swirls, then glued them to the top of the card.  

The dies used for the poinsettia are the Marianne Designs (LR0122 and LR0142) dies.  I love that the petals are embossed when you run it back through with the embossing rubber mat. The leaves are the largest poinsettia die cut out in green.  The tree is the Marianne (LR0136) die and the "town" is (LR0173).  To bring the tree to life, I used Tim Holtz "Bundled Sage" Distress Ink and the blending tool to sponge around the edges.  I then used a glue with a dauber on the end to lightly apply glue on it and sprinkled it with diamond glitter.  For the "town", I glued it to light yellow card stock then cut out around it so the yellow only showed through the window openings.  I used the "Quickie Glue" pen to add glue to the windows then sprinkled on  super fine yellow glitter.  Both the tree and town were attached with dimensional dots. 

Don't forget to leave me a comment below to let me know what embossing folder is on your Wish List plus if you want, I would love to read any comments you have about my card.  Next you need to go over to Joan's Gardens to leave her a comment about which Die is on your Wish List.  You will find all the information about this week's challenge at Joan's Gardens.  We hope you will join us in our challenge and add your card to the Link on Joan's Blog.  Remember the winner will receive a gift plus be eligible for the $100 gift certificate for Joan's Gardens that will be given away at the end of the year.

I'm looking forward to your entry in the challenge.  Good Luck in the drawing for extra prizes.

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55 comments:

Anonymous said...

Selma,

I have just joined Joan's group and hopefully I have succeeded in joining yours - I am very new to this blogging thing and not sure what I am doing but you are a very talanted creator. I would have to say the embossing folder at the top of my wish list now is Flourish,Dots & Ribbons from Sizzix.

Memaw

Anonymous said...

Beautiful holiday card, Selma! Sizzix has really taken the craft world by storm with their embossing folders! My favorite new one is Flourish, Dots and Ribbons.

Mary Anne

Anonymous said...

gorgeous card, I love cuttlebug embossing folders and need any of the new ones!!!!

Olga

Lynn said...

As it is listed under "embossing folders" I wish for Marianne's Swirls. Love all her folders (except for the price lol!

Colleen said...

Selma,
I'm so glad the challenges are back it sure has been a busy summer. Love your creation as always and thanks for the instructions on how to use the two embossing folders. I love the Sizzix folders. They really seem to do a lot better at more detail. I saw one on Joan's list called
Ornate Swirls and Stamp Winter Words Set that I know I would use.

Kathy B said...

Your designs are always wonderful. I check your blog on a regularly and always look forward to seeing what you have created. I would love to have the Sizzix Ornate Frames embossing folders. Thanks for sharing your tremendous talent.

Carole said...

At the top of my list is Marianne's Swirls. It looks amazing! Beautiful card Selma, love your creativeness.

Sherry said...

Hi,I don't know if you have heard of this company. I just started seeing them on splitcoast. they are called Craft Concepts. I really have a list going there,lol. I really like the one called Florette. Your card is beautiful! I am going to have to try to do one !!

jean w. said...

Hi Selma! As always your cards and now your tutorials are so helpful! Thanks for sharing all your creativity with us! I would love these new Sizzix embossing folders you have demonstrated today! Thanks for a chance to win!

GLENDA BROOKS said...

I'm so glad the challenges are back! At the top of my wish list is the new Marianne Vintage Embossing/Cutting Folder. It has such a wonderful feel to it!
Your card is amazing as always, love the flower!

CraftinGranny said...

What a creative idea Selma and a wonderful tutorial. Your card is beautiful. The Sizzix Flourish, Dots & Ribbons would be my first choice but any would be fine.

So glad to see the challenges back and hope your summer was wonderful. "Hugs" Carol

Vail said...

Hi Selma, I love several of the new embossing folders from Marianne and Sizzix, but currently at the top of my list for new ones is Sizzix's Flourish, Dots and Ribbons. Your card today is beautiful, I do love your creativity and am so thankful that you share it with us.

scrappykate said...

I love the way you combined two embossing folders on your card. Thanks for showing how you did that. I'd love to have one of the new Marianne emboss and cut folders, especially Romantic. Wouldn't that make a great card front with some stamping or a die cut in the center?

Regena said...

Hi Selma..Another beauty!!My favorite folder would be the Peace Poinsettia Set by Sizzix

Olga said...

Selma, another gorgeous creation, it's been so long since I purchased a embossing folder I'd be tickled pink with any of them, don't really have a wish list, unless you wanta call wanting one of every thing a list LOL.

Yvonne said...

Just made a list the other day.Sizzix new release Winter Botanicals. Looks lovely

Anonymous said...

Selma,
You and Joan make some of the most Beautiful cards

I would really like to have Rays and Retro Circles or checkerboard and Cracked EF by Tim Holtz so I can have things to make masculine cards with.
Jackie Meyers

Rene said...

Hi Selma, I love your cards, so pretty. On top of my wish list is the Marriane Embossing folder 'Frame #DS0908'
Thanks for the chance to win.
Rene from OZ xo

Rita said...

Hi Selma, Love the card you have just made,its beautiful and I would love to have a go. The folders I would love to have are Flourish or Winter Botanicals. Hugs Rita xxxx

Donna said...

Love the tutorial Selma and I will definitely try this one! Thanks for sharing the instructions. I had such a tough time picking just one embossing folder but I decided on Cuttlebug Paper Lace 2. The ones you used in the tutorial would be great fun too.

Sharon Peele said...

Hey Selma, Glad the weekly card challenges at Joan's Garden is back!! Love your card, as always!! and your flower is stunning!! Well I would have to say that on top of my list of embossing folders would have to be Ornate Swirls and Stamp Winter Words Set from Sizzix!!! It's prefect for Christmas!! Thanks so much for this chance to win!!

Anonymous said...

Selma, I absolutely love the Sisix Thank you set #5. You did a beautiful card using it and sold me! It is one of my MUST HAVES on my wish list.
Jackie
Salem, OR

McStamper said...

Selma, I love the new Marianne vintage die/folder. I am not sure which category you would put it in so I put it on both blogs. As I said, I Love it. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card. I love the
embossing folders you used so
now at the top of my wish list for
embossing folders would be: Sizzix
Flourish,Dots and Ribbons.
Thanks for sharing all your beautiful cards.
Gladys R.

Bette S said...

Oh, Selma, I love all your creations. Between you and Joan, I have emptied my wallet! I like the Sizzix embossing folders and the new one, Flourish,Dots and Ribbons is a must have. Thanks for a chance to win. And a big thank you for sharing your fabulous creations with us.

Peggy said...

I love all the Marianne embossing dies but would also like the Sizzix "Flourish, Dots & Ribbon Set" (#656980)that you used for this post. I love your cards and your tutorials. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent with all of us!

Nancy said...

You have the best tutorials! I need to use the embossing folders that I have more than I do... but the one I have my eye on is: Marianne Designs embossing folder (DS0908) In fact there are several of Marianne's embossing folders that are on my wish list... and thanks to all your amazingly beautiful cards, that wishlist is growing by the minute! haha! TFS!

Fernanda said...

I'd love to own any of Cheery Lynn's butterflies-I think they're gorgeous!I own several different butterfly dies but none by CL-please please pick me lol! PS I just love your work!

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Sharon said...

I love the folders that you just used, Flourish, Dots and Ribbons set #656980 but I also want the Paper Lace 2 folder by Cuttlebug. Love all of your work.

anotherid4me said...

after seeing those folders I really like the Sizzix flourish, dots & ribbons, ESPECIALLY the ribbons!!

and I like how you've written on your folders the names!! I need to do that w/ mine.

The Other Patti Sue said...

Another beautiful work of art Selma!

Sheila - Ginger said...

Such a wonderful card Selmaand thank you so much for showing us how to use both embossing folders and seeing what you have done with these two they would definitely be top of my list.

Love Sheila xx

Anonymous said...

Selma, Love your cards! Such talent! I would love using embossing folders. I would have to say the folder Flourish Dots and Ribbons would be my choice.

Ann

Mrs. Swandog said...

Selma....top on my list for embossing folders is Flourish, Dots, and Ribbons Embossing Folders 656980 by Sizzix....You have a way of creating that makes me want what you have....your talent is amazing...

Anonymous said...

Hi Selma,

This is a fantastic card, all of your cards are, and it's always a joy to see all of them...the embossing folder on my wish list is exactly the Flourish, Dots & Ribbons by Sizzix...keep surprising us with your beautiful wok of art...
Denise Trottier

Anonymous said...

Stunning card Selma. I am going to give it a go and enter mine if its good enough. Hugs Rita xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Selma,

This is my first time writing to you and I want to tell you how much I enjoyed this card, and soooooooo many others. As always, you are an inspiration. Thank you for sharing.

On my wishlist in Sixxix embossing folder: Thank you #5

All the best
Joan Deltour

Gail said...

always love stopping in to visit your blog..i love the Peace poinsettia by sizzix..ty..loves ya

Sherry Kushibab said...

I do not own and would like to own the 'Flourishes Dot ands and Ribbons', EF's are so fun to work with and addd such a wonderful touch. Love following your blog you do such beautiful work, always an inspiration.

April said...

Wonderful tutorial and gorgeous card as always! My favorite folder on my wish list is Marianne's designable folder -- Swirls.

Nan G said...

Fabulous card as usual!! Great tutorial too. Thanks for the chance to win: Sizzix Flourish, Dots & Ribbons.

Donna said...

Hi Selma, hope you are feeling much better these days.

Anyway, the folder or one of the many, :) , is a cuttle bug folder, and it is Graces Frame.
Love your tutorial, can't wait to give it a try.
I am so behind on everything these days, my main computer with all my information on it, fried during Hurricane Irene, so I am in a bit of a tizzy trying to replace that, it has thrown my crafting way behind, but I hope to enter your challenge.
Thanks for the chance at this drawing!!

Hugs Donna

Newbie said...

Gorgeous card, Selma! Again, a WINNER!! On the top of my wish list would be the Flourish Dots and Ribbon, by Sizzix! Beautiful ef's!

Crystal said...

Absolutely beautiful card, as always! I wish I had a 1/4 of your creativity. At the top of my wish list would be Mariane Swirls...very elegant! Thanks for the change to win!

Sarah said...

Hi Selma, love the new Marianne Star Embossing/Cutting folder! Thanks so much for the tutorial. Your projects are always so inspiring. Thanks for the chance to win. Hugs, Sarah

ednamburgess said...

I do not have the Sizzix Flourish, Dots & Ribbons embossing folders and would love to own them. Love the way you used them with your beautiful card. Edna

HappyCrafter said...

Selma, as usual your creations are outstanding. I'm going to have to try this technique of using more than one folder at once--hope it's not too complicated LOL!
As for embossing folders, I have been loving the creations I've seen using an SU embossing folder called Framed tulips--it makes a great border--and it's at the top of my list right now.

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love the postal and distressed frame embossing folder set by Sizzix.

Caroline said...

I'm new to your blog... via Olga's link to Joan's Garden. :o) Lovely card! The next emb folder I want is the Script by Cuttlebug...

paperpapier said...

My top wish list for owning an embossing folder is the Cuttlebug Snow Flake 37-1140 because currently I don't have any Christmas theme embossing folder for making card.

judistampnscrap said...

Your card is lovely. So elegant and the double embossing is fab. I now have a brand new must have on my wish list - this cuttlebug EF set - fourish, dots, & ribbons.

Dorothy S said...

Your cards are wonderful! I could send a long list of folders, but the other day I saw a card showcasing Sizzix Snow Flowers - it is definitely on my short list of ones I would like!

Charlotte Zweigoron said...

I am a big fan of the Marianne dies. I had to choose one a month or so ago so I missed out on getting the other one that I love: Romantic DS0912. It is definitely at the top of my wish list!

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