Thursday, July 14, 2011
Today I want to tell you about another new product you can purchase from Joan's Gardens. Do you remember about a year ago when we were all trying to come up with ways to leave an un-embossed (is that a word?) spot in an area when we used the Cuttlebug embossing folders? I did a tutorial on how to do it using a wood frame. Well great news! There is now a product that is much easier to accomplish this with; it is called "Easy Frames". You can now purchase a package of 7 different frame shapes which include circles, ovals, rectangles and squares that fit any standard size embossing folder. Be sure to go over to Joan's Gardens Friday to see the different frames in this package and order your set.
I used the Cuttlebug "Victorian" embossing folder and one of the rectangle "Easy Frames" on this card. Here is the sandwich you are creating for the Cuttlebug or similar die cutting machine: A Plate, Embossing Folder with card stock inside, Easy Frame on top of embossing folder (I recommend taping down the Easy Frame over the embossing folder to be sure it doesn't move around), C Plate. Then you run it through your embossing machine. Can you see the area in my card that was not embossed so I could add a sentiment? Isn't that neat. The sentiment I used on the card is from the JustRite stamp set "Kindness".
The design paper used on the back of my embossed piece is from the BoBunny "Vicki B" 6x6 pad. In case you haven't seen it, Joan is having a sale on these pads right now. Right behind the design paper I added a 6" square punched with the Martha Stewart "Doulbe Arches" punches. The flourish is the Marianne "Garden Branch" (LR0152) and the leaves under the flower is one of the leaves from the Cheery Lynn "Tropical Leaves" set (B119). My flower was created with the Tim Holtz "Tattered Florals" die. The stamen for this flower was created by punching 3 each of the large and medium "Sparkle" then shaping the with the tools in the Flower Tool Kit. To add even more texture to the center of the stamen, I added some very small black beads to resemble black seeds. Love how it turned out.
I have been very excited to tell you about these new "Easy Frames" and hope you will go over to Joan's Gardens to see all seven frames. She will be posting these on her blog tomorrow, Friday, July 15. As you know, all products used on this card can be purchased from Joan's Gardens.
This week Lana Edwards is our guest designer for the weekly summer challenge at Joan's Gardens. You won't want to miss this gorgeous project. Here is a picture
You can read more about Lana, the challenge rules, plus get the link to Lana's tutorial at Joan's Gardens.