Thursday, August 23, 2012
I just received the new Cheery Lynn dies and didn't know where to start because they are all so pretty. I love butterflies. I probably should have only used one on this card, but couldn't make up my mind which butterfly corner to use, so used them both. Notice how the flourish goes out differently on the two corners so you can use them the way I did. One die is called "Butterfly In" and the other is called "Butterfly Out".
Something else I just received is my new "eBosser" embossing machine. This machine is fabulous. It holds an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of card stock; it will not accept a "sandwich" if it is too thick - therefore you can't jam it; and to start it you just give it a gentle push, let go and it goes through the machine then stops without the plates falling down. I Love It. It is large enough that you can put a lot of different dies on it to reduce the number of times you are die cutting. I don't have any of the eBosser embossing plates yet, but I did emboss the front of this card in the eBosser using one of the Sizzix embossing folders. I had to run it through twice to cover the entire front of this 6" x 5.5" card. The eBosser embossing plates are much larger and would have covered the entire front of this card. I believe most of the embossing plates are 8 1/2 x 11", but I'm not sure. I have back and shoulder problems and I love how easy this machine is to operate.
The flower was created using the new Cheery Lynn "Build A Flower #2" dies. I used three rows of the largest flower petal. Each petal was sponged on the edges with "Wild Honey" Distress Ink. The stamens are from the Build A Flower #2 "Embellishments" set. I cut apart one of the Cheery Lynn "Mini Flourish One" die cuts and placed them on each side of the flower. The doily under the flower is the Memory Box "Quinn Flourish".
Well tomorrow starts the exciting weekend at Joan's Gardens. She will be hosting a workshop Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We have come up with some beautiful projects and Joan will be teaching a lot of new techniques. I wish I could be there -- I will be visiting on Skype but I know it would be more fun to be there. We will show you these projects next week.
Cheery Lynn "Butterfly In" (B205)
Cheery Lynn "Butterfly Out" (B204)
Cheery Lynn "Mini Flourish One" (B170)
Cheery Lynn "Build A Flower #2"
Cheery Lynn "Build A Flower #2 Embellishments"
Memory Box "Quinn Flourish" (98267)
Sizzix "Corners & bLattice Set" (656979)
Distress Ink "Wild Honey"
Card stock from Joan's Gardens