Sunday, October 31, 2010

Embossing Powder Techniques #1

Faux Reptile Purse Favours

This cute favour box was cut out with the Big Shot and Stampin' Up!'s exclusive Matchbox die.

I was inspired by Francine Yee's Pumpkin Pie sample to  make the others.

Punch a hole in the side of the box and insert the ribbon. I used glue dots to secure it. Then assemble the box.

Fold the slipcase and the flap on all the score lines. Apply a VersaMark pad to both pieces, except for the small tab section. Pour Clear EP (embossing powder) onto the card stock and shake off the excess. Draw a bone folder across the surfaces in uneven lines
Use a heat tool to melt EP until it is shiny and let cool.
Punch a hole in the flap and insert a brad. Assemble the slipcase and adhere the flap. Stick the brad to the case with a glue dot.

-VersaMark pad 102283 IBC p. 195
Paper IBC pp. 165-170
-Pretty in Pink card stock
-Pumpkin Pie card stock
-Basic Black card stock
-Heat Tool 100005 IBC p. 196
-Bone Folder 102300 IBC p. 198
-Corner Rounder punch 119871 IBC p. 201
-2 in. Circle punch
-hole punch
-Clear embossing powder 109130 IBC p. 196
-1/4 in. Pretty in Pink grosgrain ribbon 109032 IBC p. 191
-1/4 in. Pumpkin Pie grosgrain ribbon 109030 IBC p. 191
-1/4 in. Basic Black grosgrain ribbon 109027 IBC p. 191
-Clear Rhinestone brad 113144 IBC p. 187
-Brights Flower brad 119734 IBC p. 187
-Filigree brad 112577 IBC p. 187
-Sticky Strip 104294 IBC p. 197

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Vellum Techniques #11

The dreamy translucent quality of vellum is especially lovely for wedding themes. Just choose a font (I used Coronet) and print a title on a vellum mat then lay it over a photo. Great for invitations, too! Make sure your vellum is compatible with your printer.

I punched 1/8 in. holes through the vellum and photo and secured them together with ribbon.

The heart embellishment is punched from stamped vellum and the pearl and rhinestone border hides the adhesive.

-Lovely Letters 115030 IBC p. 160
-Thoughts and Prayers 113252 IBC p. 150
Ink IBC pp. 165-169
-Basic Black pad
-Whisper White pad
Paper IBC pp. 165-170
-Pink Pirouette Designer Series Paper/Subtles Stack
-Whisper White Designer Series Paper/Neutrals Stack
-Basic Black Designer Series Paper/Neutrals Stack
-Whisper White card stock
-Basic Black card stock
-Whisper White textured card stock
-Pink Pirouette textured card stock
-Basic Black textured card stock
-Vellum paper
-Vellum card stock
-Scallop Trim border punch 118402 IBC p. 201
-Designer Label punch 120907 HMC p. 25
-1/8 in. punch
-Full Heart punch 119883 IBC p. 203
-Pretty in Pink 1/8 in. Taffeta ribbon 119260 IBC p. 191
-Pretty in Pink 3/8 in. Taffeta ribbon 109067 IBC p. 191
-Basic Rhinestones 119246 IBC p. 188
-Basic Pearls 119247 IBC p. 188

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Friday, October 15, 2010

Halloween Pop-up Treat Box

Even though I don't celebrate Halloween, I get such a kick out of all the spooky themes. This little treat holder has a pop-up bat cute enough to scare a smile out of anyone!

The pop-up device is a strip of Window Sheet (acetate) scored lightly and adhered to the bottom of the box under another card stock layer. So easy! I'll have other samples of this idea in my future series on Window Sheets.

-Teahouse stamp 117132 IBC p. 141
-Basic Black ink pad 101179
Paper IBC pp. 165-170
-Elegant Eggplant card stock
-Pumpkin Pie card stock
-Basic Black card stock
-1 3/8 in. circle punch 119863 IBC p. 203
-Scallop Circle punch 119854 IBC p. 201
-1 in. circle punch 119868 IBC p. 203
-5 Petal Flower punch 119880 IBC p. 201
-1/2 in. circle punch 119869 IBC p. 203
-Scallop Trim border punch 118402 IBC p. 201
-Big Shot 113439
-Matchbox Bigz XL die 114890
-Pumpkin Pie satin ribbon 119749 IBC p. 191
-Old Olive 1/8 in. taffeta ribbon 119256 IBC p. 191
-Antique Brads 117273 IBC p. 187
-Tombow glue 110755 IBC p. 197
-Fine Supernova Glitter (Olive) 114287 IBC p. 196
-Medium weight Window Sheet 114323 IBC p. 205

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Vellum Techniques #10

The translucent quality of vellum makes it perfect for votive holders. I only use battery-powered ones. Please don't use a real candle!

I stamped the image on card stock vellum, then sponged Daffodil Delight and More Mustard inks on the back.

The holder is cut from textured card stock and rubbed with an ink pad for a distressed look. Use a circle punch to cut the window and adhere the vellum.

The ribbon handle is attached by rhinestone brads.

-Haunting jumbo wheel 112480 IBC p. 24
Inks IBC pp. 165-169
-Basic Black ink pad
-Daffodil Delight ink and dauber
-More Mustard ink and dauber
Papers IBC pp. 165-170
-Pumpkin Pie textured card stock
-Vellum card stock
-Curly Label punch 119851 IBC. p. 202
-1 3/4 in. Circle punch 119850 IBC p. 202
-Basic Black 1/4 in. ribbon 109027
-Circle Fire Rhinestone brads 109110

I pierced snowflake designs in vellum card stock and sponged Marina Mist ink on them. Too bad this picture doesn't show the effect at all.

The base of the votive is made from a chipboard circle. The vellum is adhered to it by the card stock strip.

I love the Glass Glitter from the Holiday Mini Catalogue on the rim.

Inks IBC pp. 164-169
-Marina Mist ink and dauber
Papers IBC pp. 165-170
-Marina Mist card stock
-Vellum card stock
-Piercing Tool 116631 IBC p. 198
-Big Shot 113439 IBC p. 204
-Circles die 114526 IBC p. 213
-Eyelet Border punch 119853 IBC p. 201
-Tombow glue 110755 IBC p. 197
-Whisper White 3/8 in. Taffeta ribbon
-Marina Mist 1/8 in. Taffeta ribbon
-Silver Glass Glitter 120995 HMC p. 21

I used a compass to draw a 2 1/2 in. half-circle and a 5 1/2 in. half-circle from the same point on scrap paper. Measure the circumference of the rim of your Champagne flute and mark the distance on the small half-circle. Decide how big you want the bottom of the shade to be and mark the measurement on the big half-circle. Join the marks and add a 1/4 in. overlap. I used decorative edge scissors on the bottom when I cut out the vellum.

Swipe an embossing buddy over the shade, then use VersaMark on your stamp. I used white embossing powder and heated it being careful not to melt the vellum. Once the vellum has cooled adhere the seam and decorate.

I used small adhesive half pearls on the rim of the shade and larger ones on the flute stem. I filled the glass with pearl beads and nestled a battery-powered votive in them.

-Elements of Style set 118611 IBC pp. 133
-VersaMark pad 102283 IBC pp. 195
-Vellum card stock 101856 IBC p. 170
-Heat tool 100005 IBC p. 196
-decorative edge scissors
-White embossing powder 109132 IBC p. 196
-Basic Pearls 119247 IBC p. 188
-pearl beads