Saturday, May 3, 2014

MC May/14 - Thank You

Someone mentioned at my last quilling session that they weren't getting good results with the Spellbinders embossing stencils - those thin metal ones from a few years back... I said they work great with the right type of paper and a bit of water misted on. It was ages ago since I played with them, so I thought I'd better play with them again to refresh my memory banks. BIG GRIN. I was pleased with the results.

I used both 65# & 110# Staples brand cardstock as well as Canson 90# CP watercolor paper. All of them worked beautifully. I did use several shims in my sandwhich to get good pressure along with the tan mat.

The sandwich I used for this card on my Sizzix Pro machine were: white opaque plate, B plate, Spellbinders original magnetic sheet, embossing stencil, watercolor paper, tan mat, 4 shims (graffix .007 thk ea), B plate. paper misted with water, then run through the machine backwards and forwards 2 or 3 times.

I left the paper on the stencil and hit the high points with a Distress pad "Old Paper" , then with "Spun Sugar". Trimmed it down and hit the edges of the paper with "Gathered Twigs".

Side folded my white card 4.25"w x 5.5"h. Sponged Distress "Picked Raspberry" around the edges.

Adhered a plum toned narrow ribbon around my embossed piece, then adhered it to the card. Wrapped the plum and a pale pink narrow ribbon together around my hand several times to create the loops, then tied it in the center. Adhered to card with hot glue.

I was playing with various types of material in the morning - die cutting them and creating fabric flowers. This was one of them also adhered with the glue gun.

eCut the word "Thank You" (Quietfire Design) from cream toned cardstock and while on the mat, direct to paper with "Seedless Preserves", then removed it from the mat and applied Versamark all over and clear embossed. Adhered to card.

Stamped the word "Thanks" (Quietfire Design) with Versafine "Vintage Sepia" and hit here and there with "Black Onyx" on drafting vellum, clear embossed and trimmed close. Edged it witha  Kyrlon gold leafing pen. Adhered over the eCut word.

Click on image to enlarge. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Hobby Book Designer Challenge  add a sentiment
Lil Red Wagon  #235 handmade fower
The Paper Shelter  #156 ribbon
Crafty Ribbons Challenge  #87 ribbon
Trimmies Craft Challenge  #257 make your own embellies

Anything Goes:
Crafty Sentiments
TTCRD challenge  29 - 5
Inky Impressions  #157
Simon Says Stamp Challenge 
Little Miss Muffet Challenge #84
JW Scrap Shack  #48


Desire Fourie said...

Just so beautifully elegant and the bow is just scrumptious.
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Unknown said...

This is just gorgeous work....thank you so much for sharing with us at craftysentiments designs in our current challenge....cheers,Annie {DT}

carol said...

ooh gorgeous card,
thanks for sharing your lovely creation with us at CRAFT and CRAFTY RIBBONS.
x Carol

cheiron said...

So pretty love the look of the embossed BG. Thanks for playing along with us this week in the Anything Goes Challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

Cards By MI said...

Lovely card with fabby use of the ribbons. Stunning. Thanks for joining us over at the Paper Shelter this week.
Love n hugs

Cathy said...

Lovely embossed card. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Sentiments challenge this time.
Cathy xx

designermc said...

Very pretty card, I do love the new Spellbinder folders. Thanks for joining us this week at TTCRD.

Anke said...

Lovely creation, thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons, Good luck
hugs Anke

happyscrapper said...

What a beautiful card. Love the style of script. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.

Rosie said...

Wowzers, this is gorgeous!! Thank you for joining in our challenge at The Paper Shelter! Hugs, Rosie

Mikha Adriani said...

Beautiful and elegant design!!
Thanks for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Crafty Sentiments. We're having new challenge starting soon. Wish to see you there too!
Mikha x

Unknown said...

Wow Yogi! This is so elegant and I love that flower. Thanks for playing with Hobbybook this time.

Jodi said...

Love the idea of a ribbon flower! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Little Red Wagon!

Kellie 0:) said...

What a beautiful card. I love it. TFS and joining us at Jo's for Funday Friday

vivie said...

so elegant! love it!!! thanks for joining us at hobbybook!