A short trip to Hawaii.

It’s Tutorial Thursday and we are going to Hawaii! With the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set and the In the Tropics Dies we can enjoy a short trip to Hawaii. So close your eyes and imagine the soft sand between your toes and the salt water splashing just below your knees. For today’s cards you willContinue reading “A short trip to Hawaii.”

Embossing folders to the rescue.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Today we are talking about embossing folders. All of them! All at once! Pick a few of your favorites and use them on your scratch card stock. Make a tiered background from all the different textures. This sample has a background of Night of Navy card stock and the layers are ofContinue reading “Embossing folders to the rescue.”

Paper as ribbon.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Today I want to talk about the texture of things. When you use an embossing folder not only can it be a full background, but it can make things look like something else. For example, this piece of Crumb CakeContinue reading “Paper as ribbon.”

In Color Sunflowers

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today we are creating five cards that showcase the new In Colors. The new In Colors are Cinnamon Cider, Misty Moonlight, Bumblebee, Just Jade, and Magenta Madness. Which color is your favorite? To create these cards I embossed each of the mats with a different embossing folder. I used from left toContinue reading “In Color Sunflowers”

Embossing folders make a difference.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Sometimes you want a more elegant card and sometimes a simple one. So depending on the look you want pay attention to what you are using to provide the accents or texture. The background says just as much as the accents or embellishments do. So make sure to think of the wholeContinue reading “Embossing folders make a difference.”

There’s a front and a back.

It’s Technique Tuesday!  Just a quick tip to remind you that there is a front and a back side to embossing folders.  Where the sizzix or stampin’ up! label is on the embossing folder is considered the front side.  The front side when embossed becomes raised.  The blank side of the folder is the backContinue reading “There’s a front and a back.”

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