Sunday, February 16, 2014

Oriental Lattice Fan Card

Oriental Lattice fan Card

Fan Die:                                        IME048
Lattice Die:                                   IME043
Flourish Die:                                 IME020
Micro Fine Glitter (Apple Red)
White, Red, Black card stock           
Be Creative Tape 40 mm             BC40
Foam tabs .5mm                          6500/0000
Foam tabs 2 mm                          6500/0003
Stick on Red pearls
Medium embossing stylus

  1. Cut a piece of white card stock 5.5” x 5.5 “.
  2. Die cut a lattice and large fan from black card stock.
  3. Die cut a large fan from red card stock
  4. Use a ruler to score lines along the fan folds and create creases alternating front and back.
  5. Die cut a large and medium flourish using the BeCreative tape.  Die cut on the printed side of the tape, then peel off and apply to the fan as shown.
  6. Peel off the remaining part of the double-sided tape and sprinkle over the tape the Apple Red Glitter.  Burnish the glitter with your finger then brush the excess glitter off the fan.
  7. Attach the medium flourish to the corner of the white card and apply the Apple Red Glitter.
  8. Attach the lattice to the card using the .5mm foam tabs cut in half.
  9. Offset the red fan onto the black fan and then attach on top of the lattice with the 2 mm foam tabs.
  10. Attach stick on pearls to the fan as shown

The lattice can be cut in half or change the size as needed to fit your design.  The fan die set comes with 3 sizes of fans, large (the one used in the design) a medium fan and a smaller fan.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Vintage Embossed Cameo Card

Vintage Embossed Cameo and Mini Flower Card

The Nellie's Choice embossing cameo punches come in large (used in this example) medium and small.  They also have 4 different frame designs in each size.  The punches come in pairs, the punch and an embosser.  There are several floral designs, leaves, butterflies, snowflakes and cameos.  There are multiple sizes of several designs that allow layering.  The options are truly endless!

Vintage Embossed Cameo and Mini Flower Card (5"x 5")

Cameo Embossing Punch                                      CAMP004
Mini Flower Embossing Punch                            FLP020
Embossing Folder (5 x 7)                                      CTFD3100
Bille’s Circle Die                                                      6002/0289
Cameo Frames                                                         CAD002
Circle Multi Frame Die                                          MFD055
Vintage Floral Paper  (Marianne Designs)        PB7042
Light Pink, Ivory, Dark pink Card Stock
Stick on Pearls Ivory
2 and 0.5 mm foam tabs
Be Creative Double Sided tape 5mm
Glue pen

  1.  Cut a piece of light pink card stock to the measurements 5 x 10 “ and fold in half.
  2. Cut a piece of vintage pink floral paper 4 ¾” square.
  3. Attach the vintage floral paper to the front of the square card using double sided tape.
  4. Emboss the corners of the card using the embossing folder.  You will have to do it twice to get all four of the corners.  For the second two corners only run the embossing folder through your machine as far as the corners (it will flatten the other other corners if you run it through completely).
  5. Cut a circle in the center of the front of the card using the 2.5 " circle from the multi frame die set.
  6. Die cut one Bille’s Circle design from ivory card stock.  It is an intricate design and you may need to die cut the design several times turning ¼ turn each time.
  7. Attach Bille’s circle to the front of the card so that it is spaced evenly over the opening using a glue pen.
  8. Punch an oval using the punch from the Cameo pair.
  9. Spritz the oval with water and then place in the cameo embosser and press down using something to assist in gaining extra pressure such as a wooden stick or punch press.
  10. Attach the embossed cameo to the frame using 2 mm foam tabs and a glue pen around the edges.
  11. Use the glue pen to attach the cameo and frame into the centre of  Bille’s circle.
  12. Place the stick on pearls to the frame as shown.
  13. Punch and emboss 10 ivory flowers and 10 dark pink flowers.
  14. Attach the embossed flowers around Bille’s Circle using .5 mm thick foam tabs.