Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Tattered Lace Old Fashioned Car

Tattered Lace Old Fashioned Car and Gears

I thought I would post another masculine card since Father's Day is coming in a few weeks.   This card is for any car enthusiast in your life.  The card includes the "Old Fashioned Car" with a background of gears.  Add the perfect sentiment using the words from the Tattered Lace Sentiment Die.

Tattered Lace Old Fashioned Car

            Old Fashioned Car (Tattered Lace)                         TTLD 117
            Gears Embossing Folder (Crafts Too)                     CTFD3097
            Nested Oval Dies Nellie’s Choice                              MFD057
            Multiple sentiments (Tattered Lace)                        TTLD211
            Clear Embossing Ink  (Stampendous)
            Clear Embossing powder
            Ivory, Light Brown, and Dark Brown Card stock
            1.5 mm Foam Tape


  1. Cut a piece of dark brown card stock measuring 10” x 7” and fold in half.
  2. Cut a piece of ivory card stock measuring 6 ¾” x 4 ¾” and emboss using the Gears Embossing folder.
  3. Die cut the largest oval from the nested die set from dark brown card stock and the next smaller oval from light brown card stock.
  4. Die cut one Old Fashioned Car from dark brown card stock.
  5. Die cut a sentiment using the Tattered Lace sentiments die from dark brown card stock.
  6. Rub the clear embossing ink over the Embossed ivory card and apply clear embossing powder.  Heat with your heat gun to melt the embossing powder.  This will create a glossy finish (difficult to see in the scanned image).
  7. Rub the Old Fashioned car with the clear embossing ink and apply the embossing powder.  Heat with heat gun to melt the embossing powder.  Repeat if desired.  This will create a glossy finish to the car.
  8. Repeat the above step for the sentiment as well if desired.
  9. Attach the ivory embossed rectangle to the dark brown card
  10. Attach the dark brown oval using the 1.5 mm foam tape followed by the light brown card stock and then the car.
  11. Attach the sentiment as desired using a glue pen.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

You Are My Anchor

I think anyone who makes cards always wants unique ideas for the men in their lives.  Ecstasy Crafts has new embossing folders and this beautiful lighthouse lent itself perfectly to a masculine card.  I used clear embossing ink and clear embossing powder over the anchor and the embossed parts of the white card to make both "shiny".  It is difficult to see in the scanned image but adds a beautiful contrast. to the card.

You are My Anchor
Inside of the card

Lighthouse Embossing folder:                                      ECF1006
Marianne Design:  Anchor and starfish dies                 LR0232
Marianne Design Postcard frames:                               CR1223
Embossing powder
Stampendous Clear embossing ink in a bottle applicator or other clear embossing ink
Heat gun
Hemp cord dark blue
Navy, white and red card stock
Double sided tape
Foam tabs
Foam tape

Die cutting machine

  1. Cut a piece of navy card stock 10” x 7” and fold in half.
  2. Cut a piece of white card stock 4 ¾” x 6 ¾”.
  3. Emboss the white card stock using the lighthouse folder.
  4. Rub the clear embossing ink over the embossed parts of the white card.
  5. Sprinkle the embossing powder over the embossed parts, tap off and then heat with the heat gun to melt the embossing powder.
  6. Die cut the anchor from the blue card stock and 2 starfish from the white card stock.
  7. Rub the clear embossing ink over the anchor and the starfish.
  8. Sprinkle the embossing powder over the items and then heat to melt the embossing powder.  You may wish to add another layer of clear embossing ink and embossing powder to add more gloss.
  9. Die cut a rectangle using the largest postcard die from the Marianne Postcard frames.
  10. Cut a piece of blue card stock approximately 1 5/8” x 2 ¼”, a piece of red card stock 1 3/8” x 2” and a piece of white card stock 1 1/8” x 1 ¾”.
  11. Attach the red rectangle on top of the blue rectangle using double-sided tape.
  12. Use 1.5 mm foam tabs small or cut the regular sized ones into small pieces.  Attach the anchor to the white rectangle using these small foam tabs.
  13. Cut a piece of blue hemp cord or other twine to cover the front of the card and fold over the edges.  Tie a knot in the twine or several knots as desired. 
  14. Place several foam tabs or a piece of foam tape on each end of the ends of the white card stock, leaving the opening in the center to allow the twine to pass through. 
  15. Place the twine on top of the red rectangle and then attach the white rectangle on top.
  16. Attach the anchor combination to the front of the card using double-sided tape.Stretch the blue hemp cord across the card and attach to the back of the white embossed card using double sided tape.
  17. Attach the white embossed design to the blue card using double-sided tape.
  18. Attach the white rectangle and starfish to the inside of the card as desired.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Relaxed and Fishing

Relaxed and Fishing

Every year I go back country camping with a friend and this picture is from a sunrise 2 years ago.  The views are truly spectacular and you can't help but relax.  We haven't yet tried fishing but there is always this year!  This design allows you to use a picture of a favourite fishing spot of any avid fisherman/fisherwoman and make a truly personal card!

Relaxed and Fishing

Pine tree Nature scene Embossing Folder             CTFD4008
Fisherman die                                                        60020153
Floral grouping die                                                60030031
Nested Oval Dies                                                   MFD057
Grey and Black card stock
Nature Picture (Sunrise at Massassauga Provincial Park, Ontario Canada)
Foam Tape 1.5 or 2mm
Foam tabs 1.5 or 2 mm in black

  1. Cut a piece of black card stock measuring 5 ¾” x 8 ¼” and fold in half.
  2. Cut a piece of grey card stock measuring 3 7/8 x 5 5/8”.
  3. Die cut the largest oval from the nested oval dies in the center of the grey card stock.
  4. Emboss the grey card stock using the Nature scene embossing folder. Adjust the card stock so the pattern of the trees will be to the best advantage.
  5. Die cut the fisherman and the floral grouping out of black card stock.
  6. Attach a picture to the black card (optimizing the scene shown in the oval) using double-sided tape.
  7. Add the grey card stock on top of the photo using foam tape to add depth between the frame and the photo.
  8. Attach the fisherman and floral grouping using a few small foam tabs to the edges of the oval.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Spring Daffodils

I saw another card through pinterest that used a punch to create 3-D daffodils and I immediately knew exactly which embossing punch I could use to create beautiful 3-D daffodils.  I used a garden theme as I cannot wait to be able to get out and work in my garden and see lovely colourful flowers.  I love the dies that created the cute garden tools that I attached to the inside of the card.

Spring Daffodils

Inside of Spring Daffodils

Daffodils: Floral Embossing punches (medium/small)            FLP 027, FLP028
Leaves:  Dee’s Distinctively Floral Leaf 2                               IME 077
Garden Pot:  Marianne Collectables                                        COL1345
Garden Tools (with stamp:  Marianne Collectables               COL1346
Hearts:  Marianne Craftables                                                   CR1225
Embossing Folders (card) Hearts (polka dots)                        CFTD3101, 3014
Lime Green, yellow, ivory, moss green card stock
Pigment ink lime green and black
Embossing powder
Heat gun
Yellow ribbon
1.0 mm small, 1.5 regular mm foam tabs
Nellie’s Choice Pearlmaker (liquid dimensional orange paint)            PON003
Be Creative Tape 3mm

  1. Cut a piece of lime green card stock measuring 10 x 7 inches and fold in half.
  2. Emboss the front of the card using the embossing folder.
  3. Die cut a large heart from yellow card stock, a medium heart in ivory and a small heart in ivory (inside of card). 
  4. Die cut and emboss the flower pot from ivory card stock
  5. Die cut the garden tools and sign from yellow card stock.
  6. Die cut 6 leaves from moss green card stock.
  7. Emboss the medium heart with the polka dot folder.
  8. Emboss the small heart using a swirl design on half the heart as shown.
  9. Punch and emboss 6 medium and small size flowers.  Punch the design first and then place in the embosser and press down.  These punches come in pairs, the punch and the embosser.
  10. Place a small 1 mm foam tab to the bottom of the small flower and attach to the middle of the medium embossed flower to create the daffodil.  Pinch the layers to create a beautiful 3-D effect.  Repeat x 6.
  11. Add a little orange Pearlmaker paint into the center of the small flowers and set aside to dry.
  12. Ink the flowerpot, and the smaller heart embossed area using the pigment green pigment ink.  Stamp the “Garden”sign with the Garden stamp that comes with the garden tools.  Apply some clear embossing powder to the items and heat. The embossing creates some sheen and sets the ink but could be considered optional.
  13. Use a hobby knife to cut out a slit from the top of the flower pot.
  14. Attach the embossed medium ivory heart to the larger yellow heart using some foam tape and then attach both using foam tape as well.
  15. Cut a few moss green strips to serve as the stems of the flowers.
  16. Curve the flowerpot and attach with foam tabs at the bottom and sides of the flowerpot so that the center is left open to accommodate the stems and leaves.
  17. Arrange and attach the stems and the flowers to the card using different sizes of foam tabs.  To ensure the daffodils remain dimensional I stacked several foam tabs together and then attached to the flower and then the card.
  18. Arrange the leaves to come out of the pot in front of the stems.
  19. Add the Garden sign.
Inside of the Card:
  1. Attach the ivory embossed heart onto the inside of the card.
  2. String a small piece of yellow ribbon through the rake and shovel garden tools and attach to the heart using Be Creative double-sided tape.