Monday, January 25, 2010

your smile says it all

your smile says it all

For this card, I made a frame (yep, just a little bit obsessed with them lately :)). I used Spellbinders™ Labels 6, Petite Ovals, and for a twist, I used the Flourish Impressabilities.™

Here is how to add the embossing twist:

  1. Die cut the Label 6 shape and petite oval. (you can run these through at the same time because cardstock can handle it.)
  2. Take the magnetic plate with the dies and cardstock off your mat.
  3. Put the Impressabilities™ down on the mat.
  4. Place the dies (cutting edge up), with cardstock still in the die, over the Impressabilities™.
  5. Top with an embossing mat.
  6. Run through and wow! :)

To bring out the embossing on the frame, I rubbed grey ink over the raised portions. Why grey? Well, the patterned papers were grey-toned and it brought the colors together better.

This is a scheduled post, as I am enjoying CHA in, hopefully, sunny Anaheim, California! :) Can’t wait to show you all the new fabulousness! thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Patterned paper (Pink Paislee-Amber Road), Cardstock (Papertrey Ink-Rustic White), Butterfly and sentiment die cuts (My Mind’s Eye), Pearls (Hero Arts), Ink (Clearsnap-Colorbox Chalk Grey Whale), Spellbinders (Labels 6, Petite Ovals, Flourish Impressabilities™)

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ETA: I have to brag just a little bit; the special issue from Paper Crafts called Stamp It! has hit shelves and I have 12 projects in the issue! Can you believe it? 12!!?! To say that I am smiling would be a huge understatement!! What an honor and a thrill!! So, I guess my smile does say it all!

there is one more AND...leave a comment here telling me what kinds of video tutorials you would like to see and I will pick a winner when I get back and you will get your very own copy of Stamp It!!!

22 comments:

Kelly Jo said...

12 cards- that is amazing!

I really like how-to videos (that's helpful, isn't it). Anytime you might have a card that you did something a little tricky on, it would make for a great tutorial.

Susan said...

I would love to see you do a "polished stone" tutorial...still have not mastered it...sUSAn

Summer Braxton said...

I'd like to see tutorials on the shabby chic look. I'v eyet to master this style.... can't get enough videos to show me some tricks.

lisa808 said...

Wow, 12!!! Congratulations!!! I would love to see video tutorials on using Spellbinders.

Lueyes said...

Congratulations. I would like to see a tutorial on the bind-it all.

Gina said...

Congrats on your publications . . . 12 Cards, that's Awesome!!! :) Any tutorial you do is always helpful!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Hooray for you Kim! You are so super talented, I am not surprised that they wanted 12 of your projects! Super cute card! Hope you are enjoying CHA even though I am sure it rained the whole time! Oh and I guess I should tell you what kind of video tutorials I would like to see, I honestly love everything you have done but would love to see more about the impressabilities, different uses, etc. Hugs!

afkeyes said...

On this project did you also emboss the label and oval dies before running it through with the Impressabilities? How did you get the nice border around your frame?

I think we all just want more videos - no matter what they're about! Bring 'em on! :)

dano300 said...

Congratulations, getting one published would make one bouncy but I can't imagine your excitment with having twelve published.

I would love a copic marker tutorial.

Thank you and Congratulations again.

Lisa S.

afkeyes said...

Yes! A copic marker tutorial! Because I can't yet afford the $200 copic workshop at my local scrapbook boutique. Great idea Lisa!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a beautiful card! Love what you did with the frame... I tried to do it, but didn't work... I am not sure what I am missing... a video tutorial would be wonderful how you made this frame. :o)
Congratulations on your published work!

alliecat_40 said...

Hi Kim, I enjoy all of your video's, just keep doing what you are doing! Also, thanks for all of the quick responses to my e-mails, it means a lot to me.

alice

Michelle (mla1111) said...

Congrats on your publications! WOW! 12 creations, how fabulous. I love your card, that label 6 is awesome! I would like to see more tutorials on using the nestabilities & impressabilities to create fun projects. I enjoy those tutorials. I also love to see different stamping techniques. Congrats again!!!

Rebecca Ednie said...

I'd love to see colouring videos. Not sure if you are an expert at pencil crayon, on it's own, no Gamsol, but I love the look. Since I feel pretty confident with my Copics, I'd like to challenge myself with another medium.

Patti said...

Wow!! 12 projects! Can't wait to get my inky fingers on my own copy!
As far as tutorials, any are helpful but I could definitely use sine help with embossing folders and nestabilities. Mostly going beyond the obvious use - some tricks or special techniques that can be done with them.
Congrats again, love reading your blog!!

Patti said...

oops, I meant to add copics to my comment too. We need a hands on here in the northland - hint hint!!
:) Patti

KindredEsprit said...

Can't think of a video tut at the mo...but hope you're enjoying CHA and that you'll share some photos and maybe video from your favourite booths?! =) And congrats on your 12 projects!!!

kathy s said...

I think a video on doing various techniques with the spellbinders impressabilities would be great- just can't seem to get mine to come out properly so seeing it done would make it easier- i saw one a while ago but can't remember which blog it was on.

Tricia said...

Congrats, Kim - I'm not surprised so many of your projects were chosen! I would love to see a tutorial on the process of idea/inspiration to finished project - I guess that's design. Anyway, something like that.

Diane said...

I would like to see a tutorial on how you decide to start your idea for a card...what makes you come up with an idea...fun to see how "one" starts out...I think you have mastered it as many times as you have been published...I am always at a lost to start!

tlgirl353 said...

Congratulations! 12 cards? Wow. I would love to have this issue and see more and more.

Shirlann said...

I would love to see your cards in this issue... congrats! Always like to see coloring tutorials in different mediums, copic, watercolor, pencils etc.