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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Pretty 3-D embossing folder...

Before I tell you about my card, let me first apologize for the rubbish photos I took of it. We've had so many dark and gloomy days of late, and it's been so hard to get decent photos. Going outside to take photos has not been an option, either, with all of the sub-zero temps and snowy days.

Anyway, I recently ordered a Sizzix 3-D embossing folder on Amazon. The pattern is called "Woven" and it has a wonderful texture that is deeply embossed, but it didn't crack or damage the cardstock. I find that often happens with other embossing folders, even with the same cardstock I've used here.

I used a scrap piece of very pale blue cardstock as my first test piece. After I had run it through the Big Shot Plus, I was so impressed with it, that I couldn't throw it away, so I decided to make a Valentine in non-traditional colors.

I tied a sheer pale blue ribbon around the top and then adhered the panel to my card front.

Then I cut a lacy heart from a piece of heavy vellum. After heat-embossing the word "you" on my heart with silver EP, I added a rhinestone sticker word, "love." I had picked up a couple sheets of these rhinestone sticker words last year at Michael's right after Valentine's Day.

To adhere my vellum heart, I put some strong, double-sided adhesive tape under the two words so it wouldn't show.

On the inside of my card, I heat embossed the sentiment with silver EP and then ran a silver metallic marker around the edge of my panel.

Today is bright and sunny (at last!), but I hope to spend most of the day in my craft space, which is in the basement. I have a birthday card and some more Valentines in the works, and I need to get them done, so I'll enjoy that sunshine another day.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


Lynette said...

What a cool folder, Cheryl! I do that all of the time - make a test piece using a new die or folder or anything, and then can't toss it:) Great card.

designbydonna said...

Your card is so soft and pretty. I am seeing a lot of Valentines in non traditional colors. Seems to be a trend this year,

Glittered Paws said...

Beautiful - I don't have any of these folders but going to look into getting one. COLD - you got that right - we are not as cold as you but I don't even want to go out. Love the non traditional colors.