Monday, November 26, 2012

Heat Embossing as a DP

Last week's MWT is a 'lil late, but I finally got it today (and a few others). I put it off a few days because 1. it was Thanksgiving, 2. I worked all weekend, and most importantly (haha) I had no silver paper! So today I realized that if I didn't have any silver paper, I'd just have to make some. For your consideration, I give you a strip of white cardstock heat embossed with silver powder! (and a "foil" cupcake wrapper)...

Happy Birthday!
I also have a few more to share...
I heart turtles
Sentiment from Cricut cart "Beyond Birthdays" that I made a while back and has been collecting dust

Chocolate brown, dry embossed with clocks, fussy cut the cream layer with fancy new scissors

A few months ago there were some mustache freebies in the Cricut Craft Room and I couldn't resist cutting a few, even though I didn't know what I'd do with them. I also printed off some sentiments and stuck them in my sketch folder. But I could never come up with the right kind of paper to match them with (I only cut a few each of these sizes and only in black). I knew in my gut that I wanted it to be laid out as I have here, just didn't know what color(s) to use. I pulled this polka dot paper from the MME "Breeze" 6x6 pad and voila! I'm happy I waited till my gut told me it was time :)

 I went with another black and white theme for a birthday card; doubling up on the scalloped circles.

Listen to Lucy, she was stunning all the way to the end.
Also used the ribbon tying technique from OWH for a nice clean knot that won't loosen. I can't find it on the website, hmmm. Pretty much what you do is lay the ribbon flat across the top, bring both ends around (or down through a punched hole like I did here) and pull the ends up through a punched hole in the center. (I also did this for the brown/green "Miss You" card up top). Have one end come out the above the ribbon that's already laying across the front of the paper, and the other come out below it, then tie them together. Here are a couple pics up close. I took them in front of some orange felt so you can see the punched holes better; they're not that visible in the final product because the ribbon covers them, and the card base will be black. Again, this can be done without pulling the ribbon through the paper and just by wrapping it around the sides of it, like I did up top.

the center is where the ribbon has been poked through to the front

Thanks for visiting and I hope your week's off to a great start!

1 comment:

  1. All great cards, though I gotta say that as long as it's still "Movember" I like the mustache card the most - super cute!