Tuesday, September 22, 2009

This is a composition notebook that I altered. "Hello Gorgeous" with the first thing my Father In Law would say to me whenever he saw me. The next thing would be "you look beautiful today" Well, that dear sweet man passed away a few weeks ago and I wanted a place to put down those special stories about him.
The lesson for today is:
Paper changes color when you pat it with Versamark ink and then heat emboss with clear embossing powder.
For the title I used the new Ashlyn's Alphabet font from cricut. Then I used the Versamark and clear embossing powder. Heated the letter and then immediately put it back into the powder, tapped off excess and reheat. Three layers of powder to get shiny raised letters.

Here you can see the original color of the letters, it matches the pale blue dots in the background. I did ink the edges of the letters before I did the embossing.
The combination of the Versamark ink (clear) and embossing powder just about turned the blue paper translucent.
I wanted letters that had a little more pop and staying power than just plain paper letters. To
adhere the letters, I used the Xyron sticker maker to get full coverage adhesive on the back.
Got to love this spatula that cricut makes! It really helps getting small bits off the sticky mat without ruining them.
Since the paper color changed I used a Micron pen to outline them.
The swirly is from the Home Decor Cricut Cartridge.
As always, I hope you can benefit from my mistakes to NOT make them yourselves. Have a great day

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

I had a evening of card making from my Bestest Buddy Becky! Here's one of the card we made.

The lesson here is there are two sides to every ribbon. I picked a rose colored ribbon to bring out the rose in the flower and Becky thought it was too rosy so I flipped it over and that side worked great!

We used those wonderful Cuttlebug embossing folders and rubbed chalk ink over the swirls. I used a darker ink on the border of the white embossed part.
Three flowers stacked with a little bling and tadaaa a card for someone special!