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Experimenting and getting more from my SU! embossing folders!

Do you ever see things and wonder how it would look if you used it OUTSIDE of it’s usual purpose?  I do it all the time!  I LOVE to experiment with my SU! products!  Anything that will make my tools/stamps be used more is sooooo worth trying!   And if you do try something and it works, then you are so excited to share it!  That’s what I am doing today!

I have Mod Podge in my cupboard and I never use it!  I don’t even remember WHY I bought it!  I’m sure I used it for the purpose I bought it for, but I have totally forgotten why!  So, what to do?!  I know!  Try an experiment and see if I can come up with something new so I use it!!

I decided to put it on my Brick Wall Embossing Folder by SU!  Believe me, I was very nervous, but figured that it will wash off, and I might like what I make!  I LOOOOOOVE how it came out!  You’ll have to tell me what you think!

First let me show you a picture of this handmade card that could be used for a masculine card or it could be for your Western loving girl!:

Can you see all the texture?!  It is so shiny and it makes me just want to pick it up and move it in the light to catch the beauty!  You can watch my video on YouTube to see what I am talking about!  It’s called “Experimenting and getting more from my SU! embossing folders!”  I thought I would keep the name the same as the blog name to avoid confusing MYSELF!  It doesn’t take much ya know?

Get a piece of Very Vanilla 5″ x 3 3/4″, and sponge it with Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Cajun Craze.  Just sponge spots around the cardstock and go from lightest to darkest!  Then you can go over all the spots with your Cajun Craze to lighten it up a bit.

I poured a little of Mod Podge onto the Embossing Folder and spread it out using a piece of chipboard I had.  Don’t use a lot, you don’t want it to squeeze out onto the Cutting plates, or not too much anyway!  Place your sponged Very Vanilla face down onto the Mod Podge.   Once you have run it through the Big Shot, you will immediately place your plates and folder into water until you can get to it to wash off.  It came off very easy!  I then heat set the embossed/Mod Podged piece, since I am not a patient person and didn’t want to wait!  Once dry, you can sponge over again with the Cajun Craze just to make sure that it is covered.  Set aside.

Now onto the loverly (NOT a typo, I’m just goofy) Boots from the Country Livin’ stamp set!  Stamp the boots onto Watercolor paper using Early Espresso, then add clear Embossing Powder which will make it to where the color won’t smudge and add texture!!  If you ever come to one of my classes you will see right away I love texture! Once you have it heat set, then take your Aqua Painter and go over the entire piece of Watercolor Paper, so it won’t hold too much color and you have more control.  Keep layering your Crumb Cake ink (which is what you start with) until it’s dark enough, then come in with Soft Suede where the artist has the ‘folds’ designed in.  Color the tabs at the top and the part that buckles with a Marina Mist marker, and the bottom of the boots with black.  Once done, color the background with Soft Sky and underneath the boots with Soft Suede……..this is where you will love that you made the cardstock a little wet, it just comes out looking so soft!

Using your Big Shot, place largest oval from the Stitched Framelits over your scene and cut out.  Sponge edges liberally with Marina Mist and then SOFTLY with the Early Espresso.  You will want to watch the technique video to see how to make this card from the beginning!

I looped 5 strands of Linen Thread and knotted it twice, one on each side that the oval scene will be over.  Then place this piece onto a
5 1/4″ x 4″ piece of Marina Mist, and then place that onto a piece of Soft Suede!  The colors go so well together!!

I hope you enjoyed this post, and hope you go check out my Technique video with a SU! Embossing Folder!  Let me know what you think?  Do you want MORE techniques?

Lisa Tedder
TedderBearStamping.com
A California Girl living in North Carolina
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I will miss this!

Today I made a greeting card from a Retiring stamp set from Stampin’ Up! called Love & Affection.  I forgot how much I love this set!  I’ll be sorry to see it go!

I used some of the Designer Series Paper called Affectionately Yours that I have HOARDED!  Yes, I can admit it, I hoard paper!  Sigh……

This isn’t just any Designer paper, oh no!  It has Copper embossed in it!  Yes!  It’s true!  Now do you see why I hoarded it?  This card today is made up by me……I don’t do this very often.  I have been wanting to use the Framelit from the Fiesta Time stamp set!  And that’s how my card started!  Ha!  Funny how that worked!  I cut out two of the strips that are the half circles that are attached together to make a banner, I cut out one from Watermelon Wonder (retiring) and Mint Macaron (also retiring).  This is where I started, I thought these colors looked good with Night of Navy, so that is what the center cardstock will be, since those will be resting on that cardstock.

Pretty together, right?  The colors I used are listed below with a link to my Online Store.  The Hostess Code for this month is:  69EGW4G2   If you purchase from me, I will send you a VERY pretty handmade card!

Here are the measurements of my card if you want to try it!

Tip Top Taupe  5 1/2″ X 7 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″  landscape
Night of Navy (inside) 4″ x 5 1/4″,  (front) 3″ x 5 1/4″
Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) 2 – 3/4″X 5″
Whisper White Inside:  3″ x 5 1/8″, scraps for sentiment

Here is the card in all it’s Beauty!

I used the Petite Petals punch (retiring) to make a focal flower on the front in Copper Foil.  And cut out the sentiment using the Decorative Label punch (also retiring), I cut out another two of the Decorative Label from the Copper Foil to give a border around the sentiment.  You cut each piece in half and then layer them on the back!

I sponged VersaMark on the edges of the Fiesta Time Framelits to give a little Copper edging to it!  Also along the edge of the Night of Navy I stamped in VersaMark the flowers from the Stamp set and embossed with Copper!  Added some pearls to each half circle on top, and to the small flowers on the inside flap.

Here is a picture of the inside!

I love how elegant this card is!!  So, STOP hoarding your DSP and use it!  Before you know it you’ll be getting new DSP and will forget all about the ones you’ve been hanging onto for a special day!  The day is NOW!

The side of the inside is peeking out on the front,

I am proud of myself!  It’s a little scary to just go with an idea and not know how it will turn out!  Sometimes it doesn’t, but that’s where you learn!  Remember, it’s just paper!  I tell myself that when I am really scared!  heehee  Are you scared when you try something without any idea on where it is headed?   You might just surprise yourself (like I did!) when you give it a try!

I hope you enjoyed your visit here today!  I would love to hear from you, I will be having another Blog Candy drawing soon, I have to figure out what to give away!  What would you rather…….stamp sets, ribbon, accessories, paper?  I want to give out what YOU want!!  Let me know!

Lisa Tedder
TedderBearStamping
A California Girl living in North Carolina!

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Impressive but easy Embossing Folder Technique

Today, I decided to do some experimenting!  Ever get an idea in your head and you just HAVE to get it out!?  I get them all the time, USUALLY when I’m trying to go to sleep at night……UGH!

I wanted to see what would happen if you added Mod Podge to SU!’s cardstock so it’s covered and THEN run it through an Embossing Folder.  Yes, it’s messy.  Yes, you will want to wash your folder right away!   And YES it it really cool!!  After running it through (and washing my folder) I heat set it.  I am NOT very patient…….hence the heat drying!  I did it on Garden Green cardstock and I did it on Shimmery White from Stampin’ Up!  LOVE, LOVE LOOOOOVE their paper!  Well, let me be honest, I love all their product! hahaha   This is the main reason I became a SU! Demonstrator!  I wanted the discount since I wanted it ALL!!

After heat setting the paper, it dried so nicely, I just looked at it to decide what to do with it!  Yes, I fly by the set of my pants……Is that the right expression?  Well, the green called me more even though I had sponged the Shimmery White with multiple colors (it was gorgeous!), but the Garden Green looked so striking!

Here is a picture of the finished card and you tell me if you think it is striking!


I know! Right!?  It made me want to let the Paper be the STAR!  Since it was leaves, I pulled out my Vintage Leaves Bundle.  The front has the Framelit and the inside has both the stamp and the framelit!  I am so astonished how beautiful this turned out!  I’m going to be honest again……….I’m ALWAYS surprised when I design something and it comes out this good!  Don’t get me wrong, I can CASE with the best of them, but my ‘ideas’ don’t always work out!  I bet there a quite a few of you who can relate!

Here is a picture of the inside!

I think it has the perfect amount of space to write in, since I never have enough to say to fill it up!  Now, WHO do I send it to?!

Here is a close-up of the leaves:

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Lisa Tedder
TedderBearStamping
California girl living in North Carolina


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Press’n Seal your thinlits for a beautiful effect

Welcome to the NC Demo Blog Hop!! Happy Spring! I thought these cards looked like Spring has Sprung! Don’t you?

I have seen on other posts where people have taken a thinlit and they pop-up the pieces onto a card and the look is so pretty! The one I went to was Billie Moan and she said in her video that the effect is beautiful but the effort was intense!

I had an idea on how to do this same technique BUT make it much easier!! I made a video showing how to do this very thing! I am not into doing things the hard way and I wanted to figure out an easier way and then share it with you!

Here is the card I made for the YouTube video:

I used the smaller rose thinlit from the Stampin’ Up! thinlit set Rose Garden! I haven’t used that set in a while, but it worked perfectly for this card, don’t you think? I put clear Wink of Stella on the top of each petal and then lined the petals with Gold Wink of Stella. The background is the Petal Burst Embossing Folder, sponged over top with the Peekaboo Peach to make the leaves stand out. I also used the Gold ribbon with the Peekaboo Peach ribbon on top to set it off!

I used the Bigger rose for another card, it took up more room, but still quite stunning!


I put some clear Wink of Stella over the petals to really make them stand out! For the background I used the Embossing Folder Fluttering and sponged the top with Mint Macaron to help the butterflies fly! The glitter paper is from Sale-a-Bration, sorry it isn’t available anymore, but any glitter paper is great!

How did I make this simpler? I worked for HOURS trying to figure out a quick version on how to make this, so it will be easy for everyone!

Have you heard of Press’n Seal? This works miracles!! You cut out your thinlit using the Big Shot and before you take the paper away from the thinlit you put the Press’n Seal over the back (make sure that the sticky part is towards the paper. You can see what I mean when you go to my video on YouTube! It really is quite simple!

Once you have it pressed to the back peal away the parts you don’t want like the excess paper and the outline of the rose. THEN you will leave it on the Press’n Seal but place Dimensionals on the back, put glue on the smaller pieces then remove all the backing on the Dimensionals flip over and push onto your project! Easy Peasy! Here’s a picture before you flip it:

Want to see some more projects using this technique??? Once I started I couldn’t stop!

I moved on to the Butterfly thinlits and made a card using three colors!!

For this one I removed some of the colors, ran it through the Big Shot with another color and when piecing them together on the card, I just laid them on top of each other, you can see the video to get an idea how I did this!

And again, I wasn’t done! I wanted to use the Dragonfly thinlits! Here is what I made with those!

I hope you have enjoyed my cards! I had so much fun making them! You can continue on to the next blog.

Jo Anne Hewins
Michelle Irinyi
Tracie Evans Langley
Sharon Maranich
Laurie Meier
Sue Root
Lisa Tedder <————–You are Here!
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Thanks for stopping by! I would love to hear what you think of these cards!

Lisa Tedder
A California Girl living in North Carolina
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Window Sheet Fine Tip Glue Watercolor

Today I am showing another Technique that I thought of.  NOT sure if it’s been done before, but I can honestly say that I didn’t see it anywhere!

I did a YouTube Video which you can find HERE!

I love having Window Sheets on my cards.  It adds a lot of shine and interest!  I stamped the balloon from Lift me Up, a stamp set by Stampin’ Up!, using Black archival ink.  I make sure that the pad is re-inked so when I stamp it stays wet longer.  I emboss the images (I stamped the balloon three times, making sure they weren’t even) using Clear Embossing Powder.  Make sure that you get all excess powder off the window sheet using your hands or a brush.

Once it is heat set, I came in with markers:  Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango and Crushed Curry.  I colored the areas, making sure that the balloons didn’t match each other.  Once all three colors were on , I went over each balloon with the Fine Tip Glue, make sure you stay within the lines, it will show on the front if you go over.

I embossed the Bermuda Bay cardstock under the Window Sheet using the Seaside folder from Stampin’ Up!  These colors really look good together, don’t you think?

Set aside to dry (it takes around 3 hours to dry, but I let mine dry overnight).  Once dry you can put the ‘green glue’ from SU! along the lines of the balloons, this works extremely well, don’t put a lot on, so when you lay it down  on the Bermuda Bay Embossed piece, it doesn’t bleed past the edges.

I used the Oval Framelits with the scalloped edge to simulate clouds, and sponged it with more Crushed Curry Ink to add dimension.

The clouds are in the Up and Away thinlits that go with this stampset!  I really love how this card shows so much dimension and interest!

 

Here are the dimensions for the card!

Pacific Point:  8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″
Basic Black:  5 1/8″ X  3  5/8″
Bermuda Bay/Window Sheet: 4 7/8″ X  3 3/8″
Scraps of White for Clouds
Scrap of Daffodil Delight for sentiment

Stamp sets:

Lift Me Up

Inks:

Bermuda Bay
Basic Black Archival
Markers:  Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry

Accessories:

Up and Away thinlits
Window Sheet
Big Shot
Seaside embossing folder
Fine Tip Glue
Sponges for clouds
Oval framelits for sentiment
Dimensionals for under sentiment and clouds
Mono liquid adhesive (green bottle)

I hope you try this technique out!  I really had fun making it!  The colors are really striking in person!!  And don’t forget to watch the video using the link here!

Lisa Tedder

A California Girl living in North Carolina!!