Posts Tagged ‘Elegant Lines Embossing Folder’
Here’s what you need:
- Big Shot Die Cut Machine
- die shape of your choice
- Embossing Folder
- hardware store supplies: #9 wire (for stake), aluminum flashing (get it in 6″ width for easy use)
- beads & wire of your choice
1. Cut a piece of aluminum flashing to fit your Big Shot (tin snips are a great tool — get them at the hardware store).
2. Cut the shape with your Big Shot (see it online) and the die of your choice (my favs are new Oval Accents – see it, Top Note – see it or Scallop Circle - see it). You can cut a butterfly to add, too (Beautiful Butterflies die – see it). Here’s the sandwich from the top down:
- cutting plate
- tag board shim
- cutting plate
3. Use your Big Shot and an Embossing Folder (see them all online) to add the texture to the cut aluminum. (My fav folders for this project are Flower Garden - see it, Elegant Lines – see it, and Manhattan Flower – see it)
4. Use your Crop-A-Dile to punch a hole at the top for the hook and at the bottom for any beading wires you want to hang.
5. Add beading of your choice (I did mine on a fine wire and wound the ends to keep the beads on).
6. Make your stake: If your wire comes on a roll, straighten a length of it by hand before you cut. Cut a length of #9 wire (bolt cutters work great — get them at the hardware store). Add the hook and curve at the top. This was a 2 person job at my house — each of use with a pair of vise-grip pliers.
Last week we made these at Mary Ellen’s house, and since my mom was here visiting, we ran out and got supplies to make our own. And yesterday at Scrap Camp for Kids, I had 20 school-aged kids make these themselves.
With the shine and the way they swing in the wind, we decided that these are definitely a classy step up from hanging empty pie tins in the garden to keep pests away
Another thought… want to get your Big Shot and pick out your cutting die for free? Plus get a discount on other dies & Embossing Folders that you want? Be sure to check out the special on the Demonstrator Starter Kit – and teach this craft to your own friends!
What do you get when you combine Beautiful Butterflies die (see it online), the Beautiful Wings Embosslit (see it online), Basic Pearls (see them online), an Elegant Lines embossing folder (see it online) and Elegant Soiree Designer Series Paper (see it online)? Why a trio of fabulous projects!
Many scrapbookers want a way to put more than one photo on a page. Here is a great layout template that fits one large focal point photo, plus a selection of complementary photos in a smaller size.
Plus don’t forget the Broadsheet Alphabet trick with your Clear Acrylic Blocks! It’s easy to get your letters spaced exactly as you like when you mount all of the letters at the same time (check out the trick here).
The new Nature Walk stamp set (see it online) from the Occasions Mini Catalog has been taunting me… I’ve wanted to play with it since it arrived in the brown Stampin’ Up! box on my Demonstrator Pre-Order back in December (yes, we demonstrators can get the new products early!). (learn more about the perks of being a demonstrator)
But it wasn’t until I really felt like Spring was here that I finally took it out and put it to use! Of course now it’s cold again, but since I have my Spring stamping projects started, I know it will be okay.
Does this project look familiar? This 6 x 6″ scrapbook page is meant to show that any card idea can be turned into a scrapbooking project. I posted a card last week that uses the same set of supplies to make a simple yet elegant greeting card (check the details on the card).
The colors are taken from the Elegant Soiree Designer Series Paper (see it online). Watch for the third in this series tomorrow — the 12 x 12″ scrapbook page version of the same project!
**PHOTO TECHNIQUE TIP** Another note… the photo is printed in a light sepia tone, to make it easier to match the colors on the project. When you print in sepia or black and white, try to select high contrast photos.
Notice how your eye is drawn to my dad’s face? When you have a lot of dark colors interrupted by lighter tones, it makes the light tones stand out. See where my daughter’s light jacket makes her face harder to pick out? The contrast between her face and her coat isn’t very high, so the sepia tone isn’t as effective.
The rest of the supplies:
- Beautiful Butterflies die (see it online)
- Beautiful Wings Embosslit (see it online)
- Basic Pearls (see them online)
- Elegant Lines embossing folder (see it online)
- Elegant Soiree Designer Series Paper (see it online)
Here is a card I shared at my workshop last evening, using both butterflies plus a sprinkle of Basic Pearls (see them online). The folded card is 4-1/4 x 4-1/4″.
The background Very Vanilla card stock is just embossed with the Elegant Lines embossing folder (see it online) and the layered butterflies are attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The color selection comes from the Elegant Soiree Designer Series Paper (see it online).
The greeting is from the Three Little Words stamp set (see it online) which is still available as a FREE Sale-A-Bration selection (learn more about Sale-A-Bration), until March 31st. Be sure to place your SAB order soon, so that you don’t miss out!
Keep an eye out over my next few blog posts. This simple card idea is going to become a 6 x 6″ scrapbook page and a 12 x 12″ scrapbook page. Just goes to show that any idea can be modified to whatever project or supplies you have on hand.