Saturday, March 15, 2014

Harmony Embossing Folders

Hello!  Well another month as sped past for me.  I am surrounded by boxes at the moment as we are in the process of moving house at the moment and things are hectic to say the least! 

Amongst all that I realised that I needed two cards.  One for a birthday and it is also my hubby and my anniversary coming up.  I soon discovered that I had packed a lot of my scrapbooking supplies! HELP!!! 

But with just some plain cardstock Couture Nesting Dies and some of the new release embossing folders from the Harmony range, here's what I came up with.

Looks like pattern paper just ran through with an embossing folder right??  Not quite.  Here's how I created these cards

First using the circle nesting dies cut a bunch of circles from different colour cardstock.

Then glue them together and then position them onto some white cardstock.  Then place the whole piece into the new Small Dots embossing folder from the Harmony collection and run through your embossing machine.  I then matted this piece onto some back cardstock and adhered it to my card base.

Finish with a sentiment stamped onto a piece of white cardstock cut from the Victorian Rectangle Nesting Dies and a couple of black banners.

It kind of gives the illusion of already made pattern paper.

Here is a close up of the other card I made using the same technique and the Hearts Nesting Dies and then using the another new folder Rainbow Wave again from the new Harmony collection.  I think this particular technique works best with embossing folders with a smaller continuous design.

Thanks for stopping by.  Until next time keep crafting!

Couture goodness used:

CO723631 Small Dots Embossing Folder - Harmony Collection
CO723630 Asian Weave Embossing Folder - Harmony Collection
CO723040 Circle Nesting Dies
CO723049 Victorian Rectangle Nesting Dies
CO723213 Hearts Nesting Dies
CO721985 6mm Double Sided Tape
Precision Trimmer
Cutting Mat

Monday, March 3, 2014

Sew Clever Layout

Hi everyone.  I'm back again today to share with you another layout using the gorgeous new Sew Jo papers and a few other goodies that were showcased at CHA.

I started by spraying and inking my base cardstock and then cut my papers.  These papers were perfect for the pics I had, as my little girl had just started to learn to sew but a lot of the papers also have great patterns for all kinds of scrapping and can be used for masculine pages too.

I embossed a piece of co-ordinations cardstock with the new Weaved embossing folder and sanded it back to show the kraft colour underneath.  It co-ordinated perfectly with these papers.

Behind my photo I have tucked the Ornamental Lace Die Lotus Filet.  I cut this in half so that it showed at the top and bottom of my photo.

Keeping my embellishments to a minimum, I cut out a sewing machine from the papers with my Circle and Scallop Circle nesting dies and then added a button.

Here's a closer look at the embellishments


The Classic Chevron Die also matched and kind of reminded me of ric rac so it tied in with my sewing theme.

Thanks for stopping by.

Until next time

Couture Products used

CO723240 Ornamental Lace Dies Lotus Filet
CO723527 Secret Treasures collection Classic Chevron
CO723626 Weaved Embossing Folder The Harmony Collection
CO73547 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper Pad Sew Jo
CO723040 Circle Nesting Dies
CO723041 Scallop Circle Nesting Dies