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May 07, 2009

A Challenge And A Metal Embossed Corners Tutorial

F6010 Pansy Vase

The Design Team is having a challenge using Robin Egg Blue, Butter Yellow, and Spring Green in a card.  I'm beginning to think I might need a new camera.  I am having a really hard time getting true colors from it.  The green is brighter and so is the Yellow IRL.  Also the sponged area around the edge of the circle really is yellow.  So before checking out the tutorial, slip on over to the DT blogs to take a look at their awesome creations:

The image is Pansy Vase.  It was stamped with Brilliance Galaxy Gold on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth cardstock and painted with Twinkling H2O's.  The rim and the base of the vase was gold leafed.  The image was put through the Cuttlebug using the largest Spellbinder Large Circle die.  It was also embossed and I used the die as a stencil to sponge the edges with SU Barely Banana. Glossy Accents was applied to the vase.

The circle outside the white one is Neenah Classic Laid Silverstone.  It has a rough tooth texture to it.  The leaves punch is by EK Success.

The background is Classic Laid Solar White mounted on Silverstone.  The image was mounted on the Classic laid Solar White using 3D Pop Ups.  The corners were done as described below and then moun ted using tape on the back of them.  The ribbon is from Hobby Lobby.

  • Stamp: F6010, Pansy Vase
  • Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth and Neenah Classic Laid Solar White and Silverstone; Vellum
  • Ink: Brilliance Galaxy Gold, Twinkling H2O's, and Stampin' Up Barely Banana
  • Accessories: Gold Foil, Hobby Lobby ribbon, EK Success Leaves Punch, Glossy Accents

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 SUPPLIES:

  • Cuttlebug Formal Squares
  • 2 2"x2" pieces of Vellum
  • 2 2"x2" pieces of Gold Foil - We R Memory Keepers, ArtEmboss Metal Sheets, or you can even make your own with Aluminum Foil and Ranger Alcohol Inks Caramel or Butterscotch applied with a sponge or cotton ball.
  • 2 sides tape (Tombow, ATG, etc.)
  • A pair of scissors used to do fine work.

Step 1
1. Tape one side of each  of the piece of vellum.  I did two of the folders in the group because I couldn't decide which one would look best with the card.  I can use the corners I don't choose later with something else.

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2. Place the taped side on the backside (Silver side) of the metal foil.  Make sure that it is flat up against the foil or it will wrinkle when you emboss it.  Smooth it out with your fingers as you lay it down.

Step 3
3. Trim around the pieces of vellum and foil using the vellum as a guide.

Step 4

4.  Place the foil and vellum gold side up in the embossing folder. In this particular set of folders the embossed (raised side) is on the side where you can read the words Cuttlebug.  It's not that way on all of Cuttlebug's embossing folders.  You are ready to put it through the Cuttlebug with the stack A and B on the bottom, then the folder, and then another B plate.

Step 5
5. After the foil is put through the Cuttlebug it looks like the above. If it goes through the wrong way the raised side is on the bottom or the silver/vellum side.

Step 6 Result
Above are the results.  I actually have the embossing folders reversed, (this is a test) but the folder on the right makes the two corners on the left.  The folder on the left makes the four corners on the right.  As you can see above.  I decided on the larger corners.

Thanks for stopping by to look and share.

 

 Shirley

 

 

Comments

Beautiful card and what a great idea about the metal corners! Now where did I put that foil??

Fantastic tutorial! Thanks for taking all the time to put together really good instructions.

Lovely card, EXCELLENT tutorial! Thanks Shirley!

What a nice card! And as always, terrific tutorial!!

Wow! These corners look so detailed and elegant! Thank you so much for this tutorial Shirley, and making it possible for us to create beautiful cards too!
Blessings, Maria

What a clever way to use those folders Shirley! I just might have to dig in the bottom of my embossing folder bin! Thanks for the inspiration!!! Have a great weekend!

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