Friday, September 16, 2011

A tutorial for hand embossing + Decorating a die cut flower

Hello Everyone,
Today I am going to show you how to make a simple but elegant card with more details and textures.

This is a very simple card, you have your stamped card base your layer , and your embellishments
now its time to add some texture.

Step 1,  The layer for your base: (option get the basket weave embossing folder and stip this step)
Cut a 3 3/4 x 5 piece of cardstock and line it up against the envelope template of the score board (if you have the Martha Stewart Scoreboard) an score every 1/2 inch.

Rotate cardstock 90 degrees (NOT FLIP) and continue scoring every 1/2 inch, till you get it to look like this basket weave design.

Step 2,  Cutting your flower:
To cut the Tim Holtz  Bigz dies (in this case the tattered florals) in your bigshot you will need the following sanwhich recipe as shown.

From bottom up: Acrylic plate, bigz die(facing up),cardstock, and the other acrylic plate.
Run through machine and pop out flowers.

Step 3, Embossing and distressing flowers:
Choose 2 embossing folders and place your flowers inside them,

For the Bigshot use tab 1 of the Multi purpose plate, and sandwhich your embossing folder between that and the 2 acrylic plate, run through.

Next get the distress ink of your choosing ( I used faded jeans for the demo)
and apply to your flowers.

So the flowers aren't so stiff, begin taking 1 at time and fold and/or crumple the petals inwards, I think it really helps the flowers stand out and gives a soft feel to the card.
 Next apply a pop dot in-between the flowers for even more depth to the card.

Step 4, making leaves with a circle punch:

Punch a piece of cardstock and put the circle you just punched back in half way to get your leaf shape.

To color your leafs you can color with pencils, markers/copics, or distress inks, if you are using darker background colors, make sure to use darker greens, to match.

Step 5, Making your Butterfly punch come to life:

Punch 2 butterflies and distress each side then stamp your text only on 1 side of each with text sides facing out adhere the body leaving the wings to hang free

Place a pop dot in between each wing, or for a side view fold the body over one set wings

And Now you have all your elements ready to place on your card!

Have a Great weekend, I'm going to get ready to make pizza, and go to the Forest park Hot air balloon glow and then watch them race the energizer bunny tomorrow : )


Dawn T said...

Great tutorial Hannah. I love how you did this. Those Tattered Flowers by Tim Holtz are just great

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Thanks Hannah! great card!

Arlene said...

How very creative. Thank you so much for the tutorial!

MarcyK924 said...

Awesome Hannah!! Thanks so much!