Tuesday, May 24, 2011

PPA94, Vintage Vogue and Technique Tuesday

I cased myself for the Pals Paper Arts challenge this week, which is a sketch. Would you like to see the card I cased? Click here. This is this weeks PPA Sketch:

This card gave me the opportunity to try a new technique: re-sizing the Framed Tulips Embossing Folder.  I love the Framed Tulips folder and the ability to re-size it makes it that much more versatile. Keep reading to learn how it's done...

Ok, first of all I should tell you that the Framed Tulip folder, used full-size, will emboss a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" piece of cardstock, which is a standard card front. For the first example, I used a 5 1/2' x 2 3/4" piece of cardstock, so for this exampe we only need to change one side. Lay your cardstock in the folder to one side, like this:

Run the cardstock all the way through the Big Shot. Your cardstock will now be embossed on three sides, so we need to do the fourth side. Move your cardstock to the other side of the folder, being careful to lay the tulips in the grooves of the folder exactly. If you don't have it lined up right, you will wind up with double embossing.

This time, feed the folder through the Big Shot with the un-embossed side going in first. Do not feed it all the way through, just half a crank to get that first inch of the folder, then back it out. You will wind up with a perfectly embossed re-sized image, like this:

All it needs is a little trimming and you are good to go. OK, for the second example I used a 2 1/2" x 3" piece of cardstock. For this example we are re-sizing two sides so there is an extra step. Put your piece of cardstock in one corner, as in photo below. and run it all the way through the Big Shot. It will be embossed on two sides.

Next, turn it 90 degrees and follow the same instructions as above to emboss the third side. Remember, don't run it all the way through, just half a crank. 

Do this one more time for the fourth side and you will have a perfect little rectangle, like this:

If any of the corners get messed up in this process, simply feed that corner back through to correct it. I hope I adequately explained this process. If you have any questions, contact me and I will be happy to assist.

Stampin’ Up! products used:
Stamp set: Vintage Vogue
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso
Ink pads: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
Markers: Early Espresso
Tools: Big Shot, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, Color Spritzer, Stampin Sponge
Accessories:  Basic Pearls Jewels

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1 comment:

Libby S. said...

I love, love, love what you've done with this PPA sketch! I have this stamp set; and, ironically, there are a whole bunch of these flowers that I have stamped, cut out, and waiting in a container to be used. Your lovely card is inspiring me to use them (finally). :) Your use of the framed tulips embossing folder behind the flowers is a fantastic added element that revs up the vintage feel, especially given the beautiful color combination that you chose. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful card.