Welcome to Created By You! Today I’m sharing two fun techniques with you… the first features a brand new product from the Stampin’ Up! Catalog 2012-13: The Argyle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder!
I just loved this folder the minute I saw it! I love the detail and scale of the embossing… I think you will too!
A couple days ago, when trying to come up with a NEW Super Saturday Tutorial, I thought about the Argyle Embossing Folder, and quickly sketched out a plan onto a scrap of paper. LOL, sometimes I do that and later can’t figure out what in the world I was thinking, or my notes are unclear. But this time I carefully wrote the steps and drew tiny little pictures to ensure I would remember.Not sure what to call it… Rippled Argyle? Floating Argyle? It really is quite fun to do… so here you go:
Supplies You’ll Need for today’s Rippled Argyle Technique:
- Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (or similar machine)
- Argyle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
- Simply Scored Board and Embossing Stylus
- 4.5” x 3.75” Card Stock in your choice of color
- Bone Folder (optional)
- Round barreled #2 Pencil
- Multipurpose Adhesive
Step By Step Instructions for Rippled Argyle Technique:
- Insert card stock into Argyle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, and run through Big Shot Die Cutting Machine.
- Align long side of embossed card stock along top edge of simply scored board and score between argyle ‘rows’. Note: You may have to move the embossed card stock over a pinch here and there to align the centers between rows.
- This is what your card stock should look like.
- Use your fingers or a bone folder to fold card stock along scored lines, and towards the valley created by the score. (The mountain or raised score line should be on the outer edge of the card stock “U” shape formed as shown in the photo.)
- Allow the first row to lie flat against your protected table top surface, and gently form the second row around your round #2 pencil. Repeat, forming three argyle channels, and four flat areas.
- When complete, your card stock should look something like this.
- Now, simply use the multipurpose adhesive to glue the flat areas to your card front or project! You’re done!
The second technique for today’s Super Saturday Tutorial features a recycled grid paper blossom!
Supplies you’ll need to make a recycled grid paper blossom as shown above:
- Grid paper, or note paper or something you’ve stamped on/off over the past few days… LOL, I’m a messy stamper and get ink all over the place!
- Blossom Punch
- Boho Blossoms Punch
- Color Ink Pad (your choice)
- Card stock scrap (your choice)
- Sponge Dauber
- In Color Dahlia’s
- Mini Glue Dots
- Multipurpose Adhesive
Step by Step: Recycled Grid Paper Blossom Embellishment
- Check out the messiest part of your grid paper, and punch out using the blossom punch!
- You can get several blossoms from one used piece of grid paper… the more random the color the better!
- Sometimes you get a flower that just doesn’t seem to have enough color… like the one in show in the lower right corner above. Although it’s pretty cool… against the cardstock it may lose some of it’s character.
- Not to worry, this is easily corrected using a sponge dauber and color of your choice. Here I’m using Marina Mist and adding color just along the blank white edges.
- And here’s the new and improved recycled blossom!
- Now simply layer a scrap of cardstock punched with the sunflower image from boho blossoms punch onto your card stock, and the use a mini glue dot or two to attach an in-color Dahlia!
- Use Multipurpose Adhesive to attach the blossom to the channels of the Rippled Argyle and you’re done!
I hope you enjoyed today’s Super Saturday Tutorial and step by step directions! Join me tomorrow for another new product quick tip / technique and a new stamp set share too!
I look forward to reading your lovely comments!
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Super Saturday Tutorial Techniques Duo!
Stamps: A Word For You CM 117032/ WM 120528
Papers: Comfort Café 126898, Wild Wasabi 108641, Grid Paper 102787, Whisper White 100730, Primrose Petals 126841, Bashful Blue 105120
Inks: Garden Green 126973, and Miscellaneous from previously stamped projects, Garden Green Marker (Regals Collection Markers 119701), Marina Mist 126962
Terrific Tools: Blossom Punch 125603, Boho Blossoms Punch 119858, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (Circle) 118309, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine 113439, Argyle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder 127750, 1-1/4” square punch 119865, Simply Scored Board 122334, Embossing Stylus,125624 Bone Folder 102300
Awesome Accessories: In Color Dahlias 127556, Mini Glue Dots 103683, Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive 110755, Basic Rhinestones Jewels 119246, Sponge Dauber 102892, #2 Round Pencil (non SU)
Techniques: Rippled Argyle, Recycled Grid Paper Blossom, Big Shot Die-Cutting, Embossing, Bone Folder