Saturday, June 9, 2012

Super Saturday Tutorial Techniques Duo

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.rippled argyle or floating argyle technique tipsNot sure what to call it… Rippled Argyle?  Floating Argyle?  a word for you.. corners cut using tiny circle punchIt 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:

  1. Insert card stock into Argyle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, and run through Big Shot Die Cutting Machine.
  2. 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 may have to move the card stock over a scooch
  3. This is what your card stock should look like.front view of scored argyle card stock
  4. 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.)create a u shaped card stock piece
  5. 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.must use a round pencil to get smooth round channels
  6. When complete, your card stock should look something like this.finished card stock technique view
  7. Now, simply use the multipurpose adhesive to glue the flat areas to your card front or project!  You’re done!close up of recycled blossom embellishment and dahlia

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

  1. Check out the messiest part of your grid paper, and punch out using the blossom punch!turn that yucky inky grid paper into a beautiful bloom
  2. You can get several blossoms from one used piece of grid paper… the more random the color the better!the inkier the better!
  3. 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. white edges may lose their shape sponge on a little color
  4. 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.A little color goes a long way on our recycled grid paper blossom!
  5. And here’s the new and improved recycled blossom!what an improvement a little sponged color can make!
  6. 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!layer with coordinating colored card stock and new dahlia embellie
  7. 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!



Shop my online stampin up store for supplies used in today’s…

Super Saturday Tutorial Techniques Duo!

Stamps:  A Word For You CM 117032/ WM 120528

Papers:  Comfort CafĂ© 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

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Vicky W said...

This great Sharon - love it. What a fantastic way to to use the embossing folder. I must remember. Thanks for the great tutorials.

ColleenB. said...

Oh, how very clever. Lovely card and Thank You for the great tutorials you so kindly provide.

Fran Kennedy said...

You are always amazing Sharon....I love the idea of the recycle...but really want to do this with the folder...thanks so much...Fran

Gail S. said...

Love the way you used the embossing folder but I really love the flower!! I love how you distressed it and it turned out so pretty! To reuse the used grid paper is such a great idea - thank you for sharing this idea :)

bjs said...

What an awesome idea! Had no idea of what you were trying to tell us until I saw pictures six and seven (I'm a visual learner, no doubt!). I thought the paper just had two shades of green! I love it and thank you for sharing with us! Also like the flower and the idea of using recycled grid paper. You are so clever!

Donna said...

What an innovative and exciting technique to use with backgrounds, Sharon! TFS The floral touches are especially captivating! Thanks for always sharing your techniques.

Nikki said...

This technique is nothing short of FASCINATING!!! I'm so entrigued and delighted you shared this new recycling technique. :}

ellouise1969 said...

Note to self...start using grid paper!! What a fab idea Love it Sharon and the Argyle wave looks amazing. Great tute.

Sharon Field said...

Ha ha ha... LOVE my Grid Paper!! When I stamp with seniors, I cut it in half... less waste!

Sharon Field said...

You're very welcome, Gail!

Sharon Field said...

Glad you liked it... LOL, a picture is worth a thousand words, or is that a kodak moment?