Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Bicycling through literature… ;)

Did that catch your attention?  Perhaps bicycling through en François, flowers and the USPS would be a more appropriate hint…

Today’s card was thoroughly inspired by a birthday card I received from one of my good friends Esther… I’ll share that beautiful card and my initial response tomorrow… but today.. you have bicycles, literature, and flowers!P1150330Do you know the name of today’s featured stamp set?  It’s Postage Due, and has been stampede using Midnight Muse Ink onto Comfort Cafe Designer series paper!!  Isn’t that fun?P1150327 The Comfort Cafe DSP was stamped using the largest image from the Postage Due Stamp Set using Midnight Muse inked.  I love the contrast on the striped background paper don’t you?P1150328 Postage stamp images were stamped in gumball green, midnight muse and Raspberry Ripple ink and punched using the postage stamp punch.  After attaching in a random fashion to the comfort cafe dsp, the upper portion of the dsp was run through a big shot die-cutting machine encased within the square lattice embossing folder.

Today’s tips for paper crafters:

To avoid a hard creased line when doing partial card stock or dsp embossing:

  • IF you plan to attach extra pieces to the proposed embossed area (like the postage stamps in the sample shown).. do so first, and use multipurpose liquid adhesive to attach them.  Allow the attached card stock to dry thoroughly before embossing to prevent shifting.
  • Insert the “to be embossed” area into the embossing folder, leaving the non-embossed portion extended beyond the folder.
  • Using the pre-defined embossing sandwich (check your sandwich for the big shot die-cutting machine vs.. competitive models for the proper sandwich….. vagabond, cuttlebug, etc.) with the ‘loose’ end leading towards the embossing or die-cutting roller.
  • Your embossed card stock will come through the die cutting machine without creases and/or unusual markings.

Tomorrow I’ll be sharing two cards… the inspiration piece for today’s card and another Clean and Simple (CAS) sample as well.  I look forward to reading your comments, and am happy to answer any questions you may have.  Thanks again for your online orders!

Hugs,

Sharon

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2 comments:

fabiola said...

oh la la mais c'est adorable et plein de charme, biz

ellouise1969 said...

Stamping directly onto DSP is so much fun. Also great not to have to use too mush WW or VV!!! Great card Sharon.