Here you go and I am going to say right out of the gate….my pick is today’s card! You know that this is always not the case but I am simply goo-goo over this card!
One thing that I would suggest is….if you have a card that you really, really like – make many of them. This is definitely one that has a very high “CUTE FACTOR” and having some for girls and some for boys would be a lifesaver
The basic changes for to today’s card is the matting of the focal part and also I matted the onesie ! I will give you the dimensions for the card below but I hope that you can see that cutting down the part that was embossed make the “onesie” in the middle of the card even POP more!
Yesterday I shared with you how rewarding it is to do Heat Embossing. There are 3 tips that I can give you that make embossing work!
- Use an embossing buddy. They last forever and you will be so happy that you did as it takes off any static that is on your paper so when you use the versamark, you will get a clean and crisp image.
- Turn your Heat Tool on before you get started to get it good and hot. This helps to eliminate warping of the paper and it makes the embossing powder react much faster.
- Go to the store an purchase an inexpensive paint brush that will help flick off stray embossing powder from the image.
Thanks for the comments yesterday and I agree that I am so happy with the “little” stamps that are in this set. This flower and dots can be so useful for many of our projects, you just need to remember that they are in this stamp set.
Here you go with the dimensions!
- The Card is a Vertical A-2 in Crumb Cake
- The Blushing Bride Piece is 4” X 5 ¼”, go ahead and cut a onesie from the center of this piece and cut it in half vertically so you can mount it to the embossed one. Add dimensionals .
- The Crumb Cake that you will emboss is 3 ¾” X 5”
When I emboss and part of the image is going to go off the side of the card…I like to put a piece of computer paper under the piece that I am going to stamp. REMEMBER to use the Embossing Buddy before you stamp your stamps in versa mark and stamp
I like to also fold a piece of computer paper in half so I can liberally sprinkle the embossing powder over the stamped image as it is super easy to pour it back in the little jar. Use a paintbrush to remove and unwanted embossing powder before you heat set it with the Heat Tool.
I took the blushing bride marker and use the brush side to color the spaces. When you 1st look at it, you think it looks a little dull but hang tight, finish coloring and you will see the POP happen, especially once you mat it to the blushing bride.
The sentiment was super easy….just a ½” piece of scraps and remember to use that embossing buddy again so your sentiment will heat set crystal clear. A simple snip-snip with the paper snips to flag the ends is the perfect finishing touch.
Simply 1-2-3 mount the layers and I like to use Tear –n- Tape or Fast Fuse to make sure that the edges will not come up. Place dimensionals under the onesie and also place one on the outer edges of the sentiment so it lays at the same height.
The envelope, same drill as I always do, a ¼” strip of paper and then place a DSP 2” X 6”, adhere and cut the excess way!
Whew, this was a bunch to type up so I do hope that you found it helpful. This truly is a fun stamp set and I think that the sentiments are super! For you animal lovers out there….the bunny will be super cute for Easter and that little kitten, SOOOOO darn cute!
You just have 5 more days to take advantage of the DOUBLE PAW PRINTS that I am giving to you with orders places with me. Again, you can find the details of my loyalty program underneath the header of my blog!
Bonus days are here and a great way to save in August, especially for that bundle that I know many of you are “eyeing up”. Please remember to keep your code that Stampin’ Up! emails you, I have no way of getting them if you misplace them.
I think that you will like tomorrows post…I sure think it is super cute and I have a feeling that this bundle will be very popular. I am talking about the limited edition one, Thoughtful Branches ~ available starting August 2nd (while supplies last). It is adorable and one that you can really use all year around. As a demonstrator I was able to pre-order it and have fun with it to share ideas to YOU!
Please let me know your feedback on this 2 day post. I know that I do not do a bunch of baby cards but this one sure did get me “charged up” Just think, you could do it for a boy in blues and put a tie from the framelit on the onesie – too cute! I think that I would also switch out the flowers and use the stars to heat emboss….PRESTO – there you go, another card!
Until tomorrow….have a special day!