Time for some Mens cards!

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IMG_6282 (Medium)IMG_6283 (Medium) After all the lacy, frilly, flowery cards I have been sharing lately I thought it was time to show you some Mens cards which I have recently made. The papers I have used are from Kaisercraft called Hunt and gather and they were a release from a couple of years ago! I don’t have much left so thought I should just use it and finish with it On the top card I fussy cut the fish images from the paper, stuck them on some cardstock, and ran that through my big shot in an embossing folder ( stampin up). This is a technique called embedded embossing and I love the effect, you will notice it quite often on my cards. For the second card I stamped my fisherman onto a variety of patterned and coloured papers, then cut out bits and pieces of him, and stuck him all together again – I also like doing this technique because I can give him a patterned shirt etc doing it this way instead of colouring the image.Til tomorrow….

Kaisercraft Sears and son 10 and 11

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IMG_7626 (Medium)IMG_7627 (Medium)I had to make some age cards for men, so I dug out some older paper from Kaisercraft – Sears and son, and the matching collectables. I used a new technique on the top card, one that I have been doing on a few cards lately – embedded embossing. I fussy cut some images from the paper ,stuck it on my background piece and ran it through an embossing folder ,in this case a kaisercraft brand called postcards. I just added some twine,and a button for some added interest. I have a class this morning and so looking forward to seeing my ladies,so I must make a move. til tomorrow….

embedded embossing with kaisercraft secret garden

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IMG_7576 (Medium)The last of kaisercraft secret garden paper collection ( for now) and matching collectables, as well as a die cut butterfly ( memory box die) doily, ribbon and bling. the reason I kept this one til last was to show you the embedded embossing technique. I had a lot of little bits and strips of paper so I stuck them all on some white cardstock – i inked around all the edges and left a little bit of white space between each strip, then i ran the whole thing through an embossing folder and my big -shot. The embossing folder I used was a kaisercraft one – postcards I think it was called, but you can use any folder as long as it has quite a close design over it, its fun to experiment with this technique and a brilliant way to use up those little strips of patterned paper we just can’t bring ourselves to throw out! We have had a power outage for most of the day today, so nothing much done but a bit of reading. Thank goodness it’s back on now so the air conditioner is working double time to cool the house down! Til tomorrow…

Embedded embossing….

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IMG_0683 (Medium)I have stopped the wedding cards just for today, because Nathan has uploaded a new youtube video for me , so I thought I would show this card explaining what my video is all about. I fussy cut a few images out of some patterned paper ( it’s kaisercraft sail away) , stuck them randomly on some plain white cardstock and then ran the card through an embossing folder. When it has been run through the big shot/cuttlebug etc… it looks like the paper is printed onto the card – you can’t see any raised bits..(hope that makes sense). After some experimenting I found that embossing folders that are pretty well covered in design work best.back to wedding cards tomorrow!  til tomorrow….

Embedded embossing with cuttlebug

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Today I taught my class over at Paper Flourish, and it was all about embedded embossing, and this is one of the cards we created. The Heart is glued onto the card and then run through ths cuttlebug, which gives a great embedded effect. I used the devine swirls cuttlebug folder, and cuttlebug hearts die.I also used shiny silver cardstock, and a bit of white ribbon to hide the seam, and finish off the card. This afternoon I have been coming up with some ideas for my village lesson in a week or so, and must get back to it now, til tomorrow…..