The cards for this class all measure 3 3/4" x 8 1/4". They are black exterior with a white interior and come with charcoal envelopes. Each package has five in it, so each person gets to make 5 cards in class. I based these cards on some of the elements that men like or associate with in their life. Leather, wood, stone/brick, metal, and the sea.
I used the old Cuttlebug embossing folder "Mosaic Tiles" and since the paper was considerably longer than the folder I had to turn it and emboss it again. By not going over the edge of the folder, I was able to keep the inevitable 'edge bump' from appearing, and even matched the rows. The pattern will not match, but I covered that with the twill ribbon.
To get the leather look after using the embossing folder, I completely covered the paper with VersaMark ink and covered it all with clear embossing powder and heated it up until all melted.
The leaves are actually from MFT Die-Namics Poinsettia which I cut up. The tag I cut out of chipboard using the store's Accucut. I then heat embossed it twice (2 layers) with copper embossing powder, and while still hot from heating, immediately placed my choice of clear stamp into the very hot embossed tag to give it that engraved look. The hemp cord I wrapped around one of my small brush handles and heated the cord with my heat gun to hold the 'ringlete' shape better.
Date: Thursday, May 9, 2013 GMT Views: 864