Monday, August 5, 2013

Hepburn Embosing Folder Week - Card Tutorials with Gloria and Dana

Welcome to the Hepburn Embossing Folder Feature Week! We're highlighting projects created with the gorgeous Couture Creations Hepburn Embossing Folder every day this week. Each member of the CSW Distributors Design Team has created a card using the Hepburn Embossing Folder and we can't wait to share our designs with you. To start the week off, we're sharing not one, but two, card tutorials! Enjoy!

Hello everyone! Gloria here with you today sharing a card tutorial. I have created a French country anniversary card with the Hepburn Embossing Folder and a few fun stamping techniques.

1. Create a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch top-fold card from black cardstock.

2. Emboss kraft cardstock with the Large Hepburn Embossing Folder from the Elegance Collection.

3. Ink a script stamp with black dye ink and stamp onto the embossed paper. Press very lightly to ensure that you are only stamping on the raise part of the paper.

4. Continue stamping with the script stamp until you have covered all embossed areas. Trim the embossed cardstock to 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 inches and attach to the front of the card.

5. Trim black cardstock to 2 x 4 1/4 inches. Trim printed paper to 1 7/8 x 4 1/8 inches and attach to the black cardstock strip. (I have used Graphic 45 French Country papers.) Wrap brown twine around the center of the panel and attach the panel to the card front with Foam Mounting Tape, approximately 1 1/4 inches from the top of the card.

6. Using the small Ivy Doily Die (Fantasia Collection), cut and emboss two doilies from patterned paper. You may need to use the Piercing Tool to remove some of the tiny bits from the die-cut shape. Trim the doilies in half and tuck the three partial doilies under the panel from Step 5.

7. Using the Key To My Heart Die from the Endless Dreams Collection, cut two keys from cream cardstock. Rub one key with Burnt Copper pigment ink and the other with Verdigris. Allow to dry.

8. Using a script stamp and black dye ink, stamp both keys with the script image. Tie the keys to the right side of the card with twine.

9. Using the Scallop Rectangle Nesting Dies, cut a scalloped rectangle from black cardstock.

10. Line the Rectangle Nesting Die template over the printed sunflower image and tape down. Cut and adhere the image to the scalloped rectangle mat.

11. Using Foam Mounting Tape, attach the image to the left edge of the card, overlapping the twine.

12. Decorate the inside of the card with a strip of printed paper and a postage image stamp (Hampton Art/Graphic 45 French Country). Stamp an French anniversary greeting in the center of the panel with black dye ink.

Couture Creations Supplies:
CO723046 Rectangle Nesting Dies
CO723047 Scallop Rectangle Nesting Dies
CO723222 Fantasia Collection - Ivy Doily Die
CO723418 Endless Dreams Collection - Key To My Heart Die
CO723448 Elegance Collection - Large Hepburn Embossing Folder
CO721956 Sharp Point Craft Scissors
CO721986 Handheld Essentials - Piercing Tool, Embossing tool
CO721983 Double-Sided Tape
CO721963 Foam Mounting Tape
CO721957 Cutting Mat

Other Supplies: Cardstock: WorldWin Papers Treasures Pitch Black, Colormates Light Totally Tan, Bazzill Basics Kraft; Patterned paper: Graphic 45 French Country; Rubber Stamps: Hampton Art/Graphic 45 French Country, Inspired by Stamping Background Basics III, Big Notes in French II;
Stamping Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black, Clearsnap Colorbox Pigment Burnt Copper, Verdigris; Other: Twine


Hi! Dana here today sharing how to make your own flocked cardstock with the Hepburn Embossing Folder from the Couture Creations Elegance Collection and flocking powder. The raised areas of  embossed cardstock provides a flat surface that is ideal for adding flock.

1. Emboss a piece of cardstock with the Couture Creations Hepburn Embossing Folder

2. Choose several colors of flocking powder. Use a glue pad, craft glue or a double-sided adhesive to apply the flocking powder to the cardstock.

3. Pour the flocking over the cardstock, pat down using a scrap piece of paper, and shake of the excess. Repeat for the remaining colors of flock.

4. Use a heat tool to set the flock for a more permanent finish. Trim the excess cardstock from the flocked design.

5.  Mount the flocked cardstock onto a card base and embellish to finish.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Couture Creations Supplies:
CO723289 - Elegance Collection - Hepburn A2 Embossing Folder
CO721996 - Self Adhesive Pearls - Crystal

Other Supplies: Cardstock: Core'dinations; Tag: Avery; Flower: Prima; Ribbon: May Arts; Stamp: Paper Wings Productions; Ink: Tsukineko; Flocking Powder: Martha Stewart

Please stop by every day this week for more projects featuring the Hepburn Embossing Folder!

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