Friday, January 15, 2010

You Hold the Keys

Good Morning everyone, Happy Saturday, okay so it is Friday! ( I really did think it was Saturday, lol). I received a couple of emails and a blog comment about the brown rubber shim for the homemade embossing folders and am putting the information here again for everyone. The shim is the "Brown Rubber Mat" from Spellbinder's, about every retailer that carries Spellbinder's probably also offers the mat. But this week I did address the shim issue (because I really hate shims) my favorite being the afore mentioned. So I took the folders back to the drawing board, if you cut the item out twice (chipboard) you can eliminate the shim, you just have to make sure that the pieces are perfectly aligned when you mount them to the folder. This is my example. A male Valentine, 6"X6", background paper is by Color Boks, the heart lock was cut from Cricut Cartridge "Sweethearts", the keys are from QK as well as the photo corners. All coloring was done with Copic Markers and the Airbrush System. I have taken a side view so you can see the dimension you achieve with this embossing folder, below.
you can easily see the dimension of that embossing.
this is the home made embossing folder. For more details please scroll down to my tutorial, they are re-purposed from the Cricut cutting mats and so easy to do. Hugs, Sandi

14 comments:

Ann Kranitz said...

Sandi, this is so elegant and unique! You so make me want to buy a cricut. I just love what you can make with them. HUGS

Margie said...

Oh, beautiful card, Sani! Love the antique papers and colors and your embossing looks terrific! The dimension is so detailed... I thought it was an actual die cut on the page!

Tina M said...

What a teriffic recycle!! Thanks for the idea!!!

Julie said...

What a clever idea, and how beautifully done, Sandi! Love this beautiful card!

Whippet said...

Beautiful card. Love the embossing folder too...but it's Friday:-)

CelticWoman said...

well I sure am glad you are up and keeping track of me Jan, LOL, I guess I lost that day, omg! Hugs

DonnaMundinger said...

Feels like Saturday to me, but I NEED the extra day! LOVE how this came out Sandi! sooo pretty with the paper. Gotta try! (I always say that, don't I? :D ) xxD

Crayola58 said...

Wow and wow.... what a great recycle. Love this card a lOT.
Hugs.
Carole

Sandy from Ukiah said...

It turned out great...

Sharon Caudle said...

What a gorgeous card! And thank you for sharing your creative genius with us! hugs!

Sandy said...

This card is amazing...I really like it...such a wonderful look....gotta go check out the tutorial...can't wait to see it!

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful card Sandi, the background paper really pulls it all together. Thanks for the tutorial on the embossing folders, I understand it much better now. ~Diane

Anonymous said...

Awesome idea!!! Thank you!

~JulieH~ said...

Oh Sandi this is just the most beautiful card! I love the backing paper and your embossed key lock and key is wonderful! thanks for the great tutorial you always have the best ideas!
Hugs
Juliexx