Monday, May 14, 2007

Random Cards - Fiskar Embossing Template

Well I was productive this morning and was able to stamp these two cards. I found that when I'm upset about something, I'm more productive. I stamp when I'm happy but I'm more focused when I'm upset. Are you that way?

If you read my previous post, I was in a bad mood. When I'm not happy. . .well, everyone knows it at home. . .not because I make a lot of noise, it's more the opposite. . .I don't want to talk to anyone and I avoid everyone like the plague. My husband feeling a bit "concerned" asked me if I wanted to go out to lunch. . .well, food can get me out of any funk. He knew that was a good way to get me out of under this "black cloud" I'm under. Ha! Typically, he tells me he's too busy to go out to lunch and here he is asking me if I want to eat out. Okay. . .

Stamping Tip:

The embossed background above (although you can't really see it) was created using the old Fiskar embossing templates. I used it through the die cut machine. . . I have a Zip e-mate (same type of machine as Cuttlebug, Big Shot, etc) To use these embossing templates, you will need to mist the cardstock with water and sandwich your cardstock between the template and rubber mat. These templates are really cheap. . .approximately, $12.99 for about 10 designs. I'll do a short tutorial to show you what I did. I'll post it maybe tomorrow. You can also use brass stencils to create embossed images - plastic stencils work too.


Another Stamping Tip:

Card #2

Have you ever used the spectrum type of stamp pads? They're great with multi-image stamps such as the flowers in the "Love it" stamp set. I wanted to create different colored flowers without having to color each flower individually and the Spectrum stamp pads are great for this purpose. I then took a sponge dauber and dabbed the similar colors on to the "white" areas of the white cardstock. Sponge dauber have become my best friends lately. . .they're great to use when you want to color different parts of your image or cardstock. They're great for shading as well.


Amy said...

Thanks for the tip. I have those fiskars templates and tried it in my cuttlebug but it didn't work at all. I need to try again by wetting the paper and the rubber mat. I am not sure what type of mat you mean so I am looking forward to the tutorial. I appreciate your tutorials.

Have a great week!

kathy said...

Please post that tutorial I have the cuddlebug and cant get brass or fiskars embossing plates to work

Tejal said...

I just love the colors of these cards. i seem to love bold and bright colors. i think the cards are lovely.

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