Saturday, February 25, 2012

New Home Congrats

Inspiration

This is the last card I had on the Heartfelt Creations blog this week. The nice folks at CropStop sent the HC design team embossing folders by Couture Creations - mine is the "Replacements" design. One of the cool things about these folders is that there is an opening along the fold line of the folder about 2" wide. It lets you emboss a long strip of paper simply by moving the paper through the slit and running it through the machine again. Pretty neat!

I have a friend who buys houses and fixes them up to rent or sell. All the gears made me think about his tool box and tools he takes everywhere as he works on multiple projects. So I combined the gears on the embossing folder with the "Sprightly Sprockets" dies from Spellbinders, and the new home sentiments from the Chateau Gate Collection with a door image from the Artistic Gatefold Collection.

NewHome

Ingredients

Note: Finished card size: 5" x 7"

Heartfelt Creations Products

Paper

Lavender Lace (SU!)7" x 10", score it at 5"
Donna Salazar's Antiquities (GCD Studios)3 1/2" x 6 7/8"
So Saffron (SU!)3" x 4"
Mellow Moss (SU!)2" x 5", and
4 1/2" x 4 1/2"

Ink

Lavender Lace (SU!)
Mellow Moss (SU!)
So Saffron (SU!)

Accessories

Replacements Embossing Folder (Couture Creations)
Sprightly Sprockets Shapeabilities (Spellbinders)
Grand Calibur
Sprocket Gears (Tim Holtz)
3-D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)
ATG
Zip-Dry Glue
Scor-Pal
Rotary Trimmer (Fiskars)

Instructions

BASE CARD and MAT LAYER

Cut a piece of lavender card stock measuring 7" x 10", score it at 5", and fold. Cut a piece of patterned paper measuring 3 1/2" x 6 7/8" and mount it on the left of the card front.

EMBOSSED LAYER

Cut a 2" x 5" strip of yellow card stock, and emboss it with the Replacements embossing folder. Sponge yellow ink over the embossed shapes. Mount the strip across the bottom part of the card front.

GEARS

Cut/emboss the largest sprocket dies, and one of the small sprockets using yellow card stock. Before removing the die cuts from the dies, sponge the exposed areas with yellow ink. Mount the large sprocket die cut in the upper left corner of the card front. Stamp the sentiment lines in purple ink inside the large sprocket directly on the patterned paper. Glue metal gears around the card.

DOOR

Stamp the door in green ink on green card stock, and trim closely. Glue the small sprocket die cut to the center of the door, and one of the metal gears in the center of the yellow sprocket. Mount the door to the front of the card using foam squares.

Thanks for stopping by!

Orange_Green

3 comments:

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Great card girl! Good use of the embossing folder. I struggled with it, but your card is an inspiration!

hlm said...

Wow this is a great card. Well done!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

What a cool and creative way to use the embossing folder. Your card is so cute. Sorry I am so late-I am trying to catch up now after my trip!

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