14 November 2011

Starting to get ready for xmas

I have finally started to make christmas cards for this year. slack...yes... i know but i HAVE started!
This first card i am sharing with you is a little different in the fact i made the embossing with my Fiskars border punch. and no not the ones that have the embossing on them!
I created my own embossing "folder" as such by punching 3 squares of thin card with the fiskars border and corner punch called snow bubbles.
Then i glued them together lining them up as i did this.

Once i had done this i used my cuttlebug to run it through with the card i needed to emboss.
To do this you need the following "sandwich" A plate - B Plate - a bit of kraft board or thin chip board - silicone mat - piece of paper or card you want to emboss - embossing folder"you made - B Plate.
You may need to adjust the thin chipboard or kraft card depending to your cuttle bug, no 2 ever seem to be the same!
Run it through your cuttlebug and presto! your card is embossed like your punch!
The results vary depending on how many layers you use to make your "folder" to emboss with.
Here is the finished result.

 I used a fishbowl image off the internet, Paper smooches surf and turf, and Lawn fawn banneriffic set. I made the sentiment by inking single letters off several lawn fawn stamp sets to create the words i needed.
Then i coloured with copic markers.

Tara :)


Dot said...

Very clever!

TracyM #6773 said...

Great card and great idea Tara - thank you for sharing!!!