Monday, March 30, 2009

Manhatten Flower Embossing folder -variations 1-4

Stampin' Up has done it again. I keep thinking I really have everything that I could possibly need to stamp for the rest of my life and BAM! they bring this Manhatten Flowers Textured Impressions Die and of course I have to have it. do you blame me?

#1- This is as simple as it can be. Texture the pink pirouette cardstock with the Big shot using the embossing folder instructions- it's the same if you have the cuttlebug -same sandwich as your other embossing folders. The words are from Friendly Words stampin' wheel- more about that in another post. Layered onto black CS then tied with new organza ribbon and onto a pink pirouette base and voila! and elegant and easy card.

#2 this is a trifold card using the same embossing folder. Score 12x 5 1/2 inch cardstock at 4 1/4 and 8 1/2 from the left along the long ways to make a trifold. The right piece will be a little shorter and that's OK.

Texture the left panel with the folder as shown.

Texture the right side panel as shown. You will have a positive on one side and negative on the other.

Cut a smaller white panel for the inside and stamp with coordinating ink- her saffron using Fifth Avenue Floral- I love how everything coordinates!
I cut out the tops of the flowers to make it more interesting.

Close up the card and you get a trifold like this.
Tie up with a ribbon- here with white taffeta and again, a simple little card that looks like it took you hours to make!

#3 This is what it looks like when you emboss vellum carstock and use watercolor crayon to color from behind it. You don't need to be too careful, I just moved the aqua painter around the back. I used red on the left side and coral on the right and stamped birthday wishes in black. Again tied using organza ribbon. Simple and elegant.

#4. This is another easy technique of coloring directly on the embossing folder with your classic ink pad - here I used regal rose - to get even coverage.

This is what the pink pirouette CS looks like after I rolled it through the Big Shot.
The dye ink washes really easy off the folder with just water.

This is the card I made using the flowers cut out from above. The sentiment is from Elegant Cheer set. It was stamped in basic brown onto pink pirouette CS. I cut out the top and the bottom of the flowers- and as challenged I am with the paper snips, these were really fast and easy. I taped 2 strips of kiwi striped ribbon as an accent and mounted it all onto regal rose as shown. I thought it was lovely. I hope you do too. Have fun with your textures impressions die folders!


Annette said...

These are just gorgeous! Thank you for sharing such beautiful ideas!

Regina said...

Wow, what stunning cards!!! Thanks for sharing.
Greetings Regina from Germany

helen said...

Wow, what beautiful cards you made!
Thanks for sharing. My wish list just grow longer.


Maureen said...

these are gorgeous designs! I'm getting this EF and stamp set this month (my hostess month!!) TFS

Kathynruss said...

I get my Manhattan Flower texture plate tomorrow! Brown can't come soon enough for me! TYFS

Dreamflyer said...

This is THE Most Beautiful Card!! Thanks for sharing!!

Cassi said...

Hey Lynda, I made these as Mother's Day cards in yellow, red, and pink -- turned out beautifully! I was going to email you a picture but I didn't find it on your site. Love your projects!

Lauri said...

You have totally inspired me!! I have given shouts out to you in my SCS gallery and on my blog (post will go up later today)....

Thanks!!!! I will be teaching your techniques to my class tonight and sending everyone to your blog!