I was impressed by the embossing capabilities of the Grand Calibur, so much so that I got a little carried away, ribbons, string, skinny twigs, all got passed through the GC yesterday...and then I had an idea!!!
Stitching!!! I LOVE stitching, I love the look of it, but I also love the texture!! I thought I would try my hand at embossing stitches!!
I have a fairly cool sewing machine, I was a quilter before I made cards and there are some pretty fancy stitches on my machine. I ran out some straight lines of a little leaf pattern stitch and passed it through the GC. Fabby!
What I got was a lovely homespun texture!! You can see the actual stitching on he left and the embossed texture on the right. Here's a tip - if you fancy trying this, do your stitching on as thin a piece of paper as you can, that way they can't 'hide' in the paper when you are trying to emboss the onto a piece of thicker cardstock.
I got the sponges out...lol, and tried sponging the front...
and then the back...cool! two looks for the effort of one. I chose to use a circle of the front texture on my card above, I trimmed it out with a circle nestie (Spellbinders classic circles small). As the plates are so big on this machine, I trimmed out the lacy circle mat and the little sun shape at the same time. (Sun shape is the smallest circle in the lacy circles set)
I added the little paper pieced tree and birdie from Teeny trees. I grounded the image by adding a string landscape, these are held in position on the front with two tiny pieces of extra sticky double sided tape. A Lacey circles mat and a piece of patterned paper (Cosmo Cricket Togetherness pad) cut into a square mat complete the front section.
Then I made a string background texture for the background panel - I laid out some strips of the same string in lines across the base plate of the GC. Then I laid a sheet of card over, added the tan mat and embossing plate and fed it through the GC.
I liked being able to custom make a nice subtle texture to suit my card!
Hope it tickles!!!
I do hope you have enjoyed our little party, I'm still catching up - I've been embossing all day!
Don't forget -
• We will be drawing a random shopper from the 3 day party period to win their basket for free! I will announce the winner tomorrow as the deadline is midnight tonight!! (my time, check the clock on the sidebar!)
• If you've been leaving comments on the DT blogs (party posts) you are in with a chance to win one of the 3 comment prizes!!
• Also, tomorrow we will invite all you folks to CASE a card/project from the 3 days. You will have one week to link your entries to the WMS blog post (which I will post tomorrow, Monday) and then we'll pick a random winner for a prize. You may enter as many times as you like. One random winner will receive a set of Grand Nestabilities Dies - Grand Labels 4 and a set of stamps of their choice!
Hi, I’m Claire Brennan and I'm a crafter. I am currently designing new stamps for Gina K Designs as well as prepping some of the popular WMS sets for re-release with Gina - it doesn't get any better! Thanks for stopping by, sure hope you see something different here!
Read More http://www.kevinandamanda.com/whatsnew/tutorials/blog-buttons.html#ixzz1T71jsG1E
The following companies have supplied me with free product for promotional purposes but I maintain my right to only endorse and use product that I actually love and feel is of great quality and value. I do not promote product that I do not believe in.
Waltzingmouse Stamps Spellbinders Paper Arts Gina K designs