Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Embossed tulips with a twist tutorial

I have had a few requests for the directions on how I made a card similar to this one.  I have had trouble with uploading these pictures and so they are somewhat out of order.....just ignore that {{big grin}}
So, this is what the card looks like after it's been run through the Big Shot and before I added the punched flower.  Below I show you the details of how it was done.
 Here is the card with the Blossom punch added.  I left a sentiment off so I can add it when needed.  I just love this new Summer Smooches DSP.  It really is a happy pack of paper!!!!  I also used one of the fabric brads for the middle of the flower.  I love those too.
 Now, onto the details. 
You cut your paper 11"x4 1/4" and then score it in the middle at 5 1/2".
 Hopefully these pictures will explain things better.  I'm not a tutorial queen by any means, so bear with me here.  You'll notice I have the framed tulips folder so only two sides are actually on the paper.  I don't think you can see it very well from the picture, but the score line is hidden in the embossing folder.  I wanted the tulips to be standing up on the top part of the embossing, so I made sure that the tulips were "UP".  It woud be the bottom part of the embossing folder from the picture below.
 Hopefully this close up helps you see it a little bit better.  You can actually see the score line in this picture, so you get an idea of where the paper is in the embossing folder.
 Then, run it through the Big Shot, BUT....make sure that the top part of your card is what is going through the Big Shot first.  Otherwise, you will emboss the tulips that are along the back side of the card, and you don't want to do that.  After I run the embossing folder where the tulips are on the front of the card.....then I BACK IT OUT.  Don't run the whole embossing folder through the Big Shot.  Only the front half of the card.
 Hopefully this picture helps . 
 After running it through and then backing it out, this is what the front of your card looks like now.
 Now, flip the embossing folder around.  This way the tulips will be facing down.  It just gives your little area a nice frame.  Then, you will run it though the Big Shot the same way as above.  You run it through and then back it out.  Don't go all the way through the Big Shot with your embossing folder.
 When you are finished, this is what it should look like. 
I made a few mistakes the first few times I did this trying to figure it out, so don't be discouraged if you have to try a few times to get it right. 
When you are done, you just decorate your front however suits your fancy. 
You can make your empty space as far apart as you want for whatever you choose to do to the front of your card.

I sure do hope this wasn't too confusing and helped explain a few things. 
Once you get the hang of it, it whips together really quickly.

Now go try it yourself and see how you do.

Thanks for peeking in and have a wonderful day.