Wednesday, September 11, 2013

PTI MIM #131 - Striped embossing

MIM#131_striped embossing

This week's Make It Monday video was by Betsy Veldman and was on striped embossing. Interesting technique! I went through all my stamps and thought it might be kind of cool on this arrow from Get To The Point. I like it but either my embossing ink is wonky or my embossing powder is wonky. Not sure which but the coverage on my arrow isn't great.

And here's another shot...
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I wanted to do real stitching but realized I was out of white thread and red thread was in my machine and I was too lazy to change it to something else. So...faux stitching it is! lol :)

Stamps: Simply You and Get To The Point (both Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Soft Stone bitty dots, Limeade Ice (PTI)
Ink: Slate (Fresh Ink)
Arrow was cut by hand.

Saturday, September 7, 2013


Hey there! I'm getting this posted just in the knick of time for Papertrey's Make It Monday #130 - Using Heat 'N Bond to make fabric die cuts. I'm so glad Erin made a tutorial for this - I desperately needed the hand-holding to figure this out. Yes, I know it's not difficult but still...I appreciated it.

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I used my Love Lives Here house die with some Heat 'N Bond to cut a little house out of both yellow and out of red fabric. Then I cut the red roof and ironed it onto the yellow house. I set it on die cut using a die from Sending You. I backed it with some woodgrain paper from MME. It kind of reminds me of a little fairy door on a tree stump. Does it to you?

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I also used the grass and flowers and the bitty heart (all from Loves Lives Here) to fill in around the house. I used the PTI cloud dies and cut off the bottom for a different look. A bit of twine and it's all done.

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Kinda cute, I think. So glad I tried this technique - can't wait to try it again.