Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Pirouette Pink Baptism Card ~ Embossing 101

On a personal note... My six year old, who's like talking to someone my age said "mommy, can you believe today is already March 1st! It won't be long before we're in Alaska!" I had a little chuckle that my sweet daughter is sounding so grown up and feeling a little like that my Dora the Explorer loving pumpkin is growing up before my eyes... :( I'd love her to stay little forever...

Anyway, speaking of babies, my AWESOME, wonderful, cool, sister in law of the year, Amy sent me a text late Friday night that she needed a baptism card. (Saturday AM) for a mutual friend/stamper. Up to my elbows in party favors this week, I took about 20 minutes to make this card then ran it upstairs to my mother in law (who is also the coolest ever).

Measurements:
Base: Pink Pirouette 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded in half at 4 1/4"
Layer 2: Whisper White 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 3: Pink Pirouette 5 x 3 3/4"
Layer 4: 3 1/8" x 2 1/8" (whisper white)
Layer 5: Pink Pirouette 3 x 2"

The baptism sentiment comes from a retired set that I'm hoarding.. tee hee... but the cross and the "God bless you" sentiment comes from a wonderful set that I don't get to use nearly enough called crosses of hope.

Step by step... First I stuck my layer 2 and 3 together with snail adhesive. Many of you who stamp with me know that I'm addicted to using the multipurpose "green tube" glue, but when I'm not sure how a card is going to come together, I use snail to see where it's gonna go! :D That way the layers can still come apart..

Step 2: Using the tulip embossing folder from the stampin up occasions mini catalog, i embossed both layer 2 and 3 at the same time with my big shot.

Step 3: Next, I pulled out my versamark pad, silver embossing powder, my buddy and my pal.. :D The embossing buddy is an inexpensive tool that removes static electric from my cardstock with one quick swipe. I used versamark to stamp my card (sticky) then poured the embossing powder on top. ***TIP*** Here's where I like to take a paint brush and remove unwanted flecks of embossing powder from my cardstock. Then I heat with a heat gun just until the powder melts.. (note* if you over heat it, you'll scorch your paper).. I embossed the inside of my card at the same time (shown here).

Step 4: Next I made a bow, using my friend Lee Conrey's incredible bow maker. She actually GAVE me one of these as a gift! Look at the stunning double bow gorgeousness! I took a piece of ribbon 6" long and used snail adhesive to attach it to the back of layers 2, 3 and 4 (which I attached).. I may have skipped that step... :D

Step 5: I attached the silver embossed top pirouette layer with dimensionals, and the big beautiful bow with glue a few dots... (the wonder of the world that will stick even the toughest of ribbons)!

And that's about it... So this card is for little Brielle. I hope you enjoyed reading about the process.. I think it took me longer to type it all out than it did to make the card.. Although dry embossing with the big shot, and heat embossing are very easy processes, they will always be a wow for me!

Would you like your own big shot? or do you have a big shot and want that folder?? Well, I know I don't always mention it, but I do have a store that you can shop 24/7 from the office or in your jammies. Click here to visit my demonstrator site and place an order if you're feeling inspired to. Just click "shop now" in the upper right to go directly to my storefront.

I can't WAIT to show you the cool favors I made on Friday with one of my best friends, Pam. Her granddaughters baptism is this weekend and I helped her with favors. They came out so cute! I'll post that tomorrow in the morning.. I can't be blogging ALL day or I wont get anything done after all!

Also ~ if you're in the area on Saturday, I'll be doing the band booster's craft fair at Dracut High School. Come on by and enter my raffle for a $25 gift certificate to my classes or products!

That's all for today! Hope you have an awesome day!

Rubbah hugs,
Selene Kempton

5 comments:

The Other Patti Sue said...

This is stunning! Beautifully done! I need a baptism card for Friday... I feel a CASE coming on!

Lynn said...

This is so beautiful Selene...an I am with you on freezing time with our little ones.

Dale Morin said...

Beautiful card! TFS

Loz said...

This is sooo beautiful Selene..Loz

Butternutsage said...

perfectly stunning Baptism Card. Just beautiful!