Friday, June 27, 2014

NBUS Challenge



Darnell from djkardkreations blog is over the top funny, talented and tremendously generous! I have been wanting to post another card that I made this week to her challenge and have just noticed she has upped the prize from FIVE winners to TEN winners! wow!! I mean WOW!! Ten people will win gift certificates for $25.00 say it with me.... WOW!



The reason I wanted to submit this card to Darnell's challenge is that every single thing I used on this card is never been used before SCHTUFF : )

There is not much time left but if you hurry you can still join the fun with your never before used schtuff! : ) and even after the prizes are being spent the real prize is Darnell herself so please make it a point to visit, follow and by all means leave some love to this gem in blogland!

Inside of the card


The design for my card is not unique.  As a matter of a fact I saw a similar card on Pinterest and liked it so much it sent me surfing the web to find the embossing folder!  What I ended up finding was that it is not a folder with three flowers it is a folder with one flower! I purchased it on e-Bay.  One would think with all that effort I would have made a card with it the day I got it but... nope! that was months and months ago.  In honor of NBUS I pulled this little treasure out of the stash and with some experimentation I finally figured out how to create multiple impressions of the one flower.

This is the back of my ef so that you can see the flower image. The folder measures 2" x 2 3/4"


My shim was created from 4 pieces of flimsy cs each cut to the same size and taped to my ef with Washi Tape

I created a shim small enough to fit over the flower but not so big that is comes near the folder edges.  The idea is that when you roll the ef and your cs to emboss through your machine the thickest part of the thing is going to get the most pressure.  This means only my flower is embossed because the shim is thick and hits first so that the edges of the ef itself does not emboss or smush down the previous flower you embossed leaving nice crisp impressions.





When you flip the ef over you can easily line up your images each time you run them through the machine.

I would not be a bit surprised if everyone in blogland has already mastered this embossing technique but I had never before tried it! : )

While doing the e-Bay thing I purchased a CTMH stamp set D1476 Card Chatter- Sympathy.... Oh wait! will this count as NBUS Darnell? I have used this set before! I used a friends but liked it so much that I bought it myself! so I have never used THIS set I used another one of these sets? (See I figure if I can get her confused she'll agree to anything) LOL I have never before used the stamp set that created the sentiment in this set! How's that for dancing? LOL And finally the cutie patootie blue gingham brads are from my stash and quite possibly one of the oldest embies I ever bought.  You can see why I never used them they are so stinking cute!

Thanks a bunch, Darnell, for the chance to win your generous prize!!

I guess that is more than enough SCHTUFF to bore you with today : )  Have a wonderful Friday!! Can you believe it? only one more week to the 4th of July! this summer is flying by!



(((Hugs)))
Patti

19 comments:

KT Fit Kitty said...

I have not figured out that technique yet, Patti! Thank you for sharing photos because at first I wasn't sure what you meant.

Lovely CAS card - simple yet fabulous! And another one towards your 100 cards! Getting closer, my friend! Have a great day!

Kelly said...

what a fabulous technique!!

Golden Goddess Designs said...

love it! so white and clean and pretty!

Sue - said...

Lovely cars card. Very clean and fresh looking plus great explanation of making multiple embossing.

Darnell J Knauss said...

I love your sweet little trio of flowers with their adorable gingham centers, Patti!! Thank you for showing us how you did that!

And thank you so much for enthusiastically joining in my NBUS Challenge and posting my button!! I love that you used a TON of NBUS on your sweet card, but you don't get a ticket in the draw for each one, lol, sorry! Hugs, Darnell

(Psst. Great job, Patti! You typed all those effusive compliments just like the draft I sent to you and it reads so perfectly!! I'll send you a check for what we agreed upon!! Mwah!!)

Patti said...

Darnell you bad girl! LOL I finally found something you CAN'T DO! Ha! ... take a compliment!! : )

sue k said...

Wonderful card, great colors.

Sue
http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

Beth F. said...

A very sweet CAS card!

Lynne in NI said...

Nope, that embossing trick had bypassed me too, so thanks for the tips!
Love your very pretty CAS card :)

Alanna said...

What a fun card. I love the embossed flowers and those fun gingham embellishments.

Anita in France said...

So pretty, Patti ... crisp and fresh and gorgeous! I can understand you holding onto those fab brads ... they make just the most delicious finishing touch! The tip for multiple embossing is new to me, thanks for sharing it! Thanks too for coming by my blog and leaving me some sweet words ... it meant I could come here and enjoy a meander around your lovely work! Anita :)

Helen F. said...

Shut the front door! LOVE this sweet card and those
too-cute-to-use brads!
I have a couple of these teeny embossing folders, but never figured out how to set them onto a card without getting the edge of them embossed like a little frame that I did NOT want on my card! Thanks, Patti, my clever crafty friend :-)

Happy Dance said...

Even with your well thought out and published instructions, I know that my dyslexic little brain won't be able to figure this one out! However, it's a joy to see something so lovely on someone else's blog! This is a delight and I'm totally loving it. Well done. Bev

Carole Z said...

Hi Patti, this is such a pretty card and a fab tutorial as well, hope you had a good weekend, hugs Carole Z X

Regena said...

Great use of this embossing folder..Love it

Rose said...

LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and how perfect are those buttons :)

JD/ Jill said...

REally cute card, and your technique is new to me too. must bookmark your page so I can be sure to come back again for the instructions when I have time to try it. tfs...

Bonnie said...

What darling flowers, Patti! Love the gingham centers!

ellyscard creatief said...

What a great idea.
Gr Elly