Monday, June 14, 2010

Symphony of Sanded Core'dinations by Judy Jackson

New things are always so much fun, aren't they? I could hardly wait until the new embossing folders from Sizzix and Tim Holtz came out! When the first one arrived in my mail box I had to use it right away! It just so happened that I had also purchased a packet of the whitewashed Core'dination card stock while I was away a few weeks ago.
I discovered something about these embossing folders that is important and I want to share it with you. When you place your card stock in the folder and run it through your embossing machine you will discover these are actually "debossing" folders and the design that you may want to sand is not the side of the card stock you think it might be. They emboss - or deboss - beautifully but you have to think carefully about which side you want to sand.
When I sanded this side I thought i must make a card with this! It is so pretty. I couldn't even wait to make a focal point and I went digging through ATCs that I had made and saved. I found this ATC and thought the colors went well with the sanded card stock. I tried some stamped vellum to add to the right hand side and took it off. I decided a ribbon and a few more pearls tied to the bow was just the right touch!
The stamp is by Impression Obsession and it water colors wonderfully. The stamp is much larger than an ATC so I remember placing the card stock on the stamp carefully to get the right part of the stamp for the focal image on the ATC.
Have a great week!
Judy Jackson