Monday, May 5, 2014

Challenge #12

I am sorry I am late posting this today, but I was determined to fix my blog before I posted.
The good news is.. I did!  I spent a lot of time doing so, but it was driving me nuts. I am thankful I figured it out.

Isn't this one of the prettiest embossing folders that you have seen?  I inked one side using a brayer with Scattered Straw and carefully ran it through the Ebosser.  I loved the way it turned out.  What do you think? Labels 34 will cut out the center, but I do not have it.  Therefore, I cut it out by hand and it was very easy to do.  I popped it up for dimension, added 2 small Lace Faerie Queen Butterflies, one on top of the other.  Flourishes and leaves were added underneath, along with the Blessings Sentiment and a pretty Silk bow.

One thing I learned in Florida was how to attach sentiments and other detailed dies easily.
First cut or tear a piece of double sided tape (I used Score Pal tape)
and put it on the BACK of the paper you are going to use to cut your die.

Then turn the paper over and tape down the sentiment with the cut side down.

Once you have the die taped down, run it through your die cutting machine.  When you take the words out of the die, the back is sticky and you can stick right to your card, label or wherever you are putting it.  You can doing this with flourishes or anything that is tricky to glue.

Another little tip is if you get adhesive somewhere it isn't supposed to go, sprinkle a little powder on that area and the stickiness will be gone.

Products used on today's card:
Small Lace Faerie Queen Butterfly - DL181  - Cheery Lynn
Scattered Straw Distressed Ink - Tim Holtz
Flourish - LR0117 - Marianne
Leaves - LR0156 - Marianne
Blessings - B347 - Cherry Lynn
Embossing Folder - E3D-016 - Spellbinders
Silk Ribbon

All these items can be purchased from Terri at

A badge will be sent to the winner and Terri at Joan's Gardens will be be sending a prize to the winner.

Here is what you need to do for this week's challenge!
You can make 3 cards this week
Below is what you need to do for this week's challenge
  • Use an embossing folder (try inking one side)
  • Butterflies
  • Use a sentiment
  • You must use a product sold at Joan's Gardens.  Also, mention that you are doing the card/project for Joan's Touch Challenge. It would be nice if you would add this link to your post:

You will have until next Monday, May 11 morning 6:00 AM EST to link your project.
A winner will be chosen from a random drawing for week #12 and the winner of the challenge will be announced May 12.


Olga Moore said...

Joan, your card is stunning!

tonilea said...

Your card is really lovely. Thanks for the tip about using tape on die cuts. I did know the one about the baby powder and have done that lots of times (smells good too!)

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous card Joan. I always forget to put the tape on before I cut and then I have to fiddle with glue, getting it everywhere. Must try and remember. Love the tip about the powder.

Eileen Lucas said...

Beautiful card Joan. That is a gorgeous folder and doesnt need much added to it.

Dorothy S said...

Joan, your card is beautiful as usual. I did use it as a bit of inspiration - but I certainly never come close! Oh, yes, I really like that blessings die. Thanks for the challenge.