Tuesday, May 6, 2014

And the winner is~~~

  You can see all last weeks challenge entries by clicking here!

This week's winner was chosen by a random drawing and
Lori is this week's winner.  
Congratulations Lori!!!!!
I guess many of you don't like to alter things, but Lori sure enjoyed this challenge.  Thanks to those of you who did join us with this altered project challenge.
I will be sending Lori a badge for her web site and Terri will be sending a gift from Joan's Gardens.
 You can see Lori's  pretty altered journal by clicking here!   She used one of my favorite Graphic 45 papers too,.   If you haven't left Lori a comment yet, please do so. It is always nice to read how others enjoy our cards.

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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 www.joansgardens.com

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: www.joanstouch.com

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.