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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Artful Delight projects and a Debossing Tutorial for The Paper Variety

I can not tell you how much I love the February Scrapbook kit from Artful Delight! This is what I made this week with the Simple Stories Year-ography papers.
The journaling reads "Where have the years gone?" I can't believe my son Trenton is graduating this spring! I used the sticky backed canvas again this week and embossed it with a Tim Holtz Sizzix Clock & Steampunk Texture Fades Embossing Folder and then brushed over the raised surface with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.. Then I fussy cut some of the clocks out. I LOVE how it turned out. Here are some closeups.
I put some more journaling on the back side of this tag.
I usually don't like to use flowers on layouts of my guys, but these Petaloo Flora Doodles flowers have a more masculine look about them.You can see I cut some leaves out of the canvas with my Spellbinders die and then inked the top with Peeled Paint Distress Ink.
I also have a debossing tutorial today for The Paper Variety where I used some of the Little Yellow Bicycle Paradise collection from the February Artful Delight kit to make a card. 
Debossing can give you nooks and crannies that are perfect for holding Stickles or Liquid Pearls. So I want you to look at your embossing folders and see more than the raised images.

Baby feet can become footprints in the sand...
Snowflakes can have some sparkle added to them...
I like to use color Core'dinations cardstock or white core cardstock when embossing or debossing. You will also need a sanding block and I like to keep some baby wipes handy to clean up the dust. Turn the embossing folder upside down and place the top side of the cardstock face up in the folder.
Run through your Sizzix (or other machine) and then sand the entire top with a sanding block.
I like to wipe the top of my debossed cardstock with a baby wipe to clean off the excess dust after sanding, and then clean up my work space. Now apply some Stickles or Liquid Pearls.
This adds a little bit of sparkle to a card.

Want to see what else was in this fabulous kit?
The February scrapbook kit is just incredible and includes all of this...

Little Yellow Bicycle - Paradise collection 12x12 sheet (1 each)

Bird In Paradise
Born To Be Wild
Blissful Dots
Pleasant Plaid
All Natural Leaves
Paradise

Jillibean Soup - Sweet and Sour collection 12x12 sheet (1 each)

Shredded Cabbage
Sour Salt
Crushed Tomatoes
Raisins

Simple Stories - Year-o-graphy collection 12x12 sheet (1 each)

Live Life 24/7
Green/Notebook
Capture This Moment

Bazzill Coordinating Cardstock 12x12 sheet (1 each)

Passionate
Sea Glass
Tangelo
Yellowgreen

Embellishments - size and color may vary per kit

1 sheet - Jillibean Soup Sweet and Sour Soup collection - Pea Pod Parts Die Cuts
1 package - Little Yellow Bicycle Paradise collection - Paper Flower Kit
2 - Flora Doodles flowers
4 1/2 yards - Pink Paislee (Mist)-a-bles
2 - Jenni Bowlin - Doily Flowers - Creme
3 - Little Yellow Bicycle Paradise collection - Stick Pins
1 package - Jillibean Soup - Burlap Chipboard Alphabeans
1 sheet - Simple Stories Year-o-graphy collection - Calendar Cardstock Stickers
1 sheet - 12x12 Natural Sticky Back Canvas


The February Card kit is already sold out - but Leanne is putting more together. Just send her an email and let her know you want one ASAP! The card kit includes all of this ....
Little Yellow Bicycle - Paradise collection 6x6 sheets (2 each)

Born To Be Wild
Blissful Dots
Pleasant Plaid
All Natural Leaves
Paradise

Jillibean Soup - Sweet and Sour collection 6x6 sheets (2 each)

Shredded Cabbage
Sour Salt
Crushed Tomatoes
Raisins

Simple Stories - Year-o-graphy collection 6x6 sheets (2 each)

Live Life 24/7
Green/Notebook
Capture This Moment

Bazzill Coordinating Cardstock 8 1/2x11 (4 each)

Buttercreme
Sea Glass
Yellowgreen

Embellishments - size and color may vary per kit

1 - Paper Smooches Stamp Set - Spiffy Scooters
1 package - Little Yellow Bicycle Paradise collection - Paper Flower Kit
1 package - Jillibean Soup Typography - Cool Beans Buttons
1 box - 1/2in Glue Dots
2 - Jenni Bowlin - Doily Flowers - Creme
3 - Little Yellow Bicycle Paradise collection - Stick Pins
4 yards - Totally Twill ribbon - Creme
5 yards - Wild Rose Grosgrain ribbon - 3/8in
1 sheet - 8 1/2x11 Natural Sticky Back Canvas

I know you want one of these fabulous kits now, so here is the link again to order one,  Artful Delight. But don't wait too long because these kits will go fast!! Don't forget there is a challenge going on too. You could win a March kit!
I would love to see your debossing projects too. Leave a comment on this post with a link to yours so I can take a peak. Thanks for looking :)

3 comments:

  1. I love love love your layout Marcia! Great tutorial too! :)
    Suzanne

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  2. Hi Marcia- Your awesome tutorial has been featured today at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge-Yeah!!! Please come check it out www.fantabulouscricut.blogspot.com. Holly :-)

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  3. Hi Marcia- your tutorial has been featured today at Fantabulous Cricut Blog-Yeah!!!! Please come check it out www.fantabulouscricut.blogspot.com
    Holly :-)

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