Wednesday, April 20, 2011

More embossing with dies

Hi!  I'm playing with dies again as inspired by PTI's new Make it Monday.  The challenge this week is to emboss with dies.  So I thought I'd make a 3x3 card set and also enter it in Moxie Fab World's The Card Sets Challenge.  That challenge will end soon so I better get a move on and post this.  Hopefully, you'll get a chance to play too.

This is the first set of 3x3 cards I made.  I cut the circles first with my nestabilities and then used PTI's small rickrack border die to emboss a series of rows onto the lower portion of the circles to look like waves.  I then stamped and cut out the small images from various PTI Tiny Treats stamp sets and popped them up with foam tape.  (Yes, they are tiny images to cut but still manageable).  I cut out larger circles in PTI felt for the layered look.  I really like how this looks and I think the images help to convey the feeling of waves.  

I made a second set of cards in red (sorry this photo is so messed up color wise).  I embossed with the same die just a bit lower on the circle.  I thought the rows could look more like hills or something with the various images flying above the land.  I think if I have time I'd do another series with animals on land and even a Christmas one with a snowy ground.  Time is always such a factor and I don't know where time goes nowadays but it's just speeding by.

Here's the little container to place them all into.  Of course, I had to use this template by Sunghee.  It is just perfect to place 3x3 cards in.  You can get it at her Little Potato House store.  I cut out 2 strips of felt using the rickrack border die to use as handles.  Then used a tag from PTI's Tiny Tags set.  It's the perfect size for this little bag.  The label on front is from the PTI's Tag-its series.

It's hard to get a good picture of all of them.  Six cards in here are a tiny bit snug because I popped up all the images. 

These two are probably my favorites.  You can click on the photos for a better view of the embossing.

Thanks for reading and have a great day!


Tracey McNeely said...

Really fun. The ric rac die worked great.

Cath said...

Hey Eva! Thanks for linking these up to the Card Set Challenge in the Moxie Fab World in celebration of 350 Cards & Gifts Week! Good luck in the random drawing! :)

Cheryl said...

What a great set of notecards! Hmmm, now i have to put another die and more stamp sets on my wishlist.

Sunghee said...

Fabulous! I love the colors on the circles and the embossing is perfect! Great set of cards, and THANK YOU for making my template look so awesome! =)

Andrea M said...

My goodness Eva, these cards are GORGEOUS!!! WOW!!! I love the design! I may have to CASE these cute little guys! Congrats on the recognition over on Nichole's blog!!! Totally deserved!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Absolutely adorable! Now if only there were dies to cut out those little PTI images! Cute, cute, cute!

Dana said...

Oh my gosh, so clever! Love it!