Thursday, 8 September 2016

That Folder...

A couple of weeks ago, I was one of the lucky winners of 'That Folder' over at Pixie's Snippets Playground...I think I must have been living underneath a rock, because I'd never seen it anywhere before! Apparently it was a 'must-have' item that was originally a freebie with a craft magazine, but proved so popular that they made some more and it's available to buy in a set with a couple of sentiment stamps. Anyway, it arrived in time for me to have a little play with it at the weekend...and I can see why it was such a hit! I made a couple of cards to test it out:

I used the folder to emboss pieces of vellum, then layered them over teal and purple card. I stamped the sentiments that came in the set on to strips of white card...I masked of the symbols before inking, so that I just had the words...then added some faux stitching along the edges and matted them on to co-ordinating card. I cut a couple of butterflies from snippets of the same card using a Joy Crafts die...and added lots of adhesive pearls. I managed to hide all of the adhesive underneath the sentiment strip, butterflies and pearls so that it wouldn't show through the vellum.

Here's a better view of both cards:

And the purple:

Challenges for these cards:


Rainey's Craft Room said...

Gorgeous cards, love the colours. You've given me some ideas for my embossing folder now thanks.

Janice said...

Both gorgeous cards, I love the soft effect of the embossed vellum.
Janice x

Crafty She said...
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Crafty She said...

Gorgeous cards Helen, wish I'd have kept that folder when it was a magazine freebie!! I couldn't think how I'd use it! x

Patti Krauss said...

Beautiful cards, Helen. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenges! - Patti (CYP DT)

Di said...

Oh Helen, these are absolutely gorgeous! Really clever to used the vellum as you did - and I'd also thought about covering up the heart and arrow on those stamps if you want cards without that addition. Great minds!

Lovely to see you in the Playground.


Di xx

Céline said...

really gorgeous set
thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

Jan Ltc said...

This is fab, thanks for joining us at TTCRD xx Jan DT

Hazel said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Penny’s challenge 294 – hope to see you again soon – Hazel DT x

Rae Ann said...

The embossed vellum gives such a great affect against the colored paper. The pearls are an elegant touch.

Thank you for joining us at Li’l Patch of Crafty Friends for our challenge.