Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Cheery Lynn Designs March Blog Hop with NEW IOE Embossing Folders and Plates

 If you arrived here from Cherry’s Blog, you are on the right track. If not, why not head back to the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog and start from the beginning so you don’t miss any of the terrific projects.

When you are finished hopping, but sure to leave a comment answering the questions on the Cheery Lynn Blog to be entered to win a $20 gift certificate to kick off your shopping at Cheery Lynn Designs.

My card today features two IOE Embossing Folders.  I used the small square thank you portion of the Thank You Wishes Folder and I used the large dotted border from the Birthday Oval Folder.  I used the Square IOE Plates to isolate the portion of the folders I wanted.  I used a soft bristle brush with antique linen distress ink to enhance the embossing and really make it ‘pop’.

The dotted border embossing was a large rectangle on the embossing plate, but I simply sent the folder through half way, removed it and then flipped the paper around and lined up the dots to continue the pattern to create a square instead.  If you use your imagination, you can come up with even more uses for these embossing folders.

My floral spray was created using the Floral Bouquet Die set from Cheery Lynn Designs.  This is a fabulous set and a ‘must have’ for anyone who loves to create their own paper flowers.  I cut out the different flower and foliage pieces and used a stylus and foam pad to shape the pieces for more dimension.  The flower centers were finished off with a 14mm Faceted Rhinestone Gem and Antique Bronze Gears.

Cheery Lynn Products Used:
IOEEFO8 Thank You Wishes Folder
IOEEFO2 Birthday Oval Folder
Square IOE Embossing Plates
CAFR-23 Square Frames
B540 Thank You #2
DL112AB Small Exotic Butterflies #1
B777 Floral Bouquet Kit

My card was finished off with a bi-color bow created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 using Turftan Brown and Kiwi Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

For a video tutorial on how I created this bow, please click HERE.I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #195 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #274/275 – Anything Goes
TTCRD – Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #174 – Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #150 – Anything Goes
Simon Says – Handmade Flowers
Use Your Stuff #255 – Dry Embossing
A Bit More Time to Craft #40 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft #3 – Anything Goes
Dies R Us #69 – Borders and/or edges
Come and Get it – Things with Wings
Glitter & Sparkle #230 – Use Some Green
C4C376 – Include a butterfly or moth
Crafting with Friends #38 – Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy #182 – Anything Goes
Jo’s Scrap Shack #179 – Anything Goes
PDE Linky Party #163 – Cards Only
Double D Challenges – Things that Fly
Inspiration Destination #124 – Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Your next stop is Debbie’s fabulous blog.

I would love for you to leave a comment before you go.
Friday, July 15, 2016

Cheery Lynn Designs July Blog Hop Featuring the NEW Birthday Oval IOE Embossing Folder



Welcome to the Cheery Lynn Designs July Blog Hop.

If you arrived here from Ginny’s Blog, you are on the right track. If not, why not head back to the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog and start from the beginning so you don’t miss any of the terrific projects.

Be sure to hop all the way through all the stop and when you are done, leave a comment on the Cheery Lynn Blog answering our questions of the month to be entered to win a $20 gift certificate to Cheery Lynn Designs.

This fabulous IOE Birthday Oval Embossing Folder is a generous 5″ x 7″ in size, but it’s set up in a way where you can easily use parts of it on an A2 (4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″) card which is what I have done today.  What fabulous designing!

I decided to go ahead and create my card with the layering that I always love.  
By eliminating the outer dot border, I was easily able to use all the other parts of the embossing folder on my A2 size card. I just love all the texture the embossing folder adds to this card.
I may possibly have gone a little overboard with the flower embellishments, but I like the subtle look of the embossing as it peeks out around the oval and in the corners.  The flower embellishments are made with the Floral Bouquet Kit Die set from Cheery Lynn Designs.
The beautiful ribbons running across the middle of the card under the sentiment and also in the pretty bi-color double-loop bow came from the Pink and Purple Really Reasonable Ribbon July Ribbon Club Assortment.
I decided to ink the embossing on my card to really make it stand out.  I love white on white embossing as well, but my card today has some bold colors, so I felt that I wanted the words and other embossed parts to really ‘pop’.  I inked the embossing by masking as much as I could around each feature with Post-it Notes and then I used the small brayer attachment on my Zutter Tool-it-All to add the ink.  I inked the corner embellishments with pink ink, the center sentiment with grape ink and the Happy Birthday in the oval was inked with white pigment ink.  I heated this ink to set it since it was a pigment ink.  I really like the look of the inked embossing.
Cheery Lynn Designs Dies and Embossing Folder used:
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
As You Like it Challenge – Your Trademark style and why – My trademark is lots of layers, flowers and a beautiful bow.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Your next stop is Debbie’s blog. Then hop back here for the link to Jenny’s fabulous blog which is next after Debbie.

I would love for you to leave a comment before you go.

Supplies Used:
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see list above)
Ribbon – Really Reasonable Ribbon July Ribbon Club Assortment

Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see die list above)
Ink:  Memento Grape Jelly, Angel Pink; Colorbox Frost White
Adhesive – Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000
Zutter Bow-it-All V2.0
Zutter Tool-it-All 9 in 1 Tool (I used the brayer attachment)
Post-it Notes for masking
various size flat back embellishment for flower centers