Tuesday, May 22, 2012

ScrapMart: Friends

With Spellbinders™ M-Bossabilities™ Enchanted folder, I created a card using the letterpress technique - a favorite technique. This time I used it as a background to give my card a touch of elegance.

Friends by Margie Higuchi
Supplies - Cardstock: The Paper Company (white) and American Crafts (green); Stamp: JustRite Stampers (Your Special Day Medallion Labels set and JB-10025 Nested Oval Medallion Labels dies); Ink: Ranger Ink's Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Peeled Paint); Pins: Maya Road; Bling: Want2Scrap; Ribbon: Offray; Dies: Spellbinders Paper Arts (Grand Calibur Die Cutting and Embossing Machine, S5-031 Fancy Tags Three and ES-005 Enchanted); Tool: Scor-Pal; Adhesive: ScraPerfect (The Best Glue Ever) and SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVE BY 3L (3D Foam Squares)

I swiped the ink across side B design (remember with Spellbinders M-Bossabilities, you get TWO DESIGNS - LOVE that!!). Then I carefully placed a piece 4 1/2 x 5 1/2" of white cardstock...just enough to cover the design.


If you have using Spellbinders Grand Calibur® Die Cutting and Embossing Machine, you will need a Raspberry Plate (D Plate/Adapter Plate) for all embossing folders.

Embossing Sandwich in the Spellbinders Grand Calibur (bottom UP):
A Plate (Base Plate)
Spellbinders M-Bossabilities Enchanted w/ cardstock
D Plate (Raspberry Adapter Plate)

I used the junior plates as I had only one product to use and it was so much quicker...definitely recommend this set for small projects. See my post on Scrap-Mart: Spellbinders Junior Plates Are Available for detailed info.


After I letterpressed, trim the cardstock 4 x 5 1/4" to fit on a A2 card and inked the edges. Next I stamped the sentiment and cut/embossed the Oval Medallion Labels #2 (the smallest die is #1) over the sentiment. Assembled with 3D Foam Squares and Nestabling. Adhered everything as shown. A second look...


Supplies Available at Scrap-Mart.com:
American Crafts cardstock
JustRite Stampers - Your Special Day Medallion Labels set, JB-10025 Nested Oval Medallion Labels (exclusive JustRite Stampers custom die set)
Ranger Ink's Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Peeled Paint
Want2Scraps - Nestabling
Spellbinders Paper ArtsGrand Calibur Die Cutting and Embossing Machine, S5-031 Fancy Tags ThreeES-005 Enchanted, Raspberry D Plate

As always, thanks for stopping!
Have a wonderful day :)
MargieH

22 comments:

hilde janbroers said...

gorgeous card!!

Penny said...

Gorgeous Card! I love the color combo! Love Penny

Mary Pat Siehl said...

oh i love this- so pretty! love the techniques you used!

Johanna said...

This card is soooo elegant, I love it! I have to try this technique again... I think that adding some Perfect Pearl would add the perfect touch of brightness :) Great job you did!

Connie Mercer said...

Love this card Margie~so you!!! Wish we lived close ~ would love to get Spellbinder tips!! Awesome work!!!

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Gorgeous!

Lynn Murphy said...

Beautiful - so very elegant.

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Elegant, beautiful, stunning...WOW! :)

byondbzr said...

That is a beautiful card!

Pam W. said...

Gorgeous!

Marisa Job said...

Love how the letterpress turned out! Love it! Great card Margie and thanks for the instructions!! Hugs!!!!

ScrappnBee said...

Thanks for sharing! I have never seen the letterpress technique before. How cool. The card is gorgeous! Love the colors! -Amanda

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

So pretty!
And I love that leave pin, too :)

Erica said...

This is gorgeous!!

Linda Beeson said...

Wow is that something else! LOVING that green and the wonderful design.

Sarah Webb said...

Lovely! Lovely!

Jennifer Grace said...

That's a beautiful, very elegant card! Love the green! x

Jingle said...

This is so pretty!

Marnie said...

Beautiful card and technique Margie! I had this M-bossibility in my hands the other day now I wish I had purchased it. Ughhh

JJ Bolton said...

Just beautiful!

Susie Bentz said...

Yes...I am thinking about the junior plates. Usually I just run it through half way then back it out...but I am tempted. Never met a tool I couldn't live without!
Great card...thanks for the details. Have a great weekend.

Susie Bentz said...

By the way, I am holding you personally responsible for my $60 order at Scrap-Mart! (as usual) ;)