Saturday, July 16, 2016

Double-Embossing - A Tutorial

Hello, Crafty Folks!
I have been super busy this summer!   I was invited to be a Guest Blogger for ClearSnap®.  I am a long-time fan of the company and their inks were the first I ever used back when I began creating stationery.

Double-embossing is a technique I used to create a tutorial for the ClearSnap Blog.   I am sure there is another name for it, but I wanted to do something different and decided it would be fun to mix wet (heat) embossing with dry (embossing folders) embossing to create visual interest.

The process is simple.  If you are new to crafting, embossing is easy to learn.  For seasoned crafters, it is something you already know.  This tutorial  is to help you think differently about ways to use embossing techniques to enhance your creations.  
I find it more economical to create my own "faux" metallics with embossing.    ClearSnap® Copper Embossing Powder is my favorite.
This is a fun way to create visual interest and maintain a CAS design!  For this fun quilted design, I used ClearSnap® Silver Embossing Powder and We Are Memory Keepers' Next Level "Quilted" Embossing Folder.

To create a different visual on this card, I simply changed the direction of my embossing folder.   I created a fun detail on my word bubble by wet embossing the edges. 

I hope you will give this technique a try!  I would love to see your results!


Tuesday, June 28, 2016

DIY - A New Life for some Old Jeans - The Miller's Daughter

Hello, Crafty Persons!
I have not posted here in a while and I apologize for that.  I have had a few health challenges but am feeling much better now and ready to jump off the deep end, again!  

I want to share a cute project that was created by Aurora Marco over at The Miller's Daughter.    Aurora is a legacy member of the Avenue 613 Design Team who recently had to step away to maintain balance in here creative and personal life.   Her final project with us was so creative and so adorable I wanted to share it here.   I know she would love to see how you repurpose your old jeans!
                AURORA MARCO of The Miller's Daughter

For lining this folder, I used the leg of some old jeans. I cut it open and draw around the folder for knowing the fabric that I needed. Than I prepared the fabric by adding some iron-on double side adhesive on paper carrier, like Bondaweb or whichever is the brand that you use.  This is the kind of adhesive used in patchwork for fabric appliqué.
Then I lined the folder in the same way that I would have done if I were using paper, only that I used my iron to stick it on instead of using double tape or glue.
You can find tons of fun projects on Aurora's blog!    Please stop by and leave a little love.  Remember, you can enter your project in our never ending challenge or, if you like, you can leave a link to your project in the comments section!


Friday, June 3, 2016

Beach House "Cleaning Supplies" Tote

Hi, Peeps,

It has been a while, but I have a new project to share!   I was invited to be a Guest Blogger with ClearSnap® and well spend June, July, and August working with their wonderful products.  You are probably most familiar with their ColorBox® Inks and Smooch® Pearlized Inks.

I hope you will join us for our June Color Challenge.  
We would love to see your Beach, Nautical, Coastal, or just Cool Summer creations.

I created this Beach Cottage Tote as a house warming gift for a friend who is moving to Tybee Island off the coast of Savannah.  I filled it with our favorite Ms. Meyers® cleaning supplies, a few sponges, added a huge bow and the perfect house warming gift was born!  

The Tutorial and Deets can be found on my blog:  REDORA LEE DESIGNS

Looking forward to seeing your designs!