Wednesday, January 16, 2008

I made this card today for a friend. I decided to use up some old paper (Loves Me Designer Series Paper). I love this paper. All of it is fabulous. I used the polka dots for the first layer. On the turquoise layer, I used my mat pack and pierced holes and did some faux sitching connecting the holes with my chocolate chip marker. On the close to cocoa layer, I used my crop-o-dile to do some dry embossing. To dry emboss, set the cropodile to an A1 setting. This allows you to emboss without punching all the way through your paper.

A tip to line the circles up evenly: Take the top of an order form and use the holes as a guideline. You can also use the eyelet holes on the mat pack to get even circles too. Another way is just to use the black block on the cropodile and line it up evenly each time. I always seem to start embossing crooked with this method. I opt for the top of an order form.

I don't know if you can tell from the picture, but I used my 2 way glue pen and added dazzling diamonds to the icing layers and the hearts on the cake.

I decided to add the "Happy Birthday Wishes" last after everything was done. I tried to line it up with my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, but the knot got in the way. As you can see, the greeting is a little off center. Oh, well, as much as it bugs me, I ain't doing it over!


the dreamer said...

Hi, Kanani! Oh gosh, I missed another one! Belated happy birthday to you! *blush*

I'm sooo sorry. I've been so busy catching up with projects that I don't think the insanity will ever stop. =p

Love the tutorial with the template. Now all I wish for is that this product will reach the Philippines!

I'm so excited with the new Crop-A-Dile Big Bite! But they say it'll be out in March 2008.

Till next time! *hugs*

SBS5 sister

Janine said...

Hi and welcome back. Nice job on the card. !!!

"Jany" said...

OMG! I've been really disconected! I knew I needed to keep chacking the sisters page since there were 3 of you with bdays! Hope to get your cards finished and in the mail soon!

Forgot your last post, sorry, but just felt so bad about forgetting!

SBS 5 sis Jany

Charlotte said...

Happy belated birthday Kanani!!! Love your card and thanks for the tip with the template... need to get me such a template also... :)

Joani said...

Great job! I've always wanted to know how to dry emboss with the CAD. I love all your creations!

Jamie Martin said...

Hi, hope you had a great time in Huntington Beach celebrating your birthday! You were only about 40 miles from me :) My husbands office will be moving from Anaheim to Huntington Beach next month, unfortunately it will add 20 miles to his commute :(

Your birthday card is beautiful, thanks for letting us know how you did your dry embossing.

SBS-5 Sister

Queen Kat said...

nice card.
Vicki SBS5

Belas Creating Place said...

Nice card and colours. If you e-mail me at: I can give you the details to the RAK, random act of kindness.

You can make a card, send along a few stamped images or little things like ribbon, flowers, brads etc to your partner.
Thanks for showing interest. I will need your snail mail to give it to your partner.
Have a great weekend, Bela

NancyK said...

This is such a fun card!! Yes, the frosting came through and looks fabulous!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Little did I know I would be the recipient of such a cute card! Thanks for thinking of me!