Friday, October 19, 2007

Crop-a-dile Embossing

I made this card earlier this week & used a technique I learned at the Portland Regionals last weekend. Did you know you could dry emboss with your crop-a-dile? Yep, sure can! And it's really easy too. Just use the eyelet "setting" part of the crop-a-dile. I used the small eyelet setting for this card. Gently squeeze the handles as if you're setting an eyelet, only there's no hole and no eyelet. It's just that easy (don't squeeze too hard, or you'll create a hole rather than an embossed circle). The guide that comes with the tool kit/mat pack is VERY helpful for keeping the embossing nice & straight! Don't you love it when you learn something new that you can do with a tool you already have? I sure do. Okay, now you give it a try & have some fun = ) ! Be sure to leave me a comment with a link to your card so I can see what you create!!
Paper: Bravo Burgundy, More Mustard, Really Rust, Very Vanilla
Ink:Bravo Burgundy, Really Rust
Stamps: Holidays & Wishes, All in a Row, Autumn Harvest, Linen Background
Accessories: Cropadile, Paper Piercing tool with guide, Apple Cider DP, Photo corner Punch, Hodgepodge Hardware, natural twill & twine & Burgundy 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, dimentionals

14 comments:

Sarah D said...

woooo-hooo fancy has a blog!!! And I thought that I would tell you this card is in my favs for caseing!!!
I got ya in my blogroll now!!!

Nancy Riley said...

This has GOT to be one of my all-time FAVORITE cards! Your design is BRILLIANT! I love those warm colors .... PERFECTION !!!!!

nancy littrell said...

OMG Nancy......look at your awesome new Blog.....I am impressed and.....lucky me, I got to see this gorgeous card and your new cropadile dry eb. IRL :-) Thanks again for such a creative and fun playdate! Nancy

Becky O said...

Love the card. These colors are the best. I love the fall colors.

Kim said...

I love this card.. All the different textures going on. You are such an awesome card maker!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

What a fabulous card -- but even moreso, I am so happy to read this mini tutorial on the crop-a-dile dry embossing -- I had seen it on a card by Nancy and was so interested -- what a cool thing!!! Thanks so much -- your card is just gorgeous and the dry embossing is just the frosting on the cake -- I MUST try it!!!

Carol said...

Gorgeous card! The layout, colors, and details are all amazing!

Doris said...

Thanks for the idea of dry eb with my cropodile! Can't wait to try it and CASE your card--it's gorgeous!

Flossie's Follies said...

Beautiful card, and love your embossing technique.

Leslie Miller said...

Holy WOW, Nancy! What a beautiful card! You've really turned into an awesome stamper! Love this and love your new blog. How exciting! I'll link you right away! Well, as soon as I get done looking at the rest of your wonderful posts.

LeAnne said...

This is beautiful! Love the paper piecing, dry embossing, EVERYTHING!

Anonymous said...

Wow - this is absolutely gorgeous! Your choice of colors is fantastic and I love the crop-o-dile embossing. It's great when you find a new use for a tool. Thanks for sharing. Mary

Donna said...

I cased the bueatiful card and used it for my Thanksgiving class. I also made a matching table place card using the same theme. You are soooo talented. Thank you for shareing your wonderful work.

kristen said...

Thank you for this! Its a great card and I've been thinking about getting a crop-a-dile and now I know I have to get it!