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#353359 - Fri Jun 01 2007 05:45 AM Re: Card making [Re: Copago]
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That is the site I am using, it is good.
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#353360 - Fri Jun 01 2007 05:50 AM Re: Card making [Re: sue943]
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(I realy must learn how to type properly ... )

When things settle down here I must have a look at it - the effect of it is very nice.

What is the go with the teabog folding?

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#353361 - Fri Jun 01 2007 03:45 PM Re: Card making [Re: Copago]
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Stamping for me, is to messy - although they do look nice, when they are embossed with embossing powder. Never done Tea Bag folding or Iris folding - looks too fiddly!
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#353362 - Fri Jun 01 2007 05:30 PM Re: Card making [Re: JaneMarple]
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teabog folding




Geez, I had ten thumbs last night. Or perhaps it was the few beers?

I like the messy parts of stamping! hehe


(edit to fix quote )


Edited by Copago (Sun Jun 03 2007 06:49 PM)

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#353363 - Sun Jun 03 2007 08:00 AM Craft Circle - Card making [Re: Copago]
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Changing the name to make this one of the Craft Circle
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#353364 - Sun Jun 03 2007 04:31 PM Re: Craft Circle - Card making [Re: sue943]
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What I do is try and get a profile on the person that the card is made for and work on their likes.Say for instance they like cats-so I find some cat stickers-BTW-stickers is the main thing I use to decorate my cards but I also use rub ons if I can get them,peel offs are nice on cards,along with Stickles which is a craft glitter glues (I do love adding sparkle to cards)-and anything else they like.
If they like gardening-I decorate my card with gardening related stuff etc and so on.It's great fun
I can just see my new nickname-'Carol the profiler'!! lol

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#353365 - Sun Jun 03 2007 04:41 PM Re: Card making [Re: sue943]
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Have you tried iris folding?



What on earth is that Sue? assault to plants?
Do tell all

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#353366 - Sun Jun 03 2007 05:33 PM Re: Card making [Re: carolthescot]
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Hi Carol, I think Sue would send you this link so you can learn what it is and how to do it. She sent me a lovely card recently , made with this method. It is gorgeous. You need patience though!
Iris folding
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#353367 - Sun Jun 03 2007 06:19 PM Re: Card making [Re: ren33]
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Thanks for the info Ren So that's what Iris folding is!-a friend of mine sent me a card last year with this technique on it-she said it was easy once you know how.In for a bit of fun with this I can see haha

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#353368 - Sun Jun 03 2007 06:54 PM Re: Craft Circle - Card making [Re: sue943]
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Has anyone tried embossing powder?
I have some here but don't really have a good heat scource ... would waving it over the toaster be any good? (I susupect not, but thought I'd ask )

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#353369 - Sun Jun 03 2007 08:08 PM Re: Craft Circle - Card making [Re: Copago]
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Copago, I use embossing powder a lot. You can use a toaster - that's what I used at first - but nothing beats the proper hot tool for doing it. Hairdryers don't work, strangely enough.

I love the effect of embossing powder. Whether you want to lash out and buy a hot tool will depend on how much embossing you want to do. I only use four embossing powders - gold, silver, copper and clear. There is no point in buying coloured embossing powder because you can have any colour you want if you use clear. Clear will take on the colour of whatever colour stamp pad you've used.

I learned the hard way, however, that you have to use ink pads with slow drying ink. If you use the type that dry quickly (e.g. Staz-on), they don't emboss well.
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#353370 - Mon Jun 04 2007 03:04 AM Re: Craft Circle - Card making [Re: Copago]
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Has anyone tried embossing powder?
I have some here but don't really have a good heat scource ... would waving it over the toaster be any good? (I susupect not, but thought I'd ask )


Not tried using it yet but it looks fab.A friend of mine who use to live in Finland use to do it and she used the ring on her cooker-she said it worked great!

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#353371 - Mon Jun 04 2007 03:11 AM Re: Craft Circle - Card making [Re: MotherGoose]
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I have some embossing powder and have used it. Carole is correct in saying hairdryers won't work, they are too blowy and blow the powder off whereas the heat guns are less blowy but hotter. Mine cost about £10.

Many years ago my daughter was into stamping (if only she hadn't sold all those stamps at a car boot sale!) and back in those days I knew nothing of heat guns and bought her one of those heat trays which is designed to keep food warm. She used to use a couple of small metal spoons to hold the card/paper down and it worked well.
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#353372 - Sat Jun 09 2007 05:10 AM Re: Craft Circle - Card making [Re: sue943]
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I tried embossing today and what a nice effect! I ended up using a heatgun, the type that you're meant to strip paint off with. Worked a treat. But must remember to put it on a baking dish or something ... or perhaps not lean on the sink after using a heat gun over it. ouch!

A friend lent me some powders a while ago and never had the nerve to play with it. I must ask her if I can buy them off her, she went and got herself a job when her little one started school and barely has time for craft anymore.

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#353373 - Sat Jun 09 2007 05:43 AM Re: Craft Circle - Card making [Re: Copago]
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Not tried using it yet but it looks fab.A friend of mine who use to live in Finland use to do it and she used the ring on her cooker-she said it worked great!




I assume we are talking about a ceramic hob here and not a gas ring!

The main problem I could see with that would be accidental spillage making a mess. Certainly the heat tray I mentioned has some 'splatter'.

The other day I experimented with adding some gold embossing to some backing paper I printed on my inkjet printer. I used an embossing pen for the ink then sprinkled the powder. I only tried a very small area and it seemed to be fine.
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#353374 - Sat Jun 09 2007 02:13 PM Re: Craft Circle - Card making [Re: sue943]
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I have just made my first Christmas card of the year!

This afternoon I went into town to buy some metallic giftwrap to use on iris folding so here it is.

Edited to update image as I have added some little stars.


Edited by sue943 (Sun Jun 10 2007 07:43 AM)
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#353375 - Sat Jun 09 2007 02:18 PM Re: Craft Circle - Card making [Re: sue943]
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Very very good Sue!!! Not done Iris folding before, Me and Mum usually start making our Christmas Cards in August/September even though we always have cards left over from the year before!!
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#353376 - Mon Jun 11 2007 07:25 PM Re: Craft Circle - Card making [Re: JaneMarple]
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Very very good Sue!!! Not done Iris folding before, Me and Mum usually start making our Christmas Cards in August/September even though we always have cards left over from the year before!!



Aye,I know what you mean Jane-it's very time consuming

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#353377 - Mon Jun 18 2007 06:36 PM Re: Craft Circle - Card making [Re: carolthescot]
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I have a handful of cards on my mantlepiece waiting to be be sent - so many birthdays and anniversaries during the next few weeks. I surprised myself with the variety, only two have similar papers even, both the recipients like pinks and as I was doing one I used the same papers for the other.

There is an iris folded cross for a friend who asked for a birthday card with a religious theme, then there is a teabag folded one, the bright one with a 5 is for a certain little man in Aus so as well it isn't showing well in the photo, then there is the photo of a lotus blossom sent to me by Ren, one using a commercial flower sticker, one using stamping and finally one using a local photo that I took - that one is for my son.

You can see them here

The one with the stamping was a new technique for me, I edged the card with an embossing pen then dipped it in gold embossing powder then heated it.

Oh, Copago, on television the other day they said you can use a paint stripper as a substitute for a heat gun.


Edited by sue943 (Mon Jun 18 2007 06:39 PM)
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#353378 - Tue Jun 19 2007 01:08 AM Re: Craft Circle - Card making [Re: sue943]
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They are lovely, Sue!

Today, by chance, I received some embossing powder from an ebay seller and I went with MG's tip of the clear powder and it's working great. So I've had the paint stripper working trying different things out. Much easier to waste my own podwer than a friends!

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#353379 - Tue Jun 19 2007 02:13 AM Re: Craft Circle - Card making [Re: Copago]
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I find using the powder to be very economical. I use one of those 'tidy trays' and a soft half inch paintbrush to sweep up all the excess.

The other day I tried triple-embossing, that was fun but I think the stamp I tried to use was too intricate and I didn't get a clear impression all over. I will try it again sometime but that does use a lot of powder and ink as you need to build up at least four layers before stamping.
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#353380 - Tue Jun 19 2007 02:38 AM Re: Craft Circle - Card making [Re: sue943]
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I use one of those 'tidy trays' and a soft half inch paintbrush to sweep up all the excess.





I don't know exactly what you mean by a 'tidy tray' but I purchased a special tray that has a funnel at one end to make it easy to pour the excess powder back into the jar. I also use a soft paintbrush to brush the last of it down to the funnel.
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#353381 - Tue Jun 19 2007 06:40 AM Re: Craft Circle - Card making [Re: MotherGoose]
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That is the thing, mine has two 'funnels' of differing sizes you can use whichever fits the container better, each has a screw cover.
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#353382 - Tue Jun 19 2007 07:49 AM Re: Craft Circle - Card making [Re: sue943]
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What lovely cards Sue, you have been busy. How do you find time to do all those cards and spend time on FT?
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#353383 - Tue Jun 19 2007 09:34 AM Re: Craft Circle - Card making [Re: lady1]
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I love making them. When I start a card I have absolutley no idea as to how it will turn out.
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