Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Watch For It Wednesdays #8

Sizzix has some very nice embossing folders. They come in packages of two large OR one large
and three smaller folders. I recently got the Spring Flowers and Paisley Set.
I opened the package and was heading to the garbage can when the "lightbulb" went off. :)
It seemed a shame to throw away such a large heavy weight piece of plastic. I cut a piece from
the plastic and ran it thru my Big Shot with the Sizzix Bigz Scalloped Square die.

What to do with the pretty scalloped plastic square now????? The "lightbulb" went off again
(wow, two times in one day). :) I put the scalloped square in the Sizzix Textured Impression
Paisley folder and ran it thru my Big Shot.

The clear embossed plastic was pretty but I still wanted more! :) So the "lightbulb" went off
a third time (amazing I know). :) I colored the back of the plastic with a new color of alcohol ink called Citrus. Now I had a pretty embossed colored embellishment for a card. :)

I cut another Scalloped Square from white cardstock to put behind the plastic piece (so it would
show up better). Cut another scalloped square from some paisley print paper, added a flower,
sticker and some brads for a quick and easy card. The best part though was my "fancy"
embellishment was FREE (so to speak). :) Now I'll have to get all the Sizzix Textured Impressions just to get the plastic wrapper. (Wink, wink!!!!!) :)


Rochelle said...

Beverly, YOU ARE AMAZING!!! This is such a great, great idea! Perfect in every way! The cutting, the embossing, the inking....outstanding! I love your idea and I love your work! :O)

Ruth Ellen said...

I love everything about it! It's like 3 tips in one today!

Natasha said...

Thanks for the great Tip Beverly. I just love that Spring Flowers & Paisley Set. You did a wonderful Job :-)

Joanne said...

Thanks for the wonderful tips Bev. Beautiful card..yes you are amazing!

Northern Star said...

Amazing is the perfect word for this tip. Ouch! When I think of all the great things I have thrown in the garbage!! It hurts to think of them!
Thanks so much for helping me add to start a collection of " What could I do with this? " My DH is not going to understand this one. You are totally amazing!