Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Victoria Folder and Afternoon Coffee (Sablonul "Victoria" si cafeaua de dupa-masa)

Hello everyone and welcome to Be Inspired #41.

You still have time to enter all the 4 challenges of July and win some of the new Cuttlebug embossing folders. Have I gotten you interested? THIS is the place to go.

I can finally present the new Victoria folder Provo Craft is launching at CHA.

For those who know me well, I have been long waiting for such an elegant embossing folder as my Textile folder is already tired of me using it over and over again *wink*!

This weeks challenge over the Cuttlebug Challenge blog was to make an altered project using the Victoria folder. You don't have to have the folder to participate but NO CARDS are ALLOWED!

So I decided to alter those chipboard coasters that have been sitting around for 2 years.

Altered Coasters

• chipboard coasters
• cardstock to fit the coasters(I used up some scraps)
• cuttlebug machine and folder
• ink pads or acrylic paint
• Mod Podge, decoupage or book binding glue
• brush, craft cutter, sanding paper or file

How to make:
• Cut cardstock to coaster size
• emboss cardstock
• sponge some ink or acrylic paint over the raised surface
• adhere to coaster with Mod Podge
• when glue is dry, round carstock corners with your cutter, then sand the edges
• cover front and sides of coaster with 1-2 layers of Mod Podge to make it waterproof
You can experiment with different paints, colors intensity when painting over the embossed surface. Smudging a little bit off the raised surface will give you a velvet look like on my black sample below.

Also try painting the cardstock before embossing then sand the raised surface to reveal the initial paper color or use core' dinations cardstock.


Anonymous said...

Meda these are `beautiful` I must try these TFS
Hav e a wonderful Day :)x

Karen said...

Super creative idea Meda! These coasters are so pretty!!


Jenn K said...

What a great project!! Love it!

Hanneke said...

Gorgeous project, Meda!


Eva said...

This is soooo pretty! Love it, Meda!

Rosemary said...

Too pretty to use!!..How cool it matches your pot in the background!!..I need some coasters!!

Beth said...

These are so pretty Meda and what a quick and easy gift they would make.
Thanks for the short tut on this.

Donna said...

Great project, Meda! I love the look. Did you ever get the birthday card I sent to you? Hope you had a great birthday! Hugs to you!

June Houck said...

Great tutorial and technique! TFS :)

Angie Tieman said...

Wow! Super neat coasters!! Great idea! Love how you added the color!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

These are amazing Meda!!!! SO classy and what an amazing gift they'd make. WOWZA! I am going to have to case you for sure! (I know what everyone is getting for Christmas this year!) :O)