Archive for December, 2011
After seeing all the “companioning” going on with stamps and embossing folders and stamps and punches and stamps and dies, I decided to make some digital stamps and backgrounds to go with tools I already have. Thought the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder would be an easy place to start, but I was wrong. I am not much for giving up, though, so hours later, I finally succeeded with the results you see here.
Here’s how to reproduce my results:
- Print at 100% size (make sure any automatic scaling is turned off) on heavyweight paper or card stock.
- Trim the printed portion at the top and sides so it will fit in the folder and your machine. Leave excess paper at the bottom of the image so you will have something to hold on to.
- Load the sheet into the Cuttlebug Dotted Swiss Folder with the image and the flat side of the folder facing you.
- With the folder at least slightly open, position the page so that the dots on your image align with the holes in the folder. This will take a little patience, especially if your folder is warped from wear like mine is.
- Carefully close the folder while holding the paper in place so that it does not slip out of position.
- Continue carefully loading the embossing folder between the required plates so that the paper does not slip, and run it through your embossing machine.
- Remove the embossed printout, trim and sand as desired (I sanded the flowers shown above, but left the snow as is).
And if you are a digital enthusiast who likes to change colors etc., you can download the .png files here, suitable for tinkering.
As always, hope you enjoy this and make great project, which you will share with me so I can link back to you.
I’ve created a vector version of the digipaper in my previous post. Great for a 12 x 12 background or modify it to fit a card front, etc.
Like most of you, I’m busy working on Christmas presents and other holiday projects, but I have some freebies I want to share in the meantime. Here are some Morocco tile 12 x 12 high resolution digital papers and also a single high resolution seamless pattern tile which you can use to create your own paper in any color.
And by request, a vector PDF version here. This should also import into AI, Inkscape and most diecutting software.