Sunday, April 29, 2012

A Tip

I managed to do some fun blog hopping yesterday... of course not enough.. but hey I miss you so much and I do need some ME time and the inspiration... Right???  :D .. I do feel a bit better too after hopping along  .. and I will definitely find some more time next week again yay

Anyway, I'm here today without a card but have a TIP to share with you, which I am also submitting for Top Tip Tuesday as well. My Tip is to show you how you can make your own textured card.. just like the linen card, with just a piece of cloth and your die-cutting machine!!! Interested? Then read on.. very simple.

Layer the cloth in between the plates, I added two pieces of the card as it wasn't that thick, and then pass through the machine.

This is the result

and this how the card was before.. just plain and smooth.

I also tried layering it in between the embossing mats.
And here is a good result again.

.. I've been using this method for some time now as on these cards.. the blue card on this one..

the pink card on this card

and all the white card on this one as well.

I found this piece of cloth that I used while sorting out my craft room last time.. remember I had mentioned that I found some stuff while clearing up.... YES I do keep all sorts of stuff!.. and this is another thing I found.. an old plastic folder which my kids had used for school. I had kept it too!!! .. BUT found good use to it now :D

I cut a piece from it and layered it as before and passed it through the machine.

This is the result ..

and this is a card I did using this method. ..the blue card. Go to the original posts of these cards for a closer look at the textured cards.

I hope you like my tip and try it out. I also have some pieces left from the cloth and from the blue plastic, I think I can cut out about six or more pieces. ..  so if you would like a piece, just leave me a comment on this post letting me know you'd like a piece.

Thank you for looking.
Hope you are having a nice weekend.



scrappyjacky said...

This is a great tip,Dora.

Hannelie said...

Will definitely try this Dora!

Elaine Stark said...

I just love your tip, it produces fabulous results. Thanks for sharing with Top Tip Tuesday. I'm off to raid my cupboards. Elaine

Kathyk said...

Fab projects using your handy tip Dora - thanks for sharing

Happy Sunday


Kelly Lloyd said...

Fantastic tip Dora, thank you.. Will will be trying that asap..

hugs Kelly

Lisa Jane said...

wow what brilliants tips .. we will all be scouring our cupboards for things to use as embossing folders lol
Lisa x

cebelica said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing this tip. I'll definitely give it a try! Hugs! xx

Caroljenks said...

What a fantastic Tip! You have produced some really amazing pieces with your cloth - Love the effect.
I think I need to find some.....

Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday with your awesome tip.

Thanks for playing :)

Carol x

ThePurplePlace said...

What a great tip and one I would never ever have thought of on my own. Thank so much for sharing it with us!!

Nice to see you stop by, as always! I truly appreciate you sweet comments and thank you for your visits!!


mixamatoasties said...

Great tip Dora! Must try it.

Susan x

Anonymous said...

Oh how cool! what a brilliant Top Tip! thanks sooooo much for sharing your Top Tip with us at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge this time, Hope you can come play again soon, hugs Samantha :0)

Jac’s Playground said...

Thanks for such a fabulous tip Dora, will be going round the house looking at everything in a new light now! Lol

Chrissy said...

What a cool idea Dora, you go girl.I've just found some hessian...nice and thick and will be embossing my cardstock...awesome..thanks so much for the tip...


Pamela said...

What a great idea Dora, will have a got at that.

Pam x

Moni said...

Great tip, thank you. Hugs,moni

Sarah's Little Snippets said...

THANK YOU Dora!! That is a super tip and I will be using it lots. Now I'm looking around for things with different textures to see what I can come up with :) Sarah x

Unknown said...

Super tip love it! Jo xxx

Unknown said...

I had noticed this on your cards and wondered how you did it Thanks Hugs Elaine

Gem said...

wow what a fantastic tip Dora, thanks for sharing! I will definitely be trying this! x

Shelby said...

Wow! Fantastic tip


mags said...

A fantastic tip and some great results too. Will have to give this a go.

Annette said...

Wow, this is such a simple tip, but soooo effective. I love the effect on the card. and you've created some beautiful cards with your fab textures.
Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday.

Doreen said...

many thanks Dora for this tip - it's stunning
Doreen xx

Lisa Minckler said...

You have just saved me a ton of money by sharing this fantastic tip! I do love textured paper and making your own with fabric...genius! :)

Your cards were all beautiful and so many fantastic examples of what ingenuity can produce.

Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Top Tip Tuesday.
Hugs to you Dora,
Lisa :)

Bettina L. said...

Fantastic tip Dora and I love how texture can be placed on to papers with use of fabric too. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Tammy said...

I LOVE this tip Dora!! I finally got a chance to do it! Thanks so much for posting it!
Awesome cards too!
Hugs, Tammy

Ana Chaduc said...

Thank you for this tip!!!

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