Fabulous Finds Friday — Lots of Embellies

In the June issue of Crafts ‘n things magazine, I highlight some new embellishments found at the hobby trade show. Take a peek at a small sample:

We’ll get to those later… First, I want to tell you about another new product — Color Me, an embossed paper from Hot Off The Press.

The paper doesn’t look like much to begin with — white embossed images on white paper. But magic happens when you add color (in this case, Distress Inks from Ranger):

After coloring, I cut a flower using a Tim Holtz Sizzix die cut. I found some similarly white-on-white embossed letters from Close To My Heart, and when I rubbed these with Denim Adirondack ink, more magic!

(Paper from Close To My Heart)

Here is a close up of the flowers:

In my efforts to cut down on my scrap supply (Ha! Like THAT will ever happen!) I am determined to use up the paper once I start. So here’s what I did with the other half of that navy blue paper used in the first card:

The flower is made by cutting several layers of tissue paper (I think I cut four or five layers) using another Sizzix flower die. Stack the different sized flowers, poke a hole and insert a brad (I used a pretty pearl brad from K&Company). “Fluff” the flower by gently crunching and “smooshing” the tissue layers. The sentiment is from Hero Arts.

Thanks for coming by. My next post will show what I did with the rest of those nifty embellishments.