Friday 13 January 2023

New year, new crafty things

Miri is setting our challenge over at Daring Cardmakers today — it's a new year and so she'd like to see something you've not used before on your card. It might be newly acquired, or just something in your stash that you haven’t got round to using yet!

I've used this row of corks stamp before but not the die that coordinates with it. The real "new" element though is the embossing folder - I've seen lots of cards with this Tim Holtz folder and find it hard to resist woodgrain so it made it on to my Christmas wish list and I was lucky enough to find it under the tree! I thought it would make a good wine crate background for the corks. To personalise the card, I stamped the vintage before embossing in the folder. For some reason the camera has made it more prominent than it looks in real life where it’s more of a background element. 

Oh, I used a new square die as well! Perhaps not the most exciting shape but I got a new set for Christmas that gives me bigger squares as well as more options than the Nesties I’ve had for a long time. 

Row of corks (Spellbinder, set with dies)
My Type (Ma Vinci's Reliquary, no longer with us)

Bristol board
Ivory flecked

Brilliance by Tsukineko (Graphite Black)
Adirondack dye ink by Ranger (Latte, Espresso)

Lumber embossing folder (Tim Holtz/Sizzix)
Plain square nesting dies (Presscut)
Copic markers
Tomato paste tube
Fineline marker


Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Gorgeous with the woodgrain and corks, Joanne - love this!!

Wavejumper said...

Omgosh....I can't believe its been 50 years since 1973! pffft lol

I really like that cork is perfect for a new years card or for friends who are very into wine....that's a great EF. And hey-basic shapes are GREat to have! Yay you got it for Xmas! :D

hugs Margot

Miri said...

Your new embossing folder is great. And I love the wine scene you created. Adding the year of birth as a personal touch is a clever idea