Saturday, 2 March 2013

M-Bossabilities™...the Possibilities!

Hello friends
Thank you for the wonderful response to yesterday's Friday Die Day and the
M-Bossabilities folder featured.
I will make sure Bella picks out a winner at the beginning of next week.
I have received a few questions and I thought it might be useful to revisit some ideas that 
I featured last Summer for M-Bossabilities.
Try inking up your folders.... 
 When run through with plain cardstock the ink goes into the embossed area.
 Use stamps on your folders.
 Here you can see the stamping image is delicate but effective. 
 Easily cleaned with a baby wipe or damp cloth.
 Emboss vellum. 
Emboss glassine bags.
Or if you like the elegant whiteness of a card here is one of my favourites...
And I think it might be a favourite with others too...
I have this card on Pinterest and it is the one that has been 'repinned' the most!
Today I hope to be putting the finishing touches to the shop sign, I think I've had the 
slowest drying paint ever!  It is mainly because it needed quite a few coats and needs
to be weatherproof.  I hope to bring you photos tomorrow.
Also...for those who asked - the Homespun die set is now in my Amazon shop,
it features those gorgeous little flowers and leaves as well as cute other dies too.
Have a wonderful weekend.
I'm back tomorrow.


Wilma Brown said...

Hi Christine, food for thought today, must give this a try soon. Always wary of inking the folders but now you have shown how easy it is I must try it. Why do so many people comment when there is a giveaway and fail to do so on a normal post?

Wilma x x x

Anonymous said...

I haven't seen the stamping on the folder before, another one to try.... thank you juliat

Rosie said...

I do like your embossing folder ideas. I must try it, but, like Wilma, slightly wary of giving it a go.

hazel said...

Morning Christine thanks for the recap on M bossibilities. Love the cards you made. Hope you have a great weekend xx hazel

Lynn said...

Hi Christine, I must have missed the original post, will definatly have a go at inking my m-bossabilities, loe the mothers day card I think it's the colour! Lynn xx

barbiepinkfairy said...

the cards can't wait for the photos tomorrow

Oksana said...

Beautiful Christine! Must try this.xx

Elizabeth said...

Morning Christine, thank you for the tutorial great information, as always from you.
Look forward to seeing your pictures and hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Elizabeth x

Janice said...

Morning Christine

What a lovely refresher of what can be done with the embossing folders, thank you!
Both cards are gorgeous, particularly love the Mother's Day one.
Enjoy your day.
Janice x

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine. Love todays card. Beautiful background paper.

Funnily enough I had a go at inking my emboosing folder yesterday. Don't think I put on enough ink but for a first attempt i was very pleased. Love the effect on the vellum, will try that later.

Have a wonderful weekend.

By the way, the rain has stopped. Gracie is a very happy dog today.

Val in Spain xx

Lacelady said...

Great ideas for embossing Christine. Hope your sign dries quicker this time round.

Cazann49 said...

Hi Christine, I haven't got these folders yet, but will have to save the pennies, cos the effect looks great..:)..Have a great

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine. Love what you have done with the folders.
The Mother's Day card is really special I love the colours.
Hope all goes well with the shop sign. Take care. x.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, Wow, such fantastic project ideas, I have not tried inking the folders yet (slightly scary ha ha), but will definitely be giving it a go, I loved it when you posted previously. Your two cards today are so beautiful, each different but each stunning.
Your shop sign will be well worth the wait, so looking forward to seeing it.
Have a lovely weekend, the sun is out here and there is a thick frost on the floor, hopefully a lovely afternoon.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

nattyboots said...

Morning Christine

You never fail to give us ideas and always explain in easy detail , so that even I can understand how to do it .

I really like the vellum embossing ,so guess what im starting off with today ?

Have a nice week/end
Elaine H X

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Thanks for the ideas you give us, I must be more adventurous with my dies and folders.
Just love the mothers day card right up my street.
Hope the sign goes up today.

Nikki Payne said...

Morning Christine,
I will definitly be having a play with my inks! Such a lovely and delicate effect. I adore the Mothers Day card x Enjoy your weekend:)
Nikki x

baconbits said...

Morning Christine
Thank you for the reminder of all the things that we can do with our Mbossabilities sometimes we seem to forget.
Amanda x

Buttons said...

As ever some superb ideas here. Love the stamping onto the embossing folder and the idea of using glassine. Hugs, Jenny x

Chris said...

Hi Christine,
Great ideas again today. I forget to use my embossing folders, so I know what I will be doing later today, along with many of your lovely readers I'm sure!
Thanks Chris X

loftylass said...

Hi Christine - you are so helpful. More things for us to try out this weekend. Love both your cards . tfs.
Have a great weekend - looking forward to more pics of your shop.

Toni said...

Love the card Christine and I think this is yet another die set 'I need'.
Hope shop sign is finally ready. looking forward to seeing it soon.
Toni xx

Sandra said...

Morning Christine,
Please tell me where that floral paper s from on the second card, I love it, so bright fresh and vibrant, I feel that I recognise it, Odds and Ends maybe?
I must try inking my embossing folders, I think that it would be easier making your own backing papers some times, easier to match your projects! the trouble with that is I am a self confessed Paper-aholic I love them!
I am off to browse your Amazon Shop!
Good luck with the Shop Sign< be good to see the grand unveiling!
Hugs as always,
Sandra Riley xx

Eileen Lucas said...

Hi Christine, love your beautiful cards, especially love the second one. The paper little roses with the die cut is awesome. Also, dont know why I didnt think to emboss with the vellum, great idea. Love your pictures, Im a visual learner and its really wonderful to actually see effects instead of just being told them. Thank you, I know that takes more time on your part but its appreciated.

Ita said...

Hi Christine thank you for doing this step by step,it is easy to follow,also love the 2 cards both so fresh and light.I will try it.Hope you get your shop sign sorted and look fordward to the unvailing

Carolyn H. said...

Thank you Christine for going over some ideas that can be applied to the embossing folders. You are one talented lady and your samples are superb.Looking forward to seeing that shop sign!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Dare I say it, the sun is shinning here!
CBW Carolyn x

Rita said...

Beautiful cards Christine. I love what you've done with the embossing folders and must give it a try. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xx

Janice said...

Thanks Christine for all your ideas and inspirations. I like the idea of inking the folder before running through machine, but I have never tried inking from a rubber stamp. This is on my "things to try list". The second card you are showing is in complete contrast with the bright red and white. What is the frame die that you have used? Janice x

Rose in Chester said...

I'm a bit late Christine, but yesterday's blog is simply stunning. I shall certainly apply that concept to make a "normal" gift into something stunning.
I've seen the idea of inking the embossing folders before, but you've gone one further by saying "use stamps" - I shall certainly do so.
Have a great weekend with PLENTY OF SUNSHINE.

melanie said...

I must try a darker colour as i tried blue but didn`t show so not done it since .Melanie

Ros said...

Hi Christine, love the cards you have displayed today, I will have a go at inking a folder when I get home. Have a lovely weekend and I hope you a enjoying the sunshine as I am. Ros x

Sue Yorkshire said...

Hi Christine thanks for the ideas using embossing folders. Never thought of stamping on the folders. I have embossed various materials and they look good on acetate too. Another technique I tried last week was embedded embossing, looks really nice but you need a "tight" pattern for the best effect.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend

Sue xx

Linda said...

Love what you have done with the folders and great cards
hugs Linda

Carole Z said...

Beautiful card Christine..I do like to ink my folders too, looking forward to seeing the sign! Carole Z X

Sue B said...

It's great to have all the reminders what we can do with embossing folders, thanks. Love the cards today too.

Anita Braddock said...

What amazing products spellbinders come out with i love the dies and embossing folders the new folders are super cool and i would love to win this and use them for lots of great projects. thanks for the chance to win

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