Saturday, December 11, 2010

Enjoy the Magic

I love vintage Christmas and this card is pure vintage elegance. Below I have a full tutorial for you.
Warm up your Melting Pot with clear UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel).
 Take Embossing Ink and smear the liquid all over the inside and sides of a metal cookie cutter with your finger.  Next pick out your favorite designer paper (this always takes me the longest).  I chose to use Webster's Pages Petite Papers in Waiting for Santa and Sweet Season. Over a non-stick splat mat, place the paper right side up with the "greased" cookie cutter on top.  Slowly pour the melted UTEE into the cookie cutter, filling it up about 1/4 inch. Let the UTEE dry and cool.  
Once it has set (approximately 5 minutes), pull the cookie cutter up.  It should release quickly and smoothly. 
Now tear away the excess paper.
You can also use scissors to get super close the resin charm.
 Then I took Staz-On in Jet Black and used a sentiment from Pink by Design Stamp set Christmas Wishes: "Enjoy the Magic of the Holiday".
The beauty of stamping on UTEE is that if you want a mistake, it's easy to fix.  Using Staz-On Cleanser, and a paper towel, you can gently erase the stamped image and try again.
Next cut your favorite lace image from Paper Lace. 
I chose to use this beautiful scrolled image.  Using my Gypsy I sized it up to 3.47 inches.
If you do not own a Gypsy, it can be cut at 3.5 inches. My settings for this Bazzill Cardstock: Depth 6 and Pressure 5 (High). My Gypsy has control over the speed.  Currently the Gypsy cuts as though the Expression is set on 5 (High).  Next I took Apple Glimmer Mist and coated the cardstock.
I cut an A2 card from Kraft cardstock and trimmed a mat from my stash.  This paper has a beautiful embossed velvet texture.
Next I measured and tied my side decorative ribbon.  I wrapped the sheer ribbon with mini holly garland that I bought at Hobby Lobby.
I mounted my mat to my card and tucked the edges of the garland under the ribbon.  I used E6000 the adhere the garland to the ribbon.
Then I used Crafter's Companion Stick and Spray to mount the lace to the card.
Then using E6000, I mounted the UTEE charm to the top of the lace.
The dimension is amazing on this card.
I just love the elegance that this card has. I hope you  have enjoyed my tutorial and card.

I hope you have a great weekend! Hugs!

56 comments:

Pink Cricut said...

OH my gosh! Genius! :)
Thanks for the tutorial-- and I will have to get a melting pot now! :)

Tracey said...

Your card looks awsome! I love that technique with the UTEE...thankyou for the tutorial!

JavaJ said...

What a great card - thank you so much for posting the step by step intructions. Can I ask where you got your melting pot? I must get one of those!

Deneen said...

Beautiful card! So much texture. I been wanting a melting pot now I need one...LOL. Thanks.

Coachfans said...

Thanks for all those visuals. Very helpful when wanting to try a new project. Great job!

Happy Holidays,
Georgiana
http://www.carsonscricutcreations.blogspot.com/

Bobbi said...

You have such a creative mind! Awsome card. I love handmade stuff and especially vintage looking things. GREAT CARD!!!
Bobbi

Bobbi said...

Awsome card! I love vintage stuff. You seem to come up with unique ways of doing things.
Bobbi

Kathybeegolf said...

Love the vintage feel of your projects!

Kathybeegolf said...

I love the vintage feel of your projects!

Amy said...

My first blog-hop. Very nice card - love the lace and the use of the UTEE.

~ Amy

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Beautiful card. Love the detail. GORGEOUS! TFS

scrapaholicjen said...

Beautiful card! Love the UTEE technique!
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Mrs. Green said...

Great tutorial! I've never done that before.

greengirl

Yolonda said...

Your card is great. You never fail to make something beautiful. I love your work.

Yolonda

Pookie said...

WOW! a lot of work went into that card! Nicely done.

pookie
moonqueen69@yahoo.com

Heather said...

Great project! TFS!
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WAM Family said...

So beautiful!!! That would be a perfect card to get for the holidays. TFS

Thank you for joining in on this hop. I look forward to more in the future. Oh, a special thank you for the image for the Holiday Wishes.

Hope you have a fantastic weekend.

Jan said...

Thanks for the tutorial on using the melting pot. I need to look into that technique some more.

Thanks for Sharing

Jan.schmeckpeper@yahoo.com

Shari said...

WOW, what a gtreat idea. I think with the Cricut and other cutting tools, we forget some of our old tools such as the melting pot and UTEE. thanks for the reminder.
Shari . . .

Penny said...

Thank you for showing the UTEE technique. I am going to try this. I will need to get the melting pot and the UTEE.

Larelyn said...

Wonderful tutorial and a stunning vintage card. You're the master, Elizabeth.
Hugs,

LoriS said...

Wow - that is a beautiful card! You give great directions and I can't wait to try it on my own.

Laura Lee said...

OOHhh My This is AMAZING>.
I am going to have to try this... \what a great card and a great technique... thanks for sharing..
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Rebecca said...

Fabulous! Thank you for sharing and providing the great instructions! I love it!
rebecca.higinbothom@gmail.com

Josie0602 said...

I love this charm that you created! I havent tried Utee but it looks like fun!

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Sandi Cl~ said...

What an awesome card and great tutorial!

jcamp2020 said...

Oh, my! That was some project. I got lost in time going back and reading it again. Lots of talent there and so many great techniques. Thanks for sharing.

jcamp2020 at aol dot com

sucor said...

Wow! Your card looks amazing! Thanks for sharing your great tutorial!

TeacherMom said...

What an amazing idea!! Who would have thunk???? I will be trying this out for sure. Your card is amazing!!! Thanks for sharing!!
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Donna said...

Awesome, awesome. You do such beautiful work. Thanks for sharing with us.

Donna C.
goCricutgo

Sandy said...

Love the tut!!! Beautiful card, Never uses UTEE before, thanks for sharing!

Tina said...

What a beautiful card! Thank you for sharing :)

Carrie K said...

OMG! What a great idea!!! I can't wait to try it!!

JenJackScrap said...

Wow! What creativity! Thank you so much for the tutorial! The card is beautiful.

Karelj said...

What a wonderful project. Your tutorial was amazing. I've been a follower...can't get enough of your great ideas! Thanks for sharing. ksjennings at gmail dot com

Jodie R said...

Tomorrow I am going to get one of those melting pots! This card is amazing! It looks so vintage! It is stunning! So beautiful!

jvilla95ar at gmail.com

nanapuddin said...

Wow! that is awesome!! I just might have to get a melting pot now! TFS! nanapuddin at wildblue dot net

Melissa said...

So creative! Love the lace and the card!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

kathlee said...

That card is simply breathtaking! LOVE vintage, What a great technique too!! TY for the excellent tutorial!
Happy Holidays to you and yours!
kathlee154@gmail.com
http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

lee said...

what a beautiful and elegant card - thanks for sharing!! I love learning new techniques!!

Karen said...

What a great card. I love the garland on the ribbon. It's so pretty.

Gramjak said...

Your wonderful step-by-step instructions are very easy to follow. Thanks for sharing this unusual charm -- I HAVE to try it! Many, many thanks!

Beautiful card!

Leti said...

awesome card. I LUV it and i learned somethign new today. Man so many ideas to do with the cookie cutters and UTEE SWEET!

Renee' Benson said...

Elizabeth, love the vintage and I just love the extra thick embossing powder. I did not ever think of heating it in the heating bowl; I'm off to do something soon!Merry Christmas and God Bless You and Your Family!

Tanya said...

Love it!! tfs :)

Tanya
phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Cindylu2u said...

This is awesome, I have not seen this before, thank you so much for teaching us how!! Can't wait to try! Happy Holidays
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A Scrap Above said...

WOW.. This is amazing how you did this! Its so elegant looking!
I am already a follower of your blog
TFS and a chance to win
Bonnie C
http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
ascrapabove(at)aol(dot)com

owlbeescrappin said...

Your project is fantastic! Love it! Thanks for sharing!

Happy Holidays!
~Angel
ajewelo@yahoo.com

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

Stunning! Thanks for sharing!

Stacey
www.staceyscreativecorner.blogspot.com

Nikki T said...

This is beautiful. Thanks for the tutorial.
Nikki
glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com
www.theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com

Kristina said...

oh I love working with UTEE but I never would have thought of this! Thanks so much for sharing your idea and creation.
Hugs,
Kristina

created2bunique said...

WOW!

that was a great idea!


TFS

New here & now following

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motherloves3 said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful, thank you for sharing.
motherloves3 at hotmail dot com

Sanguinartears said...

Absolutely beautiful card. I love everything about it!

Anna said...

great details!!! This is adorable.
Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

wonderful tutorial!!! TFS! -Sam :-)

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