Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Playing with old tools

Can you take one more post about the brayered background and white embossing?  These images were stamped with Versamark ink and embossed with white embossing powder.  I then, brayered ink from Kaleidacolor ink pads over the image with a foam brayer.  These backgrounds are not as intense as the previous ones because of less passes with the brayer. 

Once again, I didn't have dies the right size to cut out these images.  I pulled out some of my old unused supplies to create these.  The white scalloped oval frame was cut with a Sizzix original die.  The inner oval was cut with a Coluzzle.  Do any of you still have these old nesting templates.  They work with a strange looking swivel craft knife and some special foam for a cutting mat.  They still work and love being used once again.  Show some love to your old tools.

The rectangle card could have been cut with a trimmer, but I used my old Evo Templates and a craft knife.  Instead of just storing your old supplies, give them some love.  They work as well as they did when we first bought them.
The B on some of the templates is a second set called In Betweens.  These fit between the sizes of the other set.  The round dots are finger dots added to help them stick to the image you're cutting.  I have other sizes and shapes also.  Before you look for these, they are out of business and you can only get them from people like me who kept the old tools.


  1. Beautiful car5ds.. great work..thanks for sharing.
    God Bless

  2. Great cards altogether Velda....I was thinking of getting those templates but dies followed as far as I remember shortly afterwards and I went for them.

  3. OMG, Evo Templates! They have been supplanted multiple times: Coluzzle, Spellbinders, Cricuit...