Thursday, 15 November 2012

The First WOW Class---a real WOW!

Sometimes you can just have a lot of fun doing something you love.  Tonight was one of those times.  I've limited the number of people per WOW class because the cards are complicated enough to require hands-on guidance.  One person was sick but is coming to next Wednesday evening's WOW class instead.  Even so, we had some real laughs, some interesting mishaps and, above all, lots of fun.

The interesting mishap occurred because of the extended length of the new embossing folders.  What a nuisance it is that they are slightly too long to fit comfortably through the Big Shot sideways!  Not to be deterred, I decided to cut about 1/4" from the bottom of the fancy scallop edge embossing folder.  There was no other choice since the card I designed was oversized and wouldn't fit into the Big Shot any other way.  Even with the 1/4" reduction, it was touch and go to get the card through the Big Shot.  One went through slightly a-kilter and the resulting embossing was a sight to see.


Luckily there was time and material for a do-over and that one went through the Big Shot properly.

This piece is from one of my favourite of the Christmas WOW cards.  It requires quite a number of techniques, including masking and heat embossing, but the finished card really is gorgeous.



I love the old-fashioned sepia tones in the card.  There is just enough understated glitter on the branches of the tree and the snow on the roof of the lodge to catch the light.  I'm so glad that everone loved it!

2 comments:

  1. Now that's truly a WOW card!! Gorgeous Heidi. Wish I could have been there. I'd love to have learned how to make this. You may have convinced me to butcher my own folder. I've resisted so far but this just looks too, too good!

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  2. Thank you so much, Jean. It took a lot of steps but the results really made everyone happy. Butchering the edge embosslit didn't bother me. I thought it might but I was so frustrated that I couldn't make the card into what I wanted it to be that I figured losing 1/4" of the plastic was a small price to pay. It's not as if I lost any of the embossing area. I want my tools to do what I want, not to hold me back. :)

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