Saturday, January 14, 2012

Cool Tools


Morning everybody,

You know I am on a holiday at the moment. But I brought along few cardstocks, some mini stamp sets and dies and my cuttlebug. I wanted to make some frames. But as I browsed Moxie Fab Challenge, I found the Cool Tools Week challenges. Loved them all and wanted to participate. I  wondered how to make a card with what I have and enter a challenge? Embossing and debossing challenge caught my eye. Since I had dies for the mini stamp sets, I decided to use them and make my own embossing plate :)

Berry Sweet card

I diecut strawberries out of a Xbox game package, which we bought yesterday. I then stuck them on a scrap cardstock. This became my embossing plate. I ran my cardstock over it using my cuttlebug and Voila! my cardstock had embossed strawberries on them :)

Berry Sweet card

Cool huh! I am pretty happy with the result lol! I am entering this card for Embossing Debossing Challenge as well as Around the House challenge at Moxie Fab Cool Tools Week challenges.

Supplies: 
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White from Papertrey Ink and Bazzill textured white.
Stamp Set: Fruit fusion Berry from Papertrey Ink
Ink: Melon Mambo from SU. Pure Poppy and Ripe Avacado from Papertrey Ink, Stazon Black Ink
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Fruit Fusion Berry die from Papertrey Ink, Xbox game package, scrap cardstock.

This is my second post for today. My first post has my reject cards I made for Papercraft submissions.
Thanks for visiting :) Have a great day!

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37 comments:

carefree creations said...

Oh I love this! Great use of your tools!!

Joyce said...

Well, aren't you the most clever girl on the block. I just love these. I need to check out that cool tools post, and possibly, gasp, order the magazine.

Michelle said...

No way!!! That is AWESOME!!! You are one clever chick, WOW! I'm going to have to try this myself now... LOL!

Lee said...

Oh Gayatri, this is really stunning. I love it. Going to try this too.

Priya said...

Such a grand Idea of making your own embossing plates.. You have decorated your blog so b'fully with your pretty cards... I am a regular but silent visitor.. but this one forced me to comment and compliment you!
Gr8 job.. keep it coming..

Hussena said...

oh this is simply awesome making your own embossing plate such an unique idea...i have to agree with priya this is one of the best ideas i have come across...beautiful card:)

Kara said...

awesome!!

M said...

This is brilliant, and you've helped me out with an idea that had been forming! M x

Handmade Cards by Archana said...

Loved your card and very brilliant idea.

Shobana said...

Talk about crafting even when on vacation! :) Great idea though and I guess times like this make you think out of the "box"! :D Fabby card and result!
Enjoy your break!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous card Gayatri. Love how you used your tools! Great technique! :o)

Elena said...

amazing! can't wait to try this out with my apples die ;)

Mei Ann said...

Oh my goodness! This is so cute. Love everything about the card not to forget your cool ingenuity!Very nice!!!

Jennifer K said...

What a clever idea! The card turned out so cute.

Levana Sunandar said...

OMG, you are so clever, never imagine we can maximize our dies to make own embossing folder. wow, you're so smart,thanks for sharing with us and your card is fabulous..

veronica said...

love your homemade embossing! very cool idea.

i see you are in AU. i have been watching some of your tv shows, am loving them.

Ally said...

Very cool! ;-) I love the embossed strawberries, and the card as a whole is so delightful. Simple and 'sweet.' ;-)

Tracey McNeely said...

This is awesome Gayatri!! What a fantastic way to ease the pain felt from purchasing an Xbox game! ha ha I just love this Fruit Fusion set and your handmade template rocks!

Alyssa S said...

Fantastic! I can't wait to go check out my dies and see what kind of impression plates/embossing plates I can make! Thanks for the inspiration!!
Love all the white space on this card with the bright pop of juicy strawberries ;o)

Geri said...

Brilliant! Actually waaaaaay beyond Brilliant! You have just opened the "door of creative thriftyness" for alot of us out here!

Annette Witherspoon ♥ said...

One word. Brilliant!

Jen W. said...

Lol! Can't believe you took a crafty stash on holiday with you! :) Brilliant embossing idea!

Janelle said...

Cute, Gayatri! Way to use your supplies when you're limited. Very clever! Love the card!!

Marion said...

Wow...you embossing worked brilliantly. I have seen this done before but have never tried it. Thanks for the inspiration. I will definitely have to give this a try.

Bonnie said...

This card is gorgeous! And your do-it-yourself embossing mat is amazing!!! I am speechless!! Can I ask a few questions? The X-Box game packaging you used is plastic or cardboard? Did you need to wet your paper before you embossed it? Let me say it again...your card is so awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Luanne said...

You are so clever! Love this idea, thanks so much for sharing it! :-)

MicheyMoo said...

I meant to comment when I first saw this post a couple of days ago....stunning visual impact with that embossed background! How perfect is your embossing plate! Very clever. xxx

scrappin_in_AK said...

what a wonderful idea - I am going to have to try this. Your card is wonderful too

Jaclyn Miller said...

Oh my gosh, how smart! I am definitely gonna have to use this idea. Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer Rzasa said...

amazing! I've tried this a few times before, but I never got such deep and defined impressions. Maybe the trick is using xbox packaging! My husband and I certainly have enough Xbox games!

maria f. said...

Great idea, perfect results on the embossing and fantastic, clean card. Vacation is obviously good for you!

Debstamps said...

Way to put your own Stamp on Life! [or...cut and impression...] Terrific idea!

Rae said...

OMG!!! Talk about Moxie Fab? You definitely nailed this trigger with your creativity. Love your card, too!!!!

Rebecca said...

What a great card. I will be borrowing your idea to make my own impression plate!

fun stamping said...

great card, fabulous idea, congrats on your moxie fab honorable mention!

Doodlepie said...

Simply Brilliant. Im gonna go do it now. Thanks for sharing.

Lin Murray said...

This is really cool - I found a link to it on Pinterest. I am going to try it this weekend. Thank you for sharing your creativity!!!