Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Manhattan Folder Variations

I stumbled across this great post by Lynda of various ways to use the SU! Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions Die and was wowed!! After borrowing a friends folder...I knew I just had to get it. The options are endless!! Such a classy design, and it integrates so well with the Fifth Avenue Flowers set.

Here are my four variations...that I will be bringing to the monthly class I teach this evening!

This first card is very simple; I embossed the flowers on Shimmery White paper, and layered on a base Almost Amethyst card. The white ribbon is a beautiful addition!

This next card uses an embossed image on vellum. After embossing, I colored on the back using my watercolor crayons and aqua painters. In this card I used Rose Red and Regal Rose. So easy to color when the embossed edges hold in your ink! I simply layered the vellum on white cardstock, adhering with Zip Dry.

This tri-fold card is my favorite! I started with a 12 x 5 1/2 inch piece of sahara sand that I scored at 4 1/2 and 8 1/2. Then I embossed opposite images on each end, and cut away the top for interest.

Inside I layered a piece of white cardstock that I had stamped with some images from the Fifth Avenue Floral set. Wrapping it up with white ribbon, it is a very elegant card!

Last, but not least, I inked the folder with Bashful Blue ink pad, and embossed the image on Pink Pirouette. Don't worry, any leftover ink washes right off! I layered it on Mellow Moss for a very pretty effect!
Hope this inspires you! Get this folder !!! You will not be sorry!!


dpkennedy said...

Wow Lauri, these are gorgeous! I never realized how versatile a folder could be!

Catherine said...

That tri-fold is stunning! Wow!!! I really like the Manhattan design. Wonder how long I will manage to hold out - LOL! Love how you showed all the variations - great ideas!

Ann said...

These are fabulous! I love the tri-fold, too, and the blue one is SO pretty!

6 wacky women said...

Lauri these cards are gorgeous. Each one is so different. Just beautiful!

Karen x

Lorie said...

Oh, I do so love my embossing folder! The possibilities are endless!! All of your cards are wonderful, but that tri-fold is off the charts gorgeous!! Love, love, love it!!!!

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