Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Polka Dots & Roses

It's my turn to be featured on the Inspired By Stamping social media sites -- Facebook, Instagram, and the like.  So happy to share this card with you, and hope you like it!


The sentiment is from Mason Jar Add On II,



and the little polka dot banner from Whimsical Banners is so darned cute!  Here's the set:



By the way, I tried something on Pinterest I saw not too long ago.  I 'cooked' my clear plates from the Big Shot.  HERE are the step-by-step directions to do it.  It worked okay for me.  This is one of the plates before cooking:


It was a bit warped, as you can see next:


After cooking, I was able to brush off lots of paper-bits that stick in the cuts made by metal dies, as you can see below.


It still looked rather marked-up, though, and it got a bit flatter (no pics to show of that).  The tutorial I linked above tells you to cook your plate for 30 minutes.  One the first try, I followed directions to a tee.  With my second plate, I cooked it for about 45 minutes.  I don't recommend going quite that long.  When I picked it up, it actually started to melt like a Salvador Dali painting.

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However, that second plate was much clearer than the first, looking almost like brand new.  Sorry I did not take pictures of THAT one!



Stamps: Whimsical Banners, Mason Jar Add On II - Inspired By Stamping Paper: Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip - SU; roses - K & Co. Ink: Chocolate Chip - SU; Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko Fibers: Cappuccino twine - The Twinery Other: pearls - Queen & Co.; corner rounder punch - Fiskars

11 comments:

Jessi Fogan said...

I love the polka dots & pearls on top of that elegant floral!
I'm super excited about the 'plate cooking' - I can no longer get replacement plates in town, and an hour drive to get plates (or pay shipping, ugh)...totally worth a try!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

That is interesting about how you cleaned off the plates!! I loveeeeeeeeeee your card! LOVING the colors and that banner!!!

lisa808 said...

Pretty monochromatic card. Off to check out the 'cooking' instructions.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Well look at you giving such a FABULOUS HINT! I am so tired of "replacing" my plates! :) Beautiful paper on your card - looks quite fab with the pennants! Well done - again!

Shani Thomas said...

Very pretty, Colleen! Love the beige tones!

Lisa said...

Okay...you had me with the sweet polka dot banner!!!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful card, love the polka dot banner! Glad your experiment work and wasn't a fail. =)

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Love this card with the banner-oh how I love banners...lol You did a fabulous job with that. I have never heard of cooking your cutting plates. Mine were so warped I had one crack last weekend. I need to try this. Thanks for sharing.
Bear Hugs,
Carol

Karen McAlpine said...

Beautiful! Love the rose paper.

Benzi said...

Gorgeous card and I love the browns.

I have never heard of cooking the plates but my Cuttlebug plates are warped. I went out and bought new ones but I'll have to try that on the old ones. Thanks for sharing this info.

Leslie Miller said...

Very pretty and simple. When I read polka dots and roses I knew I would love it. Interesting about cooking your cutting plate. It looks like you've gotten a lot of use out of it!

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