Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Lock & Key Homerun

Let's see . . . if developing a project for this Club Scrap blog hop were a baseball game, I felt like I was on the plate with two strikes, three balls, two outs, bases loaded, tie game, in the bottom of the ninth. I thought I was all tapped out.

But it's the blog hop, and I simply had to come up with something!

This is my play-by-play:

1. Emboss four colors of 4.25x5.5" Lock & Key papers with four different folders.



2. Trim each embossed panel into six 1.5" squares. (Cut vertically at 3 and 1.5". Trim each strip horizontally at 4.5, 3 and 1.5".)


3. Prepare six 3.25" Black square mattes. Adhere one color of each square to the matte. Leave a small "gutter" around each piece--like a tile.


4. Layer onto a card base nested with that gorgeous handmade paper featured in the Lock & Key collection. Stamp a tiny image from the Collection UM beneath the matted image.





Homerun, yah?

Let's check out Hetty's batting average over at Craft Chaos! She typically hits 'em right out of the park!

Tricia

25 comments:

  1. OH MY GOSH!! Love these Tricia! Would never ever have thought to cut apart those pieces and create such lovely panels! Great job!

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  2. So much for being tapped out! Love, love, love these cards, Tricia. I'm definitely going to have to give this little technique a try. Hmmm...maybe with Take Wing papers, or Tribal, or...ooh, there are just so many ideas!

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  3. Home run! This former quilter loves the patchwork design--I just never thought of embossing the pieces FIRST! Such a great idea. Thank you for giving me another technique to try.

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  4. I love the cards. Clock embosser is my favorite so far.

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  5. Love these cards - very simple and elegant. thank you so much.

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  6. Awesome idea for multiple cards, thanks so much for sharing!

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  7. Love this Tricia! The combinations of the textures and the colors make these cards so interesting - I just want to touch them! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Fantastic idea!! I really need to do this! TFS!!

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  9. Love the clock stencil, great texture. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Great cards and thanks for yet another fun way to put together a bunch of cards.

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  11. Fun idea and I love embossing folders!!

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  12. Great cards, Tricia. I love the idea of using the 4 different embossing folders and mixing them up.

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  13. Yes homerun! Absolutely! Another great card idea - Love em'.

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  14. Awesome idea Tricia! I love all the squares of textures.

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  15. What a fun way to make several cards all at once. I think I'm going to have to Club Scraplift these! Would be a great way to make lots of Christmas cards in one shot.

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  16. Yah to the Home Run. Love the subtle colors and the embossing squares. So cool

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  17. This is a fabulous idea - it has got the gears in my head spinning. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  18. I see these cards in my future!

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  19. I love this - colors are bold, embossing folders fit right in with the theme. Walk off home run (which my son tells me is really good!)!!

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  20. I'm a little behind (as usual!) These turned out super cute, I love the simplicity of it. I can't wait to CASE it!

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  21. Definitely seeing xmas cards like this in my future....

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  22. Definitely seeing xmas cards in this technique....

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