Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Double crimping and inking

Hi all my blogging friends and followers. It looks like more rain today..... when will it stop? Well if I can't work in the gardens it means that I can work on cards. LOL

The card I have for you today uses a technique that I am sure a lot of you have seen before but there are always new stampers appearing on the scene that may like to know how this was done.

I will start with the piece for the mat that I used the crimper on. All I did was run it through the crimper then I swiped the ink pad across it to colour just the raised edges.

I then turned the piece so that I could crimp it again from the side, thus creating another ridge that will form the little squares that make it look like seersucker.
I took my ink pad and swiped it across these ridges too so now you should be able to see a nice pattern of little squares like this. That is it..... very simple and I think this makes a nice mat for the card I did.
Now for the finished card..... I used Certainly Celery for the card base. For the next layer I cut a piece of vellum 4  X  5 & 1/4 then embossed it with dots. This just gives this layer a soft look with little white dots showing from the embossing.

Next I crimped a piece of white 3  X 4 & 1/4. The reason I did this piece BEFORE cutting the black mat is that when you crimp a piece it will make it shrink in so by doing this first you can then figure out the size of mat you will need. My black needed to be cut at 3 & 1/8  X  4 & 3/8. You may have to adjust this measurement a little.

The small black mat was cut 2 & 3/8  X  3 & 5/8 then the white piece to stamp was cut 2 & 1/4  X  3 & 1/2.

The oval for the sentiment is the SU Fat oval punch then matted with black punched with the SU scalloped punch.

I used a couple of scraps of white ribbon for a little interest. I was pleased with how this card came along and hope you like it too.

Let me know what you think about this crimping technique.

I also posted this card on Make it Monday. Sew Many, One Stitch At A Time, Penny's Paper Crafting,and Crafty Creations.


  1. I have done this a few times, but usually only one way !! will have to have a go at double...thank you for the idea... The decal on your card is really cute,, she looks like Sarah Kay,I had an image like that on a duvet, or pillow case, I cant remember now... I may have to get the old photos out to see.. Thanks for sharing, lovely card xx

  2. I've been trying to decide if I want to get a crimper tool, or not. This little demo cast the deciding vote......YES! TY TY! Your card is so, so cute!

  3. I have never sent it through a second time- great way to make a background.
    I think your card is sweet as can be.
    I saw you on Make It Monday
    Hope you come and join my de-stash swap going on now

    blessings to you, Dawn ll

  4. I think your crimping is a fabulous idea...I've just got into crimping myself...so much fun.
    Love the image and colouring on your card...gorgeous.

    Thanks for sharing on 'Make it Monday'

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  5. Very cute card! Your double crimping makes a great background. Keep up the good work.

  6. Beautiful. Thanks for joining us this week at OSAAT and thanks for the tutorial. Good luck. Nikki DT

  7. Neat technique and very pretty card. TFS #70 Make it Monday.

  8. Great card Erin! And thx for the tutorial! I've been crafting a while and haven't seen this!

    Thx for linking up to the Make It Monday party!

    Mary J x

  9. Thanks for playing with us at OSAAT this week. Good Luck!
    Hugs Nataliya

  10. Great card, thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week.

    Hugs Wenda


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