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Kiss me, I'm Irish!
Susan's Tip: Shake off the extra embossing powder onto a piece of folded scrap paper, then pour the excess powder back into the container.
Kiss me, I'm Irish!
By Susan Cobb
- Trim the light green ferns paper to 11"x10". Using the ruler and embossing marker, draw a line along the left edge of the paper. Add embossing powder, then shake off the excess. Use the marker to fill in the circle at the end of the small tag, then add embossing powder and shake off the excess. Use the heat gun to emboss. Glue the paper on the dark green ferns background paper, centered even with the right edge. Set the tag aside.
- Mat two 4"x6" photos on green burlap paper, leaving a 1/8" border. Glue one 3/8" from the right edge and 1/2" from the bottom of the light green ferns paper. Glue second photo 1/2" from the top, and 3/8" from the left edge of the light green ferns paper. Computer print journaling (or write by hand with the black pen) on light green floral paper, then trim to rectangles. Mat the large block on green burlap paper, leaving a 1/8" border. Glue it to the lower left area of the light green ferns paper. Attach "Kiss me, I'm Irish!" to the tag and glue over the lower left corner of the photo as shown. Adhere the name/year rectangle over bottom edge of lower photo.
- Place the brass stencil on the back of the remaining green burlap paper and trace around the outside edge, then cut it out. Place the stencil centered over the green burlap paper cut-out, using stencil tape to hold edges in place. Use the embossing marker to outline the outer areas, then fill in the center circle and surrounding "petals", working only half of the stencil at a time. When you have worked half the stencil with the marker, add embossing powder only over that half. Don't shake off the excess yet, just leave the stencil and powder in place. Continue with the marker over the rest of the stencil spaces, then add more powder. After checking to make sure you have finished all the spaces, carefully remove the stencil and shake off the paper design. Emboss with the heat gun. Glue the embossed design to the upper right area of the page as shown, between the photos.