Have you ever had one of those moments, when you realize that your life hasn't been lived in vain? That moment has happened to me a few times. The first time, it was while stage managing the rock musical, HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH. The second time was today, when I discovered the EMBOSSING DIFFUSERS from Sizzix/Tim Holtz/Alterations.
You should know right away that if Mr. Holtz has allowed his should-be sainted name to be placed on a product that it's worthwhile. Yeah, I'm a little drunk on boxes wine, so I might be going overboard. But really. You know true love when you see it... whether it's in the broad sober daylight or in the dark of a nasty smoke-filled bar. Or in your local scrap/art store.
Today was DEMO DAY at My Heart's Fancy- one of my most favorites spots in town. I went with the lovely Darla/Chocklit Dee from Scrapbook.com. They were demo-ing (is that a word? no, it would just be 'demonstrating,' I guess- that's another thing that can get on my nerves- I mean, as much as I love to invent new words, I dislike it when they're co-opted by the masses, such as 'demo' for 'demolishing' thanks to HGTV). I'm sorry, I tend to ramble a bit when I'm on the Jesus Juice (thank you, Mr. Jackson).
What the hell was I talking about?
DIFFUSERS. EMBOSSING DIFFUSERS.
Just go out and buy them, ladies and gentlemen.
Now, do you get it?
If not- here's a brief and the best explanation that I can do in such circumstances.
You use the diffuser to emboss all but a part of the card. You can emboss all but a circle, oval, or small wide oval, of the the card. OR- you can use the inset shapes to just emboss a circle of the card. Or an oval or a small oval.
Do you get what I'm trying to say?
Yes. You have just multiplied all of your embossing folders by six.
This product will change the way you look at every embossing folder that you own!
Promise. Go buy it.
Here's the card that I made at DEMO DAY. This might give you a better idea:
And here's one that I just made, at home. Pretty much ripping off that demo design- but using a different diffuser:
I LOVE THESE!!
I can't wait to play with these more. And more. If you're into card making, it really makes a world of new ideas.