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Friday, December 31, 2010

Embossing Powder Techniques #7

Watercolour Inker Resist
In this technique a heat embossed image acts as a barrier for the water and ink.

Heat emboss an image on a card stock with a hard surface such as Stampin' Up! Shimmery White.

Spritz the card stock liberally with water and weight the corners to keep it from curling too much.

Pick up some ink on an Aqua Painter and touch it to the water. The ink will spread in the water. Let dry.




I used Clear EP for these flowers and cut them out after they dried.










Supplies
Stamps
-Fifth Avenue Floral 113734 IBC p. 122
-All Holidays 114916 IBC p. 154
Ink IBC pp. 165-169
-Pretty in Pink inker
-Regal Rose inker
-Bashful Blue inker
-Not Quite Navy inker
-Marina Mist ink pad
-Certainly Celery marker
Paper IBC pp. 165-170
-Shimmery White card stock
-Very Vanilla card stock
-Pink Pirouette card stock
-Marina Mist card stock
Tools
-Framed Tulips embossing folder 121809 OMC p. 28
-Big Shot 113439 IBC p. 204
-Heat Tool 100005 IBC p. 196
-Aqua Painter 103954 IBC p. 195
Accessories
-Clear embossing powder 109130 IBC p. 196
-Certainly Celery 3/8 in. taffeta ribbon



To custom colour the image I applied a VersaMark pad to the stamp, then pressed a Rose Red ink pad over it. Stamp and cover with Clear EP and heat with tool.












Supplies
Stamps
-Fifth Avenue Floral 113734 IBC p. 122
-Sincere Salutations 115068 IBC p. 155
Ink IBC pp. 165-169
-VersaMark pad 102283 IBC p. 195
-Rose Red pad and inker
-Pretty in Pink inker
-Basic Black pad
Paper IBC pp. 165-170
-Shimmery White card stock
-Rose Red card stock
-Whisper White card stock
-Basic Black card stock
Tools
-Big Shot 113439 IBC p. 204
-Manhattan Flower embossing folder IBC p. 214
-Heat Tool 100005 IBC p. 196
-Aqua Painter 103954 IBC p. 195
Accessories
-Clear embossing powder 109130 IBC p. 196
-Clear rhinestone brad 113144 IBC p. 187
-Basic Black 5/8 in. satin ribbon 117285 IBC p. 191


If you hate cutting out images as much as I do, try a layout with the image off the edge like the next 2 cards.

I used VersaMark and So Saffron ink with Clear EP for the outline.











Supplies
Stamps
-Fifth Avenue Floral 113734 IBC p. 122
-Sincere Salutations 115068 IBC p. 155
Ink IBC pp. 165-169
-VersaMark pad 102283 IBC p. 195
-So Saffron pad
-Pretty in Pink pad
-More Mustard inker
-Regal Rose inker
Paper IBC pp. 165-170
-Shimmery White card stock
-So Saffron card stock
-Pretty in Pink card stock
-Pink Pirouette card stock
Tools
-Aqua Painter 103954 IBC p. 195
-Heat Tool 100005 IBC p. 196
Accessories
-Pretty in Pink 1/8 in. taffeta ribbon 119260 IBC p. 191
-Clear embossing powder 109130 IBC p. 196



I used VersaMark and Not Quite Navy ink with Clear EP for the outline.

The yellow flower centres were coloured with a marker after the flowers had dried.







Supplies
Stamps
-Fifth Avenue Floral 113734 IBC p. 122
-Thoughtful Friend wheel 118616 IBC p. 219
Ink IBC pp. 165-169
-VersaMark pad 102283 IBC p. 195
-Not Quite Navy pad and inker
-Baja Breeze inker
-Daffodil Delight marker
Paper IBC pp. 165-170
-Shimmery White card stock
-Daffodil Delight card stock
-Not Quite Navy card stock
-Baja Breeze card stock
Tools
-Aqua Painter 103954 IBC p. 195
-Heat Tool 100005 IBC p. 196
Accessories
-Clear embossing powder 109130 IBC p. 196
-Daffodil Delight 1/8 in. taffeta ribbon 119254 IBC p. 191


On this card I just cut out the top edge of the flower because the ink bled onto the background.

The white taffeta ribbon was dyed by pressing it against an ink pad and pulling. I used Pretty in Pink and So Saffron on the sides and added a touch of Rose Red to the pink edge.










Supplies
Stamps
-Fifth Avenue Floral 113734 IBC p. 122
-Fabulous Phrases 117002 IBC p. 149
Ink IBC pp. 165-169
-VersaMark pad 102283 IBC p. 195
-Pretty in Pink pad
-So Saffron pad
-Rose Red pad and inker
-Regal Rose inker
-More Mustard inker
Paper IBC pp. 165-170
-Shimmery White card stock
-Blushing Bride card stock
-Very Vanilla card stock
-Rose Red card stock
Tools
-Aqua Painter 103954 IBC p. 195
-Heat Tool 100005 IBC p. 196
Accessories
-Clear embossing powder 109130 IBC p. 196
-Whisper White 3/8 in. taffeta ribbon 109070 IBC p. 191

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Candy Ornament

I wanted to find a use for all of the clear acetate packaging that covers so many products. Save all of yours or use Stampin' Up! Window Sheets (114324 IBC p. 205).

I used my Big Shot and the Circle 3D Ornament die to cut 10 circles from the packaging of a recent purchase. Fold on the crease lines and adhere 5 circles together with 1/2 in. wide strips of Sticky Page (114300 IBC p. 205) then trim the edges. Make the other side in the same way, fill with wrapped candy and adhere the sides together. I punched a hole and added a ribbon for hanging.

You could place a small gift item nestled in coloured tissue strips inside and add a tag.

Embossing Powder Techniques #6

Fossil Resist

 After heat embossing an image you can apply techniques to the paper, but the embossed images will resist and stay the same.

For the Fossil Technique, start with card stock that has a hard surface and heat emboss images. I stamped snowflakes with VersaMark on Glossy White card stock and used Silver EP for this sample. You could also try Stampin' Up! Shimmery White, Brushed Gold and Brushed Silver card stock.

Moisten a cotton ball with rubbing alcohol and add some drops of re-inker. Now, dab the mixture onto the card stock and over the images. Let dry and wipe the embossed images with a tissue to remove the ink mixture.

Supplies
Stamps
-Serene Snowflakes 115438 IBC p. 42
-All Holidays 114916 IBC p. 154
Ink IBC pp. 165-169
-VersaMark pad 102283 IBC p. 195
-Not Quite Navy pad and re-inker
-Bashful Blue re-inker
Paper IBC pp. 165-170
-Bashful Blue card stock
-Whisper White card stock
-Glossy White card stock
Tools
-Heat Tool 100005 IBC p. 196
-Wide Oval punch 119859 IBC p. 203
Accessories
-cotton ball
-rubbing alcohol
-Whisper White 1/8 in. taffeta ribbon 119262 IBC p. 191
-Silver EP 109131 IBC p. 196
-Multipurpose glue 110755 IBC p. 197
-Silver Glass glitter 120995 HMC p. 21

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Embossing Powder Techniques #5

Gold Embossing Powder


Chris Smith originally submitted this card on www.splitcoaststampers.com and I used it in a club last year.

I added a folded vellum sheet to the inside; held in place by gold cord through 1/16 in. punched holes in the spine.

The gold embossing powder adds elegance to this simple design.

Supplies
Stamps
-Fifth Avenue Floral 113734 IBC p. 122
-Sincere Salutations 115 068 IBC p. 155
Ink
-VersaMark pad 102283
Paper IBC pp. 165-170
-Chocolate Chip card stock
-Whisper White card stock
-Brushed Gold card stock
-Vellum card stock
Accessories
-Gold embossing powder 109129 IBC p. 196
-gold cord
Tools
-Heat Tool 100005 IBC p. 196
-1/16 in. punch 101227 IBC p. 202