Sunday, March 29, 2015

A fun little card I made to put a smile on your face

 
   I made this card almost one and a half years ago. I just found out I can post it. It was published in Just Cards. It is a fun card I already have plans for someone who is going through a tough time.
   I used Raisin Boat stamps Just add Love stamp set I used momento ink and Copic markers.I bent the words to have a fun curve. I added the black and white gingham bow to finish it off.
    I hope you like it. It was fun to get the the magazine in the mail after the week we had with our furnace going out ( we live in Wisconsin) and we had spring break with snow!! I had lots of prom dress's come in for fittings as well as brides so I was glad I had electric heat in my shop.
    Have a nice Easter if I don't get a chance to post anything new this week.
Donna
" When I stand before God at the end of my life, I hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and I could say,"I used everything you gave me" Erma Bombeck Writer

Friday, March 20, 2015

Embossing folder techniques Chalk technique with embossing folders

   
I used JustRite Grand Birthday sentiments stamps for the saying as well as 2 other stamps of theirs for this card.

For this card I used a JustRite stamp from their set Christmas Antique Labels one.

For this card I used a JustRite stamp from the set Grand Birthday Sentiments.
I used a white craft ink  and a sponge dauber to apply the ink in a gentle circular motion. 

Close up of how it looks when the white ink is applied to the embossed surface.
 I played around with some of my embossing folders that had open areas that might be nice to add a saying that I could incorporate the chalk board technique where you stamp and heat emboss with white embossing powder on black paper and then lightly rub the white ink around to give the look of an old chalk board. I took this a step farther and embossed my mat or card front ( how ever you want to look at it) using black card stock and then lightly rubbed white ink on it to mimic the look of a chalk board. I like how this turned out. It is a nice look for a man or a woman's card.
   I hope you like what you have learned with me on my journey of ways to use your embossing folders. My demo is tomorrow,I hope to get a few more ideas done but not sure if I will get them posted for a few days. Wish me luck. I look forward to spending time with over 40 creative ladies that have been getting together for 10 years now for a weekend of paper playing fun.
   Donna
" When I stand before God at the end of my life, I hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and I could say,"I used everything you gave me" Erma Bombeck Writer

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

My adventures with embossing folders post #5 Inking the embossing folder

I embossed the white card stock with a lavender ink ( ink on the raised side) and then cut out the card into an egg shape. I added the sheer ribbon and the small die cut bunny ( amuse die).

This card is made from 2 attempts of playing with how much ink to put on the embossing folder. The top has less ink and the bottom has more. I like the way the impression really stands out on this card.
  

 
This picture is of an embossing folder that has been inked with a brayer on the debossing side or the smooth side.

This is a picture of the embossing side of the embossing folder that has been inked with a brayer.

These are the finished embossed papers. One is with ink on the embossed side ( blue stars) the other is the debossed blue inked side.
 I found that Versa Color Ink worked the best for me when trying this technique where I put the ink directly on the embossing folder.I found I  had the best luck when I lightly rubbed the ink on the embossing folder then tapped it all over the folder. It seemed to give me a more even coverage. I used this technique for embossing and debossing. Embossing is when you put the ink on the raised side of the embossing folder. Debossing is when you put the ink on the smooth side or grooved out side of the embossing folder.
  I hope this has been a tutorial that taught you something new or gets you to do a technique you have not used in a while. Thanks for stopping in.
   Donna
" When I stand before God at the end of my life, I hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and I could say,"I used everything you gave me" Erma Bombeck Writer
 
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