Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Manly Card-Embossing Techniques
"Dry/Ink" embossing: I started with a card base made from CTMH Cocoa cardstock. I used an emery board on the edges to distress. The next layer is a fun technique I saw Tim Holtz use this summer. I took his woodgrain embossing folder and rubbed chocolate ink directly on the inside of the folder and then used my Cuttlebug to emboss CTMH brown bag cardstock. I love how it embeds the ink into the recessed areas to bring out the grain. I then sanded the cardstock a bit and used brown bag ink to rub over the raised edges.
Emboss resist: I used Versamark ink with a stamp from the CTMH set "Live Inspired" to stamp the bird image. Before it dried, I sprinkled clear embossing powder over it and shook the excess off. Using my heat gun, I melted the powder. Then I took brown bag ink and sponged over the image and cardstock (CTMH Colonial White). I sponged more with Chocolate ink. I rubbed the excess ink off the embossed image. I tore around the embossed image and inked area and then inked the torn edges.
Gold Embossing: I stamped the sentiment on the tag with Versamark as well but used gold embossing powder on it. I also sponged around it with the same colors as above.
The finishing touches were a little brown waxy flax around the tag, topped with a filigree charm. The memo pin is from Tim Holtz tied with a little bit of Colonial White waxy flax.
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