Welcome to my blog … It’s that time again, when I am hopping with the the amazing Creating Kindness Design Team. The theme of the hop this month is “Embossing” … interpreted in any way we like, so I am looking forward to some great techniques! Our guest designer this month is the delightful Dena Albee. Check out Dena’s wonderful artwork here.
Here is a sneak peek image of just a few of the projects this month, just to whet your appetite for hopping around all the Creating Kindness Design Team blog participants who are listed at the bottom of this post.
Double Embossed Tin Tiles
Today I have used the amazing Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder and the Merry Christmas Thinlits Dies to create double embossed birthday cards. As I think every demonstrator is, I am very much in love with the Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder. We have a pressed tin ceiling in our house, so I really feel a connection with it.
Step 1 is to lightly ink up one side of the Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder with Versamark ink and emboss a piece of Whisper White Thick cardstock. (Note: don’t spritz the card with water in this instance). The Versamark ink will be applied to certain parts of the embossed piece of card. Which side of the folder you apply the Versamark to will determine the final result.
Step 2 is to sprinkle White Embossing Powder over the card front, which will stick to the Versamark. Tip off the excess and heat the powder until it is melted.
Step 3 is to sponge your chosen colour all over the front of the embossed piece. The embossed areas will resist the ink, and the non-embossed areas will colour up. Be as light or as heavy handed with the sponging as you like, depending on what type of effect you are after. Wipe over the piece with a tissue or soft cloth to remove the ink from the embossing powder.
For the Soft Seafoam card, I have applied versamark to the inside back of the embossing folder.
Both the Balmy Blue and Highland Heather cards have had the Versamark applied to the inside front of the embossing folder.
The word “Happy” is from the Merry Christmas Thinlits Dies, die cut from Whisper White Thick Embossing Powder. Then I applied Versamark to the die cut and covered it in White Embossing Powder, tipped off the excess and heated until the powder melted. Repeat this process to apply another layer of embossing.
The embossed word has been layered over a strip of White Vellum to help it stand out against the background and the white embossed word “Birthday” is from Perennial Birthday.
Some of the other Creating Kindness Team Members have created wonderful and very helpful videos, so make sure you check them out. I will put the video list below the blog hop list.
Next up is my friend and talented paper artist, Sara Levin, also known as The Artful Inker from the USA. If you have not checked out Sara’s work before, then be sure to click through to her blog and soak up the inspiration.
Here is the full blog roll ….
And here is the list of video participants this month ….
We would love it if you would pop around and check out the blogs and the videos!
Below is the product list for these projects. If you reside in Australia, click on any thumbnail to go straight to that product in my online shop. Don’t forget to use the October Rewards Code.