Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Trying a new technique

My friend Yvonne sent me this link to a technique using embossing folders and wax paper.  I was intrigued and gave it a try and here is my first result.  I think it gives a kind of lacey effect:


In short, you stamp an image on white cardstock.  I colored mine using watercolor pencils.  Next you run a piece of wax paper through an embossing folder, then place it over the stamped cardstock, cover that with a piece of scrappaper above and below (to protect your iron from wax) and then iron over it using your hottest setting and no water in the iron.  Discard the wax paper, then, rub an ink directly onto the cardstock.  I used tumbled glass, first using a sponge tool, but at the end rubbing the ink pad directly on the cardstock.  Quickly use a paper towel to remove any extra ink, and the pattern begins to pop out - one of those magic moments!   I went back in and used some markers to bring my flower and leaves back out, as they were a bit muddied from the blue ink.  The finished panel was cut with a nesties label die, framed in pale pink, and then centered over aqua paper embossed with the same folder, adding my sentiment and a pale pink ribbon.

This was fun, and I'll try it again!  Thanks, Yvonne!

supplies:  white, aqua and pale pink parchment cardstock, Penny Black 4036K Poppy Poem, Hero Arts CL367 Card Messages, versafine onyx black ink, Cuttlebug Textile embossing folder, tumbled glass distress ink, Nesties Labels Four, pale pink ribbon

14 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, that sounds pretty intricate reading your description! Truly lovely outcome, I will have to try this someday!

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  2. GORGEOUS Lin!!! I need to try this!!! off to check out the link THANKS!

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  3. Glad you shared the link, Lin. It's an interesting technique with gorgeous results! Love the way your panel turned out!

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  4. This sounds like a FAB techinque to try! I thought you know every techniques and tricks and tips there is to offer (LOL). I love the look of this lacy card. Truly gorgeous!

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  5. What great results, really intrigues me.

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  6. Just watched that video only a couple of hours ago... Love how you did this one... great choice of embossing folder ~ perfect for this technique.

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  7. This is superb Lin - and what a perfect match to your blog design - WOW!

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  8. wonderful technique and such a beautiful result!! thanks for sharing the technique, Lin!! love your gorgeous card!

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  9. Wow, Lin! This is so BEAUTIFUL! LOVE the lacy feel to this card! You are a brave soul to try this with your iron! LOL! LOVE the flower with the text a bunch, too!

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  10. Happy Happy Birthday to you, Lin and wishing you a wonderful day!

    Beautiful effect on the card and it looked indeed lacey! Lovely colors!

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  11. Happy Birthday Lin!!! Thanks for sharing this technique - it really does give a wonderful lacey effect! Beautiful card!

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  12. i just finished watching the video...this is a must try! and since i don't use my iron for the purpose of ironing clothes, i will use it for card making! your card came out beautifully! TFS!

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  13. Love the wax paper embossing. Happy Birthday! I hope it was special and you did something fun! Beautiful card.

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  14. OHHHHHH! This is so amazing! I love the wax paper embossing--totally need to try this out! YOU are toooooo amazing! WHY do you have to leave FL??? I just met you and now I want to spend every week with you!! I need to learn so much from you!! YOU ROCK!!

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