It’s Tutorial Thursday! This is the day we learn how to emboss on vellum, window sheets, and glossy card stock. To color them you will need the Stampin’ Blends (alcohol markers). You can also emboss with powder and a heat tool but the blends bring a level of softness to the card.
It’s Technique Tuesday! Have you ever thought that embossing folder is pretty and I love the details but they don’t seem to pop? Have you tried it on glossy paper? I recently received a swap at OnStage and another demonstrator had taken the Country Floral 3D Embossing Folder and paired it with glossy paper. It was gorgeous!
Be watching for this technique tomorrow evening on Facebook Live at 7 pm.
It’s Tutorial Thursday! The easiest way to create a 3D stencil is to grab your white or black (depends if the paper is light or dark), create a stencil with dies or punches, grab some ink, and a sponge. Sponge your neutral color first and then shift and sponge your color second. This will create a shadow effect for you.
It’s Technique Tuesday! I am going to encourage you to create a stencil today. No, they are not in the catalog any longer. They haven’t been for a few years except for the ones with the embossing paste. But they are easy to make.
Take a piece of card stock and punch (or die cut) a pattern out. To keep it in place while using it attach with washi tape. (Tip: so the washi doesn’t tear your card stock place on your clothing once or twice before attaching.)
To get a 3D effect stamp with craft white ink first. Use the heat gun to dry the ink. Take your stencil and place just offset of the white. Now use a different color to stencil. (A bright or dark color stands out the most from the white.)
With inky fingers,
P.S. If you want to see this technique in motion please join me for the Facebook Live on Wednesday evening at 7 pm.
It’s Management Monday! It’s the last class for the year on Saturday the 15th. I will be teaching how to contain your gifts. There will be one gift card holder. The other two projects will be 3d. Invitation coming today!
On the 22nd I will be at the Farmers’ Market and will also have a drop in time for you to pick up your new catalogs, see what’s new, and create a project.
On the 31st will be the New York New Year’s Eve Party.
If you would like to order from the Year-End Closeout or the Annual Catalog please use host code EMKZNUTC to help Betty. The host code finishes tonight at 9 pm.
Window sheets are not just for shaker cards. They can also be used for an entire pouch. Instead of using cardstock try using a piece of window sheet. Just make sure to have matching or complementary shreds to go inside. They can be so cute with the right contents to match. So next time you buy a gift or some candy make sure to match your ribbon or tag too.