Friday, September 21, 2012

Happy Friday

Hello everyone!!

I was thinking about something to fill our days until the next challenge and the "Happy Days" came to my mind!! How about some posts about interesting ideas you may use on our challenges or on your craft life?? Today I will show you a step-by-step emboss technique.

You will need a nice stamp, white stamp pad, white embossing powder, a white piece of cardstock, an acetate sheet, a spray bottle with water and two or more different colors of Distress Ink (or any water based stamp pad).

Start stamping on the card stock with the white stamp pad, spreading the white embossing powder all over it and heating with the embossing gun.

You will have something like this:

Then stamp all over the acetate sheet with the different colors of Distress Ink (don't put one color over the other) and spray some water over it. The water will react with the Distress Ink and you will have a very useful distress "waterly" ink. 

Press the embossed image over the ink and scrub.

You can pull the paper to see where you need more ink and scrub the picture many times as you need. When you're done, you can let it dry by itself or you can heat with the embossing gun, so you will spread the wet parts creating a nice effect over the paper.

Then you can use it on your work. I made a card!

So, that's it, I hope you like it!!
And if anyone uses these directions, please just leave the link on this post so I can pop in and see what you created!!
Have a wonderful weekend!!