Monday, March 17, 2008

TECHNIQUE MONDAY



This is for today's technique challenge - a reverse embossing technique. This is really a nice look that is super easy. I made this one for my mother - she loves flowers and gardening. Thanks for looking!
Here are the direction on how to use this technique to make your own:

1. Take your CB folder and open it up so the negative side is facing down on your table. This is the side where the CB logo is.

2. Using whatever color ink, and whatever type of ink, ink up the negative side using either a sponge, brayer or the ink pad itself if you are using spots or the petal chalk inks.

3. Lay your cardstock over your inked side, close the folder and run it through your CB. Make sure to wash your folder ASAP, to avoid any staining from the ink. I have not had a problem with this, as long as I wash it right away!

4. Voila!! Now you have an inked and embossed image to add that extra touch to your card!! Remember, if you are using chalk or pigment inks, you will want to wait for them to dry before putting your panel on your card. You can also use your heat gun to help them dry, or even emboss them with embossing powder for even greater flair!!! The sky is the limit!!!
Thanks for Ann aka amf1060 on scs for these directions and for hostessing the challenge.

Additional Info
Stamps: Embrace Life
Paper: whisper white, basic black, cameo coral
Ink: jet black stazon, purely pomegranate, wild wasabi
Accessories: SU! markers, sakura jelly roll glitter pen, ribbon, blender pen, cuttlebug
Techniques: reverse embossing
Difficulty (1-Easy 5-Advanced): 2

2 comments:

Julia said...

I love this card Beverly! the colors on the cuttled panel are wonderful - and the crisp white for the other panels looks great - very nice!!

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Joan and Amy said...

I love this technique, although I don't have a cuttlebug....it turned out very well with your card, it's so rich looking. Joan

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