Tag: embossing

My Very Well-Loved Pastels

September 17, 2010 at 8:00 amCategory:***Heidi's Artsy Posts***

Stampin’ Up!’s CHALKS are amazing! I have had this exact set since I signed on as a demonstrator over four years ago. There are so many fabulous techniques using chalks. The one on this card is very basic and quite relaxing!

I ran Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Paper through my BIG SHOT using a holiday embossing folder from Cuttlebug. I love using the Watercolor Paper because it is a bit thicker than regular cardstock. The impression is really deep-gorgeous.

I added a pop of color by rubbing the Chalks onto the image using the Finger Daubers. I rubbed a bit of Crystal Effects on the cardinal-this added some shine and made this the focal point of the card. Pastels, delicious!

Painting, Embossing, Distressing…OH MY!

September 6, 2010 at 12:00 pmCategory:Techniques

This technique is QUICKLY becoming my new favorite! It is so easy and so very cool.
1. Use 3-4 paints and cover your surface. I squirt blobs of paint on my cardstock or tag. Then, I use an old gift card to smear it around like I am putting icing on a cake.
2. Let it dry!–then, run it through your BIG SHOT with an embossing folder of your choice.
3. Rub the embossed tag/cardstock with StazOn ink. SOOOO cool!
I love the distressed look of this background and paired it with one of my handmade flowers. That flower is COVERED in ink and paints. So messy to make, so fun and relaxing…