Friday, June 15, 2007

Big News and A Tutorial!

Good morning all! I have big news! If you visit Paper Trey at all, you may know that they hold a monthly contest to be a guest star stamper. You use their current release and if you win, they post your card in their gallery and you get the new release for free. Well...I didn't win, but I did get an honorable mention!!!!!!!! You can see my card listed on Nichole Heady's blog. In all honesty I am just as excited as if I would have won. I took the chance and submitted some of my idea's to them and I feel rewarded. I'm excited, can you tell????

Okay back to my poor neglected blog. Here is my Tuesday Tutorial-on Friday. Sorry about that, it's been a week, I'll explain more later. This is a technique to make your own impressed embossed tags. I put a little spin on it using craft ink instead of just a versa mark impression. For my first version you will need a versamark pad, black embossing powder, heat gun, a simple saying, and some type of pigment ink-I'm using silver.Step one is to take a piece of scrap white and ink it up with your Versamark pad.
Next, poor on your black embossing powder and heat set this.
Repeat the above step-reink with Versamark and heat set again.
Now you need to prepare for the next step. Take your word set and ink it up with your pigment ink and set it aside.
One more time you will ink up your paper with Versamark, black powder, and heat set. But be soon as your powder melts again,
you will quickly set the paper down and impress the word set into the warm embossed paper.Next, take any sort of punch that is appropriate for the word you chose and punch it out. (Sorry for the quality of the picture, it looked okay on my little screen, but on the computer a little sorry looking.)
Here is the finished product. The Daisy paper is something my sister bought and shared a sheet of with me. I just chalked the one flower with some yellow to give it a subtle look.
You can also achieve this technique by using craft ink and clear embossing powder to color match your tag to your project. Instead of impressing with pigment ink, impress with your stamp inked in Versamark. It will give it a totally different look that is impressive in person.
Here is the finished version of that technique.
Here is a close up of that tag so you can see it.


Pattyjo said...

Thank you for the tutorial, those are just awesome!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the honorable mention, that card is gorgeous!
Geny C. (Mommy Geny on SCS)

Heather said...

Congratulations on the honorable mention. Great tutorial and samples!

Corie said...

Oh My, your cards are gorgeous.

Kristin said...

I just looked at the winning card...the winner is cute but I would have totally picked your card, Kat!!! Yours is the winner in my book! Way to go! How fun to have your work posted on other blogs!!! I'm so proud of you.

Nancy Grant said...

OH WOW!!! That must feel great! Congrats on the honorable mention!

Paula said...

Kat, that card is beautious! The wings are, well....beautiful and original. Congrats.