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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

3D embossing folder faux cast iron

Tim Holtz and Sizzix came with a product that takes dry embossing to a whole new level. The 3D embossing folders. They just beg for some experimenting. In the Tim Holtz Addicts group on Facebook, a lady shared a technique that just caught my eye. I made a card the other day and I fell in love. So I tried it again, only slightly different. On the first card I made, using this technique, I used a finger dabber for the oxides and I used gilding wax. In this tutorial I used my finger for the oxide and the Antique Bronze distress crayon. I really love this look.

This is the card I made with a finger dabber and gilding wax.

And this is the card I made using only my finger and a metallic distress crayon. Here is the step by step on how I made the latter....

You need black card stock, the 3D embossing folder, I used the Botanical one from Tim Holtz, Distress Oxide and a distress crayon. I went for Bundled Sage Oxide and Antique Bronze crayon.

The "simple" embossed card is gorgeous all by itself, this 3D technique takes dry embossing to greater heights! 

I swiped the pad over the card and rubbed the oxide with my finger over the whole surface. 

I scribbled my crayon over the raised relief and rubbed ober it with my finger. I love the combo of bundled sage and antique bronze!

I coloured my paper ballerina with Victorial Velvet distress crayon, same with the sentiment. 

And here is the finished card again. I stuck the embossed piece to a pinkish card blank to tie it all together. 

Thank you for taking time to visit my blog.

Take care and keep your craft on :-)


Friday, June 15, 2018

Crafts Dreamy Challenge blog June

Hello there,

This is the project I made for the June challenge for the Crafts Dreamy Challenge Blog, and this will be my last one for this team. I have decided not to prolong my commitment to the Crafts Dreamy DT. I mainly craft when weather is colder, as in spring and summer I have too much to do in and around the garden. So I made the decision to step down and make way for an amazing fellow crafter. I really enjoyed creating for this amazing team and I might enter a challenge every now and again 😉😉😉.
Thank you so much for having me!

 This is my tag and the moodboard that inspired it:

Here is how I made this tag:

I inked the tag with pumice stone distress ink, and then stamped over it with the Tim Holtz woodgrain stamp and Iced Spruce distress ink.

 I used a TH stencil and embossing paste to create the floral background. I coloured the edges with Victorian Velvet distress crayons to give it some more colour.

 I stained the tiny flowers and stamped and die cut the greenery with my trusted Sidekick. Everybody needs a sidekick!!!

 I stuck down some paper dolls and assembled my bouquet with hot glue. As a finishing touch I stained my ribbon and made the wedding rings look a bit more vintage with some alcohol ink.

And this is the finished tag again. I love the look of the victorian velvet.
Thank you for stepping by and taking the time to read my blog.
Have a wonderful day, take care and keep your craft on!