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Ombre Embossing Technique

Ombre Embossing Technique

Hey there, welcome to today’s post focusing on an ombre embossing technique. The ombre effect is quite popular, often seen with stamping, distress inks/oxides and watercolouring. I was inspired to try out ombre embossing as a result of WOW! Embossing Powders July Challenge: Multicolour embossing. […]

All Embossed – You’re the best!

All Embossed – You’re the best!

Hello and welcome to today’s post! Today I am highlighting this ‘all embossed’ card I created with a monochromatic colour scheme. Initially I was inspired to try and make an Art Deco style card, hence why I choose the black and gold colour scheme. However, […]

Stamping tone on tone background

Stamping tone on tone background

Can you believe it is April already! Where is the time going? However, with April comes a new magazine of Docrafts Creativity and this issue featured the new Project Design Team 2017 annoucement, so that was great to see a little picture of me in a magazine. It will be a fun crafty year designing for them! Today I am showing you a really easy and quick card which you can change up and personalise to any occasion and is easy to reproduce. Stamping tone on tone can highlight a background pattern without it overbearing on the main feature of the card.

Distress Ink Emboss Resist Background

Distress Ink Emboss Resist Background

I recently got a few items through the post that I had order from Amazon ages ago, but took a while to arrive as they were coming from overseas. For the cheaper prices I was willing to wait! The main item I used for this card was a background 6″ x 6″ cling stamp, my first background stamp. It was really easy to use, and gave a really interesting background when I combined it with distress inks. Using embossing powder and heat setting this before distress inks are applied, allows the embossing to resist the inks and keep the look of the background stamp.

Double sided adhesive paper – Glittered Happy Birthday Card

Double sided adhesive paper – Glittered Happy Birthday Card

Whilst I was out in town I visited Abakhan, which if you are into sewing is a great shop for a wide range of fabrics. In addition, they also stock some other items for various different crafts and whilst I was in there I stumbled across some double sided adhesive tape sheets by Stix 2. I have seen double sided tape sheets being used in various different projects, though the brand always used or mentioned is usually Stick it! rather than what I had found. Although not the same brand, I wanted to get some to give it ago and see how I could use it.

Vellum overlay -Watercolour card

Vellum overlay -Watercolour card

Recently I have enjoyed experimenting around with watercolours to create interesting backgrounds. A few weeks ago I wanted to spruce up my living room and whilst I was in Tescos I saw some carnations on sale. I really like how carnations can have several colours […]

Faux Dip-Dye Card – K.Werner Design Inspired card

Faux Dip-Dye Card – K.Werner Design Inspired card

I recently grew my vinyl collection from a de-stash sale on Facebook and now I am starting to think  what can I  do with it all!? In the mean time, whilst I look for some great vinyl projects to use it on, I am carrying […]

Creating a stencil sentiment for heat embossing

Creating a stencil sentiment for heat embossing

I don’t know about anybody else but I don’t have a huge stash of stamps or dies and as much as I keep telling my self to buy more, the price of some nice sentiment stamps and dies can be a little pricey, however I […]

Jennifer McGuire inspired card: Watercolour lifting

Jennifer McGuire inspired card: Watercolour lifting

On my commute to work I usually pass the time on the train by watching various craft videos on Youtube. Yesterday I came across a video Jennifer McGuire did on Watercolour lifting with heat embossing and thought it looked such a great technique I had […]

Foiling embossed stamps: how to get the best foil!

Foiling embossed stamps: how to get the best foil!

As you have probably guessed with the amount of posts I have done recently I am quite into foiling, and the more ways the merrier! It is amazing how much a bit of foil can transform a project and is often quite simple to do. […]

Tutorial: Thank you card using die cuts for heat embossing

Tutorial: Thank you card using die cuts for heat embossing

Today I am going to show you how to make a quick and simple thank you card that looks quite effective. I am using part of the embossing die cut technique from this previous post to use the dies to emboss the card with the […]