Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Braer's Team Blog Hop - Teachnique Focus

Welcome to our Blog Hop featuring different techniques.  Of course we also showcase Close To My Heart products.  

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to do....by leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop!  

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you get lost you can find your way but going to Brae's Blog for a full list of participants.   

If you came from Carol Taggio's blog  then you are in the right place!

I decided to do a little "wet" embossing.  
That's a misnomer, it's not really wet!  

Here's the steps you follow if you've never done it before:

1)  Stamp your CTMH stamp onto a Versa Mark Pad.  It is clear and acts like a type of sticky glue, and stamp the image onto your paper.

2)  Sprinkle embossing powder over the image, then gently tip it so the extra falls off.  You will see that it has only stuck to the stamped image.

Embossing powders come in all different colours and textures (ie. glitter)  I chose to do white so I could add my own colour with ink after it is embossed.

3)  Using a heating gun (tool) start to heat the  image from about 8" away and you will see the powder start to melt.  I guess this is what they would call the "wet" part, but it is still not wet because almost as soon as you heat it, it cools and becomes hard and shiny.

This is pretty much it!  Easy huh!

4)  Here's the fun part!  I used sponge dobbers (you can also use pieces of sponge cut up) and added various colours.  You can see where the white embossing is resisting the ink and therefore colouring in the backgound of the image.  Pretty!

Here's the finished product.  
I will be adding the word "Mom" on a small white tag to the pink card to the left, and "Friend" to the card to the right.

Featured Items:
Paper: Chantilly   X7163B
Stamp: Pirouette  B1409
Inks: Pear Green Z2197, Baby Pink (retired), Buttercup Z2110, Twilight Z2160
White Embossing Powder Z673
Zipper Lace  Z1826
Silver Shimmer Trim  Z1799
Pink Glitter Gems  Z1807
Sparkles  Z1752

Now go take a look at Roz Kelly's Blog for some more inspiring projects!


  1. They are so very pretty, I love how they turned out, it would make a fun Mommy and Me class for the kids to add the colors.

  2. very beautiful way to use this stamp! love embossing and adding resist, very cool!

  3. BEAUTIFUL! I'm in love with that stamp now.

  4. Love this technique. TFS. Great directions too.

  5. Love that technique, must try it. Very clear tuitorial too.

  6. Love this technique and I use it all the time....you can do so much! Love the colours you chose to add!

  7. Lisa I LOVE what you have done with this technique! Thanks for the inspiration...especially with the different colors making it so bright and pretty!!!!