Embossing – How To With Jowilna.

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Silver linings…how to be creative even when you have almost no fancy products…

People often complain about how they need something specific to do a certain thing. I say nonsense…if you have a creative mind and can do something with your hands, the sky is the limit! I created some beautiful cards with left-overs, typing paper and nothing fancy apart from my embossing powder and VersaMark ink pad…let’s take a look.embossed paper cards

step 1 – I used paint and a roller on typing paper to create some interesting backgrounds. For example, if you have a stencil of a punched heart you can add a pattern. Or if you have a toothpick, add some scratches in the paint for a cool effect.

The really cool effects were created using my favourite paints and a Gelli Plate. It offers unlimited potential for your creativity – and you can literally spend hours creating beautiful effects and patterns to use.
step1step 2 – Ink a texture plate or stamp using your VersaMark ink pad and stamp the pattern onto your typing paper background.

step 3 – Sprinkle the stamped image with silver embossing powder and shake off the excess powder.
TIP: Always use a scrap sheet of paper so you can return the powder to the container, or decant your powder into a tub and work over that so you don’t waste.

step 4 – Heat set the powder using your heat gun.

step 5 – Adhere the background to a folded card front. Add some embellishments and a focal point.

For my cards I used a fabric label up-cycled from packaging and a stamped image I had on my desk. I simply added a few flowers from my stash and some diamante that I found.

Nothing fancy, beautiful embossing, colours, textures and a few embellishments later you can create beautiful cards,
even using typing paper from the office. So there is no excuse not to be creative this coming week. Happy playing!

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