Tutorial for Technique
Good Morning Ladies,
Today's card is another Challenge card, (Wood, Embossing, Masculine) and it comes with a Tutorial too.
When I first saw this stamped effect I thought it was a really complicated stamping technique, therefore it would be way above my stamping ability, how wrong I was, it actually couldn't be simpler, my first attempt was a success, I even did my own version of a happy dance (well more of a happy chair wiggle) 😉 teehee!!
I did several more times to make sure it wasn't a 'fluke' but it worked perfectly each time.
You simply ink up the side of the Embossing Folder that has 'sizzix' on (the trees are recessed) using either your Brayer, come on I bet you have one somewhere that you bought while watching Barb Gray on Create and Craft, I blew the dust off of mine that had sat, untouched since the day I bought it!!
You can also use a sponge to ink it up just make sure you cover only the surface of the folder. Once you have your background colour down you can stamp whatever you like onto the surface of the folder and it will appear behind the trees. I saw a lovely card that had a vintage car in the background, another had the Beautiful You Stamp set lady, off for a walk in the forest, I am going to use a Deer Stamp, I think it would make a nice Christmas card, you could add some sparkle too for a Wintery scene.
Have fun with it, get messy and play, I just wiped my folder clean with a baby wood or run it under the tap, obviously I wouldn't recommend using a permanent ink. I used Stampin'Up inks, but Tim Holtz inks etc would work fine too.
I am going to send out a little gift to the first, second and third person that sends me a finished card using this technique, I can't wait to see them!!
Please watch the video if you have time, it's really short, if you like it please click the 'like' (thumbs up) button, oh and subscribe if you haven't already. You can also leave a comment, I think you have to scroll down to the bottom of the page, it's so lovely reading your feedback.
Could I ask one of you a huge favour too, would you click on the link to my Stampin'Up page in the description box under the tutorial (on YouTube) to see if it works please, my tablet connects automatically so I can't tell if it works from outside our internet, thank you XXX
Janet, thanks for opening up, I hope it's not too much of an early start for you now that you've sent Dobby back to Marketing, imagine the fun he's having in the house all alone!! Sending huge thankful hugs xxx
Margaret, it was an absolute pleasure chatting to you, it was the highlight of my day, believe me sitting chatting craft to a lovely friend whilst flicking through the Stampin' up catalogue is not chore, when you love a product so much it's a pleasure sharing it with people that you know will live it as much as you do, thank you for the chat my lovely XXX
Lilian I hope your day brightened up, I was chuckling to myself at your Mum's description of a bad hair day, I certainly have days that my hair looks like I'm an 'Owl Peeking out of any Ivy bush' . I look forward to seeing your new stamps from John Lockwood, hope today is brighter XXX
Maria, you will enjoy the Stampin'Up Demo, they are fun and usually have a 'Make and take' for you to have a go at, but just remember who YOUR demonstrator is! hahahah, only kidding it will be good for you to see it's not just me that's mad about everything too! Sending hugs, hope you aren't suffering too much my lovely XXX
Val I am not surprised those 'Pop Up Boxes' sold out so fast, they were stunning, something different too, they make a lovely display as well, I think a Christmas display would look amazing, don't worry I won't tell Lynn !!! Hahaha
Have a lovely day ladies,
Love and hugs
Ps thank you all for your kind words yesterday, I really was struggling, but knowing that you ladies are there really does lift my spirits xxx