Good Morning Ladies,
I hope that you are all ok, have you all blown the dust off of your embossing folders, I have spent a couple of afternoons playing with different techniques, I will confess to getting mixed results, one particular 'experiment' took me a good couple of hours to complete and at the end I was gutted to it went into the bin. I then was playing with inking up my embossing folders to do the 'letter press' technique, I couldn't understand why I couldn't get the ink to transfer smoothly to the surface of the folder, it clicked after I read a couple of your comments on yesterdays card, I was using the ink pads to transfer the ink, I had totally forgotten that the Brayer was the only way to guarantee a even coating of ink, the first one I tried with Brayer was perfect. I did purchase a new Tim Holtz E folder to have a play with, so I am hoping to get some better results with that.
Lilian & Janet, Brayers can be very reasonably priced, I bought a set of two on Amazon for around £8, although I have to say I do prefer the Speedball Brayer, I bought mine years ago when Barbara Gray used to use one virtually every time she crafted, up until I started playing with my gelli plate the original one I bought stayed in it's box, but now I use them all the time.
So I do think that they are a good tool to own.
We had mixed weather yesterday, it kept getting quite overcast and then we had a few light showers.
Paul was hoping to cut the grass (well mostly clover) but as soon as he got the mower out the rain started, so he ended up leaving it for another day. So we ended up heading into the craft room/office for a couple of hours, I played with Embossing Folders and Paul did his accounts.
Now after a couple of afternoons of experiments I ended up with a good pile of 'PhD's' but no actual card to share, so I am taking the opportunity to share some cards that Michele was asked to make for a Colleague. Michele wasn't sure about the first two cards (that I actually love) so she made a third one, we can really be our own worse critics can't we?!!
"I was asked by a colleague to make a birthday card for her sister (didn’t want Sister on it) but said she likes cakes + chocolate. Made the first two last week, didn’t like them so made the cupcake one first this this morning!''
Thanks so much Michele for helping me out at the last minute, I really do appreciate your support XXX
That's all for today ladies, I do hope that you all have a lovely day, I don't think I will be able to properly relax this week until I have had a call from my GP, I keep trying to think of other things but you know what I am like!!!
Love and hugs to all of you,