Wednesday, April 4, 2007


Since today is Wednesday, Joan and Mary were here to stamp as usual. Mary brought her Cuttlebug for us to try, and we were amazed at how easy it was to create beautiful embossed backgrounds in seconds!

What was UNusual today, is that none of us finished a single card. Instead, we were sharing techniques. First, as shown in the tree and herb cards, we learned about resist stamping using two different embossing powders: one with clear embossing, and the other with black embossing. Both were done the same way by first embossing, then sponging appropriate color over the surface, then wiping off the excess ink with a tissue to bring out the image. Ink may also be applied using a brayer.

Next, we talked about covering a slide frame with background paper. Start with a piece of bg paper cut about a half inch larger than the frame. Next, trim the corners diagonally across and fold the paper over the back of the frame, securing with double stick tape. Then cut an X in the middle, trim the triangles and fold over the back of the frame, securing with ds tape. After tying yarn or ribbon around the side of the frame (optional) tape or glue an image on the back and attach to the card.

All in all, it was a delightful morning high and dry in the "tower"...

1 comment:

Rochelle W said...

Isn't it fun when you get together to stamp and talk instead. That happens to me all the time. I love all your ideas and the finished projects are cute. I am asking for a cuttlebug for my birthday. I love the embossing folders. Sounds like you had a great time even if you didn't get a card made.