Saturday, 8 August 2009

A few examples and tips

This is the finished ATC ,I will show you what i have used to make this with.

I started with a plain piece of card,which i cut to size.

Next i covered it with a nice sunny paper and using the cuttle bug i embossed it

You can see the pattern better from the back so i turned it over to photograph.

Next i gently sanded the front to show the ridges up,then using a versa mark stamp pad,i stamped it over the front,this will hold the embossing powder on
Next i sprinkled gold embossing powder over the versa mark,( do this straight away) as the versa mark will dry out.Then gently turn over and tap the back of the card,this releases all the lose powder,then take your heat gun and run it over the front of your card,you will see it changing (this is so cool to watch) once you have done the whole front,go around the edge of the card with black ink
Here you can see the gold on the card,next i cut a scrap piece of paper into a triangle and stamped the front ,i used memento ink Tuxedo black,i used small foam squares on the back of this to make it pop up a little
Here is a better view, Now i like to use the memento inks when stamping,they are great for fine detail as they have a firm pad,I use the versa magic chalk ink for stamping also and find its great for around the edges of things as it has a nice soft pad and dries super fast
for the back of my atc i used a piece of light card,which i stamped with an ATC stamp,then using Tim Holt's distress ink and my inking block i gently softened the edges by using circular motions from the edge of the card towards the center.
My favourite inks at the moment are Memento for fin detail stamping
versa magic chalk inks for stamping,colouring chipboard and using around edges.
And of course Tim Holt's distressing inks.

This cute stamp can be ordered from scrappbooking by design,they also carry all the products i have used on this ATC
I hope you find this helpful,i know i struggled with what to use when i was new to scrap booking,and once you try a few techniques you will wonder why you hadn't tried it before lol.Thanks for visiting my blog.Have a great weekend Carol :)


Unknown said...

awesome tutuorial carol :)

Sonya said...

Lots of good tips and hints here Carol, Thank you!