Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Technique Swap Pages

Here are the promised photos of my technique page for the technique swap I joined last month. So much work yet I still managed to keep it fun. 

Here are smaller close ups of the actual technique:

Faux Patina

1 light neutral color ink pad 
2 medium colored ink pads 
1 dark colored ink pad 
Embossing Folder of Choice 
Very Vanilla or Whisper White Card Stock 
Metallic colored Embossing powder 
VersaMark ink 
Big Shot, Heat Tool & Embossing Buddy 

1. Lightly cover the front inside top of your Embossing Folder with the lightest color ink of choice, carefully place card stock in embossing folder and run through Big shot. 

2. Lightly sponge the lightest of your medium colors over the embossed card stock, full coverage is not necessary. Repeat with the remaining medium color. You do want good coverage but some patches of no color or base color will add to the patina effect. 

3. Sponge over the top with your dark color to bring out the embossed image and give your piece dimension. 

4. Pat your embossing buddy over the top of your card stock to get rid of the excess ink. You want the piece to be dry so the embossing powder doesn't stick to the entire image. 

5. Dab VersaMark randomly over the top, you can just use the pad direct to image. 

6. Sprinkle your embossing powder over the top and heat to set. 

7. You are now ready to use on your project.

I hope that this inspires you today to create something beautiful.


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

MDS Tuesday

Tuesday is the day Stampin' Up! introduces new downloads for My Digital Studio (MDS). I have really enjoyed putting together projects in MDS and have been working with it to create a new blog design. Although at the rate I am going it may be a while before it is completed. I did create my header using MDS and am hoping to continue to create some great projects to share in the near future. 

Today I am sharing with you this weeks downloads, if you would like to see the full My Digital Studio Catalog visit this page and click the MDS Catalog link. The catalog will download in PDF format.

Here's today's new downloads:

To order any of these or other downloads visit my store 

I hope you all have a wonderful day!