This is the card I shared with you earlier in the week. I said I’d be back to explain the colouring technique of the flowers.
Card – Whisper White
Stamp set – Secret Garden
Big Shot – Secret Garden Framelits
Ink – Versamark; So Saffron and Real Red
Embossing Powder – White
Other – Heat tool; Sponge daubers, Embossing buddy; Tissue
Wipe over your card with the Embossing Buddy. This helps ensure there’s no static left to encourage the embossing powder to migrate to places you don’t want it too.
Ink up your chosen stamp with Versamark
Stamp the image on the Whisper White card.
Now tip the embossing powder over the image so it has a good coating of powder. Be careful when picking the card up after embossing, that you don’t put your fingers all over the embossed parts. (Want to ask me how I know?)
Give the card a slight tap to get rid of excess embossing powder. Return embossing powder to its container.
Heat set the image with your heat tool. Please ensure you have the image facing away from you on a downward angle so you don’t burn yourself.
Make your sandwich for the Big Shot and framelit.
I place the framelit with the cutting edge down so I can see where it’s going to cut around my stamp.
Grab your sponge dauber and give it a good inking up with the So Saffron ink
Now you’re going to start in the centre of the flower and with a circular motion add colour to the centre
It doesn’t matter if you go outside the centre or over the lines. (We’re not in Kindergarten learning to colour in)
Now repeat with Rose Red Ink until your flower is covered. You can go back and add some more So Saffron if you wish. Make sure you work in a circular manner.
Use the tissue to wipe off any excess ink or ink that may be on the embossed lines.
That’s it – so easy. Now add it to a card or make some more.
I wasn’t very careful with my stamping or cutting out – back to Kindergarten for me. Anyway, you get the idea and it’s a bit of fun.
TIPS for FRAMELITS:
Now I know lots of people store their Framelits in Stampin’ Up!®’s Clear-Mount Stamp Cases. I have limited space and need to travel a fair bit to do parties etc, so I need to cut down on space. I leave my framelits in their cases and transfer the framelits sheet with the Sticky Strip on it to the outside of the pamphlet but still inside the case. I trace around each framelit in permanent pen and also write the number of framelits per packet on that same side.
This also helps my customers see eactly what they’re looking for or buying. It’s worked well for me, so just thought I’d share.
That’s it for this week’s Technique Thursday. I’m glad you popped by and hope you can pop back again soon. If I can help you with any aspect of this tutorial or with purchasing product please contact me.
Remember, your creativeness is only limited by your imagination. Keep smiling and until next we share …