How to alter chipboard with embossing powder.

I don’t think it is too late to get on the Tim Holtz band wagon and begin making tags.  I’ve never made these.  So it is time to venture into the unknown.  Below is a photo of Tim’s January 2013 tag and the one I created for my granddaughter.  Similar but not quite.

Tim Holtz January 2013 tag

Tim Holtz January 2013 tag

I will be using three gears from the Maya Road chipboard collection and one bracket from some other chipboard elements I have found in my stash.  The Maya Road pieces were bought from a yard sale a couple years ago.  Time to get them used!

 

Maya Road chipboard pieces

Maya Road chipboard pieces

The embossing powders I will be using are:

  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Black
  • Ranger Super Find Detail Gold
  • Ochre Tapestry by Personal Stamp Exchange (no longer available)
  • Turquoise Tapestry by Personal Stamp Exchange (no longer available)
Embossing powders

Embossing powders

One at a time, coat one side of the chipboard pieces in embossing ink.  I am using Rubber Stampede tinted embossing ink for this step.  Get the chipboard piece coated well with the ink.

Ink the chipboard

Ink the chipboard

Do all of your pieces with the black embossing powder first.  Dip and heat them.

Dip, or sprinkle, the inked chipboard with embossing powder

Dip, or sprinkle, the inked chipboard with embossing powder

Heat until shiny

Heat until shiny

Moving on to the next color of embossing powder.  Press the chipboard into the embossing ink anywhere  you want the newest addition of powder to be applied.  Sprinkle or dip the piece in the second color and heat set.

A bit here on this one

A bit here on this one

A bit there on that one

A bit there on that one

When you are satisfied with the color disbursement you can move on to the next color.  You will follow the same steps.  Dip the chipboard piece in the embossing ink where you like.  Sprinkle or dip the piece in the powder.  Then heat set the pieces.

 

Apply the third color

Apply the third color

Heat set

Heat set

The last application will be the gold embossing powder.  This time you will nearly cover the entire surface with the gold embossing powder.

Nearly cover the entire surface with embossing powder

Nearly cover the entire surface with embossing powder

When you are finished you will have a metallic like look to your chipboard pieces.  Some of the yellow will peek out, the turquoise will come through, the black will be seen, and the gold will kick it off nicely.

Heat embossed chipboard gears

Heat embossed chipboard gears

Hope you found this helpful.  Now go on and “Show someone how special they are”.  Thought I should be using my tag line a bit more.

Leslie

 

 

 

Missing You cards.

I have three “Missing You” cards to share that I created yesterday.  The inside message has been typed, by me, on my IBM Selectric.  That old girl still works!  This old girl…..is used to computers and the backspace key and the spell check feature 😦

I received a blog notice from Operation Write Home recently.  There has been a “Mid Week Throw Down” with a challenge to make “Miss You” cards.

Card #1:

Missing You - Card #1

Inside saying - Card #1

  • Papers:  Club Scrap
  • Background stamp:  Large Hand Writing – Hampton Arts
  • Embossing folder:  Cuttlebug Swirls
  • Ink:  Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip for background stamp and Antique Linen Distress Ink to highlight Swirls
  • Sentiment:  Stampin’ Up! – Word Play
  • Ink:  Ranger Archival black
  • Ribbon:  from my stash
  • Pop Dots:  Recollections Foam Squares (under the “You Mean The World To Me” piece)

Card #2:

Missing You - Card #2

Inside saying - Card #2

  • Papers:  Club Scrap
  • Vintage Image:  my stash
  • Ribbon:  my stash
  • Corner Punch:  Stampin’ Up! Corner Rounder

Card #3

Missing You - Card #3

Inside saying - Card #3

  • Papers:  Club Scrap, Graphic 45 Steam Punk
  • Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug Gears
  • Chipboard Gears:  Maya Road covered with Club Scrap paper
  • Border Punch:  Stampin’ Up! Lace Border punch
  • Outside Sentiment:  Stampin’ Up! Fundamental Phrases
  • Punches:  Stampin’ Up! Word Window and Stampin’ Up! Curly Label (I think)

The “Perfectionist” in me sees all the glaring flaws.  I’ll let you hunt them up cause I’m not telling.  I don’t think I will have to worry over much about these being returned as “Undeliverable”.  (Hope, hope, hope)

Okey Dokey.  I’m off to get back in my craft room.  I’m tussling with a little problem.  Should I spend some time in stamping sentiments and images on white card stock to have ready, and at hand, while I’m on the road?  Or should I just make as many cards as I can during my remaining days home?  Choices, choices, choices.

What would  you do were you faced with leaving home for an indefinite amount of time?  Have a limited amount of space for loved tools?  Creating cards atop ironing boards or beds in hotel rooms?

Leslie