April 2, 2012 at 9:37 pm (Clear Stamping Techniques, Stamped Craft Ideas, Tips and Tricks)
Tags: clear rubber stamps, clear stamps, rubber stamping art, rubber stamping crafts, rubber stamping ideas, rubber stamping projects, rubber stamping techniques, using clear stamps
This has become a favorite heat embossing technique!!! It involves using 3-5 embossing powders per design. Learn how to do this super simple but absolutely beautiful technique on your own!
MATERIALS NEEDED TO DO THIS TECHNIQUE:
- clear hobby rubber stamp – medium to large design
- 3-5 embossing powders
- heat embossing gun
- cardstock, glass, metal or other stamping medium that is safe to heat emboss on
- embossing ink
- clear acrylic stamping block
- Peel your clear acrylic stamp from the carrier sheet and place it on the clear stamping block.
- Ink the design in the embossing ink and stamp the image onto your surface. If your design requires more than one impression of the image, so all the impressions before proceeding to the next step.
- Sprinkle tiny amounts of embossing powder onto the impression(s). Dump off the excess being careful to not allow the powders to slide around too much. Repeat this step with each embossing color you wish to use, covering a small portion of the image with teach color.
- Heat the powders and watch them blend together with fascinating results.
- With that the embossing portion of your project is complete.
December 5, 2011 at 9:08 pm (Christmas Crafts, Clear Stamping Techniques)
Tags: christmas card crafts, christmas card making ideas, christmas decorations, clear acrylic stamps, clear rubber stamps, clear stamps, rubber stamping crafts, rubber stamps
This is one of my favorite completed projects yet! Embossing a combination of colors onto metal shapes makes fabulous card embellishments, tree decorations or even home decor.
This star is about 2 1/2″ tall. I used a large cling rubber stamp to add the design to the metal piece. Then added 3 colored embossing powders, and completing it with a dusting of clear embossing powder. I love to emboss any time, but I found particular delight as I watched the colors blend and shine on this finished star.
To learn more about this technique, visit the Metal Rubber Stamping Crafts link here.
April 12, 2011 at 4:49 pm (Card making Tutorials, Clear Stamping Techniques, Occasions)
Tags: card making crafts, card making ideas, clear rubber stamps, clear stamps, Easter card ideas, easter crafts, rubber stamping ideas
This soft card features embossing techniques, stencilling, and chalking all combined to create a fabulous Easter card creation.
MATERIALS NEEDED TO MAKE THIS CARD:
TO MAKE THIS CARD:
- Following the SCENIC Card Making Template cut your papers to the correct dimensions.
Stamp your Flourish designs
using your clear rubber stamps randomly over B using your embossing ink. Add embossing powder, dump off excess and heat until the crystals are melted.
Cut an oval from a scrap piece of cardstock (save the oval). Using this stencil you will chalk in the Easter eggs over the flourish designs. Begin chalking with your lightest color and the oval stencil as shown in the Step 3 photo.
Once you have colored in the stencil (Step 4-a photo) Shift your stencil to the side so only a part of the egg you just made shows. (Step 4-b photo) Use the oval you saved in step 3 to cover the portion of your egg that is visible through the stencil opening. (Step 4-c photo). Cover your card with colorful eggs in a similar manner.
Happy Stamping and enjoy your Easter!!!
October 26, 2009 at 6:09 pm (Clear Stamping Techniques, Scrapbooking, Tips and Tricks)
Tags: background paper, clear stamps, rubber stamping, rubber stamps, scrapbooking ideas
Some of the most fun I have is decorating my own coordinating background papers for my scrapbooking and card making projects. It is really very simple and easy to do.
Making your own background paper will always produce the perfect colors and depth for your own personal projects because you put it all together. Everything matches and contrasts just like you want it to.
Advantages to making your own pattern paper
- All your elements complement each other
- You don’t have to decorate more paper than you need for the project which saves paper for other ideas
- Colors in your background paper will definitely match the stamping you are doing for sentiments or other key elements
- No one else will ever have the same look in their background paper because only you designed it.
- Your background paper can develop and enhance the theme you want
July 4, 2009 at 9:42 pm (Clear Stamping Techniques, Tips and Tricks)
Tags: card making, card making ideas, clear stamps, rubber stamping, rubber stamping ideas
A short time ago I took a watercolor painting class. In this class we used watered down watercolor paints in spray bottles. As you spray the primary colors onto our watercolor paper the colors blend to create the completed rainbow effect. Once the backdrop dried I decided I could probably finish the picture by stamping elements found in my nature clear rubber stamps. The theme I was aiming for is stamped in mini alphabet letters for a completed project.
As you can see, there is no limit to the background possibilities that can be created using simple water colors and nature clear stamps.