Each month I choose a Stampin' Up! product as my Feature Product. For the month of November I am featuring embossing techniques! All embossing supplies,including Craft Ink and refills, embossing powder, Versamark and the Heat tool are on special this month when purchased through me. My Technique Tuesday's during November will feature different ideas and techniques for using embossing. As well, throughout the month of November, you can expect to see projects on my blog featuring embossing, and I will be demonstrating embossing during all my November workshops.
Here is the special for November:
- 10% off all embossing supplies including Craft Ink & refills, embossing powders, Versamark and the Heat Tool
- My November hostesses will receive 20% Off!
If you wish to place an order, or book a workshop you may contact me via email. I accept all major credit cards. Canadian orders only please. Sorry, them's the rules!
Technique Tuesday: Versatile Versamarker
What I am sharing today, is so simple that it hardly needs a tutorial to explain it...although I did one anyway! What I am hoping to do is remind you of a little tool you probably have sitting in your stamp room anyway. There is so much you can do with it...and I am often asked "what else" at workshops. So today I'm showing two quick and simple ways you can use your Versarmarker. I'm sure once you see this, you'll have a million other ideas running through your head.
Frame, ruler or other guide that you work well with. I created my frame with a Spellbinder's Nestability, but a ruler works well for some. (not me...I always over shoot!)
Next, attach your frame to your card with repositionable adhesive. I use dotto, and you want one that doesn't leave a residue behind, or you may find your embossing powder sticking to the residue. With Dotto, I just rub off the dots and we're good to go.
Now you will draw your frame using your Versamarker.
I will let you in on a little secret. You have to be fairly quick since the versamarker tends to soak into the paper and dries faster.
***When I finished embossing, I thought my frame seemed a little "sparse" in some areas...where either the Versamarker had dried too fast or perhaps where my pressure wasn't so even. So I placed the frame back on the card, and ran my Versamarker over the embossed line and embossed again. Perfecto!
Ready to see what I did with it?
I picked out the set "Wishing You Cheer" by Stampin' Up!, since they all fit inside my frame. I stamped the three images side by side and coloured them in with markers. I masked off the frame and sponged a little Baja Breeze to help define it more.
I also decided to emboss the little "ornaments" on the tree, and the three "holly berries" on the snowman's hat. I ran my embossing buddy over the image, which helps to make sure that any dye ink is dry, then I used the Versamarker to "colour" in those areas. I added red embossing powder and heat embossed it.
Something else fun to do with the Versamarker. You can see it better in the banner image at the top of the post.
To finish I added some Felt Flurry snowflakes and a red rhinestone brad adhered with a pop up glue dot, and a length of Real Red Grosgrain along the bottom!
Happy Tuesday! Thanks so much for dropping by! You know I love it when you do!
Recipe: Stamps: Wishing you Cheer (SU) Paper: PTI White Ink: Basic Black, Versamarker Accessories: Felt Flurries, rhinestone brad, pop up glue dot, Real Red Grosgrain ribbon, ruby Red ep (Stampin' Stuff), Sterling Silver ep. Stardust Stickles
Finished card size: standard A2, 5 1/2" x 4 1/4", vertical topfold