Wednesday, November 16

Tutorial Wednesday....

It's my turn at Catch-The-Bug to show you a tutorial.. Now, I saw this technique a month or so ago someplace, I thought I book marked the site but for the life of me can't find it. I have never tried this before.... Yep, first time out of the gate I am make a tutorial so fingers crossed all goes well... I am going to show you how to make your own designer paper...

What you will need... A brayer, rubber bands, Versamark, embossing powder, heat gun and a piece of cardstock. You will notice a dryer sheet in the photo, I don't own one of the little bag things that you rub over your cardstock so that your embossing powder doesn't stick to it-you know what I am talking about! I thought a dryer sheet might do the same thing; you know-get rid of static. DO NOT DO THIS! It made it worse.
First put you rubber bands on your brayer like so-note to self... next time buy smaller rubber bands. Ink up your brayer-very important to just go in one direction when do in this, not back and forth, if you go back and forth you will move the rubber bands. Now Ink up your cardstock with the brayer- I had to do this twice. Add your embossing powder and heat dry.
This is what it looks like. After it completely drys do again with your next color.
I used red! Assemble your card.
This is what it looks like! Easy peasy. I am using these sweet little penguins found here at Bug-A-Boo Stamps. I can't wait to see what you make, if you use this tutorial leave me a comment with a link to you card so I can see it. I made this for the Forever Friends Challenge-Christmas is Coming.
Blessings,
Stephanie

11 comments:

Lynn said...

Great idea and I love the finished card. If you don't have a 'bag thing' you can dust over your cardstock with a paintbrush lightly dipped in talcum powder.

Lynn x

Snoopy said...

WOW! I love this technique! Thanks so much. BTW, those little bags are filled with cornstarch. You can make your own little bag by filling a baby sock with it and tying it off with a rubber band.

Hugs,
Snoopy :D

Min said...

Holy cow is this neat!! Thanks for a Neat-O Tutorial Stephanie!! Can't wait to give it a try!
Hugs & Happy Days!
~Min

Diane J said...

Lovely card. Those penguins are so cute. Enjoyed reading your tutorial, might have ago myself :o) Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends, good luck in the challenge. Love Diane(DT)xx

Carol L said...

What a cool technique you've used for this background!! I love the glitz and shine! Super cute card!
Thanks for sending such a beautiful card when I was in the hospital! I just came home yesterday, so your beautiful card was so uplifting and much appreciated! {{hugs}}

Rachel said...

What a great technique! I love the look of that card.

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

What a great idea.....I've never seen this....I love how you told us your mistakes so we could hopefully avoid them ourselves.....fun!

SAMARA NAVI said...

Hi Stephanie: VERY COOL! I love the tutorial. And your card is adorable. Oh, those little whippersnappers! Double or triple or....trouble! Your colors are great and the sparkle and shine equally as exciting! Good luck in your challenges and of course ours, at Forever Friends. Divine Love, Samara

Melissa S. said...

This is great. Love that background and I will remember about the size of the rubber bands. Very nice card.

Dee said...

Loved the tutorial! This card is so much fun!

Tammy Miller said...

Wow what a great tutorial thanks for sharing!