Monday, March 14, 2011

March Blog Hop...Techniques

Welcome to the March Blog Hop...scrapbook techniques. If you have just came from Corina Mitchell's site you are on the right track. 

 In this layout I chose to do some embossing.  This is fairly simple to do.  First you ink up your stamp with Versamark.  This is a "sticky" clear ink pad that stays wet a little longer than a regular ink pad.  Then you sprinkle your embossing powder onto the wet versamark ink.  Swoosh the embossing powder around until the entire image has embossing powder on it.  Then you tap off the excess powder and return it back into the bottle so there is no waste.  Next, you heat the image with your heat gun until the powder melts and turns shiny.  And then you are done!  On the above layout I embossed the design on the Christmas Ornaments on the left page and the snowflakes on the right page.  Also on the right page on the frame that surrounds the photo of me and my granddaughter I embossed it as well.

 To do that I took the Versamark in my right hand and swiped the edges of the cardstock frame on all four sides leaving a random pattern around the frame. Then I sprinkled the embossing powder around and heat set it just like I did when I used the stamps.  This gives a unique frame around the picture.

All supplies are from Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted:

Adorn-able D1446
December Word Puzzle D1313
Moments In Time D1339
Craft Tray
Gold Embossing Powder
Cranberry and New England Ivy Ink
Cranberry and new England Ivy Finger Daubers
Omega Nylon Christmas Thread
Scotch tape for Masking

Now you can hop on over to Haley Dyer's blog here and see what technique she will feature! 
Thanks for stopping by...


  1. Love the embossed frame, I never would have thought of doing that!

  2. Great idea to emboss a frame! Thanks for the tip!

  3. oh, another trick to add to my arsenal! I love how embossing the frame really makes it standout and draws attention to it the pic. great layout!

  4. Embossing the frame makes such an amazing differnce. Love it!!!

  5. Great idea! Such a sweet layout too!

  6. Love the embossing and the beautiful baby. :)