March 31, 2009

Project #2: Twinchies


Think of twinchies as "big sister" of inchies...
Twinchies are pieces of artwork in a 2"x2" canvas.

Here's a card using 2 twinchies:

1. Stamps:
From the Garden (Fancy Pants Designs)

2. Ink Pads:
Brilliance (Tsukineko)
VersaMagic (Tsukineko)
Memento Tuxedo Black
Memento Rich Cocoa

3. Patterned Paper:
Fancy Pants Designs

4. Others:
Paper Flowers (Prima)
Glitter Glues
Foam Squares

March 25, 2009

Technique #3: Emboss Resist


There are many ways to achieve the resist technique look.
In this tutorial, we'll use clear embossing powder to emboss on white cardstock (a tab file divider).


1. Stamps:
Flower from LS-A33S Flowers Set
WS-A13 Gerbera

2. Ink Pads:
VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Brilliance Peacock (3 colors)

3. Others:
White Tab File Divider
Clear Embossing Powder (Tsukineko)
Heat Embossing Gun
Brayer (Speedball)
Paper Towel
Optional: Ironing Machine and Scrap Paper

A. Start by inking Gerbera and Flower in VersaMark and stamping on the cardstock (tab file divider). You might want to work in sections.

B. Heat emboss with clear embossing powder.
For a tutorial on this technique click here:

Heat Emboss Technique

After heat embossing, your cardstock should look like this. Let it cool down.

Ink the brayer using the Brilliance Peacock ink pad.

D. Place a scrap paper beneath the cardstock. Roll the brayer over the cardstock. We brayered the middle section first.

E. Then we finished brayering the top and bottom with the light and dark colors.

F. Use the paper towel to rub off the ink on embossed images.

G. Optional: Sandwich the cardstock with scrap papers and iron it. The iron will melt the powder (and the scrap paper will absorb it).

March 03, 2009