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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

TECHNIQUE TUESDAY AT SHELLY'S IMAGES

Hello everyone.  I am DT leader at SHELLY'S IMAGES BLOG this week and I am really excited to share my tutorial for today with all of you.  You can find it on SHELLY'S IMAGES BLOG as well.

Do you LOVE embossing folders?  I know I sure do, but they can get expensive and sometimes they just don't come in the exact design you are looking for.  I am going to teach you how to get the look of dry embossing using a few supplies. I have chosen my CS - SU tangerine tango, 2 different punches (you can use just 1 or more than 2 as well).  I chose a circle and a square that are similar sizes, but you can choose any variety you wish.
I cut my card and then use the extra piece of paper to cut out my shapes.
I make sure I have enough shapes.  I usually over punch so I don't have to go back and punch more, but obviously you can figure out how many shapes you need ahead of time so as not to waste paper or spend extra time punching:)
Now, I could just stick my shaped pieces on the card and have an awesome looking faux embossed card, but I like the look of textures and layers so I daub the edges of all my shapes with Staz-on timber brown.  (Staz-on is probably not the best ink type to use for daubing).
Then I use my tape runner and mount my daubed shapes on my CS.
I have a little extra space at the bottom and I don't really want to cut the last row of shapes in half, so I find some nice ribbon from my stash.
I add my SHELLY'S IMAGES image (from SHELLY'S IMAGES SHOP), stamp a sentiment from Verve clear stamps onto some DP, cut sentiment with Nesties and image with Nellie's die.  Then I add some pearl and bling flourishes from Prima just to give it a bit more depth and fun.
I hope you found this helpful.  It's really a fun and easy technique and also allows for minimal or lots of embellishing.  Hope you have a WONDERFUL day!!

Other challenges entered:

SWEET STAMPIN CHALLENGE - try something different (faux embossing rather than using EFs)
CRAFTY CATZ - food or drink
SPARKLE FORUM CHALLENGE - something new (new technique)
THE CRAFTY PAD - birthday celebration
GINGERLOFT - celebrations
OOH-LA-LA CREATIONS - bling it on
CRAFT YOUR PASSION - let's tie one on (ribbon)

24 comments:

Claire said...

Wow, that looks amazing Audrey, what a great idea! I love it
TFS
Claire xx

Karin said...

How cool is that! Thank you for this idea and explanation :)

Karin x

BlueInks said...

Great idea, Hip!

Mervi said...

Hi Audrey!
great idea, beautiful card;-))m

Tanya said...

Great idea! Love all the bling on your card and the stitched ribbon.

Lorraine said...

oh wow this is so clever and it looks like embossing too fabulous idea tfs huni xx

Ms. Jen said...

Cute idea! Thanks for sharing. I'm always up for something I can do with the tools I already have.

Regena said...

Great tutorial!! Thank s for sharing!!

Dora said...

Wow that looks so clever.. gotta try it out. Thanks xxx

mom2maddie06 (Misty) said...

I like the card, so cute!! I've been trying to make myself think outside of the box, and this will help! :)

Tammy said...

Great tutorial...neat card!
smiles...Tammy

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This turned out super!

Jehanne said...

wow that is really cool!! Thanks for the instructions.

Angel said...

Hi There.

Fantastic tutorial, fabbie make..

Thanks for joining us at SFC, good luck.

Huggies Angel

* Shaz * said...

Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at SFC good luck x

Lynn said...

Great card and love the colours and bling:) Super job!!
Thanks so much for joining us at Gingerloft Challenges :)
Huggs
Lynn xx

Lindsey said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at sweet Stampin this week x

maxine said...

Great card thanks for playing along at the crafty pad

Karyn said...

What a great idea for a background! Thanks for the inspiration! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Your Passion this week. x x

Lauretta See said...

this is a lovely idea,. i love it and thanks for the tut ;) also, thank you for joining us this week on the craft your passion challenge. Best of luck! xx

Anne said...

Fabulous! Thanks for linking up with us at OLL. Hugs x

Wendi said...

WOW gorgeous card and I love that bling
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week
Wendi

Scrappy said...

Hey there Aud! So glad you could join us at OLLCB this week with your card! Love your faux embossing! What a fab idea!

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