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When Beth (showmestamper) PM'd me and asked if I would like to guest hostess for the Technique Challenge this week, I was very excited and didn't hesitate before saying, "YES, I'd love to." Don't worry, Beth will be back next week after spending a few days with family, but in the meantime, I'm pleased to bring you TLC 125!
I'm posting this early because I get up for work EARLY (I mean really EARLY) and wasn't sure if I would have time to do it in the morning. I hope you don't mind!
This weeks challenge is using Beate's Tapestry Technique. Click HERE <----- to view the complete tutorial.
Using Craft (pigment) inks, sponges, and clear embossing powder, create a one-of-a-king background for some of those new stamps I'm certain you are dying to use! AND, if you don't have pigment inks, you can still do this technique. If using Classic (dye) inks, you will need to cover your project with Versa Mark (or equivalent) before sprinkling with embossing powder.
I've always enjoyed unique and stunning backgrounds using techniques learned from other creative crafters. This technique won't disappoint! Just like the tapestry of life which continues to be woven, the possibilities with this technique are endless and sure to get those creative juices flowing, so let's get busy!
My husband had to work late tonight, so I decided to stay up and do the challenge. This was a little tedious for me - the craft ink can get messy!
I love the "sparkle" the clear emboss gives the final product.
Thanks Lynn for a great challenge!
First time for me, at first I didn't think I could do this one, but thanks to Beate's instructions and Lynn's tip I gave it a try. I used my classic ink pads, then let the white dry, used my versa mark on top and embossed, had to do this 3 times, but it worked. Hard to see on a scan, but looks really glossy. Here's mine: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...&ppuser=118730
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This is the first time I've ever done the technique challenge. It was really fun to try something new, but like all new things, I'm going to have to practice. I used Pretty in Pink and Bashful Blue craft inks because besides the white craft ink, they are the only two I own. I thought it might make a cute baby card. I used one of the stamps from Seeing Spots and it didn't show up to well, but you can kind of see it in the picture.
Here's mine...Loved the technique. Not sure I like the card. Looks better in person. There are sparklies on the wings and heart that don't show up well in the picture. I think I love the Wing It set though--will play some more tomorrow! Thanks for the challenge!
Don't have craft inks yet, but I hope to get some in my next order! I will be watching for all of the great posts though!!! Thanks everyone for taking the time to share!!!
From the looks of the tutorial you might be able to use classic inks. The tutorial says if the ink is dry to stamp versamark over the entire image and then emboss. It is work try if you don't have craft inks.
This looks like an awesome technique..can't wait to get in there and try it out. I'm thinkin' this one may be addictive. Don't know what I'm gonna do yet but I'm sure it's going to be Christmas...need to get started on those. I've seen such pretty samples so far!!!!! Love it!
Thanks Lynn. After a year long debate with myself, I finally ordered the craft ink pads and they are in the mail as we speak. I bet they show up today and this is all about fate.... spooky. (LOL) Thanks for the challenge. linda
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