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Old 03-18-2018, 09:38 PM   #1
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Happy Monday Everyone! It is the third Monday of the month which means I get to challenge you! So, I am not sure about you but I love the look of mixed media, but I am not very good at at (or if I am honest, I am scared of it...). Today's challenge technique can be used one of two ways. ONE is to create a mixed media-ish look, or TWO, just to add random texture to any card.

This technique is hammered embossing. It is fun and simple so get ready...
IT'S HAMMER TIME!


FIRST - You will need your paper, ink, embossing folder, and an image or sentiment.



SECOND - Ink up your background, (This can be as simple or complicated as you want it to be.)



THIRD - Insert your background into an embossing folder and with your hammer tap in random spots - you need to tap firmly but don't pound or you can crack your folder and I mean really, what did that poor embossing folder do to you??


NOTE: I find that if you use thinner paper (I used Bristol not thick watercolor paper) and if you don't do it on top of your pad of paper (like in the picture ) the imprint is better.


Also, I like to open the top very gently to make sure I have enough embossing and if I want more, I close it back and tap in a few more places.


Once you are happy with the results, you can either be done or you can step it up... I like to take an ink blender and ink (the Distress Oxides work great, but any ink should work) and VERY lightly run over the raised areas so they POP!

Now you are ready to put together a card!!


Here are my samples using the three backgrounds above.

She's a Wildflower
Be a Pineapple
Peace Begins with a Smile

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I can't wait to see what you come up with and I hope you have fun above all!

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Very cool look! I have tried doing partial embossing with a hammer, and my folder did crack (totally must have hit too hard) but I am happy to say that the folder still works fine. Thanks for sharing the technique!
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Love this challenge! got some texture going with embossing for my wood grain background and floral style circle element- then fiber texture with my yarn, twine and fabric strip. Added some die cut grass, fancy brad, and cinnamon colored words style washi tape. Here's Woodland Fox
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Loved your fun challenge Lyn, it took me a bit of time but here I am

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Here's my card for this fun technique: hammered embossing.
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This was fun to try - but I have so much stuff on my desk that as I hammered things were falling off. I think I'll try it on the floor next time. But it was fun, and there definitely will be a next time. Especially as the hammer in one of the jars on my desk did the job perfectly without requiring an excursion to the shed. Thanks, Lyn.

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Very cool look! I have tried doing partial embossing with a hammer, and my folder did crack (totally must have hit too hard) but I am happy to say that the folder still works fine. Thanks for sharing the technique!
I think the key for keeping your folder from cracking is to make sure the surface you are working on is very hard -- a board would work. I just used a wood mount background stamp with the board side up. My table has a pad on it and I couldn't get a good impression, so I went with the wood underneath. That way there is no bending of your folder when you hammer on it.
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This was fun! Thanks for all the tips. When I saw all your cute samples Lyn I just couldn't resist using a Vera Lane image on my card, too.

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I could have hammered a little more, but I like it!

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Well, this was fun. Cute card PLUS a Nice little aggression outlet for a Monday. Win-Win!

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This was fun, thanks for the challenge!

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I used this technique on my VSN card for Misti's challenge: wildflowers
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Thank Lyn for a cool challenge. I combined with a VSN Challenge.

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Thanks for looking!
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Here 'tis: hammered birthday
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