Friday, September 23, 2011

{Impress}ive Technique

I found this impressive technique over on splitcoaststampers.com. I think it is called crayon rubbed embossing. Super easy with really cool results. All you do is lay your cardstock on the raised part of your embossing folder and frimly rub a white crayon over your cardstock. Then rub the ink over the cardstock and crayon marks resist the ink leaving a design. Get it, {impress}ive?

I created this polka dot paper using the Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder and Daffodil Delight ink. I love how it turned out! I'm excited to know I can make whatever colored polka dot paper I need to match my projects!
This is one of the tags from the Two Tags die. You just fold on the crease, wrap it around a small candy bar (like the little Hershey bar I have wrapped up here but something like Laffy Taffy would work as well), and you have a cute little package.
I wanted to try a different embossing folders to see how it looked so I grabbed my Square Lattice embossing folder. I used Tangerine Tango ink this time. What a neat look! It looks very worn, but it is smooth to the touch.
This is the other tag from the Two Tags die. I cut two, then scored them at one inch on the bottom, and attached them together to create another little treat holder.
A couple of Hershey's nuggets fit inside perfectly.






































After I made these I found out that Hand Stamped Sentiments was having a technique challenge using an embossing folder, embossing powder, or a letterpress plate, create any card or 3D project. Perfect. So I linked over there. You should go over and play along, too.

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7 comments:

-Susan- said...

Oh Dear Rachel, I recently discovered your wonderful blog and I love your work!! Late last night I put your blog on my blog's favorites list so I can keep up with all the latest creations you have made. I adore this little tag treat holder. You put so much detail into it. Absolutely lovely. If I recieved it, I would place it on a shelf to make me smile all the time. Thanks for posting all your cute ideas!!

Krista said...

Rachel....that is such an awesome idea for the embossing folder. It would be a fun one to do with my kids, too. Thank you for sharing that!! By the way, I was surfing around your blog....you are one talented artist!! WOW! I also "pinned" you on Pinterest, too. So we'll see where that goes. :) Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!!!!!

inkedx2 said...

This is an awesome technique. I will have to give it a try. Your little nugget treat will surely make someone smile. Thanks for playing with us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Angela McKay, Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

Your colour combos are OUTSTANDING on these projects!!!!!! Anyone would be thrilled to receive one of these! Thanks so much for playing with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week, and we hope to see you again next week!

Bada-Bing Creations said...

This is just too stinking cute! I love the fun color combo and isn't that crayon resist cool? I love all the other little details/embellies too! Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Shannon said...

Rachel, these are awesome projects. What a cool technique. I'd never heard of it, but you're right it does look worn and so neat! Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Anne Marie said...

What a fun technique, Rachel!! Love the results with the awesome color combos. Thanks for the inspiration. Can't wait to try it out. SO glad you joined us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week! :)

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