Rusted and Embossed Paper- for real

Last week I showed you how I make faux rust, but this week I am using real rust to make some cool embossed paper. The secret? Old, decrepit, rusted ceiling tiles. The paper came out so cool! If you liked this paper, you might need to start haunting your favorite antique stores šŸ™‚ . Here’s…

Faux Rust

Hi all! It has been a while since I have posted here! It’s been a busy summer!! I decided to get back into the blogging spirit with my take on making rusted paper. The catch? It is fake ;). Here’s a picture of the faux rust background… And here is the video on how I…

Gesso’d Cards Push-Pull with Stencils

I was fortunate this past week to visit with my Mom, and join a fun group of ladies in Sun City Center at their Thursday morning stamping group. During their class, I showed them a fun technique to add texture to backgrounds for their cards. We started out with card stock that had been painted…

Digital Cutter Packing Tape Pickup

I love my digital cutter! I use it to cut stencils and embellishments for cards, ATCs and other Mixed Media projects. However, I am often left with littleĀ pieces that can be somewhat wasteful. Ā I really wanted to find a way to use some of those remainingĀ pieces, especially now that I am using paper that is…

More Resin Ideas

I had a featured post over on Cre8iveKlatch and in it I switched places with my friend Susan, playing around with one of her favorite mediums- Resin. I decided to jump in with both feet and make some belt buckles. It was pretty much like a “Freaky Friday” kind of day, with me be doing…

Metal Embossing Tips

I am all over the place lately with work, and play, so this post is going to be all over the place as well šŸ™‚ . I have posted a couple of previous articles on embossing metal here and here. I was going to continue in that vein for the next several posts however, next…

Make your own Embossing Plate

I always joke that I don’t have my own manufacturing company, and would love to so that I could makeĀ embossing folders, dies and rubber stamps to my heart’s content. The reality is, of course, that it isn’t likely that will ever happen and so I make do with whateverĀ I can do on my own šŸ˜‰…

Embossed Metal Valentine’s Day Card

I decided to use my own embossing plate (more on how I do that in a future video!) to make an embossed metal card for Valentine’s day. Here is the video… and here is how it turned out! I hope you have a Happy Valentine’s Day!