June 1, 2011

Make It Monday #17

Hi and welcome to my very first post on my brand spanking new blog!! I have been thinking about starting one for some time and have finally descided to take the plunge!

The challenge this week was to use embossing to create a crackle feel to your project. I really like this technique, in fact i have a few more idea's i hope to try later this week.
To start with i cut some pattern paper with  Papertrey Ink's Button Card die. I stamped the grass from Botanical Silhouettes set and the watering can and flowers from the Garden Variety set. And deciding to make a card set, i made 6 button cards.

Now i don;t have the super thick embossing powder so i used some regular clear powder from Hampton Arts. The 1st card i did 3 layers and it wasn't too bad, on the second i tried 4 layers. And it was a lot better, you could hear the crack when bending the card.

After cracking the button cards, i added Tim Holtz distress ink into the cracks. It worked best if i bent the card and worked the ink into the cracks, rather than lying the card flat on the table.

Next i cut some Bazzill card stock 6 x 5.5 to make small 3 x 5.5 cards. I had some cream twill ribbon and to give it a little bit of vintage/old feel to it, i used a scrap piece of felt and rubbed on some distress ink over the back and front of the ribbon. Tied the twill around the front of the card and added the watering can card to the front with pop up dots.

Thanks for looking!! :)

Stamps: Papertrey Ink: Botanical Silhouettes, Garden Variety
Ink: Studio G, Versa Mark, Tim Holtz: Tea Dye
Dies: Papertrey Ink: Button Card
Fibers: Unknown
Cardstock: Bazzill
Pattern paper: Basic Grey and Unknown
Other: Hampton Art: Embossing Powder, Clear


  1. I love this set of cards. They look fantastic!

  2. Welcome to the blog world! You are gonna love it and from the look of your projects, you have some great stuff to share! Can't wait to see what is next up!