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Post by Carolyn » Sun Mar 23, 2008 4:20 pm

Here is my first attempt...although wasn't sure what to do with the lovely background I made!

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Post by Anne » Sun Mar 23, 2008 5:41 pm

That's is so delicate Carolyn, really lovely.

I have just download the software so that I can view the UTube demonstration.

I will have a go myself tomorrow.
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Post by Anne » Sun Mar 23, 2008 5:43 pm

Carolyn, how did you get the flowered stamp in two different colours, did you paint it. It is so neat.
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Post by Carolyn » Sun Mar 23, 2008 6:04 pm

I just used two different liquid chalk pads for the stamp

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Post by Anne » Mon Mar 24, 2008 1:26 pm

Have just had a go at inking the Happy Birthday embossing folder.

I did it with a gold ink pad but it as I don't have a brayer I just had to dab it on. It came out rather patchy.

I then got a burgandy inkpad and floated it up the embossed card and that highlighted the Happy Birtday words.

It all looked quite good when finished.

Sorry can't show you though.
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Post by Carolyn » Mon Mar 24, 2008 5:03 pm

sounds good Anne - glad the video spurred you into action!

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Post by purplepenguin » Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:05 pm

I had a go tonight but even though i tried really hard it always came out smudged-are some folder designs better than others for this technique maybe?
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Post by Net » Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:16 pm

It shouldn't smudge as its trapped between the plates - so I would have thought. You aren't wiggling the card trying to adjust it are you? Or are you using a pigment ink which is taking longer to dry?
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Post by Carolyn » Fri Mar 28, 2008 8:52 am

I used the stylised flowers and it was fine - although it wasn't a perfect finish all over - but once made into a card it was fine.

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Post by Angelnorth » Fri Mar 28, 2008 9:20 am

What do you mean by 'smudged' Nick? Is it just that the coverage is not even or are you actually getting smears in some areas? The card will move to some extent - it has to stretch in order for it to get embossed, IYSWIM and that might cause a bit of smearing but it probably won't be enough to be distracting once it's made up into a card.
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Post by purplepenguin » Fri Mar 28, 2008 9:54 am

I think you've probably hit the nail on the head Joanne-and I was trying to use the Happy Birthday folder which is very detailed so I guess its where the card is stretching to emboss and smudging that way
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Post by Angelnorth » Fri Mar 28, 2008 12:32 pm

I'm guessing it will be more distracting on wording than on one of the more abstracty sorts of designs as well - maybe try a different folder and see if you're happier with the result?
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Post by DewDrop Craftz » Fri Mar 28, 2008 1:18 pm

Just decided to watch the link... and wow... what a gorgeous effect...

Will have to give that a go at some point..

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Post by LizG » Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:17 pm

I don't have a brayer and so inked the folder up with the pad. Howver one make of ink pad is a lot more "wet" - (Brilliance) and the other were much, much dryer (Ink it Up).

The brilliance ones left blotches - a bit like a stipple effect, but the Ink it Up ones were lovely.

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