By the way, were you there for their National Scrapbooking Day celebrations? Fantastic deals, lots of squealing as people won amazing prizes. Thanks to all the regulars and passers-by who dropped by to try their hand at the make-and-take. Each came away happy with a lovely creation designed by Kelly.
That's Carol and I having as much, if not more, fun as the "make-and-take"-ers!
Thanks Aida for the photo!
E wasn't too pleased because she wanted another make-and-take for jie-jie!
Back to my layout. I wanted to experiment with creating faux textures - specifically cork. One texture-fades embossing folder, some painting and inking and sizzix-ing later, my chipboard letters look like they were cut from corkboard!
I used Adirondack Butterscotch and Maya Road Lemon Metallic Mist on Maya Road chipboard words. When these are dry, ran them through the Alterations Cracked embossing folder which I have inked with Walnut Stain.
If you hate rubbing the embossing folder with tissue and getting all the crumbs and fluff from the tissue disintegrating, here's how I clean mine. Spritz water or stamp cleaner on the folder, place a couple of layers of tissue and run it through as though you are embossing the tissue. The tissue gets into all the cracks and nooks and soaks up all the ink so the embossing folder is spanking new again!
And stacking the new medium and mini rosettes with the original size. The newer die comes with 2 sizes of rosettes, but if you cut a few folders off each of the 3 sizes, you can create more sizes for stacking ... more about this in a later post.
It's a public holiday today and I plan to take the day slow, after working 14 hours yesterday while nursing a migraine. Yay for doing nothing together as a family LOL!