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Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Technique Tuesday - Embossing and DI colouring on Kraft.


The other night as I was walking home from the bus stop on what had turned into a nice sunny evening, I had to smile when I saw 2 community police officers on bicycles.

It was lovely to see them and they were pleasant and smiling, but as I passed them I did have to give pause to think......."I wonder if they know they're breaking the law by cycling on the pavement?".

Somewhat ironic.

But nothing to do with today's post, just the kind of random stuff that rattles around in my brain......let's get on with today's post.

Today's technique had me embossing and then colouring with distress inks on Kraft cardstock, something I admit I'd never attempted before. Because I didn't have anything fancy like buff coloured watercolour paper, or Neenah Desert Storm, I had to resort to plain old Bazill Kraft cardstock, which is quite delicate and very easily marked, so in an effort to make things a little easier on myself, I chose to do it in just one colour - Frayed Burlap.

It wasn't too bad actually, although I did err on the side of not adding too much and blending with an almost dry brush. I probably could have gone even darker letting it dry in between, but I really liked the look of it and I didn't want to spoil my hard work lol.

I used MFT's Funky Flower stamp set and matching Die-namics. I stamped quite a few of just the one type of flower plus leaves, and in the end I had enough for 2 cards.

For this 2nd card I switched thinks around and reversed the kraft and white cardstock on the base and frame, cutting a smaller layer of the white.

In the end this was quite a simple technique but I feel it looks really effective.

I've listed what I used below with links where I have them:

Bazill Kraft Cardstock
Smooth White Cardstock
Distress Ink Marker - Frayed Burlap
MFT Funky Flowers Stamp Set
MFT Funky Flowers Die-namics
MFT Pierced Rectangle Frames
MFT Blueprints 15
MFT Blueprints 20
Detail White Embossing Powder
Little Things from Lucy Jewels - Sparkling Vanilla Mix
Little Things from Lucy - Champagne Sparkly Shaker Selection

That's all from me today, enjoy your day and thanks for visiting!


  1. Wow, very beautiful. Love the colour combo.
    Valerija xx

  2. WOW, ist das eine wunderschöne Karte, bin total begeistert davon
    glg Gertrude

  3. Wow... these are both fabulous Linda.. I like how you coloured them so delicately!

    And to answer your question..... yes, they WERE breaking the law... I've been stopped by a policeman for doing just that!

    Christine x

  4. Love these!!! Is it because I am all crazy about craft paper? Well... the cards are gorgeous !


  5. These are absolutely fabulous Linda! The Kraft and white combo is so elegant and those flower stamps are gorgeous; love how you framed them so beautifully :-) Both designs are wonderful...I keep going back to take a peek at them...and wondering if I need these flower stamps in my life?! Because I don't have enough MFT stuff!
    Big hugs, Kat xx

  6. These are great! Kraft and white is a lovely striking combination. The shading on the petals make them really stand out and appear 3D.


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Linda xx