embossed canvas

Number three in the dry embossed techniques I am practicing is Embossed Canvas. 

I love the look of this technique because of the texture.

The instructions are fairly simple which is a big plus for any technique.

I have to more dry embossed techniques to share, but first I will be focusing on some Clean and Simple Techniques from the Online Card Class I am taking starting 1/26. 

until next time, mel xoxo

I think you can see that even better on my technique tag. The monochromatic color really sets off the shabby chic or distressed look of the ink rubbed over the raised image.

embossed acetate

Hero Arts acetate panel embossed in a Hero Arts folder. Sentiment is also from Hero Arts, white heat embossed on black Bazzill cardstock. Finishing touches are a gauzy ribbon bow and two sequins.

The second dry embossed technique is embossed acetate. I am using a Hero Arts acetate card cut down for the panel and tag I created.
















This is another technique I am practicing from the Inspiration Showcase from Online Card Classes by Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner. Here is the technique tag and instructions:

I don't often use orange on my cards and tags, but I do love this combination of Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, and Wild Honey looks like a rich ombre.


On the tag, I used a little bit of glossy accents adhesive to hold the acetate in place. The card uses a foam dot under the sentiment.









This is another technique that has few steps but a great look. That is how techniques should be. IMHO

until next time... mel xoxo

embossed glossy

This is the first post in the dry embossed techniques I am sharing. Inspired from the Inspiration Showcase by Online Card Classes from Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner. This posted is focused on embossing on glossy paper. I love this look. First there is the card.

Next is the tag I made for the technique and added to my technique ring.

The biggest tip I can give you with this technique is to sand the tops of the embossed (raised) design. This allows the ink to better penetrate the paper and darken that part of the image.

to be continued... mel xoxo

Ranger Glossy card stock dry embossed with a Hero Arts folder and rubbed with Distress Inks Milled Lavender, Seedless Preserves and Faded Jeans then mounted on Nenah Solar White card base. The sentiment is from a Hero Arts set white heat embossed on black Bazzill yardstick and tied with a little piece of purple twine.

kissed resist

Here is my final resist technique as inspired from the Online Card Class Inspiration Showcase by Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner. I love the way this technique looks because it have great depth to the image. It looks a lot harder than it is to complete.

As I said before, I love this technique's look especially when I am able to pull of ombre inking like I did here. #proud

This completes the first five techniques from this class. I am putting the tags together on a ring so that I can easily access them in the future.

Our next series of five is all about dry embossing and die-cutting. see you next time, mel xoxo

Hero Arts Spice Market background inked with Versamark ink then kissed with Tim Holtz Reflections Text inked with Peacock Feathers Distress ink. Next the kissed stamp is applied and embossed with clear embossing. The image is rubbed with Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, and Ripe Persimmon Distress inks. I wrapped the panel with Coral hemp twine and mounted onto Nenah Desert Storm cardbase. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp and stamped in Versafine black ink. As a final touch I added a few buttons from my vast collection.

canvas resist

This technique can be done with any kind of fabric. Here I have used sticky-back canvas by Claudine Hellmuth Studio.

This is the fourth of five resist techniques from the Inspiration Showcase Online Card Class by Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner. This one is fairly easy and very straight forward. I was able to do this one right on the first try, which is always a good feeling.

Hero Arts background white embossed on sSticky-back canvas then rubbed with Faded Jeans and Peacock Feathers Distress ink. It's mounted on Navy cardstock which is stamped with a Studio Calico white embossed sentiment.  

The next technique is Kissed Resist. see you next time, mel xoxo

in the craft room today

I am creating a series of cards and tags based on the techniques I learned in the Inspiration Showcase class through . These classes are taught by Jennifer MCcGuire and Kristina Werner. Although I finished this class a number of years ago, once registered you have access forever. Which allows me to go back and retake the course whenever I please.

The class demonstrates a number of techniques and instructs how to display them on a canvas to hang in your crafting space. I love my canvas and I want to go one step farther by creating a ring of tags showing each technique. I think this will help me when I am looking for ideas on what to do with a new stamp set or for a needed card.

The first technique is Traditional Resist. 

see you next time, mel xoxo


Glossy cardstock stamped with Hero Arts Flower Bursts Pattern in Versamark ink then rubbed wit Adirondack Pool ink. Cardbase is Nenah Solar White layered with Simon Says Stamp Sea Glass cardstock. The sentiment is from a Studio Calico kit stamped in Versafine black ink. 

The tag is Nenah Solar White 110b cardstock stamped with Hero Arts Chevron background in Versamark ink then rubbed with Adirondack Pool ink.

On the back of the tag, I wrote basic instructions.

I should have masked the back to keep it clean, but I don't mind the mess.