Thursday, 2 May 2013

I call it "Faux Laser"

Said in my best Dr Evil voice!! I love the effect of this technique, it really creates the sense of dimension and it is easy to do! All you need is a brown ink pad and a good white embossing powder and a nice stamp. So simply stamp your image in the brown ink (I used Frayed Burlap distress ink) then while the ink is still damp give it a little smudge. Make sure the image is dry and then re-stamp the image with an embossing ink, over the top of the smudged image, so the brown shows through. Then add the white embossing powder, heat set from behind and watch the whole design just pop out of the card!!

Simple but very effective!!

Happy Crafting

Ali xx

17 comments:

  1. saw this in a photo on fb and I honestly thought it was a laser cut embellishment, can't wait to try tomorrow. \great shows by the way xx Annie

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  2. Brilliant Ali Loved your show tonight x

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  3. Going to try this first thing in morning

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  4. Love this effect - especially the one you did with the embossing folder.

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  5. great technique, you realy are a crafter not scard to get hands dirty. ...Lainy xxx

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  6. Wow! that is a brilliant technique, thanks for sharing x

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  7. Ali, this is brilliant, saw you doing it on c&c, what a fab idea. Bx

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  8. Love the idea of 'giving it a little smudge', your dragonfly image is beautiful too - where did he come from?

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  9. So clever! I really thought your dragonfly was a cut out!
    Will definitely give this a go xx

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  10. Great effect on this one, i love the dragonfly and the white embossing really pops out of the brown :)

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  11. Great technique Ali, will be trying 'a little smudging' in the near future, hope the results are as good!

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  12. Very, very clever - I may have to have an inky play this weekend! Thank you for inspiring me and sharing this with us Karen x

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  13. Wow Ali, what a fab technique! Must try..thank you! Carole Z X

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  14. Just tried this super technique Ali, had no Frayed Burlap so used Walnut Stain. Not as good as yours but usable :) Think getting the amount of 'little smudge' is key, and using rubber stamps not acrylic is not so easy! Love the Dragonfly stamp, can you please give details? Thanks, love the blog BTW

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  15. Lovely technique Ali, just tried it and love it. Not as good as yours yet but usable, I think getting the amount of 'little smudge' is quite key to this! I don't have Frayed Burlap but used Walnut Stain and happy with it. Using rubber stamps and not acrylic makes it a bit harder :( I love your dragonfly, please can you tell where you got it? Thanks. Love the Blog BTW

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  16. Oh! This is so gorgeous! I'll be trying this out later. Thanks x

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