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Friday, 13 January 2017

Mortar and Pestle


You might be wondering why I have named this project 'Mortar and Pestle'. Well, its primarily because I have used a pestle to emboss the pattern on the paper instead of running it through a big shot. I didn't really want to emboss the entire card front, and so I put my thinking hat on and thought to myself how can I make this happen. Maybe using a heavy object to press down on the embossing folder would work, and for some reason I thought about about a pestle. It worked well with this project because of its smaller circumference of the bottom of the pestle allowed me greater control of the area I wanted embossed. Accept pressing down didn't really work well, I had to bash it pretty hard to get the impression to come through the paper, while being careful not to tear the paper. For this project I have used the falling petals embossing folder from the new Occasions Catalogue




I wanted to achieve a circular embossed pattern, so I punched out a circle and stuck it on the outside of the embossing folder, to use it as a guide of where I need to stomp with the pestle. Take a bit of time to stomp all over the circle to make sure that all the little bits of the pattern coming through.


I am really excited to introduce the new water colour pencils from stamping up, its amazing! While the falling petals embossed looks great as it is, I wanted to add some colour to the petals and the water colour pencils made colouring in the tiny petals super easy, I also used the aqua painter to blend the colour and to give it the water colour look.






Here are few other designs I have played around with


Thank you for visiting, I hope you have enjoyed learning about this rather unusual embossing tool. I would love to hear what you think, please take a few moments to leave a comment below.

10 comments:

  1. Great idea and lovely card Irena....

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  2. Beautiful cards Irene and you are a smart cookie xx

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    1. Thanks Jacalyn, love finding different ways to use everyday household goods

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  3. Beautiful Cards and a great idea! Thank You! :)

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    1. thanks for your comment, glad you liked the cards

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  4. Stunning Irene! And so easy.... I will definitely be "borrowing" this idea!

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  5. These cards are so cute!, great way to emboss Irene, and that Bakers twine is just divine

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  6. Fantastic idea!!! I love the coloured hearts they look so sweet

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