There’s no better feeling than getting down and dirty with stamping supplies, and it has been a while since I have done that. I love the look of handmade papers which is why I enjoyed being on the Technique Junkie Newsletter as a tutorial writer and designer, where there are hundreds of techniques. Unfortunately, the Newsletter isn’t being produced any more, but Pat moved on to bigger things and now owns Technique Junkies Stamps. A new website will be launched in March with the announcement of the new Design Team.
I love how deeply etched the red rubber is from the Technique Junkies Stamps, thus the stamp I used for this technique came from them. I used #SD393
Whimsy Branch which can be found under “nature.” I won’t share a direct link as the link will not work after March 1st. You can google Technique Junkies Stamps or Stamp Camp if you are interested in doing so.
You may wonder what papers I used, so I’ll tell you. They are retired Stampin’ Up! designer papers that I bought at a garage sale. Why someone would part with such beautiful papers is beyond my imagination, so I feel like I got a big score.
Now on to the tutorial.
Supplies: Three or more designer papers, one or two embossing powders, glue stick, VersaMark, Heat Gun (not in photo), embossing buddy, stamp, and if you are going to create inchies you will require an exacto knife and ruler.
Tear your designer paper into small pieces.
With your glue stick, glue the paper onto a card base. Allow sufficient time for the glue to dry. I waited one hour.
Rub your embossing buddy over the whole surface of your designer paper.
Cover your stamp with VersaMark and stamp onto designer papers.
Sprinkle with embossing powder. Continue to emboss image until your designer paper is nicely covered.
Heat emboss. Use one or two colours of embossing powder. I used gold and white.
Optional step: sponge ink onto designer paper. I used yellow and just inked up the yellow paper, but you can add more colours if you desire.
Finished designer paper. Now you are ready to use it as desired.
I cut 1″ x 1″ inchie squares.
I hope this has inspired you to try making your own designer paper. Thanks for stopping by.