Thursday, November 17, 2011

Now here's a surprise...

Morning folks....you know what they say....people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones...oh yes once again I opened my mouth and proceeded to stick my size 5's right in it. My observations about the clock change and Mr Furry Boy's sleeping habits of late came right back to bite me on the bum this morning....what time of day is this to be putting in an appearance I hear you ask.   Would you believe I have just tumbled out of bed...holey moley 2 hours later than usual and it's all the fault of this gorgeous fella...the delectable Mr Buble...his new book was last night's bedtime reading...a definite guilty pleasure oogling all those yummy photographs well into the small hours.
The daily routine of the cubbyhole has just flown out of the window...we'll be chasing our tails all day playing catch up...by the time I shower...grab a cuppa...trot around the forest with The Furry Boy...breakfast will now be elevenses...then it's time for our daily Strictly Work-Out with Mr Dyson and before you know it'll be time for the lunchtime stroll....crikey lunch will be afternoon tea and goodness knows what time dinner will be...do you get my drift...today's shaping up to be a "one step forward...3 steps back" kind of a day...OH JOY...
In the meantime...I have a teeny weeny tutorial to share in response to all the e-mails about the Faux Letterpress Technique I did on one of my demo cards...an easy peasy way of giving your card a fabulous textured effect...
All you need is...
an Ink Pad
Embossing Folder
and whatever machine you use for embossing...
Cuttlebug/Big Shot/Vagabond

I prefer to use Tim Holtz Texture Fades because they give a super duper deep emboss but it will work with any make of embossing folder and my ink of choice is a dye based ink pad...
because the surface of dye-based ink pads are hard and perfect for rubbing across the embossing folder.  The important thing to remember is you are inking the debossed side of the folder...the side that is indented...not the sticky up side.  I don't use a brayer because it's easier just to use the ink pad and hey you have to take your brayer apart afterwards to clean it...too much faffing around for my liking but I would suggest a brayer if you are using a Pigment Ink Pad as they tend to be more squishy resulting in a tendency to over-ink your folder.
Once you are happy that you have fully inked the folder...carefully place your cardstock on top and then run it through your machine...
Voila...now I told you it was easy didn't I...
Hopefully I'll catch up with you all tomorrow at my usual silly o'clock.
Hugs Kath xxx

21 comments:

Fluffles said...

Brilliant tutorial Kath - must give that a go, looks fantastic. Jx

Suzi B said...

Many thanks for sharing your technique.... I did wonder :D
Good luck with the catch up.
Suzi B x

Pamela said...

I'm the opposite today Kath - I was awake at 6am whilst hubby (who's usually up at this time) is still snuggled in bed with his Kindle! Hope you catch up at some point.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Great tips on the embossing folder inking Kath. Thanks.

Hope you manage to catch up with yourself! xxx

nnalorac said...

Know the feeling well Kath! Never mind I'm sure he was worth the lie in ha ha. The technique works beautifully for me after one of your demos way back, so thanks for that. Hope your soon on track again. Carolxx

kathleen said...

Morning Kath.Hope you enjoyed your lie in you probably wont feel right all day.
thanks for the tutorial.
Kathleen x

weewiccababe said...

morning Kath - even though I have a few snowflake embossing folders, I think I need to have the TH one too :)
Debz
x

Kat said...

Thanks for sharing this technique Kath. I told Susan I thought you had probably inked the embossing folder. Knowing me though I'd probably have inked the wrong side lol!

Best go and do something useful now.

Kat xx

Auntie Em said...

Have you heard his Christmas album...a classic!

Thanks for sharing the fun technique for embossing. Love having inky fingers! :)

Terrie B x said...

You must of needed to sleep longer Kath...
fab tut !!!Relax!Enjoy your day :) xxx

Macpurp said...

oooh I do like a bit oh the Buble!
great wee tutorial.
hope tomorrow is back on track for you

love teen xx

Lee said...

Oops i think i forgot to publish ROFL.

Now what did i say,oh yes.

You do make me laugh,hope you are not too dizzy from chasing your tail.Brilliant tutorial thank you,will def give it a go.Hugs xx Cuddles for Buddy xx.

Carol D said...

I'm not surprised you were up late this morning after spending the night with Mr. Buble. He is very delectable and super sexy voice too.
Hope you have caught up now.

Love the tutorial too, must give it a try.

Big Hugs Carol xx

Helen T said...

Many thanks for the Tutorial, It is something that I keep meaning to try... bet never quite get around to doing.

Paula (PEP) said...

Well, I jpined you for elevenses, gave mr vacuum a miss & had a long discussion with my husband about Englihs, American & Scottish words.
Hope you did catch up by the time you went to bed.
Paula (PEP)

Rufus said...

Thanks for the laugh. Hope that you caught up with yourself sometime during the day.
R/

mimijudy1975 said...

Thanks so much Kath,especially that it will work best with dye inks. Your snowflakes look so pretty.

KraftyKaren said...

thanks for the tutorial Kath - will have to give that one a try.

Karen x

Kerryn said...

Hi Kath. Oooo we share a love of Buble. Isn't he gorgeous!!
Thank you for that tutorial as well. I had never thought to ink up embossing dies.
Love to Buddy xxx

Laura said...

These are lovely embossed images I will give the inking a try and see how I get on. Enjoy your day I am sure you will catch up. Laura

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) said...

Hi wow what a cool idea for some fabulous texture ! Thanks I am going to try this out ! Kitty :D

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