Tuesday, May 19, 2009


I love this technique of using clear embossing powder on a bold stamp and rubbing chalks and/or ink on top. It gives a distressed look to the image. (see below for close up of card). I used a stamping sponge on the punched Boho Blossoms flowers as well as the cardstock edges. The corner rounder used on the pink layer adds to the soft look! I created my own paper charm using silver EP, 1/2" circle punch and silver cording added to the striped pink grosgrain bow. The wheel is Illuminated and the stamp set for the hearts is A Happy Heart, both from Stampin' Up!® . I used a Sizzix diecut machine with the Flower Layers #3 die to create flowers on gift bag. Cardstock colors used were Whisper White, Pirouette Pink and Chocolate Chip. You can also substitute Pretty in Pink. I also used Chocolate chip ink and ink cartridge on these. Other SU supplies: Bella Rose Designer Paper, silver mini brad, linen thread, button bouquet and retired Occasions collection stamp to create the tag on the gift bag. Adhesives used were from Glue Arts. To add to the distressing, I stamped ink onto torn 
edge strip using Creamy Carmel, Pirouette Pink and Chocolate chip.


Diana said...

just gorgeous Cheri!

Susan Stringfellow said...

I am really glad you finally posted this because I just love the look of this technique. I hope you don't mind that I shared it over at the Serendipity Scrapbooks forum in the Stampers Pad section. http://www.serendipityscrapbooks.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?p=183017#183017

ellen s. said...

susan sent me here and i am so glad she did! that is gorgeous, and i love other ways to use my chalks.