Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Show Me Your Technique at My Creative Time

Hello and welcome to another Show Me Your Technique mini blog hop with some of the My Creative Time designers. Today I'm your first stop on the mini hop.

I have a couple of simple embossing techniques that I want to share with you.

The first one involves CLEAR embossing powder. I absolutely love this stuff and use it quite often. Well today, I'm using it in a little nontraditional way and I love how it turned out. This was not my original idea I found it while doing a Google search for tips and techniques. I can't remember where exactly it came from but I love this idea, someone is a genius...


Can you guess where I'm going with this? Yes, embossing your baby or child's hand or foot prints. Have you ever tried getting your baby's prints with regular ink (I HAVE), wow what a mess. I LOVED how simple this was.

So I inked up my baby's hand with beautiful, clear colored, watermark ink and carefully pressed his hand down onto the blue colored card stock. Then I quickly cleaned off his hand with no real mess, YAY.

Next sprinkle with embossing powder (I chose clear). And tap off the excess.


Next get out your heat gun and melt the clear embossing powder and VOILA!


This is probably the best hand print I've got of any of my kiddos. I'm definitely going to be using this A LOT and I hope it was a helpful technique for some of you too.

I also wanted to quickly show you one of my favorite dry embossing techniques:


I love to ink up dry embossing with a little bit of white chalk ink. After I've done my dry embossing I just take the cover off of the white chalk ink pad and softly rub it across the tag in all directions. I think it really makes the dry embossing pop. This is my favorite ink pad to use for this.


So here is my finished tag. I think I will probably add it to a scrapbook page for my baby later on but for now I'm just going to enjoy that perfect little hand print. 
The tag is from Emma's Tag Dies and the pretty blue hemp twine is from Liz's Paper Loft Boutique.

Thanks for stopping by your next stop is Jeanne.

And here is the full line up for today:

Glora (ME)




35 comments:

  1. Wow what a smart idea! I can't believe how clear the hand print came out! Great job!
    Jennifer.rose112@gmail.com

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  2. I have been stamping my daughter's feet and hands every month! Now I am going to try this. love it!

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  3. Genius is right!! Such a great idea and looks so prretty as well!! I use the white ink alot on dry embossing I love the look!!
    Kristan

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  4. What a GREAT technique Glora!! LOVE that baby hand!!!
    TFS!!!!

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  5. Awwwww How a-GLORA-ble I love it what a great technique you hit a home run with this one and I sure didn't even know about the white chalk can't wait to try both of your ideas. TFS!!!!

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  6. That is such a neat idea...love the baby print! Lee-Ann :)

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  7. Glora ~ OMG!! This is just WAY too CUTE and CLEVER!!! Using the little one hands ~ OMG!!! I LOVE it!!! How CUTE will this be ~ since he is so tiny and can't write his name ~ you could use these so people know who the gift came from. Even better you could use these for LO's on the different stages of a child's!! Oh I wish I would have known this when Ryan was little!! Okay as for the chalk embossing! BRILLIANT too! You know I have that and never used it for this!! I am so going to try this!!!! EXCELLENT ideas/ tips Miss Glora!! I also must say look at that CUUUTE little hand! Oh my I would totally kiss that little hand!!!

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  8. Ok...you've done it now!!! I MUST do this with my grand babies...and soon, as they are both turning one very soon. It will be a great little gift for their Mommies. Thanks Glora...this was awesome!

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  9. Okay, that is genius! What a great way to do hand prints!!!

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  10. What a great way to get a baby's handprint. I must try that with my new grandson. Thanks for shairing this tip with us.

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  11. This is so special...I actually teared up a little. What a beautiful and wonderful keepsake! I love the white embossing too. I've done thta with black, but never white....gonna have to try that! GREAT job :)

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  12. What a gret technique and your little assistant was so cooperative. I would love that for a gift!! Great job.

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  13. The hand print turned out great. Love the the dry embossing...definitely going to try that. Thanks for the new techniques. --C

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  14. Great idea! I will tuck away this idea for when the grandbabies come as my boys are way too old to do this with. :)

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  15. What a precious little keepsake!! Love it! Fantastic idea!
    Tracy

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  16. I love how good the handprint turned out! I have to give this a try! Both of your projects are so adorable! Love the tip on the ink pad too! Lindagk23

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  17. Great techniques. The hand print turned out perfect and one of the best parts is easy clean up. The light inking over the dray embossing is great too...I like how it makes it stand out more. Great job!
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  18. Super techniques!! Love that little hand print, soooo cute!!

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  19. That is a really good print. I tried that w/ my nieces hand, it's hard. lol :) Great job!

    Pam

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  20. What a great embossing tip. My boys are grown bit maybe grandchildren will come along and I will keep this in mind.
    Ogdendoll@gmail.com

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  21. What a fabulous idea! I would have never thought to use clear embossing ink!!

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  22. OMG Glora this is super adorable!!! And that cute little hand!!!! How sweet!!! I love this idea!!! I would have never thought of this! Thank you for sharing this with us! hugs my friend!

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  23. are you kidding me, this is awesome Glora!!!! hands are so hard to do, and you made it look so easy!!!!

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  24. So darling, what a great technique, wish they had this when my son was a baby, they probably did but I just hadn't heard of it then. LOL, he's 19 now but hey, never too late to try it. :)

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  25. wow Gloria!!

    What an awesome technique!! Very unique..love it!!

    Mickey

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  26. Love both your technique's...thanks for sharing!

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  27. Wow! Such a simple and obvious tip for the hand print, but one I'd NEVER have thought of! I wish I'd known when my 3 oldest were little. I guess my 6-year old will be making lots of hand prints for me...maybe the dog, too!
    I use the dry embossing technique all the time-one of my favorites. Thank you for your tips!

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  28. Super techniques Glora!great idea and LOVE your sweet little tag:)

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