Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I love happy accidents...

I put together this layout and wanted my letters to have a little more texture than just a die cut out of cardstock, so I set off to find a technique to add the sought after texture.

1. Cut letters from cardstock. Then run through a Xyron to turn them into stickers.
2. After burnishing around the letters, peel off the clear backing and apply black ink to the letters.
3. Sprinkle embossing powder (you can also you embossing flock) over the letters, shook off the excess, and heated the letters. Do this step twice, allowing powder to cool between coats.
3. Peel the letters off the backing. There should be some embossing "chunks" that come up off the backing with the letters. Pluck the "chunks" away, leaving a little along the edges.
4. Adhere to your layout.

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