Monday, 21 November 2011

Pan Pastels and embossing folders

Today I thought I'd share a fun idea with 
and an eraser......just a straight forward, bog standard eraser!

 
 First emboss your card............

 colour with Pan Pastels...............

 I used a mix of 3 colours....

 now....take an eraser (a big-ish one with a flat surface is good for this as you can rub it flat over the surface) and rub it across the embossed surface......the Pan Pastel will come off the high areas of the embossed image........if you take away too much just add it back.
At this point you might want to seal the pastels......no need for anything fancy or majorly expensive.....I use the CHEAPEST hairspray I can find in the supermarket......spray it over the card.

 it's quite subtle and easier to see in real life but I hope you can see the effect

 Stamp your image on a seperate piece of card.....this is

 Cut him out......don't worry about all the twiddly fiddly bits....chop them off!

 Stamp the image onto the embossed card.....don't panic cos it will look awful!

 Now glue your cut out image on top and all the twiddly bits will re-appear!

 This second card uses the same technique......first colour the embossed image with the palest colour in Pan Pastel............next colour the trees with a darker green, the pastel will go over the edges.....use an eraser (a pencil eraser is good for this as you can get into the smaller areas easily) to remove that excess colour, add the pale colour back in......continue colouring and removing the excess until you are happy

 punch a hole in a piece of card.......use this to add the red sun to the card........add touches of red to the side of the trees nearest the sun......again use the eraser to remove any stray colour.........can you see the pale ring around the sun?.......that is the pastel removed with the eraser......once you are happy spray to seal.

 as before, stamp image and cut out,....this one is  
 stamp over the embossed card and glue cut out in place

And here are the finished cards.
Sue Roddis

3 comments:

inkypinkycraft said...

Fab background, santa baby looks like he needs to be on my wish list too!!! Poor Santa! Great trace x

Carol Q said...

fab Sue!

Wendy said...

Well.........how easy is that? The twiddly bits reappearing is like magic LOL.....thanks Sue, brilliant projects.

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