Friday, February 8, 2013

AIR Tutorial Embossing

I have waiting excitedly for what seems like an eternity to be able to share my first post as an Artist in Residence for Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko.  Tsukineko has always been my ink of preference, I love the quality of it and the colours - well, they are just divine....

There are so many types of ink available to us now, which can be used on our projects in many ways.  One of these is VersaMark, which can be used on it's own, with Chalks and Embossing Powder - to name a few different mediums.  For today's Tutorial I am using a VersaMark Pen - perfect for those projects where we are not mass heat embossing, but wanting to highlight.

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Start by embossing the  Kraft card using the Spellbinders Creative Cogs 3D M-bossabilities.  Sponge using a large Dauber and Tsukineko Vintage Sepia Versafine ink - highlighting some of the areas, as shown in the photo below.

Using a Versamark Pen highlight some of the Cogs and raised areas, working quickly so the Versamark does not dry.  Heat emboss using Tsukineko Gold Embossing Powder.

Using a small Dauber and Memento Morocco Ink, sponge over some of the areas to add further highlighting - the amount of sponging is totally up to you - there is no right and wrong.

This can be used for so many purposes, cut down to create ATC's, using on layouts, Altered Art - the list is endless.  For the purpose of this Tutorial I have cut this into two pieces and created a card using one of them, along with layering, twine and buttons.

This is a very quick and easy technique, but gives an instant 'WOW' factor - I hope you are inspired to bring out your VersaMark, Embossing Powder and coloured inks - each time your project will be unique and timeless!

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!



  1. It looks fantastic in the tutorial Linda. Will have a go with another piece I have left over.

  2. A lovely card by a lovely lady. And congratulations on being Artist in Residence. XX

  3. Hi Linda this is something I have never done,but now I may give it a go,I am only learning how to stamp and emboss ,do embossing powders go off??or it is be not having enough ink on the pad??????

  4. Beautifully done, they are my favorite inks too....

  5. Sensational card Linda and a very clear tutorial. Thanks!

  6. Great tutorial - I'll have to try this, it's out of my comfort zone but that's my 'plan' for 2013!

  7. Very cool effects, Linda! Great card! I need to break out my VersaMark pen! You've inspired me!

    I'm delighted to be on the AIR team with you my friend!! You're always an encouraging, supportive and creative team mate!


  8. Fabulous tutorial! Thanks for sharing your beautiful card.

  9. Oh Linda this is amazing - love what you have done and howyou have done it!!

  10. Great card- fun tutorial- and Congrats on a cool new DT!!!


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