Saturday, July 16, 2016

Inked, Embossed What????


I recently heard of a new technique on Karen Hasheck's blog here, using, of all things, toilet paper.  
It reminded me of a technique that was around some years ago using layered toilet or tissue paper and watered down glue, and then stamping into it.

After trying the technique, I came to the conclusion that American tp is 'different' to New Zealand tp. Karen said she used 12 layers of single layer tp - I separated 2-ply paper into single layers and followed her instructions, but got a smooth surface on both the samples I tried.

The method is to ink up an embossing folder with distress or dye ink,  layer up the tp,  spray both sides with water and then close into the folder and emboss as usual.  I love the results, despite the fact it is not identical to Karen's results.

Once the embossed panel was dry, I wrapped a ribbon around the top and added the sentiment tag and gold butterfly, then mounted it over pale lemon dp, and then onto the base.  Be warned, mounting the panel can be awkward as you have to be careful not to separate the layers... I speak from experience.

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  1. Brilliant design,goes to show how smooth your loo paper is in NZ ...xx{aNNie}

  2. Interesting technique Maxine. The card looks lovely.

  3. Wow Maxine, this is just gorgeous!! I just love that rose pattern, so intricate and makes a gorgeous card front when you use that fun technique. Toilet paper, who'da thunk it!! lol. Love the little butterfly too, what a subtle yet lovely addition to this elegant piece! sending hugs :)

  4. Maxine, this card is gorgeous! Love the embossing!!!

  5. LOL! The differences...wonder which category mine would fall in. I did see that on Karen's blog lately. Love your smooth card. ;)

  6. I'm always up for trying new techniques and I will be giving this one a go. Chuckled too at the differences in TP worldwide! Gorgeous card today, thank you for the inspiration x

  7. im happy is not only me who uses toilett paper :D LOL
    beautiful card you make, thanks for play along with us at card and scrap.
    DT Graciela

  8. Looks like a fun technique! TFS! Enjoy your sunday!

  9. This is and interesting idea. I remember the TP and watered down glue. I think they called it toilet paper casting? It's fun to play around with new and different techniques.

  10. I have to hop on over to this blog and check it out- looks like a fun challenge Beautiful card : )

  11. What a great card, thank you for joining us at Crafts Galore Challenge for our ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge, hope to see you again. Emma DT x

  12. Beautiful card, have to check out that technique.
    Remembering that toilet paper technique, well it did not work with the Dutch paper!

  13. Very beautiful card! interesting technique!
    xoxo Olga

  14. You did that using a tp?? Hats off to you lady! :)
    Suchi xx

  15. Oh yes I too remember that technique, that we all used some years ago. And never mind, that it didn´t look like Karens, as long as it went out so beautiful as it did, cause this looks great and very beautiful, that´s for sure, so maybe you can make it a new New Zealand technique instead then? ha ha ha. I think we all have different kinds of toiletpaper depending on where in the world, we´re located.
    You sure got a beautiful result with the paper you had available and that´s all that matters, and I sure like the result here.
    Thanks sooo much for joining the challenge here at Card and Scrap.

  16. It's a beautifully smooth background for the flower overlay. This is a technique I've never heard of! TFS & including the link to Karen's blog. I know that USA tp is a different texture to the tp I found in the UK long years ago. Even the one ply (and in our house we like 2 ply!) TFS & blessings.

  17. Beautiful design, love the technique. Thank you for joining our blog challenge at

  18. Nice card!
    Thanks for joning us at Card and Scrap.
    DT Ellenor Monica.

  19. What fun play! Really great card, despite not being what you were aiming for. Thanks for the tips on this, sounds interesting!

  20. This is too beautiful, Maxine. Love the embossing and the inked background and on toilet paper?...Wow! You did such an amazing job! Anyway, just want to say thank you for always stopping by my Blog. You don't know how happy I am to read your lovely comment every time I post something. You're one of a those who are gifted in that area. We are so blessed that you joined our Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. We have a new Challenge going on and we hope you can link with us again. Leaving you with the inspiration of God’s Word in Jeremiah 32:17 which says, “‘Ah, Lord God! It is you who have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for you.”

    God bless,
    JO ANN

  21. Nice card you have created! Thank you for participating in the summerchallenge at Cardandscrap!
    DT Anita Lise

  22. Just had to come comment on this one too! Just beautiful.

  23. Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Simply Papercraft - good luck
    Lyn - DT

  24. Oh, so beautiful.♥
    Thank you for joining us at Card and Scrap.
    Hugs Line.

  25. A wonderful card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our " anything goes with optional add flowers” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    PS: Please note that we are Creat-A-licious Challenges and not Creat-I-licious...


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