Stationery - Chiswick

Embossing with ink pads.

Posted on 30 Mar 2015

hello everyone  -hope you are having a wonderful creative week.
For this week I created a quick card with some of my favourite Chiswick products. Cards are one of my favourites because I can use all my paper scraps,
cardstock scraps and experiment with some quick detailed techniques.
embossed cardI used Chiswick inks and an embossing folder to create an embossed paper strip on a scrap piece of patterned paper.
Once embossed I added some Verdigris burnishing paste over the top embossed parts to highlight the texture.
The Verdigris is a beautiful grey/silver colour and adds some much to a finished piece.
embossed detail 1
step 1
Open up a strip embossing folder and ink the top raised area of the embossing folder using Chiswick ink.
step 1
step 2
Insert a strip of patterned paper and close the embossing folder.
Run the embossing folder through your Cuttlebug machine to emboss. The folder adds the colour and the embossing
pattern at the same time.
step 2
step 3
Remove the paper from the embossing folder. You can clearly see the difference from before and after with the colour and texture added.
step 3
step 4
Add a thin layer of burnishing paste. I use my finger to apply the paste and then buff it with a soft cloth to remove the excess and smooth things over.
step 4
I love the effect the paste adds to the colour and embossed areas.
Chiswick’s range of burnishing pastes come in different colours like gold, silver, brass etc – offering you loads of opportunities to create effects on your projects.
Browse the Chiswick website to view the entire range of products.
Products used for this card
Textured C/Stock 216g 12″ X 12″ Graphite 10 Shts/Pck sb5090
Pearlescent Ink Pad – Sky Blue rs3340
Craft Guillotine – 6.25″ pct809
Burnishing Paste 25ml – Verdigris pa2240
Until next time – happy crafting!

Written by Jowilna Nolte

Creating can be a wonderful journey and therapy making sense of things where life cannot, and I have tuned my life into this philosophy.