Friday, September 18, 2009

What Do I Need Those Sanding Blocks For?

See those gorgeous poinsettia flowers? I used my new Petals A Plenty texture folder (in the new mini catalog) for them. Put a piece of Designer Series Paper in the folder, run it through the Big Shot, and then use your sanding block across the raised design. Because the DSP has a white core, the white will show up after sanding off the color. It also feels very soft, like flocked paper. Merry Christmas was stamped in Craft White and embossed with White EP. The little doodles around the sentiment were drawn on with my white gel pen. The holly frame was stamped in Old Olive and then the berries were colored in with the fine tip of my Real Red SU marker. A bit of White Organza ribbon finishes off this card.

I can hear you asking me, "So, what else can I use my sanding blocks for?" Ever had an ink smudge on your card? The sanding blocks take off about 50% of them. And if you're using SU! cardstock, the color goes through the core, so it won't really matter how much you sand off. You can also rub the block across your glossy cardstock vertically and horizontally and then brayer color across it. This is called the Faux Linen technique and it's a very attractive, subtle background.

Well, I guess that's it for now. Thanks for stopping by the Stamping Station once again. I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

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  1. Oh my gosh! GOOOOOORGEOUS! You go girl!

  2. You clever, clever girl--and so talented, too!

  3. This is gorgeous, Julie!!! I love that embossing folder and it adds so much, especially inked up this way. Awesome holiday card, my friend!!!