Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Custom Texturz

Hello all! Today I want to show you a card that I made for the Stampin Addicts dinner and swap at the Stampin Up Leadership conference that I attended in January. I've had several people request directions, so I guess it's about time I posted this tutorial. :-)

Anyway, it's actually quite easy to create your own custom texturz! How cool is that? This was an idea that I came up with a little while ago and I'm sure I'll be using it a lot. :-)

To start, just take a scrap piece of card stock and emboss the desired image. Here I repeatedly stamped the nuts and bolts images from the stamp set Lots of Bots and then embossed with Silver Stampin Emboss Powder.

Next create the sandwich that will go through the Big Shot. . . . Tab 1, standard cutting pad (works best if you have a new one without cut marks), card stock with embossed image, foil, Silicone Rubber, and then the Texturz Impressions Pad. Basically you follow the recipe for the Texturz plate--just substitute a standard cutting pad for the texturz plate.

So line that up properly, not like in my picture :-), and then run it through the Big Shot. Too much fun!

Hint: When you add it to your project, use the Tombow Multi Adhesive--that way you won't tear the foil apart or smash the image.

Below is a notebook and pencil set that I made for my son using the same technique.

Stamps: Lots of Bots
Ink: Basic Black Craft Ink, Real Red marker, Not Quite Navy marker, Going Gray (with Blender Pen), Versmark
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, foil
Accessories: Clear and Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Mat Pack, Paper-Piercing tool, Corner Rounder punch, Big Shot, Clips Assortment, dimensionals, notebook, pencils, silver brad, Billboard alphabet and Movers and Shapers (Big Shot)


Lorri said...

Hi Allison!! GREAT TUTORIAL, my gals loved your card! I showed my customers it, I am so proud to own one! :) Thanks so much and it was fun seeing you at Leadership!

Valerie K said...

This is an AWESOME idea!!! There are a bunch of stamp images that I thought would be really cool if I could use it as a textured background. Have I said this is AWESOME!?!!! Thanks for the tutorial Allison. Glad to see you back on your blog :)

Beedubya said...

That is freaking AWESOME!!! Love it! TFS!


Cindy said...

That is sheer GENIUS! Thank you so much for sharing that. I'm going to share it at my upline's meeting this Friday!

Melissa said...

Oh that is so cool! Thanks for the tutorial too!

Heidi Baks said...

Cute! TFS

Terri H. said...

Allison, thank you so much for visiting my new blog and for your sweet comment. I was so excited to get your post. I had to come check out your blog. Boy do I ever have a long way to go to get mine anywhere near yours. I loved your tutorial today. I'm going to have to give that one a try. TFS

Marie said...

This is SUCH an adorable card, and thank you for showing how you did that!! At first I thought you actually EMBOSSED the nuts and bolts on with silver ep. That is such a neat idea to make your own "Texturz" plate!!!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE this technique and can't wait to give it a try! So much fun!
THANKS for sharing your unique twist on embossing with the Big Shot!
Linda Willman

PaperFairyKris said...

This is absolutely amazing. Who knew? I would have never thought of that in a million years. Thanks so much!

Cindy Major said...

You're a clever, clever girl! I'm so impressed! :D

Thanks so much for sharing!