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Digital Images on Neenah & Embossing Laser Lustre

Hi Gals & Guys,

Mel here with a fairy wee little box. (It measures just under four inches high.) I had a blast with Little Miss Bitty on the Neenah cardstock. (Neenah is best buddies with Copics) …and I had too much fun embossing the  Silver Laser Lustre cardstock–which is on sale, by the by! It’s 25% off–just until the end of this month (July.)  :O)

Hope this post finds you all very well and that there’s a little bitty something in it to inspire…

Paper Temptress Papers used here:

Digital Images on Neenah Cardstock (with Copic markers):

Step 1} Print a digital image on Neenah Classic Crest cardstock (Solar White)
(This digi cutie is “Little Miss Bitty” from Fred She Said)

Step 2} Heat set ink or seal image with Krylon matte sealer (to prevent smearing when colouring your image)

Step 3} Colour Miss Bitty (I used the Copic markers shown here.)

Step 4} Add glitter to her wings (If you fill in with a Sakura quickie glue pen & sprinkle on glitter, it gives you great coverage.)

Step 5} Add glitter to Miss Bitty’s hair (This is a Sakura Stardust gelly roll pen.)

Step 6} Stitch beads to the hem of her dress (if you like, of course) ;o)

Step 7} Cut miss Bitty out

To Make a Bitty Shadow:

Step 8} Print a second Miss Bitty with a flower in her hair & colour with gray marker (or just print on gray Basis cardstock to start with.)

Step 9} Cut out the shadow

Step 10} Rub Stickles onto it, to add some magic

Silver Laser Lustre Box:

If you print digital paper onto Silver Laser Lustre then it will leave the ink wet long enough to emboss it. This Laser Lustre paper started out gorgeous as-is (with a shimmery stripe to it), but the embossing lets you add layers of texture on top of that.

Of course, you can emboss any image you want (This is a homemade digital paper that I made in Photoshop.)

There are all kinds of free papers out there that you can use to make your own one of a kind embossed lustre paper.  Here’s a link with a sample of some stunning free black & white digital papers from TAC.

Here are examples of one of the TAC digital paper patterns embossed on Silver Laser Lustre & Black Laser Lustre:

They both have the pattern on page 4 of that TAC file printed on it–using the standard printer setting. (I just brightened the image a little before printing-it uses barely any ink then.) The black lustre cardstock was embossed with silver embossing powder. You can heat it to a more glossy smooth finish–if you like–or you can sand it for a matte look. I love how the stripes & the shine of the lustre still shows through, but you can get a vintage look in minutes with the embossing powder.

Worried about embossing powder clean up? You’d be amazed how great a Swiffer cloth works to clean embossing powder & glitters.

I cut this box template on my Cricut Expression, which was exciting since I haven’t used it very much at all & was feeling guilty! I was bored with the possibilities, but it turns out the Cricut just needed some Paper Temptress loving! ;o)

The embellishment bits are made with Teal Felt Grandee. I added a crochet ribbon to a strip of the Teal Felt Grandee & punched a flower from the same cardstock. Gotta like the way the yellow stitching really pops on that vivid turquoise colour, and I’m a sucker for that sophisticated watercolour texture. (I think it’s my fave!)

…and here it is again, all assembled:

Hope there was something useful in here for Ya,
:O)
Mel

Paper Temptress Papers used here:

P.S. The Christmas Paper Package is also on sale for 40% off–So Merry Christmas in July to you! ;o)

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