Hello, friends! The folks at Clearsnap and Walnut Hollow are hopping today. Hope you will visit the blogs on this hop for a chance to win some crafting goodies. I have 2 card projects to share with you. Both of them use the Creative Versa-Tool from Walnut Hollow, which can be used on a wide variety of surfaces, including leather, soft and hard plastic, synthetic and natural fabrics, wax, cork, iron-on embellishments, wood, ceramics, foam core board, pumpkins, soldering, and my specialty – paper! Its adjustable temperature control knob makes it quite “versa-tile,” which is fantastic when you are low on craft storage space.
While there are many nibs in the toolkit, I chose to play with this basic one. For those of you who wouldn’t be drawing with this tool, a great way to create a burned, wooden effect is to dry emboss your paper, and then slowly drag the side of this heated tip across your raised surfaces. This photo above is actually the debossed side of a cardstock piece. Burning this piece took a bit longer than the embossed piece below, which has a relatively smaller area of raised surfaces. Both patterns come from a new Scrolls & Lace Embossing Folder Set from Sizzix.
I doused one of my die-cut focal images using the “Dousing Technique” that I shared in a recent video.
I edged my other die-cut with Colorbox Chalk Ink in a soft, warm “Butter” color. This color will be great for cozy autumn craft projects! These blossoms and leaves were die-cut using a lovely Thinlit Set from Sizzix called “Estelle.”
I’m stoked to now own a tool that will actually burn my papers, and so very precisely, and I’m looking forward to playing with all the nibs in the kit!
Walnut Hollow Creative Versa Tool with Versa-Temp Temperature Control
Top Boss Watermark Full Size Inkpads
Clearsnap Colorbox Embossing Powders, Clear
ColorBox Chalk Ink, Butter
Self Adhesive Gems
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