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July 23, 2013

Design Team: Denise O'Connor Week 3 Cycle 7

Victorian Beauty

We love that Denise O'Connor loves to get messy with inks and the eBosser! And we love seeing the end results and trying new techniques!  See how to achieve the "wall paper look" Below!

Last week I showed you a technique where I inked up an embossing folder and used that to create a layered grungy look.  This week I decided to show you the same method but achieving a much cleaner look.  Knowing that anytime you rub ink onto something, you can not get perfect precision, I decided to go for a vintage wallpaper look.

I inked up the inside of Craftwell’s Regency embossing folder with Versamark ink.  I have loved this folder from the get go and it always made me think of elegance and sophistication so that was perfect for my vintage wallpaper. Before I could run a piece of Papertrey Ink Autumn Rose cardstock through the folder in my trusty eBosser, I rubbed’s Perfect Crafting Pouch all over the paper.  After running through the ebosser, I embossed it with some fine clean embossing powder.  Since I inked the folder so that the recessed portions would be inked, knowing that there would be some smudges of the ink on the embossed parts it leaves the impression that the entire wall was glossy and shiny originally, but over the course of time  those raised parts got worn and the shine wore off.  I again used’s Best Cleaner Ever to clean the embossing folder.

Turning to my stash of stamps, I knew that I had to use the Simply Jane stamp set with coordinating dies from Papertrey Ink.  I took the frame die and cut a piece of coaster chipboard as well as a piece of Smokey Shadow cardstock.  Then with the oval cut out from the chipboard die cut, I cut the bust. Using a light gray ink, I stamped the bust image onto the die cut and then stamped the necklace on top.  That bust got adhered to the the oval cut from my Smokey Shadow die cut.  I adhered that oval into the center of my wallpaper and then turned my attention to the frame.

I had cut the frame from the chipboard because I wanted the dimension, but I was not thrilled with the color so I grabbed my spray inks.  First I spritzed my chipboard frame with some water and then spritzed with some black spray ink.  This gave me a smoky gray color and then to dress it up a little more I spritzed some Perfect Pearls spray on top for that shimmer.  Using my Embellie Gellie from, I added some pearl accents to the frame and then with some foam adhesive lined that up with the oval on the wallpaper.  I decided to leave this card sentiment free so that it could be 
used for just about any occasion.

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Denise O'Connor

Thank you Denise! We are having so much fun at the Summer CHA Show in Las Vegas! Be sure to follow us on Twitter for live updates!

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