Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Ever wanted to play with your embossing stuff but just didn't have the right stamp?  Here's an embossing technique to add a little love to your cards or layouts, without a stamp!  All you need is some chapstick and your kisser!


What you need is some regular cardstock, your embossing tools and supplies and some chapstick.  I tried a couple of different kinds and the cheaper the chapstick, the better!  You want to be able to load it up on your lips and really get good coverage.

STEP ONE:  Juice up your lips with chapstick, pucker up and kiss your paper.  You might want to do a few for practice first to get the right pressure.  You don't want to press too hard -- a firm but gentle kiss works best!

STEP TWO:  Sprinkle embossing powder over top of your kiss.  Use a craft tray to catch the extra and pour it back into your container.

STEP THREE:  Heat!  Use tweezers to hold your paper so you don't burn your fingers.

STEP FOUR:  Make something with your SWAK!  (Stay tuned right here -- I'll be making something for a blog challenge later this week and I'll be using my SWAK!)

What happens if you only have clear embossing powder?  No problem.  Make your SWAK pop with some ink and a sponge.  Simply sponge some ink on and around your clear embossed SWAK.  Polish the embossed area with a kleenex and voila!  A reverse SWAK!

Have fun playing with different embossing powder, ink and paper colours!  These would make great Valentine's Day cards, or just as a seal on an envelope!

1 comment:

  1. Sheri, this is SO COOL! I started reading your post, wondering "where is she going with the whole chapstick idea??" How fun is this... Valentine's Day, anniversary card for hubby - lots of fun possibilities :o) Looking forward to seeing your project!


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