Friday, September 24, 2010

Four Ways Friday #23 - Texturz Plates (Harlequin)

Hi!  Welcome to this week's Four Ways Friday!  Today I'm focusing on the Harlequin Texturz Plate (part of the Backgrounds 1 set of Texturz Plates).
For this first 3x3 card, I applied Rose Red ink directly to the texturz plate using my ink pad.  I then sprayed the plate with water and placed a piece of watercolor paper on top.  I ran the plate and paper through the Big Shot (with the silicone rubber pad and impressions pad) and this is the result!  It's difficult to see the embossed and debossed areas in the photo - this card has lots of texture!
This 3x3 card using the texturz plate in a very traditional way.  I just ran Sahara Sand card stock through the Big Shot with the plate.  When you use lighter colored card stock, it is very easy to see the great embossed effect the texturz plate gives you.  (For a deeper impression, you can add a layer of scrap card stock - sometimes referred to as a "shim" on top of the impressions plate when you run your "sandwich" through the Big Shot).
This card also used the texturz plate in a traditional way.  However, instead of using card stock, I ran vellum through the Big Shot with the texturz plate.  I love the look the plate gives the vellum!
You can have a lot of fun creating your own textured designer paper with the texturz plates!  I began by stamping multiple images from the Circle Circus stamp set onto a piece of Pumpkin Pie card stock.  I then ran the card stock through the Big Shot with the Harlequin texturz plate.  Once the piece was embossed, I took my More Mustard ink pad and dragged it across the textured card stock.  If you don't push too hard, the ink pad will only ink the raised portion of the harlequin design and give you this great look!
I hope you've enjoyed this week's Four Ways Friday!  Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful and creative weekend!

1 comment:

Lorraine said...

Great ideas. I love how you created the backgroud paper. What great interest the texture adds.