Tim's tag above - click on the picture to go to his blog
and see in detail how he did it.
My tag below - I must warn you though
this is a lesson in how not to do it!
I put it on some nice music score to distract you!
I'm always too hard on myself I know, and I actually like
the finished result - the background's quite nice, but
what let it down was the rubber stamping.
It should have been a nice chalky effect - I love the
blackboard effect on Tim's tag.
Mine shows how it turns out if you don't have any of
the 'frosted crystal embossing powder'.
I used regular Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel.
Once it's stamped and heat embossed, chalk is
rubbed all over the image and the chalk is supposed to stick
onto the texture of frosted crystal embossing powder.
Not in my case as can be seen from the photo above.
This is the first time I've used Distress Embossing Ink
and I think I may have applied too much heat
as it went shiny - oh well, I'll know for next time.
I didn't have any Distress Glitter for the heart
(mine's cut from mountboard)
so instead used some tiny little balls which are
actually for nail art which I'll never use on my nails.
Just in case you're wondering what the lettering says -
"Change is to give up what we are
to become what we could be"
from Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz collection
'Pattern Pieces CMS012"
If I get some of the proper embossing powder, I
may have another go - I'll have no excuses then
if it still doesn't turn out right!
Thanks for looking :)