Rainy weekends are perfect for crafting and trying new techniques. 

To create this panel with gears I was following Faux Patina Tutorial by Angie Leach. I embossed white cardstock with inked embossing folder, then added some more colors and clear ink with sponges, sprinkled it with embossing powder and heat set the powder. I was heating from beneath of my card not to blow everything away.

To create this sentiment I inked a piece of aluminum foil with alcohol inks, let it dry and die-cut ‘hugs’ in Cuttlebug. Ink can peel a bit and leave some residue on the die, but it washes away easily.


  • Darice embossing folder – Steam Punk
  • My Favorite Things Die-namics – Sending hugs
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper
  • Tsukineko Memento Dew Drop ink pads – Desert Sand, Summer Sky, Pear Tart, Cottage Ivy, Rich Cocoa
  • Tsukineko Brilliance Dew Drop ink pads – Galaxy Gold, Cosmic Copper
  • Versa Mark watermark stamp pad
  • Stampendous! embossing powder – Gold
  • Ranger Adirondack Alcohol Ink – Bottle, Sailboat Blue, Copper Mixative, Pearl Mixative
  • Aluminum foil
  • American Crafts textured cardstock – White


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16 thoughts on “Hugs

  1. Anita says:

    Wow, I love what you’ve done with that embossing folder. It really does look like real metal, what a great effect.
    Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers, Anita x

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