Thank you for taking time to visit, and I hope I am even a tiny bit helpful as I have been helped and blessed by so many others. I have been doing Calligraphy since teens, and card making for many years as well. In 1990 I delighted in the joys of stamping with ink and embossing after a trip to Cairns, Qld. In 2009 I discovered the brayer, 2010 the Cuttlebug, also have now taking to reading up on crafting blogs and lo! Here I am, on one of my own.

I live on the coast of eastern Australia. I am a Christian. I trusted in the LORD down here at the beach, amazingly it is not far from where I now live. It was over 50 years ago, after a Beach Mission Service at the age of 12 years

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Inking up Embossing folder + WOYWW

Hullo there everyone! Well, as quick as a blink it is now time again for  WOYWW (What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday hosted at our Head Desker, Julia of the Stamping Ground. Take a peek and learn just what folks are crafting making creating all 
over the world!
Well here is my desk as of now! A mess indeed, but creative one! an umbrella card from a precious friend is in the centre -  stamps near monkeys ready to put away as cleaned, few faithful tools, on left front is a card in process of being made. I surely hope I get to it today and one other out of view almost done .. two cards on go, plus one need to start...
Last week's desk brought some interest on inking up embossing folders, so have  taken some photos to share steps. Desk two days ago:
 Silver fern folder by Craft Concepts - use Brilliance pigment ink spots as have great sheen and easy.
Another inky effect all cut up ready to assemble on half made card... from Oriental set by Cuttlebug.
Step one: ink up base colour flattest side of embossing folder  - this can vary. 
Blue one above is opposite side to this one.
 Step 2: Emboss in cuttlebug. Clean folder sooner rather than later as much easier before drying :D wonder why I know?
Step 3: Added inks above to achieve effect desired.
The card on my desk came yesterday from France, isn't it so lovely? admired it on Anne's blog over here and lo! it appeared in my letter box - so kind!
Now to the view from Oz today... yes it is just this beautiful five minutes walk from here over at the special spot I like to wander when time permits.. how's this for a glorious part of Gods creation?!
Thanks so much everyone for popping over for peek and chat - you make my day. May God bless your day wherever you may be.
Shaz in Oz.x
PS cards from last week on posts below.. bit of catch up, if you want to peek!


Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Shaz, a few cards on the go and some samples of inked embossing folders...they are so fun and the effects quite interesting..have done this but not used my brilliance pads..they look really effective. Have a great week,our seaview today is looking a bit turbulent and dull, cool today and showers. Cheers RobynO#29

Darnell said...

Beautiful card, Shaz! Thank you for sharing the step-by-step for making pretty inked embossing designs!! Happy WOYWW! Hugs, Darnell #28

Judys Lace Creations said...

That's a great effect of the inks on embossed papers/card. I love those Brilliance pads.So many lovely colours.
Judy #8
ps thanks for the visit and nice comments

Helen said...

Love Brilliance ink, have loads that I haven't used for ages! Love the cards in the previous post. Helen 11

Belinda Basson said...

I love doing this with my folders too. Love your photo at the end. Great weather. Happy WOYWW. #39

Ann B said...

Good morning Sharon, and a lovely bright one here today, just right for our daily dog walk. You have been busy with the embossing folders and beautiful results, and as far as messy desks go.......I think I win that one this week.
Ann B

Sandy said...

So many cards on the go they all look wonderful..
Thanks for the info on the embossing folders..
Sandy :) #44

Anne said...

Hello Shaz. The card from Anne is lovely. I've not tried that technique with embossing folders - need to have a play knee permitting. ( It is a bit easier than it was) Love the photo of beach. I am longing to see the sea. We were due to go for a week in May but have cancelled at moment while sort my knee out :-( Anne x #50

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oooh, I like all those backgrounds, Shaz, but my favourite is the greeny coppery fern one, that is sooooo gorgeous...clever you!
And look at that beach, wow. it's beautiful...sigh.... :-)
Hugs, LLJ 47 xx

JoZart Designs said...

lovely post Shaz and good to see your creativity in full flow. Beautiful pc of the beach. I'd love to stroll along there....
Jo x


G'day Shaz. Happy WOYWW day to you. I'm a returning WOYWW after almost a years break. Thanks for dropping by my blog to say hi. As usual I love your cards...the embossing folder ones look lovely. What a gorgeous card you got with the umbrella on. Yep we shall take care up here with cyclone Ita on the way indeed
Annette In Oz #23

Neet said...

Lovely photo of the beach, you are so lucky living in such a beautiful place.
Thanks for the steps with the folders and thanks for sharing the card from Ann.
Take care, stay well, lots of love
Neet xx

Glenda said...

If I had that view of the ocean, I'm afraid I'd never get anything done. You are one lucky crafter!
Glenda #66

Glenda said...

If I had that view of the ocean, I'm afraid I'd never get anything done. You are one lucky crafter!
Glenda #66

glitterandglue said...

Hi Shaz. Lovely cards as usual. You are very gifted. I've played a little with inking up embossing folders - fun stuff! - must try more of it. Did you use more than the one colour actually on the folder - or did you add the extra colours afterwards?
Thanks for already visiting - thanks for your prayers for John - He saw his specialist yesterday. He has changed some meds, taken loads of bloods, wants different samples over the next week.... so we await the results. He is up and about today, which is good, and feels a little better.
Glad you like the fun with the colours - it's a Sheena technique and I have used it a lot - it is so very effective. should find it for you.
Have a great week.
Margaret #25

Anonymous said...

I've inked up embossing folders before and used them as mono printing devices but I've never thought to then "over ink" the designs once printed. You certainly do live in a beautiful place, and I loved the baby Platypus from the earlier post. Puggles in America are a breed of dog! A cross between a Pug and something else, forget what!!

Brenda 75

Julia Dunnit said...

Ah good sharing tutorial Shaz...very kind of you, and of course the Brilliance ink pad choice is genius! Just want to double've got enough pairs of scissors girly?!,

Mrs.D said...

Shaz, as usual a desk full of lovely work, I just love those ferns. Makes me want to go and play immediately.
Thanks for sharing.
Chris #41

Shoshi said...

A great technique, Shaz. I've seen the first part done, and was always put off by the fact that the raised part doesn't get inked, but with your second stage, it's pure magic! Lovely! I love the Oriental card, too - I'd love to make some like that.

Many thanks for your lovely comment, and I'm glad you like my knitting. Yes, it takes a lot of patience, and I do get frustrated when I have to undo it because I've gone wrong! This project has been on the go for over two years so it's high time it was finished. So far I'm pleased with the results, anyway.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #12

Kyla said...

I love the sock monkeys! Thanks for sharing the inked and embossed papers....they are very pretty. Kyla#32

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing the inking of embossing folders--I have so many embossing folders and have never even tried this! Thanks for stopping by! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #1

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Shaz, love the effects you have achieved with the embossing folders, I must try this. I don't use them as much as I should.Really irritating when your black isn't as black as you would like,agreed. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #44 xx

Robyn said...

Lots to see here! Love the embossings.
thanks for stopping by, your kind words and the snoop around your place.
robyn 5

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

Beautiful embossed images there this week, Shaz. I have just treated myself to a new embossing machine - the EBosser, which is electric, but seems to have a better reputation that the original Tim one, which seemed to combust too often. It is good and saves my poor shoulder. I am so jealous of that lovely sunny sea view, after my grey windy shots. Thank you for your visits and your lovely comments. xx Maggie #28

trisha too said...

Beautiful textures, but you won't mind me saying, not nearly as beautiful as that gorgeous view!

Thank you for stopping by this woyww, I've been out of it for a while.

#13 this week with
fairies, a please, and
a thank you!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Inking up the embossing folders certainly gives a wonderful look. I've only tried it once and the paper slipped inside the folder so it didn't look good at all. I suppose practice makes perfect. That is a lovely oriental card and how nice that you admired in on a blog and now you can admire it in person. Judy #89

Betsy said...

Hello Shaz! Your cards are as beautiful as always. I sure with cardmaking was a gift I had, but I guess I shouldn't complain about it since I have other hobbies I enjoy. :-) Your view five minutes from home is gorgeous. I don't think I could ever tear myself away from there if I lived that close.

Andrea said...

Hi Shaz not taking part myself this week had no time to post this week but wanted to visit my favourite sites thank you for the handy tutorial and great photos on inking embossing folders i have several but must confess underused ...lovely results it creates and how kind of Anne to send the card you admired it is pretty have a great week Andrea x

Chrysalis said...

How WONDERFUL to have that incredible beach just a stone's throw from your home - if it were me, you'd never find me in!! And I love the embossed effect on the cards, not to mention the umbrella card. Have a great week, Chris # 35

Kathleen said...

Those coloured embossing folders look fantastic, great card,
Fabulous view.

Kath x

fairy thoughts said...

hi Shaz
that's amazing the way you can get some different effects by changing the side you ink.... love the leaves very effective as for the beach if only!
have a good week
janet #19

April said...

What great backgrounds! And the umbrella card it so pretty. :-)
Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.
April #20

Ginny Maxam said...

Hi Shaz, what an awesome tutorial!! I will have to give this a try tomorrow, I love the results! Your Desk is very interesting as always!! I also love your Oz'y Pictures!!!

Ginny Maxam said...

I Love Anne's card too!!!!

Karen said...

I love your experiments with inks and the embossing folders - I must be brave and try this soon! Thank you for sharing how too Karen x

Nicecrane Designs said...

Horayyyyyyyyyyy for your embossing foloders Shaz,,,, love them , love them,,,,,

Cardarian said...

Hi Shaz!

Thank you soo much for your kind comment and prayers - they mean a lot to me and my family! I seem to be getting back to normal - very busy making Easter cards! You have made some lovely cards - I had a snoop around your blog and really enjoyed what I saw - The inked up embossing folders are amazing!
Oh yes I wanted to tell you that I have been in touch with Donna from Doings of Doone and she is ok just very busy workwise - starting a new job after she comes back from holidays and says she will resume blogging! Just thought you might want to know!
Sending you lots of hugs and love

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