January 31, 2012

"Scratch It" cards!

Hi, I am Carolyn from "Carolyn's Creative Corner" http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com/
I am honored to present today's project!
I bought this set of Etching papers several years ago.  I wasn't sure what I would do with them but they looked like fun!
I discovered that "Engraving Art" is not just for kids!  It is a recognized art form!
Mulit-colored paper is covered with a black coating that can be removed with sharp edges. Various tools are used to remove the coating to create pictures!

I began to develop an idea for using "Engraving Art" on my cards.
Using stamps, VersaMark "Watermark" and gold embossing powder,  I stamped an image on the black surface. 
Then heat embossed the gold powder to make it permanent.
Now, the fun begins.  Using the tools, I removed the black coating within the lines on the stamped image.  It is fun to see what colors are under the black coating!
Tip...the color goes all the way to the surface of the paper.  The lighter you scrape, the more intense the color.  The harder you scrape, the lighter the color!
The black coating will come off.  I put my image in plastic before attaching it to the card base.  This will prevent accidental removal of the black coating.
This is the card front in plastic before gluing to the card base.  This is a Martha Stewart stamp.  The printed paper is from DCWV "Trade Winds"
Completed card.
Another card using a Tim Holtz Stamp and DCWV paper "Garden Party". 
Tip...When using this technique, it is best to use stamps that have lots of open spaces.  Notice, it is difficult to see the image in this card.

I have one more project that I created using "Engraving Art".  Please come visit my blog to see another way of using embossing powder and "Engraving Art"
Carolyn's Creative Corner

Thank you for visiting today!  Comments are loved and appreciated!


Lisa Norris said...

What a fun technique! Thanks so much for sharing it! :)


Amy said...

This is so cool!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Wow, how awesome is this! Love this unique method... so interesting and beautiful too. Thanks for sharing wit us today.

Jan said...

What a fun technique! I think I may have some of that paper lying around!

Thanks for sharing.


Scrapper69 said...

WOW! This is an AWESOME project! You took this idea and turned it into something AMAZING! Wonderful project Carolyn! :o)

Anonymous said...

I love this project! I am excited to try it out!

Cricut Couple said...

Just incredible! Love it!

Bunnyfreak said...

Wonderful idea.

SherriC. said...

Carolyn, this is sooooo cool!!!!!
I have never seen this paper before.....

Sherrie K. said...

WOW, what a cool idea! love the technique!TFS!
Sherrie K

CathyinMN said...

Love the cards you made, especially the bird one. Thanks for showing us what we can do with this type of paper.

GabyCreates.com said...

What a gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing this...don't remember ever hearing about it!

Angi Barrs said...

This is soooo fun!!!!! What a clever technique. :)

Java Jen's Creations said...

Absolutely stunning!! You are so creative! Thanks for sharing such a fun and unique project!!