First I opened up the package and laid it down to take a look and work up an idea or two. Remember, I never have a plan! Then I looked and thought that the opening surely makes a great masking template. You can use also use the cutouts to emboss and I will give you a quick look at that further down.
I looked at my stamps and decided to go with Tim's men and the newer Riveted Metal Texture Fade. I used a makeup pad to apply Antique Linen to the center and then stamped the men in Archival Coffee. Once head set, I placed the oval cut out over the gentlemen and then inked the outer edge with Frayed Burlap and now the fun begins!
The inked and stamped card stock was placed in the folder and then I added the diffuser over the top. I use tape often to avoid slippage! Opened Tab 2 on the Multipurpose Platform, laid this diffuser down with the embossing folder and cutting pad on top and and it through. Remember the diffusers are used in place of the second cutting pad. I inked additional color on the embossed area and then added clear embossing powder. Made a little frame and finished it off with some mini gears and pen nibs.
For this tag, I diffused an area and then stamped the butterflies with Archival Sepia as well as the background. The raised areas were highlighted with Tattered Rose.
The Halloween tag was embossed just in the center using the little circle, as all I wanted was just one good size spider web to house my spider that was cut from black chipboard and embossed! The tag was inked with Rusty Hinge to tone down the orange.
Fun stuff, so pick up some of those diffusers and if you have not used them, give it a try! Hope you enjoyed this week's Friday Focus and have a wonderful weekend!