Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Embossed Journaling Strips

Our fabulous Guest Designer, Becky Rico, prepared these instructions and samples for you. Thanks Becky!
Embossed Journaling Strips
Here is a fun way to add a little texture to your journaling.

Needed supplies:
Strips of cardstock (dark with a white core or a light color work best)
Sandpaper or emery board
Embossing label maker (I’ve recently seen these with changeable font wheels)

1) Cut cardstock into strips to fit your label maker. (Mine take 3/8” strips)
2) Feed your strip into the label maker as you would the label maker tape by clicking the advance. Feed through until you have a about a 1/2 inch of the strip showing.

3) Type in your message and remove your strip from the label maker.

4) If you used a dark cardstock with a white core use the sandpaper or emery board to reveal your message. If you used a lighter colored cardstock gently ink the embossed area to expose the message.

5) Use your journaling strip on a card or on a scrapbook page! How easy is that?!


Char said...

Becky, that is so amazing! Thank you for showing us!

Boston Family said...

Very clever! TFS!

Jayne said...

Awesome Becky - now I must go find one of these "old school" labelers! :)

Stacey said...

That is so awesome! I sooo need one of those labelers!

Daisymeh said...

Thanks Becky! Now I have a new use for this label maker!