Wednesday, 21 June 2017


Hello and welcome...
As the title states, this is a new technique for me and I can not remember ever doing anything like this when I went to school, which is a very long time ago!
I have had the Engraving Art Boards for several years, in fact, since we opened our craft shop some 5 years ago.  The new owners didn't want to keep the card craft side of the business so all the remaining stock came 'home' with us... nightmare to say the least!  So for all these years I've occasionally looked at these boards and put them back lol.  It was seeing a gorgeous card by John Lockwood and another gorgeous one by  Mrs Duck, of 'The Ducks Doodahs' (Tales from a happy crafter) that prompted me to give it a try... ta dah!  I chose the copper foil, and what some of you may not know is that I can't bear to get 'clarted up', to use a very professional Geordie expression ;)   and what Mr F aka my hubby,  did not tell me was how black my hands would be, absolute torture for me but I carried on, as you do, and finished the 'rubbing'.  So, I have to say again, a simple card to make, not a quick card, unless you don't mind being 'clarted up', but quite effective.  I embossed the  art board then slowly rubbed over the top of the design, very gently, with a sanding block.  Once completed I cut the board to sit across the ivory card base and adhered it to the card.  I picked 3 sentiments from the Be Happy And Smile stamp set and stamped one at the top left of the card, the other to the bottom right and the third for the verse, as shown below.  I apologise for cutting off the top of the card and obliterating the  sentiment but you can now see it now below

Bottom of the card
  • Ivory card stock (7" square)
  • Engraving Art Copper Foil ~ available from me in copper, gold and silver
  • Embossalicious E/F ~ Crafter's Companion
  • Be Happy And Smile Stamp Set ~ unknown make
  • VersaMark Stamp Pad
  • WOW Embossing Powder 'Metallic Copper' (the verse was stamped with this but didn't show well on the photograph)
  • Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear PVA Glue ~ Creative Expressions 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, I hope my designs have given a little inspiration.
 I read all your comments and really appreciate you leaving me a message.
June x


  1. It looks fab June, even if you did get messy!!!!

  2. This looks brilliant. Worth getting messy for. Thank you for sharing this.

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  4. Hi June
    Well, slap my thigh and call me Betsy, what a corker!
    I didn't realise the board was thin enough to go in an embossing folder so I shall be trying that.
    Its a stunner.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  5. i really likes your blog and You have shared the whole concept really well. and Very beautifully written,
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  6. I love this card. Is the card the same as the 'scraper boards' wh were out when we were at school - theyrr still available now in a multitude of cols? Why i ask is there is generally a square/oblong un patterned bit of black board in these packs to practice on first, im sure i can find atleast one of these bits to try out this. I really is a brilliant idea. Xxx

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