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Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Frantage

I've had more emails and queries about this stuff in the past few weeks than anything else. What is it? Frantage is a very large grained embossing powder and I find the chunky white perfect for adding snow effects to Christmas cards.....



You don't need to add embossing ink, just stamp your image then sprinkle with Frantage where you want the snow, these trees were going to be cut out so stray bits on the paper didn't matter....


Then carefully hold the cardstock with tweezers and heat your image from 
underneath - this stops the embossing grains flying off the image until it's melted. 


Here's what I was making - a reprise of cards I made with these Hero Arts stamps last year, but I loved them, and didn't have time to design something new. I think they stand up to another outing, do you?




My commissioned magazine cards are coming along as predicted. One I am very pleased with. Two relegated to the wastebin. Hey ho, onwards and upwards....I need to get them done so that I can start sorting out some designs for the January workshop I am doing with Kath Stewart at Craftwork Cards in Leeds 

See you tomorrow x 

  

19 comments:

  1. They are very 'snowy' I don't think we can get that product here

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  2. Love the frantage, on my wish list! x

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  3. Beautiful cards Enfys - the different colour-ways look fabulous.

    Toni xx

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  4. Love your tree cards Enfys. I have used frontage but it didn't work out at all well. Now I know why - I heated from the top! Pat x

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  5. Gorgeous cards! I LOVE Frantage, but right now only have the shabby pink... However, if you shuffle the pot *just so*, the colours seperate and you can very carefully fish out the white to use as snow! lol. x

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  6. Thanks for the tips. Must give frantage a go. Love the brown card. Those trees in the background are lovely. Very stark

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  7. Gorgeous cards, Enfys! Thanks for the helpful hints about using the Fran-Tage!

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  8. Gorgeous cards Enfys...have never tried frontage but love the look!
    Hugs, Renee

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  9. thanks for sharing - I am guilty of buying some Frantage over a year ago and still haven't used it as I really wasn't sure what to do with it

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  10. Love that snowy look. I haven't seen it around our area, but I'll keep looking. I would not have thought to heat emboss from the back side of the card! Thank you for the tip. BethAnn M>

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  11. Your cards are stunning. I especially like the brown tone one.

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  12. Fabulous cards...luv the brown one looks vintage..I haven't seen that product in in the US..maybe look a little harder

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  13. A friend just visited for a week and she brought me a lovely Christmas gift. She used this kind of product on the bag and the tag that she made for the gift. What a cool effect, I love it. TFS!

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  14. love those cards Enfys - so wintery - I've only tried frantage once and managed to completely cover my carefully coloured image :-( on and we're having turkey and beef with as many trimmings as we can fit in lol Merry Christmas to you, enjoy your steak and lobster! mary x

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  15. So effective is the frantage Enfys and your wintery scene is stunning x

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  16. Way cool - thanks for telling me what that stuff is :-) FABULOUS cards Enfys :-D

    Hugz
    IKE in Greece xxxxxxxxxxx

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  17. Beautiful cards Enfys. Love the frantage and really must get myself some.
    Mags
    x

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I love reading your comments, thank you for taking the time
Enfys x