Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Embossing folder ideas round 3 embossing with velum

Use the finger daubers to rub the ink on the back under the flowers.
I used a glue pen to apply the glue inside the flower petals and then added the fine glitter.

Close up of glittered areas on the embossed velum.

Embossed Easter Egg card

Close up of embossed pearl velum
    I played with embossing velum and found you need a weight of velum that is not too thin or too thick.Too thin cuts through and cracks.Too thick you can't see your color through if you color on the back side.I did find just the right weigh pearl finish velum that I had in my stash and I love it!
    I dug through my embossing folders and found a fun Easter Egg one that was so fun to work with. I embossed it with some of my pearl velum.I then used my finger daubers to rub ink on the backside where the eggs were. You can see through easily as to where to but your ink.This was a fast and fun card for Easter. I attached it to the light ivory card after I tied a bow from a sheer organdy ribbon for a bit of interest on the card.

I used the fantastix to color in the smaller holly leaves and berry's.They work great for small area's.

I hope you learned a tip or two on embossing velum and what to do after you do.This was a fun one for me to play with.Thanks for stopping in and learning with me as I prepare for my demo on ways to used embossing folders.

" When I stand before God at the end of my life, I hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and I could say,"I used everything you gave me" Erma Bombeck Writer

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Ways to use your Embossing folders round 2

I used a pink and brown color core paper for this card. I also used a Raisin Boat stamp called All the right words it has some nice larger sentiment is the set.

     I finally finished the card I did using color core paper and sanding it. I have 2 cards to share with you. One is really simple making it a fast and easy card to make in multiples so you have some on hand when you need  one. You can easily change the sentiment on the bottom on this card.
     For this technique I simply used a card stock called color core as it has a different color under the top color.The one I used in the samples is a pink core with a brown over the top. I cut my paper to fit in the embossing folder and make sure you have the top color on top so the embossed design will be raised up on the top color side. Run it through your machine and then pull the embossed paper out and get a sanding block ( ones from a nail supply place are really good and in expensive and because they are a long block with sand on all four sides makes them easy to hold on to and use.) Gently rub the sanding block on top to reveal the color underneath.The harder you sand the more of the background with show through so be careful not to get to aggressive with your sanding.

     It was brought to my attention about leaving the paper in the folder when sanding.This is a good thing to do and I forgot to mention it.Leaving it in the folder when sanding keeps it firmer and easier to sand the raised areas. Thank you Cheryl W. for the comment.
   I decided to die cut my sanded papers with spellbinder dies and then sanded the edges to help it blend better with my design.I found a pretty pink that went well with the color core paper and then added some embossing to it and used a sponge to gently add a touch of brown around the edges and surface to pull the colors together. I punched out 4 butterfly's ( tonic punch) 2 form pink and 2 from the color core paper.I added them to the finished card to pretty it up a bit.
   One thing I forgot to mention is I added some dots of pearl pen to the side embossed mat it added a really pretty touch.
Notice the dots of pearl pen I added to the embossed design.

The die cut element I had embossed and sanded cut from color core paper. Remember to sand the edges of the piece after is is die cut.I also cut a brown mat to make the brown words pop as well as adding the sponged brown around the pink layer with the stamped saying.

This is the finished card. I love all of  the texture on this card it really gives it a warm feel.

Thanks for stopping in and learning along with me as I prepare for my up coming demo on ways to use your embossing folders.


" When I stand before God at the end of my life, I hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and I could say,"I used everything you gave me" Erma Bombeck Writer

Sunday, March 1, 2015

My embossing folder research project one

I wanted the embossing to be the star of the show so I just added a simple sentiment on a tag I die cut ,stamped and edged with a sponge.I then  added  a stripe of tulle that I fanned out a bit at the sides before attaching it to the back of the embossed card front. I also used foam dots under the tag to raise it up a bit and  

   Well I hope you ride along with me as I prepare to do a demonstration on ways to use embossing folders. I have been scouring the internet for ideas so here goes my first card using a technique where you emboss the card stock and then  rub ink over it to make the raised design stand out by accenting  the ink on the raised area. I chose to use a use the  Tim Holtz round mini ink blending tool.I thought it worked the best easy to use in a circular motion. You just need a light touch and you can go over it more to lay more ink on the raise surface to make the color darker. I used Momento ink for my sample. I did use a sponge and it was O.K. but not as much control over the amount of ink that went in the areas that were not embossed.
   Here are some pictures I took to help explain how I did this technique

Keep the paper in the folder when first going over so the folder keeps the paper from smashing down.

Use a soft touch and small circular motion to blend the ink on the raise design. You will need to reink as you go.

  • Thank you for stopping and learning along with me as I try new ways to use my embossing folders in my card making. I would love to hear any suggestions or ideas you might have. I will be sharing these with about 50 fellow paper crafter's the end of March. So I have lots of techniques to try and post.


" When I stand before God at the end of my life, I hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and I could say,"I used everything you gave me" Erma Bombeck Writer
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