Saturday, 18 May 2013

Turn your embossing folders into a letterpress

Hello there I hope you are having a relaxing weekend. I am still in my pj’s !!! :) so this will tell you the kind of day I’ve been having.

I am sharing a card I made for a dear Passionette of mine Jo, who celebrated her Happy Birthday last week. And I have a little mini tut for it as it showcases a nifty trick for your embossing folders. Fist here’s the card.

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Now Jo loves Crumb Cake to the point that is all she ever uses. I can’t say I have a problem with that as I love and use it lots too its the perfect natural goes with everything kinda colour. Naturally I was going to use crumb Cake for her card. Do you like the chevron background of this card? Well here’s how I did that.

Firstly ink the raised pattern of your embossing folder using your brayer and ink of your choice, I chose whisper white for mine. I prefer to use a brayer for even coverage but you can take the pad to the folder however the ink might bleed around the edges and spoil the effect.

step1

Next wrap the folder around your card layer and pop it through the Big Shot machine on tab 1.

step2

It will come out beautifully embossed and inked :). Now you  could call it done  it looks fab. However for my card here I wanted it a little white er, so I took my white embossing powder and added it to the card while the ink was still wet then I  heat embossed it.

step3

The result a really white  background.

Stampin'Up!Layered Labels and Artisan kit close

The Layered Labels stamp set from Stampin’Up! is a favourite of mine and here I inked the large image first in crumb cake then I added some soft suede and basic black ink with my markers to layer that colour, I randomly scribbled the darker colours onto the surface of the stamp. A few roses from the Artisan Kit add a splash of colour and you can spot a homemade little flower to match those wired ones, that was made using a Boho Blossom punch and some very vanilla card. A touch of regal rose ink was added to the edges of these flowers.

I hope you like my pretty card today and I want to thank you so much for your visit.

Before I leave though I would like to ask for your opinion about  my recently added Pin It button to my photos. Do you find this gets in the way or are you loving the ease of pinning any of my projects to your boards? I know there is a lot of talk re copyright and Pinterest , about people being afraid to pin projects, the reason I added it to my photos was to help you identify that I am cool with you pinning anything from my site. I would love to know what you think. Till next time BIG HUGS xxx

 

Till next time big hugs xxx

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