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13th August 2022
Embossing Folder - 3 Techniques
Hello crafty friends!
It’s Jodene here, and today I wanted to share with you 3 different card projects I have created using the new Altenew Sunshine Blossoms 3D Embossing Folder.
We have bundled this folder with the Courageous You Layering Stencil Set, as you can use these stencils to colour the embossing folder. You will need to flip the stencil the ‘wrong way’ up but they match up perfectly and allow you to colour the stencil very quickly and easily. And the end result is so pretty!
Now onto the projects!
For my first card, I have used alcohol ink on Grafix paper to create a background. I have then cut that panel down to 4”x5.25” and placed it through the embossing folder. Once that was done, I attached double sided foam tape to the back of the whole panel to smooth it out, and then used a sanding block to lightly sand the top.
TIP: If you don’t have a sanding block, you can also achieve a similar look by wiping a white pigment ink pad over the top.
I then cut the Hello sentiment from a die from Birch Press Designs. To finish the card I have attached it to an A2 Card base with a coordinating blue mat and finished off with some gold confetti sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.
My second card was created by running some white cardstock through the embossing folder. I have used Vicki Boutin Mixed Media paper, but Neenah or any other white cardstock would work.
TIP: Spritz both sides of your cardstock with a light mist of water before putting it through your die cut machine to prevent cracking.
I have then used the coordinating stencils to colour the image. I used distress oxide inks in Seedless Preserves, Worn Lipstick and Bundled Sage. I only used one colour for each flower and the leaves, and just pressed lightly on my first layer and slightly heavier on the second layer of stencilling. Of course for a more dramatic look, you could use two different colours in your layering.
I also used my sanding block to lightly go over the raised parts of my image for a little added texture.
I then cut the card down to 4”x5.25” and mounted it onto an A2 soft grey card base with double sided foam tape. I splattered a little black soot ink and placed a pre-printed sentiment on the front before adding some clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.
For my final card, I decided to try something different. I ran the embossing folder through the same way as I did the last card, except this time I turned the panel over when I was done and inked the reverse side using Salvaged Patina Ink. This gives you the de-bossed image and is still very effective.
I then splattered some Sterling acrylic gloss spray from Dina Wakley and added a PinkFresh Studio sentiment cut from Spellbinders silver cardstock. I also cut the sentiment 3 times from white card and layered it up for added dimension.
I used foam mounting tape to attach the panel to an A2 sized silver matt and placed it onto a top folding white A2 card base.
I hope you enjoyed these projects, and that it inspires you to try something new with your embossing folders.
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