Saturday, November 28, 2020

A Cool and Easy Way with Embossing Folders

 Hello friends!

It's my turn to share some projects over Altenew Card Blog. This is a fun post about using embossing folders. Like you, I love the instant and impressive results with embossing folders. The best part is that you can create with any color cardstock. There are also many creative ways in adding colors to the dry-embossed images. If you love to get inky, this approach might be your next thing to try! The hardest part of creating my projects was ....waiting for the ink to dry.

I am using Perfect Poinsettia 3D Embossing Folder as my example. The color media I used in this case are the Altenew Ink Sprays!

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 Before I tackled the project, I picked out the ink colors that would coordinate with the theme of the specific embossing folder. You can simply use your favorite colors or whatever you have in your stash

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 First, I sprayed the top part of the embossing folder with various Metallic Ink Spray (Antique Gold, Forest Glades, and Coral Berry). I also spritzed 2-3 sprays of water to facilitate the color mixing without muddling the colors. Carefully, I put the Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock and ran it through the die cutting machine as usual.

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 For the final touches, I added the stamped and cut poinsettia from Holiday Flower Stamp Set. The Metallic Thread and Antique Gold sequins gave this card that extra wow factor.

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I also created my 2nd card in the same fashion.

1. Spray ink ( Ruby Red, Puffy Heart and Frayed Leaf) and  to the card stock

2. Give one or two of spritz of water over the embossing folder, carefully place the card stock over inky side

3. die cut with the embossing folder, let the ink dry

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 One thing to note is that no cards will have the exact same inky result. I love the organic aspect of this approach. See the white part on the top part of the card? It was not planned. I actually love that the ink didn't quite entirely cover the cardstock!

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This card was easily finished with the Happy Holidays Script Die Set and Antique Gold Sequins.  The Gold Foil Cardstock is definitely awesome to use with a large sentiment die and makes this project super easy and fast.

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 I hope today's post inspired you to get inky with the embossing folders. I would love to have tour feedback over Altenew Card Blog.

 Thank you for stopping by!


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9 comments:

conil said...

Love these new embossing folders and the ink sprays. The depth of them is initially startling and they apply color wonderfully. Both your cards are so indicative of their versatility.

Sue D said...

Very pretty. I like the colors and dimension.

Dotty Jo said...

The embossing looks fabulous in combination with the inks! Lovely cards as always, Jo x

Denise Bryant said...

Love this beautiful embossing folder! Awesome cards!

Cindy C. said...

Love the dimension and that rich yummy colors!!

ionabunny said...

Oooh, gorgeous. Fabulous embossing folder and yummy colours. Hugz

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Beautiful with the two color combo of sprays! Really made the cards have depth with the embossing and shine from the sprays to make such a pretty combination!

Linda BL said...

I love both of these cards! The shine you get by adding the ink sprays is amazing. Love how you combined the colors to bring out the beauty of the poinsettia. I got inspired seeing your card on the Altenew blog yesterday, so I tried the technique with my Bergenia embossing folder. Fun technique! Also found I need to add some more ink spray colors to my stash!

Ms. Tamp said...

I think that the embossing folders are a must try. The projects are just stunning. Very wonderful results.