Sunday, May 30, 2021

Inking Up the 3D Embossing Folder

 Hello friends!

I am delighted to share a new card with inked embossing folder. Normally, it is just great to use embossing folders for textures and details with white or colored card stock. However, it is also fun and easy to ink up the entire embossing folder. 

For today's card, I am using Mega Succulent 3D Embossing Folder as an example.

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To create the various shades and colors, I started out with inking up the embossing folder prior to dry-embossing. 

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I did this 2-3 time times to make sure all the area embossed are covers with the shades of green. The next step, I used small ink-blending tools to go over the area that needs extra highlighting.

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Last but certainly not the least, I inked up the surface with foam (my favorite way) with Salvaged Patina (and Altenew purple ink). Salvaged Patina may seem ordinary at first (that's what I  thought initially). However, it was like magic for the Mega Succulent. The colors just POP once I added Salvaged Patina.

I hope today's post is helpful and informative. If you have extra ideas, do share! I'd love to hear from you! Thank you for stopping by!


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Dawn T said...

this is stunning Virginia, the colours are amazing said...

Outstanding! I love the delicate colours
and your gentle hands!!!

Unknown said...

stunning creation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Maura said...

Amazing look you created, Virginia - gorgeous!!!

conil said...

You made this embossing SING. Those colors bring this succulent to life beautifully.

MadeByMeghanK said...

This is the COOLEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sue D said...

Wonderful. I like the shades of color.

Kari D said...

I love this card and the effect you achieved. Just so lovely, Virginia. I have the technology.... Must try it as soon as I finish making thank you notes for a girl friend's wedding.

Kathy Raker said...

Great colors! This would be beautiful framed. Did you emboss the foam and then mount on paper?

Linda BL said...

Love the embossed succulent! The colors you username perfect! I was surprised to see that you used Salvaged Patina, but it definitely works.

Ms. Tamp said...

Great color use. I like the center area.

Denise Bryant said...

Great colors! I am loving the 3D embossing folders! So much beautiful detail!

Purple Princess said...

so very pretty