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

1 comment:

Cheryl W. said...

I really love using my embossing folders, so I'm looking forward to reading your posts on this subject. Thanks for sharing your insights!

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