Sunday, June 07, 2015

Embossing Folder Technique



While I was playing around with new techniques recent, I finally tried the Embossing Folder Stamping technique that I have seen done expertly for a long time by my good friend, Karen (Snippets).  She is the master at this technique.  Not only was I trying something new, but I used coloured card stock ... something I rarely use for card fronts. :)  LOVE the results.  For those that have not tried this, you ink up the raised design side on the inside of  an embossing folder.  Spritz with a little water, place your card stock inside and close it.  Press down with your hands a little, then remove card stock and let it dry. Easy, peasy and oh-so beautiful!!  Can't wait to try it again with different coloured inks on white card stock.

The background looks like watercolouring to me.  I love the randomness and flow of it. :)

This is not CAS so I won't be adding it to the HLS June CAS Challenge (Sprays / Mists), but wanted to share with you this water misting technique. :)  I also included a daisy (shaped a little differently than yesterday's card). :)

I'm heading to the Snippets Playground with this card.  Used lots of snippets for the flower. :)

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Stamps:  A Little Sentimental (Clearly Besotted)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah); Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie (SU!)
Ink:  Black (Memento); Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Water mister, Musical Flourish emobssing folder (Cuttlebug), Snow drifts die (My Favorite Things), medium daisy punch (punch bunch), small sun punch (punch bunch), Flourish #6 die (Crafty Ann), sponges

Challenges:
Snippets Playground Week #180

33 comments:

  1. Fab Loll, love the departure from white. :)

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  2. I love the idea of just putting ink and a little water on to the embossing folder and then just pressing the colour on to the paper which has work beautifully Loll. I have put ink on and then run the folder through the embossing machine but haven't tried this method. I love the colour and the pretty flower and sentiment in the curved gap which is a great design idea. x

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  3. This is beautiful Loll, love the colour and the daisy adds the finishing touch.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. Loll your card is beautiful a lovely design, love the colour of your background and thats daisy is just perfect

    Anne

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  5. What a gorgeous card and fabulous technique ..Love the background created ..it does look like its water colored ..So beautiful !!

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  6. A smashing make, I might even have a go myself!

    Happy Sunday

    Kathyk

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  7. Wow! What a cool technique Loll! It gives beautiful results I can see, as this card is just gorgeous! I love the embossing folder you used and I love how you cut the curve out and placed the sentiment in the cut out area. That daisy is another stunner for sure! Hugs, Brenda

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  8. I almost didn't think this was your card - a coloured background is so unusual for you! The embossing folder technique turned out so well - I've only done it on white cs but might have to try on coloured! Beautiful flower, and I love the way the flourish refers back to the background design!

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  9. Gorgeous card Loll. I have made several cards with this technique, but never using colored CS. I love the watercolor look and your split layout. TFS mf.

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  10. Another great technique Loll and I love that watercolour effect. I think you could have a profitable business making your lovely flowers for sale!
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  11. Beautiful Loll! I love the red on red pattern, I will definitely have to try this technique! The white window really grabs the eye, love the contrast you created with that. Gorgeous flower too. hugs :)

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  12. Oh I just love how you did your sentiment Loll. What a gorgeous card.

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  13. Another technique on my list to try! I love the tone on tone with the colored cardstock! And that little flower is so pretty!

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  14. Love this Loll, never tried just inking with a folder rather than embossing so must give it a go. Carol x

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  15. Hi Loll
    Fabulous card... Love that embossing...
    Stunning card....
    Hugs Sylvie xx

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  16. Looks fabulous Loll, especially on the coloured card. Love the curved split on the front so good with the swirly embossing!
    Val x

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  17. Love the embossing and beautiful flower and flourish
    Carol x

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  18. I love this on the colored card stock - the white peeking through looks so awesome!

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  19. This is so beautiful, and sounds like an amazing technique. I am so glad I've started following you--I've learned so much in the past few days. I look forward to trying this technique before long.

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  20. Looks absolutely amazing - gotta try this as well....

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  21. Beautiful card Loll, this technique looks amazing, another one to try :) Cathy x

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  22. This is gorgeous. I must try this.

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  23. This is beautiful Loll! your colors are so rich!

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  24. beautiful card, love the technique, Gail xx

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  25. Your card is gorgeous Loll and I love the pretty panel:) Hugs xx

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  26. This is so pretty Loll .... fab technique! Hugs ..... Linda xx

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  27. gorgeous Loll! Love your card!

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  28. I love this technique Loll, but hadn't used it to create a monochromatic look like this before - LOVE it, great idea (again!). Will be trying this....

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  29. Great snippets card, Lolly, and well done on that spritzing of the embossing folder! I have tried that a few times without success, but you have inspired me to try it again!! Hugs, Darnell

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  30. Never tried this technique, Loll ... but you make it sound so easy ... and the results are gorgeous ... such a lovely card ... and a splendid daisy! Anita :)

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  31. This is so very creative and so very beautiful, will have to give this a try :)

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  32. This is gorgeous, Loll. I thought a card could be CAS without actual white space, as long as there was a lot of open space no matter the color.

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