Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Embossing Folder Stamping


Hi everyone.  Another post where I'm using a wonderful technique that I first saw done a couple of years ago by my good friend Karen (Snippets)  She has perfected this technique.  Check out her amazing cards done with embossing folder stamping here, here, and here. It's a fun and easy way to create a beautiful watercoloured background for cards using embossing folders in a whole new way.

I have done this on plain card stock, although you could also use watercolour paper or mixed media paper and get spectacular results.  The only trick is to get comfortable with how much water to spray ... a bit of practice and you'll have it figured out.

For this I took two distress ink and pressed them randomly onto the inside of my honeycomb embossing folder (on the raised side of the pattern).  I sprayed with a little water, turned my embossing folder over, and used it to "stamp" onto my white card stock.  I love how the pattern is random and the ink flows with the water.

I stamped a butterfly onto more white card stock, embossing it with liquid platinum embossing powder.  Then I coloured it in using the same inks I used for the background, but added a few coats so that the colour was more saturated.  I fussy cut the butterfly and popped it on top of my background.  The sentiment is also heat embossed in liquid platinum to tie it all together.

I hope you'll give this easy and fun technique a try.  :)

Thanks for dropping by for a visit!








Stamps:  Butterfly Birthday, Thinking of You (Happy Little Stampers)
Paper:  White (Neenah)
Ink: Distress Inks:  Ripe Persimmon, Picked Raspberry (Tim Holtz); Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Honeycomb embossing folder (Sizzix), water mister, liquid platinum embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool, waterbrush

32 comments:

  1. Another fabulous background Loll I love the random colour I might just have to try this technique

    Anne

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  2. Fab background and a great way to extend their use. :)

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  3. wow - how gorgeous - must give this a try!

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  4. Love the way your embossing folder stamping turned out! Beautiful background for the pretty butterfly!

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  5. Ooooh, Lolly, your butterfly looks like she is metamorphosing out of that stunning ethereal and gorgeous background! Very, very arty and very, very lovely!! Hugs, Dolly

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  6. You are making me want to do this technique again. It has become one of my very favorites. I have not tried with a partial bg like your beautiful card. I finished a faux woodgrain card yesterday because of you and Karen too.
    Will post later today. Don't we have fun. Hugs, nancy

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  7. P.S. Forgot to mention your gorgeous butterfly too. I have the stamp set and matching butterfly die, which works Great! Hugs, nancy

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  8. You are making me want to do this technique again. It has become one of my very favorites. I have not tried with a partial bg like your beautiful card. I finished a faux woodgrain card yesterday because of you and Karen too.
    Will post later today. Don't we have fun. Hugs, nancy

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  9. Oh man is this lovely! The stamped embossing folder is amazing, and I love the embossed/colored butterfly... I think I'm going to be CASEing you for the next year!

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  10. Lovely card Loll. I've done the technique whereby you ink up your e/f and then run it through your die cutting machine but this is the first time I've seen this method. Just going to pop on over to Karen's blog to see her cards.

    Hugs.

    Karen xxx

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  11. Gorgeous!!! Beautiful colours and great technique .... love it!!! xx

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  12. Love this card with the bright colors and I appreciate you telling us about the technique you used. So pretty.

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  13. A great design Loll! Great colour combo! Have a lovely day my friend! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  14. Great idea to get more use out of your embossing folders. Also liked the idea of using part of it, very natural and unique x Gorgeous card with gorgeous colours x

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  15. Meant to say...thank you for sharing and thank you for the inspiration x

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  16. Gorgeous card my friend! I've been doing this technique for years....love it - so much fun!!! Your card looks like it was painted! :)

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  17. I am joining you in praising Karen whom I consider my mentor. So many of her techniques I have used and teach. This is my favorite background paper to make. I love it when people share how they made a card and the process of creating. Thank you Loll for sharing. A lovely card and gorgeous butterfly.

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  18. Beautiful card, Loll, I love the background you made.

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  19. this looks fantastic, I love that you mixed the colors on the folder a great deal Loll, and how the butterfly POPS :)

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  20. I tried this before when I first saw Karen do it and I think I sprayed too much water. There really is a trick to it and it looks like you've mastered it. I love the colors you chose.

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  21. Hi Loll, what a fabulous card and love the technique, i really haven't done any watercoloring at all but this looks like something i could do, thanks for the inspiration its such a beautiful card.

    Marie

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  22. Beautiful Loll. Love the background, what a great colour. Your butterfly is just stunning! I love your watercolouring skills, so jealous!! hugs :)

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  23. Such an awesome bg with your pretty bfly

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  24. It's stunning!!! Love this look and especially with the platinum butterfly. TFS & Hugs

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  25. Such a pretty background for your butterfly :)
    Simply beautiful .x

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  26. WOW! This is really gorgeous, Loll! I definitely have to give it a try! Thank you so much for always inspiring us to try new things :)

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  27. What a soft, subtle, ethereal background, Loll ... so perfect for that lovely butterly! Hugs, Anita :)

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  28. I love the background and really want to try this technique sooner rather than later! Your butterfly with the more saturated colors is spectacular! Love this!

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  29. WOW Loll! I think you just convinced me to sign up! This is fantastic and when you mentioned not having a steady hand I sure don't see the issue! This is beautiful!

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