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