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:

Julie B said...

Fab Loll, love the departure from white. :)

Pat said...

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

Karen D. said...

gorgeous card mf...

Jacquie said...

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

Love & hugs

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

Stamps and Paper said...

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

Anne

Hussena said...

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

Kathyk said...

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

Happy Sunday

Kathyk

Brenda said...

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

Susan said...

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!

nancy littrell said...

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.

Inkyfingers said...

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

Pamellia Johnson said...

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 :)

Lisa Lara said...

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

Bonnie said...

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

Carol said...

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

Gibmiss said...

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

Valerie Nolan said...

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

crafty-stamper said...

Love the embossing and beautiful flower and flourish
Carol x

Vicki Dutcher said...

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

Joyce said...

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.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

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

Cathy said...

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

Pam said...

This is gorgeous. I must try this.

Julia Aston said...

This is beautiful Loll! your colors are so rich!

Gail Townsend said...

beautiful card, love the technique, Gail xx

Karen Mead said...

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

Linda said...

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

Pam Sparks said...

gorgeous Loll! Love your card!

Maura R said...

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....

Darnell J Knauss said...

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

Anita in France said...

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 :)

Deepti said...

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

Bobby said...

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.