The much forgotten about embossing folder is our theme this month and we’d love to see what you come up with. Welcome to Debbie Mageed who was the winner of our #23 Patterned Paper Challenge and guest designs for us this month.
Park Lane Paw Prints embossing folder
Poppy Stamps Kitty Paw Prints die
Technique TuesdayKyle the Cool Cat stamp set
Lawn Fawn Speech Bubbles die
My Favourite ThingsDenim background stamp
I used the direct inking of the embossing folder technique to make the background and after trying out many types of inks I decided that I liked the pigment inks best. I pulled out my DelicataRose Gold metallic Ink pad and inked the folder then ran it through my Big Shot. The ink transfers to the cardstock. Depending which side of the folder you ink determines whether you get the embossed or debossed look. I ended up inking twice to get good coverage.
I ink blended cardstock with Distress Oxide faded jeans and then stamped over this with Hero ArtsUnicorn white ink and the Denim background stamp. It gives a very subtle texture. Then I die cut the paw prints out of the blue cardstock.
The sentiment was my inspiration for this card. I love the pun. I stamped it onto a slightly shimmery vellum and heat set white embossing powder over that. I was going to just add the sentiment as a strip but decided to use a speech bubble die to give a bit of extra interest.
I cut down the paw print because the size of the embossing folder is smaller than my usual card base. I mulled over a few ideas for the edges of the card base but decided to stamp this with the same background stamp as the die cut paw prints and a matching ink to the Rose Gold – I ended up using Distress OxideTattered Rose.
The embossed background was popped up with craft foam and I used different thicknesses of foam tape to adhere the paws and the sentiment to give dimension to the card.
Note: To tie in the elements on your card try repeating some things – same stamp, same colours.
I love how this card turned out and I hope you’ve been inspired to join us in this months challenge.
This is my CAS (Clean and Simple) card for the April AAA Card CAS Challenge on Facebook. This is normally a card exchange group but with COVID-19 pandemic it is a theme event intead and this months theme is Rainbow Colours.
Stamped Penny BlackJazzy Cats image onto paper appropriate to use with coloured pencils with VersafineNocturne ink.
Colour with Prismacolor coloured pencils. Cat – 945 Sienna Brown, 997 Beige, 944, Terra Cotta, 937 Tuscan Red, 928 Blush Pink, 1014 Deco Pink. Cello – 941 Light Umber, 946 Dark Brown, 947 Dark Umber, Black.
Fussy cut by hand.
Tip 1: When fussy cutting image by hand you can be left with the white core of the cardstock showing around the edge. Run a black marker around the outside edge of the image to hide the white. This can hide some not so perfect cutting as well.
Using Lawn FawnLittle Music Notes die set, diecut the notes out of glitter cardstock.
Diecut the music paper lines out of foiled cardstock.
Adhere the notes to the music lines with liquid glue
Place the cardbase (kraft cardstock) in a Mini Misti.
Temporarily place the image and die cuts on the cardbase.
Position the Uniquely CreativeBlock Outline sentiment where you wish to stamp it and pick up with the misti door (see Tip 2 below)
Remove image and die cuts and stamp with VersafineNocturne ink.
Tip 2: The sentiment was orignally “You Totally Rock” but this was too long for what I wanted so I cut it apart and justs used the “You Rock”. Don’t panic too much doing this…you can still use the entire original sentiment another time – the cut ends will match up.
When I fussy cut the cat image I cut off the whiskers as they would have been fiddly to cut around. To add them back into the image I just restamped the cat onto the background kraft cardstock and will adhere cutout image over the top.
Using ATG adhere background to card base.
Adhere music notes to cardbase using liquid glue.
Adhere cat over prestamped image with dimensional foam.
Thanks for stopping by and have a good day.
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A fun card made for a friend turning 60. I love Penny Black images but have only just purchased my first stamp sets (more than one of course) that I managed to source in New Zealand. This one is from the Especially Micey set.
Stamp images onto copic cardstock with Momento Tuxedo Black Ink.