May 2014: Inking Up an Embossing Folder

For this month’s Technique Challenge, a wonderful OSA member suggested a technique that others were asking her about.  She was kind enough to include pictures of her technique.  Thank you very much, Shaz in Oz.

She made a card where she not only embossed the image but she used different colors on top of the embossed image to give a beautiful contrast.  Here is her first picture:

Shaz #1

She used a Silver fern folder by Craft Concepts.  She used Brilliance pigment ink spots because they have a great sheen and are easy.  Here’s another effect:

Shaz #2

She used an embossing folder from the Oriental Set by Cuttlebug.  And here are her instructions:

Shaz #3

Step one:  Ink up base color on the flattest side of the embossing folder.  This can vary.  She said the blue one above is the opposite side to this one.  Generally only use base color now.

Shaz #4

Step two:  Emboss in the cuttlebug.  Clean the folder sooner than later as it’s much easier to clean before it dries.

Shaz #5

Step 3:  Add inks above after the paper is embossed to achieve the effect you desire.  Dry it with a heat gun.

And here is a card she made using this technique:

Shaz #6

So go out there and have fun making this technique!  Can’t wait to see what you all decide to do.  Thank you once again, Shaz in Oz, for recommending this technique and supplying the instructions.

Here are the beautiful cards done for the month:

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