40 posts categorized "Embossing Folders"

05/03/2021

Mon 03

Stripes, Dots, Christmas Plaids, Waves, and Swimming Creatures in Bubble Coral Collages
by Anne Thompson

I had a lot of fun creating these little underwater Bubble Coral Collage scene cards:IMG_3121-ink

I began with four white notecards and these paper pads:

and the WAVES EMBOSSING FOLDER EF1013 and the BUBBLE CORAL COLLAGE 94562.

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I selected papers that I thought would look interesting when embossed with the Waves folder and made quite a few. Then I selected colors of Stripes and Dots that I thought would look like good underwater colors and cut several of the Bubble Coral Collages and the separate coral pieces in that set.

The next step was to choose solid cardstocks from these two pads:

and then I cut multiples of the SCHOOL OF FISH 94570 and SEA CREATURES 94564 from the three colors I chose.

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The fun part was mixing up the various elements to create the four cards, assembling the larger paper layers with Scor-Tape, using Glue Dots to attach the single coral pieces, and adhering the swimmers with Glue Dots and dimensional foam dots.

Close-Ups:

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Who would have thought that Christmas Plaids would make such cool waves?!  To finish each card I added just a few FAIRY JEWELS in brights, pastels, or clear that coordinated best with the colors in each card and placed them in the tiniest bubbles.

I'm thinking these will make great Father's Day cards or cards to send to guy friends for any occasion...just add an appropriate sentiment to each one before signing and popping into an envelope.

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

 

04/30/2021

Fri 30

Have a whale of a time
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone! Today I have a fun summer card featuring products from the new Under the Sea release. I love all the products from this release and can't wait to share some fun cards with you.

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I started by creating a background to go behind the shell die cut window on the front of my card. I applied distress oxide inks to my craft mat and spritzed it with water, then I dragged my watercolor paper through the ink. Next, I placed the inked background into the new 3D Waves embossing folder and ran it through the die cut machine.

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I added a little more interest to the background and used a blending brush to add a darker blue ink to the raised areas of the design. Next, I spattered the background with white ink.

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As I mentioned above, I die cut the Grand Scallop Shell in the center of piece of white cardstock. Next I glued the embossed paper onto the back of the die cut shell.  I adhered this to a gray cardstock mat, and used foam tape to adhere it to a white card base.

Next, I die cut the whales and kelp from watercolor paper and used distress inks to color them. I used foam tape and glue to adhere them to my card front and glued a piece of cheesecloth across the bottom of the shell.

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Next, I stamped and white heat embossed the sentiment on a strip of black cardstock and used foam tape to glue it to my card.

To finish the card, I added fairy drops to look like bubbles.

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I hope you enjoyed today's card and have a great day!

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04/26/2021

Mon 26

Thinking of Fishes
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here, sharing some Under The Sea fun! I started off by inking up some cardstock with distress oxide inks in shades peacock feathers, mermaid lagoon , and blueprint sketch. Than I used the new Waves 3D Embossing Folder to create the background. I trimmed the embossed background to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.
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Next, I die cut the Coral and Kelp Ribbon Die, and School of Fish. I colored them up with Copic Markers.  I adhered the images to the background, propping some up with foam adhesive. I stamped the sentiment from the set, Big and Little Valentines Clear Stamp Set.
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For a finishing touch, I added some Fairy Drops to act as bubbles.

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!

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Mon 26

Wave-tossed Grand Spiral Shell
by Anne Thompson

This month's challenge is to use paint in some way and I just got a new box of Kuretake watercolors.  So...

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I started with Memory Box watercolor paper, a cup of water, my favorite brushes, and the Kuretake watercolor paints.

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I used the GRAND SPIRAL SHELL 94567 dies and cut the painted paper with the detailed shell design.  I then looked through the cardstock papers in the BERRY RED COLLECTION SP1001 and chose a color for cutting the solid shell.

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My next step was to choose a piece of foil paper from the POLISHED FOIL PAD FP1001 and emboss it using the WAVES EMBOSSING FOLDER EF1013.    

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To assemble the card

  • I added another paper from the Berry Red Collection cut to cover the front of a white notecard.
  • I used Scor-Tape to attach the foil waves paper which I had cut to 4 X 5 1/4.
  • I used a Glue Pen to bond the detailed shell outline to the solid piece and then secured it to the foil layer with more Scor-Tape.

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These are the papers I used.
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This card can be oriented as a side-fold or top-fold card.  And once I decide how to use it I can add a sentiment to the front or the inside.

And because I couldn't make just one...

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I hope you love the new Under the Sea Collection as much as I do.  That Waves embossing folder!  All those beautiful shells!  Sea creatures!  And more!!!

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

04/24/2021

Sat 24

Ocean themed masculine birthday card
by Sara Cook

If you love nautical themed cards Memory Box has the dies and embossing folder to create like crazy.  I love recreating ocean themed scenes and this release is so amazing to easily add depth and texture to your cards.  I did go a little crazy on this card.  It will be a longer project but sooo worth it in the end.

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Wood paneling:

Die cut the Wood Grain Planks twice from 80lb cream color card stock.  Next ink blend each plank with the following ink in order, Distress Oxide Antique Linen, Gathered Twigs, and Walnut Stun.  Do NOT over blend, letting some of the colors to show.  Then lightly ink blend with regular Distress Vintage Photo ink.  Let dry.  With a wide paint brush, brush on Distress Collage Medium Matte to all the wooden planks.  Let dry. Just imagine all the things you can create with this die and technique!

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Porthole:

Die cut the Porthole die out of 110lb black card stock 2 times.  Glue the 2 pcs together.  Rubber the gold color from eh CRAF-T Metallic Rub-On paint with your finger over the die cut unevenly.   

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Front Assembly Panel:

Cut a 5 1/2"x 4 1/4" panel out of 80lb card stock.  Die cut the Porthole die from center.  Discard the inter circle die cut and keep the porthole die cut. Start at the bottom of the panel with 1 plank adhering it halfway on the paper.  Line up the next plank. start to fill up the panel off setting the planks like a wood floor.  Use smaller planks around the inner circle. Trim around the planks around the panel.  Adhere the 1 layer, uncolored porthole die cut from the back of the panel.  Cut a piece of acetate larger than the porthole and glue to the back of the 2 layered, colored, porthole and trim off the excess.  Adhere the porthole over the front panel.  Add double sided foam tape to  back of the panel.

Background:

Die cut the Deep Sea Octopus from the lightest pink paper from Berry Red paper pack.  Glue a small piece of blank card stock behind the eye.  Choose a heavy vellum paper and emboss using the Wave 3D embossing folder.  The vellum will rip but we will use those rips to add the octopus in front of the panel.   if needed take a exacto blade to cut areas to stick the head and arms through the vellum. Use the front panel to make sure the octopus is visible through the port hole.  Glue the octopus in place. 

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Assembly:

Trim down the lights blue paper from the Ocean Blue paper pack to A2 size. Adhere the embossed waves to the light blue paper and then to a A2 card base.  I would recommend a 110lb card stock for the card base.  Remove the backing from the front panel card.  Use the Big and Little Words stamp set to stamp Deepest Birthday Wishes on the lightest blue paper from the Ocean Blue paper pack in dark brown ink, Distress Oxide Walnut Stain.  Trim and adhere to front of the card.

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04/22/2021

Thu 22

Grand Tulip Shell on Embossed Waves by Jean Okimoto

 

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Our newest release - Under the Sea - is a mix of nautical, seashore, background and contemporary designs for spring-into-summer projects.  It features embossing folders, woodgrain cardstock,  a rainbow of adhesive Fairy Jewels - and some guy-card designs perfect for Father's Day, grads and birthdays too.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a Grand Tulip Shell design that's watercolored, spritzed, pressure- and heat-embossed to create layers of color and shimmer.

 

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Found a piece of watercolored paper in my stash - it's painted with diluted layers of dye inks from the Vineyard Kaleidacolor inkpad and spritzed with Imagine's Grape Jelly Fireworks .  Dry the inks, then cut it with the Grand Tulip Shell background.  Spritz both sides of the paper with a light mist of water.  Pressure-emboss it with the detailed Grand Tulip Shell die using the rubber embossing mat and plate(s) required for your machine.  

Use the detailed die as a stencil and sponge the embossed areas with VersaMark.  Heat-emboss it with Imagine's Iridescent embossing powder. Clean the die with a damp washcloth.

Cut the detailed shell from the gold sheet in the Polished Foil pad.  Layer it over the embossed background/

Cut the light lavender Twilight Purple 6x6 sheet with the largest Rectangle Basics die.  Spray it with a very light mist of water, then pressure-emboss it.

Stamp the greeting - from the All the Happiness clear stamps and die set - on a different shade of lavender  from the Twilight Purple 6x6 Collection with Spanish Moss VersaFine Clair.  

Use a corner rounder punch to trim the Blooming  embossed sheet.  Round the corners of a top-folded white A-2 card.  Attach the embossed cardstock.  Add the greeting (trimmed with the corner rounder), shell (use foam tape) and the new Bright Jewel accents.

 

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Discover, enjoy and create with this great release - it's like a sparkly, colorful papercrafting vacation!  Here's a link to the Under the Sea Collection at the Impress online store. 

Thanks for visiting - see you again this weekend!

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04/20/2021

Tue 20

Porthole Sunset Birthday
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  Have you had a chance to check out the new Under the Sea collection released yesterday?  Like the Spring collection, it’s amazing!  And it looks like I’m ready for summer with this sunset scene birthday card I’m sharing today.

Started by die cutting the porthole twice from thick white cardstock and once from silver Polished Foil paper with the new Ocean Porthole die and stacked them for dimension.  Next, a circle panel from mixed media paper and a sun mask from masking paper were die cut out using dies from Circle Basics.  Masked then ink blended Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade and Black Soot distress ink (DI) on the circle panel to create the sunset background.  I did the sky first.  Added water ripples with a white gel pen to complete it.

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The pelican from the new Graceful Ocean Birds and the log from the new Wood Grain Planks (couldn’t capture the woodgrain detail in the photo but it’s there) were die cut from black cardstock.  Assembled the card onto a Mixed Media panel that had been dry embossed with the new gorgeous Waves 3D embossing folder (EF).  Love this EF btw! 

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To finish, white heat embossed the sentiment from Birthday Blowout by Poppy Stamps on a strip of Bristol paper, then ombré colored it with the same DI as the sunset.  And that was it.  Thank you for joining me.  Have a wonderful day.

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04/19/2021

Mon 19

UNDER THE SEA new release Today!
by Anne Thompson

Hooray!!!  Today is the day that we can begin to share projects made with the newest Memory Box release.  UNDER THE SEA is the theme and you are going to LOVE everything about this collection!  I immediately fell in love with the jellyfish so you will see them featured on the cards I made for today.

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There are three layers I added to each white notecard--embossed waves, a kelp collage, and two jellyfish.

For the WAVES layer...

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The first layer features the new embossing folder WAVES EF1013.  For the card on the left I used a lovely blue paper from the FRESH AQUA COLLECTION SP1004 which I trimmed to 5 1/4 X 4.  For the card on the right I used one of the blue plaids from MADRAS PLAID BLUE AND VIOLET PP1014 and trimmed the paper to cover the entire front of the notecard.

For the KELP COLLAGE layer...

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I cut the KELP COLLAGE 94561 from coordinating blue plaids from the Madras papers, trimmed them down a bit, and added them over the waves using Scor-Tape.

For the JELLYFISH layer...

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I made lots of jellyfish using the GRACEFUL JELLYFISH die 94574, cutting  them first from a variety of blue plaids from the Madras Plaid papers and then from several blue papers in the TWINKLING JEWEL GLITTER PAD GP1003.  I cut their "caps" from several blue foil papers in the POLISHED FOIL PAD FP1001 which I attached with Scor-Tape.  I selected two for each card securing them with foam dots and weaving their tendrils among the kelp fronds.

Here's another look at the two cards:

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And then for something in another colorway...

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I think there will be jellyfish popping up on a lot of my summer cards!

I can't wait to see what others on the Design Team share in the coming days!  Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

 

04/16/2021

Fri 16

Birthday Mail
by Donna Sledzik

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Happy Friday everyone! I have a bright spring card for you today, unlike today's weather, which is snow and rain! 

To make this card, I started by creating a Distress Oxide ink blend on a piece of white cardstock.

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I placed the inked cardstock into a 3D embossing folder and ran it through the die cut machine. Next, I took a sanding block and lightly rubbed over the embossed area revealing the white paper underneath. I glued the background to a white card base.

I die cut "Birthday Mail" shadow and "Wild Flower Stems" from white cardstock. The sentiment was die cut from purple glitter paper and glued to the white shadow die cut.

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I glued the die cut stems to the card front and then used foam tape to adhere the sentiment to the card.

That's it for today! Have a great day!

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03/14/2021

Sun 14

Double-Embossed Blooming Easter Egg by Jean Okimoto

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The Blooming 3D Embossing Folder creates an instant A-2 sized background - or diecut a portion of it for a glossy pastel Easter egg.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with an easy way to highlight the beautiful details and dimension of this versatile floral design.

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Begin with watercolor paper's smoother side sponged with soft overlapping layers of pastel inks. Heat-set the inks, then place the paper in the Blooming 3D Embossing Folder with the inked side facing the bumpier side of the folder.  Pressure-emboss the paper using the plate(s) required for your machine.  I layered the thick platform, the folder+enclosed paper and 3 layers of 80# cardstock as a shim on my Platinum machine. No embossing mats or additional plates.

Place the embossed paper on a hard, flat surface and use a hard rubber brayer to coat the raised areas with VersaMark (use a clean VersaMark inkpad).  Heat-emboss it with detail white powder.  Cut it with the second-largest die from the Half a Dozen Eggs set.  

Cut Happy Easter Posh Script from the yellow Sunny Orange Collection sheet.  Cut two Wild Grass Borders from the Lush Green Collection sheet.  Cut three flowers from the Cherry Blossom Elements set from the pink Berry Red Collection sheet.  Punch ¼" dots from the yellow sheet for the center of the flowers.

Cut the yellow, orange and yellow-orange Graceful Garden glittered cardstock sheets with the 1-¼" Half a Dozen Eggs die.

Cut white cardstock with the largest Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangle die and attach it to a 3-⅝" x 8-⅝" white slimline card.  

Attach one grass border on the left.  Mark the postion of the orange glittered egg.  Attach the second grass border where the joined sections will be covered by the egg.  Trim the excess border on the right side.  

Attach the diecuts - use a ruler or T-square to align the greeting.  Attach just a few blades of grass. 

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Memory Box 3D Embossing Folders are great for quick cards with the addition of a simple greeting.  Or, use the folders as we've done here for cards to share with the special people in your life.

Thanks for visiting - see you on Thursday!

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