76 posts categorized "Embossing Folders"

10/10/2021

Sun 10

Joy & Cheer Florentina Wreath
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with this dramatic Christmas card made with newly released Christmas dies and gems. Have you checked out the amazing new products in the 2021 Holiday New Release?  

Here's a closer look at my card:

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And here's how I made it:


1) Using a finger dauber, ink blend Distress Oxide inks in rainbow order onto white card stock.
(I used Firebrick Red, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber, Lucky Clover, Prize Ribbon & Seedless Preserves.)

2) While the ink is still wet, add translucent sparkly embossing powder.

3) Cut both the background "Joy and Cheer" and the "Florentina Wreath" from the rainbow card stock

Here you can see the amazing shine from the embossing on the rainbow inks:

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4) Now cut the "Joy and Cheer" background die twice, and the top thinner die once from white card stock.

5) Layer and glue the background word die slightly off center, white, white, rainbow, and the add the thin white on top.

6) With the squares embossing folder, emboss a piece of black card stock 4" by 5.25", and then add the wreath and word die stack.

7) Adhere black panel to an A2 white card base and finish it with lots of "Autumn Fairy Gems" and "Autumn Fairy Crystals."

Here's one last look at my card!

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I hope you like my card for today and I have inspired you to add rainbow and black for a dramatic look on a holiday card! Check out the whole new release from Memory Box HERE!

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to come back tomorrow for more wonderful inspiration from the team!

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09/29/2021

Wed 29

Poinsettia Full of Joy
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today featuring some brand new holiday products just recently released!

Here are the new supplies I used from the 2021 Christmas Release!

Contempo Poinsettia Die and Stencil 94607
Joy Posh Script Die 94591
Embossing Folder EF1021
Christmas Fairy Crystals CRY102

First I cut the Contempo Poinsettia out of white card stock two times and trimmed the flower from the rest of the die. I used the coordinating stencil and Distress Oxide "Fired Brick" ink with a dauber and added it to white card stock, then added some sparkle embossing powder to it and melted it with my heat tool.  It created this lovely shiny red stenciled poinsettia. I also did this on a plain piece of card stock so I could use it to die cut the background for the "Joy" word die.

I took a Tim Holtz brayer and added "Salvaged Patina" Distress Oxide to my glass mat and from there I rolled the brayer in the ink and then on  debossed side of the 3D embossing folder.  Next I added card stock inside, and ran it through my die cutting machine. I did this 2 times. I used one of them for the background and I fussy cut the embossed flower in the center from the 2nd one so I could use it as a layer over the stenciling.

First I added one die cut white poinsettia to the shiny red stenciled poinsettia, but only glued it in the center so the edges can pop up. Next I added the light blue embossed layer and then topped it off with the 2nd white outlined poinsettia die cut. Again, I only glued the center so the leaves of the flower could move freely and to give it all more dimension. Then with my scissors I carefully cut around the whole poinsettia so I could add it to the center of the Savaged Patina embossed panel.

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Below you can see the shine of the stenciled, heat embossed red section.

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Next I added the gems and the "Joy" word die in the center.

Here's a look from the side so you can see the layers clearly:

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And here's an even closer look at the side:

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And here's one last look at my card:

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I really love the new release from Memory Box! There are so many gorgeous dies, stencils, papers, embossing folders, gems, etc. to create with. They are perfect for all your holiday cards.
Check them out HERE!

Hope you like my card for today!
I had so much fun creating it and hope I have inspired you to make some lovely holiday cards!

Thanks for stopping by!

Angiesignature

 

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09/06/2021

Mon 06

Spotlighting Sweet Peas
by Trina Pham

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Hello and happy Labor Day to those celebrating.  For my card today, I modified the spotlighting technique to use with the Blooming Sweet Pea 3D embossing folder to create a very simple floral card.

Started by die cutting a circle stencil from masking paper using Circle Basics die.  Adhered the stencil to a Bristol panel and applied Milled Lavender distress ink (DI) with a blender brush.

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Insert the panel into the embossing folder and ran it through my die cutting machine.

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Placed the circle stencil back and applied Shaded Lilac DI to the raised areas.

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Used a sanding block next to buff the raised areas and remove the colors.
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You could skip applying the darker ink color before sanding, but I wanted the contrast.  For some texture and a faux watercolor look, spritz it with water and blot with a paper towel.  

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A circle frame was then die cut from Twilight Purple color paper with the circle die used to create the stencil and the next circle size up.  The Signature Greeting sentiment was heat embossed with white embossing powder on black cardstock, then die cut out with the matching die.  Assembled the card onto a white card base and added some clear jewels to finish.

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Really simple… and that does it for me.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful week.

 

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08/20/2021

Fri 20

Hello
by Donna Sledzik

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Good morning everyone!  Today I have another easy summer themed card for you.

To begin, I created an ink blended background, misted it with plain water, and embossed it with the Waves 3D embossing folder. 

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To highlight the embossed image, I rubbed over the embossing with a white pigment ink pad.  Next, I applied clear embossing powder over the whole background and heat embossed it.  The powder only stuck to the white pigment ink which gave it a glossy look.  

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I die cut the word hello 3 times from white cardstock and stacked and glued them for dimension.  Next, I glued the hello die cut to a vellum strip of paper and adhered this to the card.  

Next, I die cut the fish from white cardstock, used foam tape to adhere it to the card, and added a few fairy drops to finish the card.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Donnasignature

 

 

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08/07/2021

Sat 07

White Focal Point Hello
by Trina Pham

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Happy Saturday everyone.  I have a fun and colorful graphic card to share today inspired by this month’s White Focal Point challenge. 

Started by die cutting the Hello Cursive Script Circle from Bristol paper.  A circle die from Circle Basics was then used to die cut a black circle from black cardstock.  Adhered them together forming the white focal point.

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After my last post featuring the Twiggy Alphabet dies, I was left with partial pieces of color paper, so I put them to use.  These pieces were die cut with the Circle Basic dies in increasing size.  It would have been easy to just stack them on top of each other, but that would have made the card very thick.  To resolve this, inlaid diecutting was used.  Took the die one size smaller than the respective circle and die cut from one edge, resulting in crescent moon shaped pieces.

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A piece of mixed media paper was embossed with the Waves 3D embossing folder next.  Assembled the card, then added a few clear jewels to finish.

The card is not only flat, I have another set of circles to make another card.  And that is it!  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful weekend.

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07/31/2021

Sat 31

Masculine Thank You Card
by Sara Cook

I have another thank you card today.  This one is masculine.  My son didn't purchase his graduation announcements and thank you cards in time and since I am a card maker and Memory Box has the product I have been making them myself.  This way I get to create custom cards for the recipient.  This is a quick and easy card to recreate or reproduce. it can easily be simplified as well.

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BackGround:

Rub Distress Ground Espresso ink on the Toolshed 3D embossing folder and emboss with Kraft Woodgrain Paper.  Trim down 4 1/4" by 4 1/4".  Die cut the Thanks Cursive Scrip die in the center. Color the tools with CRAF-T metallic Rub-on paint.

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Sentiment:

Die cut the Thanks Cursive Scrip die from Kraft Woodgrain Paper.

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Assembly:

Card base is a white top folding 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" size.  Cut a dark brown from Earth Natural paper pack to 41/2"x41/2".  Adhere the brown paper to the card base.  Adhere the background to the center of the brown paper.  Adhere the Thanks circle die cut to the center.

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07/30/2021

Fri 30

Out of This World THANK YOU Card
by Sara Cook


I have a eye catching thank you card for you today using the new Grand Galaxy3D embossing folder.  This technique to create the 3D background can be used for any occasion.

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3D Background:

I highly recommend using only Memory Box water color paper for this technique.  It is the only water color paper I know that will hold up to what I did to it.  it is pretty amazing the paper did not rip or tear and stayed flat.  Spray water Memory Box watercolor paperon the paper and then lightly add Nuevo Shimmer Powders  Solar Flare, Blue Blits and Catherine wheel.  Spritz with more water and add more powder under you get areas of yellow, red, and blue.  Let dry.  

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Ink blend with Distress Black Shoot ink, leaving some of the yellow, red, and blue areas open.  Let completely dry. Emboss with the Grand Galaxy folder   Take a sand block and sand way the ink from the raised surfaces.  For me not enough of the color would sand off.  I tried adding water with a brush to just the .planets and dab off with a paper towel.  If not enough color comes of I then sanded the wet paper to remove the ink.  The paper did not tear nor rip in this process!  This is why I recommend the Memory Box water color paper for this technique.  Let dry.  Then take a gold gel pe and color over some of the stars.  

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Sentiment:Twiggy Thank You from a gold from the Polished Foiled paper and black card stock.  Glue the 2 die cuts together for a more depth.  

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Assembly:

The card base is black 6 1/4" x 5".  The gold is the same for the sentiment 6 1/8" x 4 3/4.  The purple is from Twilight Purplecut down to 6"x43/4".  The 3D embosesed background is cut do 53/4"x41/2".  Adhere all the layers together and then adhere the sentiment.

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07/15/2021

Thu 15

Create an Ink-Blended Grand Galaxy Birthday Card by Jean Okimoto

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Dreamy blended colors and turquoise jewels transform a galaxy design from a guy-card to a special greeting for a birthday gal. Highlight the details of the new Grand Galaxy 3D Embossing Folder with soft layers of color, accent strips from the 6x6 cardstock collections and the sparkle of custom-colored Clear Jewels.

Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a quick, double-inked, embossed technique creates a different look each time you use it.  It's a variation of a technique Anne shared earlier - and a process we used for one of my spring card kits.

Cut smooth, heavy white cardstock to 4-¼" x 5-½".  Cover it with soft, blended overlapping layers of Distress Oxides.  A little white showing thru the colors is OK.  Colors used here are kitsch flamingo, cracked pistachio, wild honey, wilted violet and peacock feathers.  Use a brayer to apply peacock feathers to the top section of the Grand Galaxy 3D Embossing Folder.

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Quickly spray 4 spritzes of water in the air - then catch the mist with the uninked backside of the cardstock.  Place the damp cardstock in the folder with the  inked side facing the inked half of the folder.  Run it through the diecut machine following your machine's embossing instructions.

Remove the cardstock and heat-set the inks.  Trim it to 3-¾" x 5" with a Rectangle Basics die.  Cut 4-½", 4" and 3" accent strips from the Fresh Aqua, Vibrant Violet and Sunny Orange collections.

Stamp the greeting - from the new Signature Greetings Clear Stamp and Die Set - on white cardstock with Warm Breeze VersaFine Clair.  Heat-set the ink, then cut the greeting with the matching die.  Don't cut the individual greetings apart - it's easier to tape the dies to stamped cardstock for cutting when everything is together.  And they're easier to find (and identify!) when they're together. 

Cut an extra layer from a teal 6x6 sheet - use it to add dimension and a shadow to accent the greeting.

Color Clear Jewels with a turquoise Sharpie or Copic Marker.  Attach everything to a 5-½" square white card - use foamtape for the greeting.

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Try this double-inking technique with some of our other 3D Embossing Folders too.  Thanks for visiting - hope you're liking our Summer Daydreams Collection!

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07/12/2021

Mon 12

Grand Galaxy Heat Embossed Embossing Folder Cards
by AnneThompson

Today's cards are all about a technique using heat embossing with the GRAND GALAXY EMBOSSING FOLDER EF1017 to create cards that are out of this world!

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I will do my best to explain the technique but if you are a visual learner  you might want to watch Jennifer McGuire's heat embossed embossing folder tutorial from 05-04-21.

These are the supplies that I gathered.

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the technique

Open the embossing folder and apply VersaMark Ink with a brayer to the side where the background is raised and the planets etc. are indented.  No brayer?  Apply the ink directly with the pad.  You will want to lightly cover the background of the image.

Select the cardstock you will use.  If you have a powder tool, use it on the cardstock before placing it face down onto the inked folder.  Close the folder and run it through your die cutting/embossing machine to apply the VersaMark to the cardstock.

Apply the embossing powder of your choice to the inked cardstock.  Heat it with a heat tool.  

to finish the card

Trim the image to cover the front of the notecard like I did on the silver one.  Or add a piece of cardstock the same color as on the image to cover the notecard before adding the embossed piece cut slightly smaller.

Add some Fairy Jewels for some extra sparkle on some of the stars.

For the sentiment I chose the new HELLO STREAMLINED SCRIPT 94540, cut each one twice and stacked them for more dimension before adding "hello" to each card.  For the silver and blue sparkle cards I used foil paper layers on the background cardstocks and for the orange and purple cards I used two layers of the colored cardstocks.

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This technique works great with the Memory Box floral embossing folders, too!  On the cards below I used BLOOMING SWEET PEA EF 1020 and BLOOMING EF1014 with gold, white, and clear sparkle embossing powders.
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Have fun trying out this technique with your embossing folders.  Happy Crafting!

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06/21/2021

Mon 21

Male Birthday Mail
by Anne Thompson

Today I made more guy cards, this time specifically for birthdays...Male Birthday Mail!

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Materials Used

to make this card

  • cut the plaid paper to cover the front of the notecard
  • cut a smaller piece of red cardstock to use as a mat and add it to the front of the card
  • emboss the Toolshed image onto the cream woodgrain paper
  • lightly drag the ink pad over the top of the embossed image to add a bit of color to highlight the tools
  • trim this embossed image down to fit on the mat, leaving a narrow edge of the red exposed
  • cut the Birthday Mail background from a scrap of the red cardstock and the detailed letters from a scrap of the plaid...I found it helpful to add Scor-Tape on the back of the plaid paper to make it easier to place those letters on the background piece.
  • adhere the sentiment to the card front and add a tiny gem to dot the i

Here are the three cards I made...one using the cream woodgrain paper (shown above), one using the KRAFT WOODGRAIN PAPER SH44003, and one using the WHITE WOODGRAIN PAPER SH44002.

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For the kraft paper card I used a larger piece of the woodgrain paper to cover the card front as well as embossing another piece with the toolshed folder.  I also used a brown cardstock from the EARTH NEUTRAL COLLECTION SP1009 as a mat for the embossed image and for the Birthday Mail background.

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I love the texture of the woodgrain papers and the way the woodgrain highlights embossed images especially when I use ink direct-to-paper on the embossing.  Cool! 

Happy Crafting!

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