95 posts categorized "Embossing "

05/02/2021

Sun 02

Textured Layers for the Grand Spiral Shell by Jean Okimoto

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Double-embossing creates layers of dimension and sparkle on the new Grand Spiral Shell from our Under the Sea Collection. Ring Stack - filled with gold-specked offcuts - adds a bouncy look for a trio from the School of Fish.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here - hope you're having a great weekend!

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Cut the solid Grand Spiral Shell from watercolor paper inked with soft overlapping layers of Kaleidacolor dye inks.  Pressure-emboss it with the set's detailed Grand Spiral Shell - use the rubber mat and plate(s) required for your machine.  Leave the diecut in the die and sponge it with VersaMark - a clean, well-inked pad gives the best results.  Heat-emboss it with Imagine's Iridescent Mboss Powder for a glossy, sparkly look. Clean the die with a wet washcloth.

Sponge or brayer more of the Kaleidacolor-ed watercolor paper with VersaMark.  Heat-emboss it with detail clear powder.  Cut it with School of Fish - cut the entire set and save the extras for future projects.

Cut the detailed shell from a light aqua sheet in the 6x6 Fresh Aqua Collection.  Cut it again from a gold sheet in the Polished Foil Pad. Attach the diecuts - offset them for dimension.

Flick specks of Imagine's Sheer Gold Shimmer Spritz onto white cardstock.  Airdry it for a few minutes, then  heat-set.  Cut it with Ring Stack - we're using the offcuts. 

Cut Ring Stack again from the gold sheet in the Polished Foil Pad.  Attach it to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½").  Adhere the gold-specked offcuts.  Attach the fishes - use foamtape from the green and aqua fishes.

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Hope you're taking advantage of the variety and versatility of the designs in our Under the Sea Collection.  Chose nature's realistic colors or your favorite tropical brights and have fun with these great designs!  

Thanks for visiting - see you again on Thursday...

Jeansignature-3

 

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04/23/2021

Fri 23

I Think of You - Ocean Themed Card - Video

Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with an ocean-themed card featuring brand new dies from the 2021 Under the Sea release.  This release is full of amazing new ocean themed dies, shape dies, new 3D embossing folders, woodgrain paper, and a new line of self-adhesive gems/droplets.  For my card I used several of the ocean themed dies along with self-adhesive clear droplets - which come in a handy 3 size pack!

Here's a quick video showing how I made my card:


Here's a close up view:

 
I used a lot of ink blending and smooshing to make this card and I love how the clear droplets take on the color under them, so they will match any project you use them on!
 
 
The sentiment is from the Birch Press Designs set "Crystal Lingo," heat embossed on black card stock.
 
 
Here's one last look:
 
 
I hope you like my card!  I had so much fun creating it!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
 

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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!

Jeansignature-3

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04/15/2021

Thu 15

Watercolor and Double-Emboss the Stained Glass Butterfly by Jean Okimoto

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Celebrate a sunny spring week with the popular - and versatile - Stained Glass Butterfly.  It's pressure- and gold-embossed for extra dimension.  Add a wonky DIY embossed slimline background and a greeting from Poppystamps too.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with more ways to use this great addition to the Memory Box butterfly collection.

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Cut a 3" square of Open Studio Watercolor Paper.  Paint the smoother side with overlapping diagonal layers of ink.  I used diluted shades of Imagine's dye ink refills - Vermillion, Lemon, Teal and Chartreuse.  Heat-set it, then pressure-emboss it with Stained Glass Butterfly using the rubber embossing mat and plate(s) required for your machine.

Trim it with the 2-½" Square Basics die.  Add a few specks of the Teal ink, air-dry it for a few minutes, then heat-set it.  

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03/19/2021

Fri 19

Hello
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone! Today I have a card which features some loose watercoloring. This is a technique where you create multiple cards easily. 

I stamped my image twice on watercolor paper using a waterproof black ink. I dried it with my heat tool to make sure it was completely dry.

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Next, I watercolored my image, dried it, and then spattered the paper with black, gold and white ink.

I trimmed my watercolored paper and adhered it to a black cardstock layer. I used foam tape to mount it to a white card base.

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To finish the card, I stamped the word Hello on a strip of black cardstock and white heat embossed it. I used foam tape to adhere it to my card front.

That's it for today! I hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Donnasignature

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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!

Jeansignature-3

 

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03/12/2021

Fri 12

Birthday Mail
by Donna Sledzik

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Good morning everyone. Today I have a  birthday card for you which features new Spring products from the latest release.

I began by die cutting several stems from white cardstock and inking them with Ripe Persimmon Distress ink.  

Next, I used the Blooming 3D Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of aqua cardstock. I used  white pigment ink and lightly rubbed it across the embossed paper. I used one of the Nested Globes and die cut a window in the center of the embossed paper. I glued a piece of vellum behind the window.

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Next, I cut a piece of white cardstock to create a mat for the embossed background. I lightly sponged the center of the white paper with Ripe Persimmon ink and used foam tape to adhere my embossed panel to the white cardstock.

I die cut the Birthday Mail Posh Script and glued it to the card. The words were cut from white cardstock and the shadow from a tan piece of cardstock.

I adhered this to a tan cardstock mat and glued it to a white card base.

To finish the card, I added some white Nuvo Drops to the card front.

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That's it for today! Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

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02/28/2021

Sun 28

Look for Rainbows Slimline Card
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello, it's Angie here today with some of the new 2021 Spring dies, stamps and papers from Memory Box!  This latest release not only has some amazing new large stamp sets and beautiful dies, it also has the newest product - 6" X 6" card stock pads in the most amazing solid coordinating colors!  My card showcases several of the gorgeous colors available in these new pads of card st0ck.

I used several new dies, new paper and a new stamp set, along with a few previously released dies too. 

 Here's a video showing how I made this card:

1)  The rainbows were made with the new "Arch Collage" die and five of the new 6" x 6" solid color paper pads.  I first used the arch die on seven colors of card stock.  Next I cut the arches from a slimline white panel, adding a white backing panel to it, so I could paper pieced the strips into the negative space on both rainbows.

I also used several of the newly released slimline dies.  I love to make slimline cards and these dies make it so easy to do.

2)  The white panels were cut with the new "Wrapped Slim Stitched" rectangle dies and the black panel was cut with one of the new "Slim Basic Rectangle Layers" die.  This die set has so many sizes to create layers of any size on your slimline creations.

3)  The sentiment is heat embossed in white on black card stock and it is from the "Joyful Moments" clear stamp set.  I die cut it with the smallest die in the "Wrapped Stitched Rectangle" die set.

4)  The hearts were cut from the same pink paper with the "Sprinkle Heart Collage" die and placed on the card front.

5)  Lastly I added the card to the card base (which was 3.5" x 8.5") and added lots of shimmer pen to all the hearts and all the arched colored pieces.  It's hard to see the shine but in person, it just glistens!

Here's one more look:

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I hope you have a chance to stop by the Memory Box website to see all the wonderful new products.  This release is one of my favorites ever!  

The video above of the making of this card is also on my YouTube channel if you would like to see it, click HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to stop by every day this week to see the new products featured by the design team!

Angiesignature

 

 

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02/26/2021

Fri 26

Spring Slimline Card
by Donna Sledzik

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Good morning everyone! Today I have a Spring themed slimline card for you. I used  products from the new 2021 Spring Release to create this card.

I began by die cutting one of the Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles from white cardstock. Next, I placed painters tape on the long sides of the die cut to create a 1/4" border on the rectangle. I used Distress Oxide Ink to make a blended background on the rectangle and spattered the background with plain water before I removed the tape. The Distress Oxide colors I used were Dried Marigold, Ripe Persimmon, and Picked Raspberry. 

Once the background was dry I stamped and gold heat embossed the sentiment.

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Next I stamped and Gold heat embossed the flowers and painted them with same Distress Oxide colors I used for the background. I used the coordinating die to cut the flowers. I also trimmed a few leaves off the bottom of the stamped image to fit my card design.  Next, I die cut the small Crystal Frame twice from gold foil paper and cut the die cuts in half to fit behind the stamped image. 

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I glued the foil die cuts to the card and used foam tape to adhere the flowers. 

Next, I used foam tape to adhere the background to a white card base. That's it!

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

Donnasignature

 

 

 

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02/12/2021

Fri 12

Time to Celebrate by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone! Today's card features new products from the 2021 Memory Box release.

I love that Dave included more slimline dies in this release. It took me a while to warm up to the slimline card design, but now I like it!

To make this card, I started by die cutting one of the Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles from a piece of watercolor paper.  I used used Distress Oxide Inks to ink the background. Next I spritzed the background with plain water and dried the paper. Once the paper was dry I spattered it with white ink.

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I knew I wanted to use Wildflower and Daisy Stem dies for my card, so I die cut several from white cardstock.  Once I picked the die cuts I was using, I glued them to my background. 

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I know my paper looks very wavy in this picture, but it was still wet. Once it was dry it flattered right out. 

At this point, I felt it needed a little contrast so I die cut a few gray stems from the new solid color cardstock. 

Next, I die cut the Sylvan Butterfly, the background is blue cardstock and the outline is dark gray. I glued only the center of the outline of the butterfly to the background butterfly. I glued black wire to the back of the butterfly for antennas and used foam tape to adhere it to my card.

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To finish the card, I stamped and white heat embossed my sentiment and added some gray rhinestones. 

That's it for today! 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Donnasignature

 

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