53 posts categorized "Embossing "

07/05/2020

Sun 05

Distressed Watercolored Embossing by Jean Okimoto

 

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Here are some techniques to add color and sparkle to 3-D embossed images. Let's add some distressed watercolors - and a lot of glitter - to the Butterfly Gathering design for a summer birthday card.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a card that evolved during the process.

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Spritz a light mist of water onto the smoother side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper.  Sponge it with overlapping layers of shaded lilac, peacock feathers and cracked pistachio Distress Oxides.  Air-dry it. Cut it with the largest die from the Geodesic Oval Trio.

Spritz the reverse side lightly and pressure-emboss it using the plate(s) required for your machine.  Here's the sequence I used on my Spellbinders Platinum - base platform, embossing folder, two layers of cardstock.  No embossing plate or rubber mat.  Machines differ - please don't force the materials through your machine.

Carefully distress the three butterflies with sandpaper or the tip of a medium-grade sanding block. Use light, short sanding strokes instead of heavy pressure or a circular motion.  Brush the residue off.  Attach the diecut to a white A6 card (4-½" x 6-¼").  Attach the delicate geodesic frame.  Use a skewer to spread Open Studio Dragonfly Glitter Glue within the distressed outlines.  

We usually add accents to the diecut before attaching it to the card - but we all know what happens to the damp glitter glue when we flip the diecut over to add the adhesive, then press it onto the card.  

Cut the turquoise glitter sheet from the 6x6 Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pack with Honeycomb Square to create pretty little glitter hexagons.

Stamp the birthday wishes - from the Poppystamps Greeting Basics Clear Stamp Set - with Warm Breeze VersaFine Clair.  Quickly emboss it with detail clear powder.

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Trim the greeting with a die from the Rectangle Basics set for nice finished edges.  If the dies don't match the shape of the greeting - cut it with a larger die, then just trim the bottom edge.  Attach it with foam tape.

Hope you know someone celebrating a summer birthday - and try these techniques with our other 3D Embossing Folders too.   

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

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06/23/2020

Tue 23

Thank You
by Donna Sledzik

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Good morning everyone.  For today's card I have a fun technique that I saw on Jennifer McGuire's blog, which she called Faux Die Cut Monoprint.  

To create this card I inked white cardstock with Distress Ink Pads.  I rubbed the ink pads directly onto my paper to get good ink coverage.

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Next I die cut my image from the inked cardstock.  I was left with the outline and negative shape of the die cut.  

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I sprayed the die cut outline with plain water and placed it face down on another piece of white cardstock.  I run this through my die cut machine several times to transfer the ink.  Next I gently pulled the die cut off the paper.  If you are having a hard time removing the die cut from the cardstock, heat it with a heat tool to help release the paper.

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On the white cardstock you are left with a watercolor like image of the die cut.  

I decided to place my print behind the negative space of the die cut. To add a little texture to my inked background, I placed a stencil over the cardstock and rubbed through the stencil with a baby wipe to remove some ink. 

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Next I glued the outline die cut to a white card base and trimmed the other inked piece to fit on my card.

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I stamped and white heat embossed the sentiment on black cardstock. Next I fussy cut the word and used foam tape to adhere it to my card.

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To finish the card I glued a few embellishments to the front of my card.

I hoped you enjoyed today's card and thanks for stopping by.

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06/18/2020

Thu 18

Coloring Embossed Patterns
by Michelle Bala

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Happy Friday!!! Michelle here. I really love the newest embossing folder, Gracious Leaves 3D. It is so pretty when brought to life with color. You can color the leaves and berries to coordinate with every season.

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This is what the panel looks like before I colored the background and added embellishments. I used Copic Markers in just afew shades. For the berries I used RV00, RV52 and W2. For the leaves I used YG21, G20, G21, G24, and W2. For the background I used BG10 and BG11.

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After the coloring was complete, I added a few paint splatters with white and gold paint. Than I added some shimmer with Fairy Sugar in shades Berry Mist for the berries and Mint Frost for the leaves.

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I embossed the sentiment and butterfly from the stamp set Peony Garden Corner Clear Stamp, onto vellum paper.  For a finishing touch I added two gem stones.
I hope you give this a try!!!

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06/14/2020

Sun 14

Rose Blossoms – Embossed, Layered and Glittered by Jean Okimoto

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Create long-stemmed roses with the new Rose Blossom Die Set and Gilia Stems from a earlier release - then add them to a simple all-occasion card.  Just another way to mix, match and alter your Memory Box diecuts and discover new designs.  Hello and happy weekend - Jean Okimoto here with a bright summer card for you.

We're using another Leafy Jumble Stencil background from a variation of a Jennifer McGuire technique.  Details are on my previous post.  One sheet of ink-blended Open Studio Watercolor Paper and spritzed water produces two ink-lifted backgrounds and one heat-embossed background.

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Sponge worn lipstick, carved pumpkin and squeezed lemonade Distress Oxides on smooth white cardstock for the blossoms.  Heat-set the inks.  Cut two each of the Rose Blossom and Background.  Pressure-emboss the backgrounds using the detailed die, rubber embossing mat and embossing plate(s) required for your machine.  

Spread a large drop of Goldfinch Open Studio Glitter Glue in the center of the pressure-embossed background - cover an area about ¾" in diameter.  Attach the detailed diecut. Pressure-embossing the background adds an extra layer of dimension.

Cut the stems of the Gilia Stems set.  Remove the small lower leaf of the longer stem - it'll be re-attached higher later.  

Trim the Leafy Jumble background with the 3-½" x 4-¾" Rectangle Basics die.  Cut accent strips from Sour Apple (1-⅜" x 4") and Juicy Pear (⅞" x 4-½") cardstock. Trim the stems to fit on the accent strip.  Attach everything to a side-folded A2 card of Sour Apple cardstock.  

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Social-distanced crafting won't replace the great friendships and experiences shared in classes but it keeps us connected right now.  Thank you for purchasing my card kits through Impress Cards and Crafts here in Washington - and Stamps and Memories in Hawaii.  Thanks also for selecting and supporting these great independent retailers - and Memory Box, Poppystamps and Birch Press Designs - during these challenging times.

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06/11/2020

Thu 11

Emboss the Leafy Jumble Background by Jean Okimoto

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Let's make another card using one of the three Leafy Jumble Stencil backgrounds we created in my previous post.  It's the original Distress Oxide-inked sheet of Open Studio Watercolor Paper.  Hi there, Jean Okimoto here with the second of three cards we're making using a variation of a great Jennifer McGuire technique.  

Use the Leafy Jumble Stencil and a water-spritzed sheet of Open Studio Watercolor Paper to lift the inks from a heavily-inked sheet of watercolor paper. Repeat the lifting  with a second sheet of watercolor paper for another background.

Stencil VersaMark onto the original inked paper and heat-emboss it with detail clear powder to create the background for today's card. Cut it with the 3" x 4-¼" Rectangle Basics die.

Cut white cardstock with the large Poppystamps Flora Blooms die.  Attach a scrap of the yellow glittered cardstock from the 6"x6" Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pack behind the flower.

Cut Birthday Cursive Script Circle from yellow cardstock - leave the teeny dot over the "i" in the die until you're ready to attach it to the background.  

Stamp "greetings" - from the Cherry Blossom Wreath Clear Stamps and Die Set - on yellow cardstock with Shady Lane VersaFine Clair.  Dry the ink, then trim the cardstock with the smallest Rectangle Basics die.  Cut the excess off the short end with the side of a larger rectangle die for a nice trimmed edge.

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Attach everything to a top-folded white A-2 card - position the Birthday Cursive Script Circle so the dot over the "i" can be securely attached to an area that's not embossed and glossy.  Add ¼" punched circles of the yellow Twinkling Jewel glittered cardstock.

Looking for more fresh floral designs?  Both Impress Cards and Crafts - and Stamps and Memories-Hawaii are now selling my GARDEN PARTY GREETINGS card kits.   Here's a link to the Impress online store to place your order.  Call or text Stamps and Memories  at 808 484.9107.  Thank you!

We'll use the third background from this process on another card this weekend.  Thanks for visiting - see you again on Sunday.

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06/09/2020

Tue 09

Trio of Inked Backgrounds – Part 1 by Jean Okimoto

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Ink it once, spritz twice and create a trio of watercolored backgrounds for greetings from  the Garden Party Collection.  The Leafy Jumble Stencil is perfect for this process inspired by Jennifer McGuire's great technique.  

Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a variation that takes advantage of the great stencils in our collection.  We're using Open Studio Watercolor Paper to lift the colors from the open areas of the stencil.  The resulting backgrounds have a shadowy, lightly-embossed look.

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Spritz the smoother side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper with a light mist of water and sponge the paper with Distress Oxides. Colors used here -  peeled paint, twisted citron, mowed lawn and cracked pistachio.  Heat-set the inks.

Have your embossing mat and plate ready. Start stacking the layers - paper towel, inked Open Studio Watercolor Paper, stencil.  

Spritz the smoother side of plain Open Studio Watercolor Paper with a "medium" coat of water (not too light, not too drippy). Place the spritzed side of the watercolor paper over the stencil.  Add the embossing mat and plate(s) required for your machine.  Run it through the machine 2 or 3 times.  A leafy layer of ink will be transferred to the uninked watercolor paper.

Spritz another sheet of Open Studio Watercolor Paper and run it through the machine for a second, lighter transfer of ink through the stencil.

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Here are the backgrounds we've created.  Heat-set the three sheets of watercolor paper.  Clean the stencil, then align it over the original inky background and sponge the design with VersaMark.  Heat-emboss it with detail clear powder.  We'll use the other two backgrounds on another post.

Cut the darker leafy background with the 3-¾" x 5" Rectangle Basics die.  Cut the Graceful Rose and Background from yellow cardstock  Pressure-emboss the background with the coordinating detailed die. Attach the detailed diecut to the embossed background.

Cut Leafy Frond from green cardstock.  Cut white cardstock with the 2" x 3-¼" Rectangle Basics die.  Stamp "hello" - from the

Peony Garden Corner Clear Stamps and Dies Set - with Shady Lane VersaFine Clair.

Attach the diecuts to a top-folded 5-½" square white card.  (Square cards require extra postage.)  Add ¼" punched dots of the green glittered cardstock from the 6x6 Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad.

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Looking for more Garden Party Collection card ideas?  The Garden Party Greetings Cards Kit from Impress Cards and Crafts features three technique-y, layered floral designs for your summer cards.  The pieces are precut, instructions and envelopes are included.

Thanks for visiting - see you on Thursday!

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05/26/2020

Tue 26

Celebrate with Embossed Flowers
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here. Today I wanted to make a slim line card using the newest stamp set, Peony Garden Corner clear stamp. I trimmed a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock slightly smaller than 3 1/2 x 8 1/2. I inked it up with tattered rose, worn lipstick and picked raspberry distress oxide inks.  Allow to inks to set/dry. I dusted the inked panel with some anti static powder than embossed the flowers with gold embossing powder.
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These are the supplies I used, Peony Garden Corner Border stamp set and Celebrate Cursive Script Word Die and strawberry ice glitter glue. 
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Adhere the panel to the card base measuring 3 1/2 by 8 1/2. I added some white and gold paint splatters to the panel.  All to dry. 
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Using a piece of the same cardstock, I inked it up with worn lipstick and picked raspberry inks. Die cut the sentiment Celebrate. Die cut the word a few more from white cardstock and adhere them stacked together. Adhere the sentiment to the embossed panel and add a layer of  strawberry ice glitter glue. I embossed the sentiment onto gray cardstock than adhered that under the die cut word with foam tape. Lastly, I added some scattered sequins.

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!!!

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05/08/2020

Fri 08

Hugs Card
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today's card fits into this month's challenge, "May Flowers".

I used a resist technique to create this card. It's an old technique that I forgot about and thought it would be fun to revisit it.

I sponged Distress Oxide Inks to white cardstock and blended the colors.

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I used a heat tool to completely dry the ink on my background. It's very important to do this step so that the embossing powder in the next step doesn't stick to your whole background. I used an embossing buddy and rubbed over my whole background so the the embossing powder only sticks to my stamped image. If you don't have an embossing buddy you could brush over the background with baby powder or cornstarch.  

I inked my stamp with Versa Mark ink, stamped the background and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.

Next I sponged Faded Jeans Distress Ink over the whole background. The embossed image resists the ink and reveals the lighter colors under the embossed image. I used a tissue to wipe any excess ink from the embossed image. I spattered the background with plain water to add some interest to the background.

I stamped and white heat embossed the sentiment on a strip of vellum and adhered it to my card front.  Next I die cut the word Hugs from glitter cardstock and glued that to the card. I adhered my card front to a white cardbase and added some glass baubbles to finish the card.

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

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05/07/2020

Thu 07

Send Bright and Happy Thoughts with the Serene Mandala by Jean Okimoto

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Softly-blended colors and shimmery ink highlight the dimension and texture of the Serene Mandala 3D Embossing Folder.  There are so many ways to use this great folder.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a quick, inky technique to highlight the beautiful details of this folder.

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Cut Memory Box Open Studio Watercolor Paper with the 3-¾" x 5" Rectangle Basics die.  Trim the corners with a corner rounder.  Blend overlapping layers of Distress Oxides on the smoother side of the paper.  
Colors used here are twisted citron, wilted violet, cracked pistachio, peacock feathers, and shaded lilac.  Give it a very light spritz of water and blend any splotchy areas with the inky sponges or brushes.  Place it in the Serene Mandala 3D Embossing Folder with the inked side facing the highly-textured half.  Emboss the watercolor paper using the plates or mats required for your machine.

Highlight the folder's details with a brayer and Pearlescent Jade Brilliance.  Ink the entire brayer, place the embossed cardstock on a hard, flat surface and roll it over the embossed watercolor paper.  

Stamp the greeting - from the Big and Little Words Clear Stamp Set - with Warm Breeze VersaFine Clair on lavender cardstock.  Stamp the frame over the stamped greeting.  Dry the inks.

Trim the watercolor paper, greeting block and card with a corner rounder. Round the corners of a light gray A-2 card too.  Lightly ink the edges of the watercolor paper with wilted violet.  Assemble the card and add ¼" punched circles of the turquoise glitter cardstock from the Twinkling Jewel 6x6 Glitter Pad.

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Add inky dimension and shimmery highlights to embossed watercolor paper and make those details the star of your card.  Thanks for visiting...see you again on Saturday!

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05/02/2020

Sat 02

Embossing Over Stencils
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here, sharing a bright and happy card!  Here are the steps to create this card:

  1. Adhere stencil to a piece of 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 measured cardstock.
  2. Ink up the stencil. I used squeezed lemonade, dried marigold, worn lipstick and crushed olive distress oxide inks. Remove stencil, allow to dry.
  3. Coat stenciled panel with anti-static powder.
  4. Emboss with sunflower blossom and leaves. 
  5. Secure the die cut frame to the panel and run thru your machine.
  6. Adhere the die cut frame and insert to card base.
  7. Emboss the sentiments, trim and adhere to the panel.
  8. Embellish with gems.

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Hope you give this a try!

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