124 posts categorized "Embossing "

10/28/2021

Thu 28

Emboss and Double-Ink the Stunning Mandala by Jean Okimoto

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Define and highlight the intricate design of the Stunning Mandala with layers of contemporary fall colors.  3D-embossing creates the details and Distress Oxides add soft, blended colors. Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a design to celebrate, congratulate or brighten someone's day.

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Cut a 4-½" x 6" rectangle of smooth white cardstock.  Brush or sponge circular overlapping layers of Distress Oxides onto the cardstock.  Refer to the pattern on the smoother side of the Stunning Mandala 3D Embossing Folder. Start with a center circle of kitsch flamingo, surround it with dried marigold, finish it off with abandoned coral.  The ink names aren't capitalized on the labels, so I just follow their lead.

Apply bundled sage distress oxide to the smoother pattern of the embossing folder - skim the inkpad over the design to ink it thoroughly without inking the recessed areas.  Spritz the reverse side of the inked rectangle - 4 quick sprays, about 12" away.

Place the rectangle in the folder -inked cardstock facing the inked side of the folder.  Run it thru the diecut machine using the plate(s) required for your machine.  I use the thin embossing plate and 2 layers of heavy cardstock as a shim on my Spellbinders machine.

Heat-set the inks.  Trim it to about 2-¾" x 5"

Cut a ¾" x 3" strip of the pale orange sheet from the Sunny Orange Collection.  Cut a ¾" x 3-¼" strip of the light copper  Majestic Hues 6x6 sheet.  Cut a ¾" x 3-½" strip of the pink Berry Red Collection sheet.  Attach the strips to a cream slimline card (3-½" x 8-½").

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Stamp the greeting - from the Signature Greetings Clear Stamp and Die Set - on cream cardstock with Melon Impress Fresh Ink.  Heat-emboss it with detail clear powder.  Trim the cooled cardstock with the matching die from the set.  Cut a blank greeting background from a darker pink Berry Red sheet and layer the diecuts (offset) for dimension.  Attach the greeting with foamtape.

Cut accent dots from the glittered sheet using the Slim Confetti Plate.  It's a great plate for slimline backgrounds and card fronts - and it's even better for cutting glittered cardstock, felt and specialty papers for design elements.

3D Embossing Folders create great backgrounds and focal points - use the embossed design as is for subtle, textured backgrounds - or add multicolored layers of ink for a brighter look.

Sending Happy Retirement wishes to Roxanne, owner of Stamps and Memories in Hawaii for 21 years!  She and Anne shared their creativity and inspiration on great cards, layouts, mixed media designs, invitations and party favors.  Thanks for featuring Memory Box, Poppystamps and Birch Press Design in your store!

Thanks for visiting...have a safe and Happy Hallloween if you're celebrating this weekend!

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10/21/2021

Thu 21

Glittered Festive Christmas Greetings by Jean Okimoto

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Glitzy Glitter Pad diecuts and bright red Christmas Fairy Crystals sparkle on a holiday slimline card from our latest release.  Hi everyone, Jean Okimoto here with a gouache and watercolored design from the new Festive Christmas Greetings Set. MemoryBoxFestiveChristmasGreetingsClearStampsAndDies, MemoryBoxJoyPostScript, MemoryBoxGlitzyGlitterPad, MemoryBoxWrappedStitchedSlimRectangles, MemoryBoxChristmasFairyJewels, SlimlineCards, DiecutCards, HandmadeChristmasCards, DistressOxidesWatercoloring, GlitteredDiecuts, DIYCards, Cardmaking, Papercrafts, ChristmasPapercrafts, ImpressCardsAndCrafts

Prep smooth kraft cardstock with an embossing powder tool.  Stamp the oval foliage image from the new Festive Christmas Greetings Clear Stamp and Die Set with VersaMark.  Heat-emboss it with detail white powder.  

Color it with a blend of Zinc White Gouache and Distress Oxides refill inks - twisted citron, cracked pistachio and lucky clover were used here. Dry the inks and diecut the imaage.

Diecut Joy Posh Script from natural cardstock and the bright red Glitzy Glitter Pad sheet.  Pressure-emboss the natural background diecut with the delicate Joy die.  Embossing adds dimension  - and makes it easy to attach the delicate die by letting it settle into the embossed outline.

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A tip...if you're not sure which die size to use for a background strip cut the larger size.  If it looks too big, then recycle it by cutting it again with the smaller die.  You've saved some cardstock  - and might even be able to use the offcut "frame" for another project.

Cut the background strip wih the 1.5" x 6.5" Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangle die.  Cut the green sheet from the Glitzy Glitter Pad with the .8" x 5.8" die.

Attach the diecuts to a kraft slimline card (3-½" x 8-½") - use foamdots for the greeting.  Add red Christmas Fairy Crystals for holly berries.  

To protect the card for mailing - cover the front with a slimline-sized layer of cardstock.  The thickness of the card may require special postal handling.

Thanks for visiting - see you again this weekend...Jeansignature-3

 

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10/20/2021

Wed 20

Joy To the World Nativity
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with this glittery nativity Christmas card!
 
The glitter paper came from the "Majestic Hues Glitter Pad" and the sentiment is from the "Festive Christmas Greetings" stamp and die set.  It is used in the background and for the star, which is one of the dies in the "Nativity House Frame" die set.
 
The background for the nativity was die cut with the "Slim Pinpoint Burst Plate" die, but I just used a small section of it to feature the star in front of the burst's center.  The frame around the nativity scene and Mary, Jesus and the baby were die cut from black card stock.  All of those dies are in the "Nativity House Frame" die and I also used the "House Frame Background" die to cut the pinpoint section with.
 
Here's another look at my card:
 
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I hope you enjoyed my card for today.  If you haven't already checked it out, be sure to click HERE to see all the amazing new holiday products in the Memory Box 2021 Holiday Release!
 
Thanks so much for stopping by!
 
Angiesignature
 

 

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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!

Angiesignature

 

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10/01/2021

Fri 01

Memory Box Challenge #77- Holidays!

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Greetings friends. It is time for a another challenge! We hope you will join us in the fun. Please note that we changed the rules for the monthly challenge, so be sure to read the rules if you are participating in the October challenge.

Thank you so much to everyone participated in last month's stripe challenge. We always love seeing your incredible creations.

The winner of the blog badge was Bonnie from the Stamping with Klass blog. We really loved the elegant striped background of her card.

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The random winner selected from all the entries to win the prizes was Lynne R from Lynne's Craft Haven.

Please contact me at stampjournal@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Want to play along in this month's challenge?  The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Memory Box stamp or die on your project and link your entry to this blog post.  You can make a card, a scrapbook page, a home decor item, etc..  To encourage participants with various levels of stamping experience, one entry will be selected at random to win a prize. Enter as many times as you want, but your name will only be entered once into the random prize drawing.   In addition, the design team will select their favorite entry to  be highlighted on the Outside the Box blog and that designer will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog. 

You don't have to have a blog in order to participate.   You can upload your project to any online gallery and link it to this post.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Memory Box product.  You are also welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Feel free to grab our badge to post on your blog post or side bar.

**Please note, because of issues with shipping internationally, only domestic entries will be eligible to be shipped prizes. We are so very sorry that we had to add this stipulation.**

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Memory Box has a new holiday release, so it is the perfect time to introduce a holiday challenge.  We would love to see how you interpret the theme. It could be Christmas, but it definitely doesn't have to be! What holidays do you celebrate?

All we ask is that you use at least one Memory Box product in your entry.

Need a bit of inspiration? Our design team member Donna Sledzik created a card to help inspire you and wrote instructions to help you recreate the design.

 

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To make the card, die cut the Slim Pinpoint Burst Plate from white cardstock and use Old Paper, Antique Linen, Walnut Stain and Fossilized Amber Distress Inks to color the panel.

Next, die cut the lamp post from black cardstock and the candle from white cardstock.  Color the candle with colored pencils then glue the lamp to a piece of acetate and trim away the excess acetate.  

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Die cut the pine needles and holly branch from green cardstock.  

Heat emboss the sentiment on a strip of black cardstock.

To assemble the card, glue the candle to the background and then adhere the lantern over it.  

Glue the greens in place and add some Tim Holtz Snow Texture Paste to the greens.  While the paste was still wet, sprinkle glitter over the wet paste.

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Splatter the card with white ink and added some Red Fairy Crystals and Fairy Jewels.

Glue a red bow to the lamp post and used foam tape to adhere the sentiment strip.

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There are several ways for you to enter the contest:

1.)  Link your finished work below

2.)  Enter on Instagram by tagging your sketch project with the #mbchallenge77 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Sunday, October 31st.   Don't forget, you have to use at least one Memory Box item on your entry and only domestic entries are eligible to be shipped prizes. 

 

One project will be chosen at random to win the Lamp post die featured in this post as well as some holiday jewels to decorate:

 

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09/30/2021

Thu 30

Be Merry
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here, sharing some of the newest products from the Holiday Release!! 
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I used Festive Christmas Greetings Stamp and Die Set

Serene Bird and Branch Die

Pinpoint Daisy Background Die

Christmas Fairy Crystals
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I colored all images with Copic Markers and used gold embossing powder to emboss the oval frame and sentiment.

Hope you'll check out the full release HERE

 

 

 

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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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09/24/2021

Fri 24

Thankful
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today I have an easy, no coloring card for you.

I started by stamping and white heat embossing the pumpkin image onto kraft cardstock.  Next I used a gray water based marker to add some shadows to the image.  

I spattered the background with white and black inks.

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I mounted the kraft panel onto a black cardstock mat and tied a piece of jute around the bottom of the card front.  I used foam tape to adhere it to a white card base.

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

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To finish the card, I added some Black Nuvo Drops to add a little dimension.

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

Donnasignature

 

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09/13/2021

Mon 13

Wreath Birthday Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  It is finally raining in the northwest and it just puts me in the card making mood.  I have a wreath birthday card with a lot of dimension and depth, with a little sparkle.  I have been using my mixed media supplies more and more.  In today's card  I'm using my sprays and embossing powder in this card.

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Background Panel:

Create your own pattern paper with the Signature Stamp stamp set is easy with some embossing powder and ink. Cut heavy white card stock to 4 1/8" square.  Stamp Happy Birthday from the Signature Greetings stamp set with embossing ink all over the background.  I used a light golden embossing powder and heat set.  After cooled, ink blend from the sides half way in with Distress Oxide ink Antique Linen.  Leaving the center white. 

Sentiment:

Gold heat emboss twice the Sending Happy Birthday from the Signature Greetings stamp set.  Making sure to let cool in-between embossing.  Die cut with matching die. 

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Wreath Elements:

Die cut the Eucalyptus Collage, Delicate Wreath and the flowers and birds die from the Willow Globe from heavy white card stock least 3 times.  Die cut the flowers at least 3 more times.  I used Lindys Spray inks to color my dies cuts using pink and golden sprays for flowers and 2 wreaths.  For the eucalyptus leaves and 1 wreath I used Lindys Magical powder Shabby Turbine Teal. Leave the birds white.  Using shaping tools I shaped the flowers and leaves while still slightly damp.  

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Assembly:

Create a top folding 4 1/4" square card base from heavy white card stock.  Add foam tape to the back ground panel and center it on the card base.  Layer the 3 wreath die cuts and adhere down. Adhere in the eucalyptus leaves, birds, and flowers around the wreath.  Add light pink and green Fair Jewlels to the center of the flowers and randomly around the wreath.  Add foam dots to the back of the sentiment and adhere it to the center of the wreath.

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09/09/2021

Thu 09

STAMPtember’s True Friend Exclusive Stamp Set by Jean Okimoto

 

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Celebrate STAMPtember with the exclusive True Friend Clear Stamp Set!  This great limited edition collaboration set from Memory Box and Simon Says Stamp joins the annual fall event of stamping, creativity and friendship.

Hi, Jean Okimoto here after my senior moments of confusion about post scheduling.  Hope you like this slimline mix of stamps, embossing and colorful layering.  

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Stamp the flowers on white vellum with VersaMark and emboss it with detail white powder.  Color it - on the reverse side - with cotton swabs and Distress Oxides.  Use  pointy cosmetic applicator cotton swabs for the narrow areas.  Add more ink - from the right side - to fill in any blank or light spots.  Colors used here are ripe persimmon, worn lipstick, wild honey and iced spruce.  Air-dry the inks, then cut it with the largest Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out die.  

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Unfold the card and pressure-emboss it with the largest Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out die using the rubber embossing mat and plate(s) required for your machine.  A small portion at the top of the heart will be embossed onto the back of the card.  I don't think the card's recipient will mind - do you?

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Attach the vellum heart with tiny strips of ⅛" wide doublestick tape hidden behind the inked areas.

Stamp the greeting on another peach 6x6 with Morning Mist VersaFine Clair.  Dry the ink, then trim it with the smallest Rectangle Basics die.

Color Clear Jewels with pink and orange Sharpie or Copic Markers and add them to the card.

Hope you're enjoying STAMPtember's ideas and inspiration!  The exclusive limited-edition designs sell out quickly - the True Friend Stamp and Die Set is already sold out - but a few Stamp Sets are still available  - here's a link to order your set.  

Thanks for visiting...see you next week!

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