Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Trying a new Technique...

At Shopping our Stash the challenge is to try a new technique. The inside of the card was a toughie as I didn't want the inside totally embossed!



To make the papers I inked up my Darice falling leaves embossing folder (the raised side) with a Stampin' Up multi-color ink pad called Pumpkin Patch. The paper was then ran through the embossing machine and I got the result you see! I used Bittersweet Twine, craft leaves, and an acorn (cut with Art Philosophy) for my focal point. The inside was made as the front but made with a diagonal pattern only on the long corners, so a blank non-textured space is left for a sentiment or hand written note. I had to send the paper through twice to get the corners embossed. ETA: To get the diagonal corners like this, I inked up the embossing folder on the diagonal, and then carefully laid the paper over it on the diagonal also, with the main portion hanging outside the embossing folder. I used my Big Shot, as the Cuttlebug is too small for diagonal layouts. But I could have done a straight 2 inch edge in the Cuttlebug on each end.

Thanks for visiting, and have a great day!

6 comments:

Maria A. said...

WOW!! what a wonderful technique, love the colors you chose for this beautiful embossing folder, the result is a gorgeous design.
The detail of the leaves, acorn and twine are divine.
Thank you for joining us at SHOPPING OUR STASH this week, hope to see you back in the gallery again soon.
Hugs,
Maria Rodriguez.

Mimi said...

So pretty-- I love fall, and I love the colors you chose! Thank you for playing with us at SOS!

Mimi said...

... but how did you do the inside like that???

Barbara Godden said...

Gorgeous, I have that folder and ink pad I'm going to have to try this. thanks for trying a new technique with us at Shopping Our Stash.

Maria A. said...

WOW!! I love this technique, you can really ink up the embossing folder with any colors you want to get amazing results.
I'm also curious as to how you did the fabulous inside of your card, it looks awesome.
Thank you for playing along with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you join us again next time.
Hugs,
Maria Rodriguez.

Oh You Made Me Ink said...

What a pretty card! I tried this technique once but it didn't look half as good as yours! Fabulous job! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash! Cynd, DT