Adding Ink to Embossing Folders + GIVEAWAY

Hello, crafty friend. Today’s cards were inspired by Day Two of THIS new Embossing Folder class from Online Card Classes… Jennifer McGuire shared how to add ink to embossing folders which I did on today’s card. To create this card, I started by applying blue Distress Oxide inks on the inside (raised side) of THIS embossing folder, spritzing it with water and laying a blue A2 panel on top and running it through my...

Partial Embossed Note Card Set + Giveaway

Hello, crafty friends. Today’s cards were inspired by Day One of THIS new Embossing Folder class from Online Card Classes… Mindy Eggen shared some examples of partial embossing and I thought I would experiment with THIS glossy Color Blend Cardstock. I LOVE the results. I used THIS stamp set and THIS coordinating die set for all of the sentiments. For the first card… I used THIS embossing folder to emboss the bottom of the...

Happy Retirement Card

Hello, crafty friends. I have a retirement card to share today featuring THESE layering stencils, THIS embossing folder, and THIS sentiment set… To create this card, I applied ink through THESE layering stencils on a yellow A2 sized panel. On the last layer, I applied THIS gold paste for the flower centers to give some shine and dimension. Next, I embossed a piece of pink cardstock with THIS embossing folder. I cut it and...

Be Bold Release-Cherry Blossom Embossing Folder

Hello there, crafty friends. I have more inspiration to share today using THIS new release… To create this card, I die cut one of THESE hearts from a center of  THIS watercolor cardstock and embossed it with THIS embossing folder. I also cut a heart from the front of a white note card in the same spot as the panel. Before embossing the cardstock, I spritzed it with a fine mist of water on both...

Bee Happy Card Kit

Hello there, crafty friends. Today’s card features THIS new card kit… I started by applying ink through the kit’s layering stencil to create the main focal image. I die cut it using THIS stitched rectangle die and then added dry embossing on top using the kit’s embossing folder. I love adding texture to an inked background! Next, I added a brown mat behind the panel and adhered it to a top folding white card...

Dry Embossing over Inking

Hello, crafty friends. Lately, I’m all about adding dry embossing over an inked background to add lots of texture and interest . Today’s card features that technique… To create this card, I started by inking up stripes diagonally across a white A2 panel. I used THIS tape to tape off random strips and create a rainbow pattern. Next, I temporarily adhered the panel to a top folding card base and used THIS coordinating die...

Embossed Background Spotlight

Hello, crafty friends. I have two cards to share that spotlights an embossed background… For the first card… I die cut THIS flower die from four different colors of cardstock and adhered all the pieces together. I embossed THIS pattern on a piece of white cardstock and applied ink through THIS stencil in the center of the panel, highlighting a spot for the die cut to be adhered along with THIS die cut sentiment....

Highlighting an Embossed Background

Hello, crafty friends. Happy Memorial Day to all of you in the U.S. I have a red, white, and blue themed card to share today that I created for a friend’s son who became an Eagle Scout… To create this card, I used THIS embossing folder to create the dimensional stars background. I lightly rubbed clear ink on top of the stars to get them to stand out more and highlight the background. I...

Adding Texture to Stamping

Howdy, crafty friends. Today’s card features dry embossing over a stamped sentiment… I started by stamping THIS flower three times and using THIS coordinating stencil to add color to the image by adding ink. Once all three flowers were colored, I fussy cut the images. I used a black sharpie around the white edge to give a finished look. Next, I stamped THIS sentiment in the center of an A2 white panel. I ran...

Cozy Hugs Release

Howdy, crafty friends. Today’s card features products from THIS new release from Simon Says Stamp… To create this card, I started by embossing a pattern on the white background using THIS embossing folder. Next, I die-cut THIS birdhouse die and THIS bird die. I like to add a bit of shading with ink to die-cuts to make them pop. After adhering the die cuts to the background, I added the sentiment using THIS sentiment...