Saturday, 4 February 2023

Framed Florets Dry Embossing on White Card

Friends, today is the 3rd and final instalment in our dry embossing techniques series. If you missed Thursday's card, on inking your embossing folder for a trendy distressed look, click here. If you missed Friday's card employing Blending Brushes on an embossed surface, click here.

For a soft landing into the weekend, today I have a fairly simple card for you. The technique is embossing on white card. I love the clean look this creates. Here's our card:


To make this card, I first used my Congratulations Embossing Folder (from the Let's Celebrate Embossing Folders) in my Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, to emboss a 2 3/4" Basic White Cardstock square. Tip: Arrange the square so that the bottom 1/2" is outside the embossing folder, leaving that section free from embossing so that you can stamp on it. I stamped the sentiment from the Framed Florets Stamp Set on the bottom of the square in Polished Pink ink. Then I adhered the square to a 3" Polished Pink square with Stampin' Seal.

To assemble the card, I adhered a 3 3/4" x 5" Basic White Cardstock panel to the interior of a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Night of Navy card base, to provide a writing surface. Then I glued a 3 3/4" x 5" Fitting Florets DSP panel to a 4" x 5 1/4" Basic White Cardstock panel, adding them to the card base with Stampin' Dimensionals. While the DSP is no longer available, it could be substituted with another paper in coordinating colours, such as the gorgeous Hues of Happiness DSP:

To finish the card, I attached the squares to the card base with Stampin' Dimensionals, along with a butterfly in Balmy Blue Cardstock that I cut with Brilliant Wings Dies. I embellished with 2021-2023 In Color Opal Rounds. 

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Friday, 3 February 2023

Framed Florets Dry Embossing with Blending Brushes Card

Friends, I hear that groundhogs across Canada saw their shadows - indicating 6 more weeks of winter to come. That means 6 more weeks of crafting, too, hooray!

And so today I have another technique for you to use with dry embossing, this time employing Blending Brushes. (If you missed yesterday's card, on inking your embossing folder for a trendy distressed look, click here.)

Once again, my card features the beautiful (and super easy to use!) Framed Florets Bundle, with their wonderful decorative ovals. Ce produit est également disponible en français. I'll include a clickable photo supply list for you at the end of this post. Today I decided on a card that used the stamp set but not the oval dies:


To start, I used my Tailor Made Tags Dies to cut a tag from Basic White Cardstock that would fit my sentiment (taken from the Framed Florets Stamp Set). I stamped the sentiment in Balmy Blue ink.

Next I worked on the ink blending and embossing panel. I used the Pretty Flowers Embossing Folder in my (standard-sized, not mini) Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine to emboss a 3 1/4" x 4 1/2" Basic White panel. Then I used Blending Brushes to add ink, in circular motions, to the flowers and leaves. I chose Polished Pink, Balmy Blue, and Soft Succulent as my ink pad colours. I simply rubbed the brushes into the ink pads, then tapped and rubbed them lightly on scrap paper to see how intense the colours would be, before adding the ink to the panel. While yesterday's card technique involved being generous with ink, I found that using ink fairly sparingly worked best for this technique. I could then go back and add more ink as needed.

To assemble the card, I used Stampin' Seal to adhere the inked panel to a 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" Basic White panel. I then added a 4" x 5 1/4" Fitting Florets DSP panel to a 4 1/4" x 11" Basic White Thick Cardstock base. This DSP is no longer available but could be substituted with another DSP in a coordinating colour, such as one of the Balmy Blue prints of the Dandy Designs paper. Bonus, it's available to be earned FREE during Sale-A-Bration! Here's a look at the great variety of colours in Dandy Designs: 

I next added the inked panel to the card base with Stampin' Dimensionals. Then I used Polished Pink Open Weave Ribbon to tie a knot through the stamped tag. I arranged two Soft Succulent die cuts, made from the greenery-shaped Framed Florets Dies, on the back of the tag. I secured them with household tape, then added the tag to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals. My final step was to embellish with 2021-2023 In Color Opal Rounds. I really like those embellishments, as they are translucent with a sparkle:

Tip: Since these and all other 2021-2023 In Color items will be retiring as of the end of April, it's a good idea to order your favourites now, ahead of the rush. They tend to sell out around or even before the retirement date, but they're still in stock as of now. 

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Thursday, 2 February 2023

Framed Florets Dry Embossing with Ink Card

Friends, today I'm starting a 3-day dry embossing series featuring the fabulous Framed Florets Bundle. Ce produit est également disponible en français. I particularly love the dies, as they give a card its overall shape with very little work on our part. I definitely recommend them!

For my first card, I used an embossing folder with ink to create a distressed look. This was a new technique for me and I really liked the final product: 

To make this card, I started by using the smallest oval die from Framed Florets Dies to cut ovals from Blushing Bride and Basic White Cardstock. I used the exterior Blushing Bride oval and the interior Basic White oval in the card. With Polished Pink ink, I stamped the sentiment from the Framed Florets Stamp Set onto the Basic White oval. (I'll include a clickable photo supply list at the end of this post.)

To create the distressed look on the top panel of the card, I first opened my Soft Succulent Ink Pad and Birthday embossing folder from Let’s Celebrate Embossing Folders. I applied the ink pad directly to the inside of the embossing folder, on the side that has the Stampin’ Up!® symbol. I tapped the ink pad repeatedly until the folder was thoroughly coated. (I found that being generous with ink worked best with this technique.) 


Being careful not to move the paper and smudge the ink, I placed a 5 1/2” x 2 3/4” strip of Blushing Bride Cardstock on the inked folder. Then I carefully closed the folder without moving the paper, and ran it through my Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine. Tip: When removing paper from folder, be prepared for the folder to be very inky - so beware! I then trimmed the paper to 1 3/4” x 5”. (I used a larger piece than was needed, so that I could trim to select the part of the image I liked best.)


I flipped over the embossed paper and a 2” x 5” strip of Fitting Florets DSP. (This paper is unfortunately no longer available - but you could use another DSP of your choice, perhaps another floral.) Then I connected them on the back with household tape to create a panel. I adhered the taped panel to a 4” x 5 1/4” piece of Evening Evergreen Cardstock using Stampin' Seal. Then I attached a 1/2” x 5” strip of DSP to hide the seam on the taped panel. I adhered the taped panel to a 5 1/2” x 8 1/2” Basic White Thick card base.


I attached the exterior Blushing Bride oval and interior white oval to each other by flipping them over and applying household tape. Then I adhered the attached ovals to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Finally, I added a bow from a coordinating Soft Succulent Open Weave Ribbon, using a Mini Glue Dot.

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Framed Florets Dry Embossing on White Card

Friends, today is the 3rd and final instalment in our dry embossing techniques series.  If you missed Thursday's card, on inking your em...