Embossing Folder Techniques and Save the Crafty You Tuber Video Hop

Hello everyone,

I am so excited to be part of the Save the Crafty YouTuber Video Hop again, which was put together by the very talented Justine Hovey to discover and celebrate crafters of cardmaking video tutorials!

For my part in this hop, I wanted to share with you a few ways to create backgrounds using embossing folders. I made several examples by applying a variety of techniques to create my projects and today’s focus is fun ways to create with embossing folders.

MFT BB Adorable Elephants stamp colored with Copic Markers and combined with Garlands Embossing Folder by Carabelle Studios.

To start my cards, I first cut down several pieces of Neenah 110lb. white cardstock to A2 sized panels. This is the cardstock thickness I found embossed with the best results.
For the first card, I simply took one of the panels and embossed it with Garlands Embossing Folder by Carabelle Studio. To complete this card, I added one image of MFT’s BB Adorable Elephants, a pink heart die-cut with an Outside In Stitched Heart die by Lawn Fawn and the sentiment white heat embossed onto black cardstock.

MFT BB Adorable Elephants stamp colored with Copic Markers and combined with Garlands Embossing Folder by Carabelle Studios.

Copic Color Combination: Elephant C9, C7, C5, C3, C1, C1, R22, R20 Flower Y15, Y11, R22, R20

MFT BB Mermazing stamp colored with Copic Markers and combined with Mermaid Scales Embossing Folder by Echo Park.

For the second card, I focused on adding color to the embossed background by ink blending with a very light hand Distress Oxide ink in Mermaid Lagoon. The embossing folder I choose for this card perfectly complemented the image of this adorable mermaid by MFT. I added a rectangle frame die cut from red cardstock and completed the card with a sentiment which I white heat embossed on a piece of black cardstock.

MFT BB Mermazing stamp colored with Copic Markers and combined with Mermaid Scales Embossing Folder by Echo Park.

Copic Color Combination: Hair E50, E53, E43, E57 Skin E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20 Tail BG49, BG43, BG53M BG10, BG000
Sparkling details added with White Gelly Roll Pen

Honey Bee Little Ladies stamp colored with Copic Markers and combed with Large Circles Embossing Folder by Carabelle Studios.

For the third card, I applied ink directly to the raised edges of the embossing then placed my white cardstock very carefully and ran it through my Big Shot. The end result is ink impressed into the cardstock for a debossed look.  For this card, I added an action wobbler to the Little Ladies image by Honey Bee Stamps.

Honey Bee Little Ladies stamp colored with Copic Markers and combed with Large Circles Embossing Folder by Carabelle Studios.

Copic Color Combination: Ladybug N9, N7, N5, N3, N1, R29, R27, R24, R22

MFT Too Cute stamp colored with Copic Markers and combined with Mermaid Bubbles Embossing Folder by Echo Park.

For this card, I tried a variation of the above technique but this time after embossing the white panel, I very lightly applied Versamark ink on the embossed edges then applied a very sparkly gold embossing powder.  I did take a thin paintbrush and wipe off any clumps of embossing powder that was in the open spaces before heat setting it. The images I choose for this background is MFT’s Too Cute.

MFT Too Cute stamp colored with Copic Markers and combined with Mermaid Bubbles Embossing Folder by Echo Park.

Copic Color Combination: Girl Turtle G05, G14, YG05, YG03, YG01 Shell G29, G19, G16, G05 Toes N7, N3
Boy Turtle G05, G14, YG05, YG03, YG01 Shell E44, E43, E81, E40

MFT BB Magical Dragons stamp colored with Copic Markers and combined with Textured Impressions Swirls Embossing Folder by Sizzix.

And finally, for the last card, I think my most favorite, I embossed a piece of black 110 lb. cardstock then added Perfect Pearls to the raised embossed edges. In order for the powder to stick, I applied Versamark ink this time with a brayer and found that this was easier and less messy than the technique for the previous card. To finish this card, I simply added the Dragon by MFT and stamped the sentiment onto a Copic colored piece of cardstock.

MFT BB Magical Dragons stamp colored with Copic Markers and combined with Textured Impressions Swirls Embossing Folder by Sizzix.

Copic Color Combination: Dragon V06, V04, V01, V000, BG34, G00, G000 Cloud B00, BG000, BG0000, Blender

In the video tutorial below, I’ll walk you through some techniques I used for creating the backgrounds and finishing the cards.
This is a collaborative video hop on our YouTube Channels intended to help us reach our goals of increasing subscribers, audience, views and introducing other less known crafters to the community. There are a ton of prizes along the way, and on my channel, I am giving away a $25 gift certificate to Scrapbook.com, which I will pick from the comments left on MY VIDEO. All you have to do is watch, like the video, consider subscribing, and click the link in the video description below each video to hop to the next video. Let yourself be inspired! You never know when you’ll discover your next favorite YouTuber!

Thank you so much for joining me on this journey of creating and sharing handmade cards. As always, thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

P.S. I edit all my projects using Pic Monkey, which allows me to crop my images, add effects, adjust exposures, sharpen colors, minor touch up and add my watermark. Click here for more information

PicMonkey Photo editing made of win

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. Compensated affiliate links used at no additional cost to you. Thanks for your support!

MFT BB Adorable Elephants Stamp Set
MFT BB Adorable Elephants Stamp Set
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MFT
MFT BB Mermazing Stamp Set
MFT BB Mermazing Stamp Set
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MFT
MFT BB Mermazing Die-namics Set
MFT BB Mermazing Die-namics Set
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MFT
MFT BB Magical Dragons Stamp Set
MFT BB Magical Dragons Stamp Set
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MFT
Honey Bee Stamps Little Ladies Stamp Set
Honey Bee Stamps Little Ladies Stamp Set
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HBS
Honey Bee Stamps Love Bug Sentiments Stamp Set
Honey Bee Stamps Love Bug Sentiments Stamp Set
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HBS
Garlands Embossing Folder
Garlands Embossing Folder
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Blitsy
Echo Park Mermaid Scales Embossing Folder
Echo Park Mermaid Scales Embossing Folder
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SBC | Blitsy
Echo Park Mermaid Bubbles Embossing Folder
Echo Park Mermaid Bubbles Embossing Folder
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SBC | Blitsy
Carabelle Studio Large Circles Embossing Folder
Carabelle Studio Large Circles Embossing Folder
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Blitsy
Sizzix Swirls #4 Embossing Folder
Sizzix Swirls #4 Embossing Folder
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SBC
Lawn Fawn Outside in Stitched Hearts Stackable Die
Lawn Fawn Outside in Stitched Hearts Stackable Die
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AMZ | SBC | Blitsy | HSB
Lawn Fawn Everyday Sentiment Banners
Lawn Fawn Everyday Sentiment Banners
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AMZ | SBC
Lawn Fawn Extra Sentiment Banner Die
Lawn Fawn Extra Sentiment Banner Die
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AMZ | SBC
Kat Scrappiness Stitched Sentiment Strip Dies
Kat Scrappiness Stitched Sentiment Strip Dies
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KS
MFT Die-namics Slanted Sentiment Strips
MFT Die-namics Slanted Sentiment Strips
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MFT
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Frames Dies
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Frames Dies
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AMZ | SBC | HSB
Scrapbook.com Premium Dye Ink in Black
Scrapbook.com Premium Dye Ink in Black
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SBC
Action Wobbler - Mini
Action Wobbler – Mini
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SBC
Versamark Ink pad
Versamark Ink pad
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AMZ | SBC | HSB
Versafine Onyx Black ink
Versafine Onyx Black ink
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AMZ | HSB
Hero Arts Embossing Powder in White
Hero Arts Embossing Powder in White
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AMZ | SBC
Nuvo Clear Embossing Powder
Nuvo Clear Embossing Powder
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SBC
Ranger Ink Perfect Pearls Embellishing Pigment Aged Patina
Ranger Ink Perfect Pearls Embellishing Pigment Aged Patina
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SBC
Neenah Solar White 110 lb. Smooth Cardstock
Neenah Solar White 110 lb. Smooth Cardstock
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AMZ | HSB
Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock
Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock
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AMZ
Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock - 25 pack
Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock – 25 pack
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SBC | HSB | MFT
Lawn Fawn Cardstock Black Licorice Pack
Lawn Fawn Cardstock Black Licorice Pack
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SBC

 

Lawn Fawn So Owlsome and Thanks A Bushel | Mini Scene | Copic | Teacher Card

Hello everyone,

I’ve got another super adorable teacher card this week featuring the Lawn Fawn So Owlsome stamp set paired with an older Lawn Fawn stamp set called Thanks a Bushel.

Lawn Fawn So Owlsome and Thanks a Bushel card colored with Copic Markers and ink blending background created with Distress Oxide Inks Teacher card.

I decided to make two cards one in red color combinations and one in green color combinations. To begin creating my cards, I first stamped all of the images from So Owlsome and Thanks a Bushel onto a piece of Neenah Solar White 80 lb. cardstock with Memento Tuxedo black ink because they are both Copic friendly products.

Using my Copic markers I colored all of the images using the following color combinations:

Owl: E37, E35, and E31 outer part of the body.
E53, E51 and R20 on the face and belly
Cap: C9, C7, C5, C3
Apples: YG05, YG03, YG21, R39, R29, R24, G28, YG63
Barrel: E, 27, E25, E23, E21

I used the coordinating dies for each set to die cut the images out and then set them aside to work on the rest of the card.

Lawn Fawn So Owlsome and Thanks a Bushel card colored with Copic Markers and ink blending background created with Distress Oxide Inks Teacher card.

To create the card base, I used one of the small apple stamps and randomly stamped the entire card base to create my own background. Since I used kraft cardstock for the card base, I thought I’d pull out my colored pencils and color those images in.

I wanted to create a mini scene for the images I previously colored and using several dies and Distress inks I created a sky and hill backdrop for my adorable images.

Lawn Fawn So Owlsome and Thanks a Bushel card colored with Copic Markers and ink blending background created with Distress Oxide Inks Teacher card.

At this point, I was ready to assemble all of the elements by either popping them on foam tape for a bit of dimension or adding liquid glue and adhering them flat.

Below is a link to my YouTube Channel showing how I created these two teacher cards.

That’s all for me today, thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

This card is entered in the following challenges:

Poolkadoodles Digi Chooseday Craft Challenge | Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge | Cardz TV Anything Goes Challenge | Poolkadoodles Crafting Anything Goes Challenge | Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog | LawnFawnactics Challenge | LeAnns World 101 Challenge

P.S. I edit all my projects using Pic Monkey, which allows me to crop my images, add effects, adjust exposures, sharpen colors, minor touch up and add my watermark. Click here for more information

PicMonkey Photo editing made of win

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. Compensated affiliate links used at no additional cost to you. Thanks for your support!

Lawn Fawn So Owlsome Stamp Set
Lawn Fawn So Owlsome Stamp Set
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SBC | HSB
Lawn Fawn So Owlsome Die Set
Lawn Fawn So Owlsome Die Set
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SBC | HSB
Lawn Fawn Thanks A Bushel Stamp Set
Lawn Fawn Thanks A Bushel Stamp Set
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SBC
Lawn Fawn Thanks A Bushel Die Set
Lawn Fawn Thanks A Bushel Die Set
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SBC
Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackable Die Set
Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackable Die Set
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AMZ | SBC | HSB
Lawn Fawn Spring Showers Die
Lawn Fawn Spring Showers Die
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AMZ | SBC
Lawn Fawn Simple Stitched Hillside Borders
Lawn Fawn Simple Stitched Hillside Borders
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AMZ | SBC | HSB
Lawn Fawn Extra Sentiment Banner Die
Lawn Fawn Extra Sentiment Banner Die
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AMZ | SBC
Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Mermaid Lagoon
Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Mermaid Lagoon
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AMZ | SBC | HSB
Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Mowed Lawn
Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Mowed Lawn
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SBC
Lawn Fawn Black Licorice 8.5 x 11 Cardstock Pack
Lawn Fawn Black Licorice 8.5 x 11 Cardstock Pack
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SBC
Ken Oliver Stencil Brushes
Ken Oliver Stencil Brushes
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SBC | Blitsy
Clarity Stencil Brushes
Clarity Stencil Brushes
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AMZ | HSB
Bristol Smooth cardstock
Bristol Smooth cardstock
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AMZ | SBC | Blitsy | HSB
Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink
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AMZ | SBC | Blitsy | HSB
Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock
Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock
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AMZ

 

Stampendous’ Kitty birthday card

Hey everyone,

I’m back with another cute pet inspired card. This week I used Stampendous’ Pop up Kitties stamp and die set to create this super cute birthday card.

I started by stamping the image using Memento black ink and Bristol smooth cardstock. I colored the cute little kitten using my Spectrum Noir Markers.

Kittie birthday handmade card

Here is a list of the markers I used:

Kitten: TN7, TN5 and TN3
Chest fur: IG1 and then I added a little sparkle with the clear glitter Wink of Stella
Bow: IB2, IB1 and IG1.
Eyes: IB2, IB1, IG1.

To add a little interest to the card (and try out a new embossing folder), I inked up the raised image side of the embossing folder with Hero Arts Shadow Ink in the color Tide Pool, so that the color imprints on the cardstock as I ran it through my die cut machine. This technique gives me a beautiful embossed background with a little color to adhere the kitten to.

Kittie inspired handmade birthday card

I cut the embossed panel to 3.75” x 5.5” and adhered it to a piece of teal cardstock cut to 4.25” x 5.5”, so that only a bit of the side edges peeks out. Both of the pieces were then adhered to an A2 white card base.

To complete the card, I used the new Lawn Fawn Bannertastic stamp and die to cut the banner out of the same teal cardstock as the base of the card. The sentiment I used for this card comes from Lawn Fawn’s Meow you doin’ stamp set. I thought it complemented the kitten card very well.

The inside of the card needed a little something, so I added a sentiment from the same Lawn Fawn Meow you doin’ stamp set. It reads, wishing you a pawsome day.

And that completes a very kitten inspired birthday card. As always, I will list the cards for sale in my shop in the very near future.

Thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

Supplies used
Compensated affiliate links used at no additional cost to you. Thanks for your support!