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

 

Simon Says Stamp July 2018 Card Kit | 10 Card 1 Kit | Cool Summer

 

Hello everyone,

Today I’m featuring the Simon Says Stamp July 2018 Card Kit called Cool Summer and the 10 cards I made using all of the goodies from this kit.

Simon Says Stamp July 2018 Card Kit called Cool Summer, 10 cards 1 Kit projects.

Simon Says Stamp July 2018 Card Kit called Cool Summer, 10 cards 1 Kit projects.

Although the kit is sold out,    You can still purchase the contents of the kit separately to create projects you see.

 

 

I combined the pink patterned paper with three pineapples to create this simple “You’re one cool Pineapple” card.  Copic color combinations I used on the pineapples are YR27, Y28, G29, YG67, G24 and W9

For the second card I used a stencil to create the sun background and simply popped on the image and the sentiment to complete this card.  Copic color combination I used on cactus is G02, G29, G19, and G16. The pot color combination is E29, E27, E19 and E15.

I wanted a beach scene for this little flamingo so I had to create a sand dune and an ocean background using texture paste, gold embossing powder and the wave patterned paper from the kit. I colored the flamingo using Copic markers RV13, RV11 and RV10.

This is my favorite card I made using the contents of this kit. After stamping the background of the sun, I colored each image using my Copic markers Y17 and Y15 and adhered the panel to the Island Blue cardstock from the kit.

For card five, I did a little mirror image stamping of the fish so that they are looking at each other. After coloring the fish with Harvest Moon Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen, I added them to the waves pattern paper background on top of a white cardbase.

“Be a flamingo in a flock of pigeons” superbly highlights the pink glitter paper flamingo die cut with the less noticeable flamingos in the background.

Card 7 features the watermelons on a white panel die cut with 3 window cutouts on top of the green leaf cardstock from the kit. The watermelon Copic color combination is R35, R22, G19, G16, G14, YG11 and YG01 with a little glitter added on top of the center melon to complete this card.

I wanted a clean and simple design on this card and focus mainly on the two cacti in the heart. The color combination I used on these cacti is YG25, YG23 and YG21. The pots were colored same as before using E29, E27, E19, E15 and E13.

With the help of the stickers from the kit and the cloud stencil, I created this simple and adorable “Loved” card.

And for the last card I made using the kit, I focused on using one of the patterned papers as the focal image panel by popping it up on foam and adhering it to the Island Blue panel cut out with a scalloped stitched rectangle die.

So there are my ten cards in all, as well as the process video of each card I made!

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!

Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock
Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock
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AMZ
ScanNCut 2
ScanNCut 2
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AMZ
MFT Die-Namics Stitched Rectangle Stax Die Set
MFT Die-Namics Stitched Rectangle Stax Die Set
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HSB | MFT
MFT Mini Cloud Edges Stencil
MFT Mini Cloud Edges Stencil
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HSB | MFT
Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Wild Honey
Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Wild Honey
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AMZ | SBC | HSB
Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Squeezed Lemonade
Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Squeezed Lemonade
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AMZ | SBC | HSB
MFT Die-namics Slanted Sentiment Strips
MFT Die-namics Slanted Sentiment Strips
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MFT
Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackable Die Set
Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackable Die Set
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AMZ | SBC | HSB
Hero Arts Circle Infinity Dies
Hero Arts Circle Infinity Dies
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AMZ | SBC | HSB
Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Salty Ocean
Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Salty Ocean
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AMZ | SBC | HSB
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
Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Worn Lipstick
Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Worn Lipstick
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AMZ | SBC | MFT
MFT Die-namics Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle STAX
MFT Die-namics Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle STAX
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MFT
MFT Die-Namics Stitched Rectangle Scallop Edge Frames
MFT Die-Namics Stitched Rectangle Scallop Edge Frames
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HSB | MFT
MFT Die-namics Stitched Interactive Window Trio
MFT Die-namics Stitched Interactive Window Trio
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MFT
Lawn Fawn Outside in Stitched Hearts Stackable Die
Lawn Fawn Outside in Stitched Hearts Stackable Die
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AMZ | SBC | Blitsy | HSB
MFT Die-namics Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX
MFT Die-namics Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX
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MFT
MFT Stencil Radiating Rays
MFT Stencil Radiating Rays
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MFT
Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Mermaid Lagoon
Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Mermaid Lagoon
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AMZ | SBC | HSB

 

 

 

Lawn Fawn Elphie Selfie ~ Copic Colored ~ Happy Dance card

Hey everyone,

I just adore this little Elphie card I made and will be entering it into the Lawn Fawnatics Color Inspiration Board Challenge #9! 

Lawn Fawn Elphie Selfie colored with Copic Markers, Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Rainbow patterned paper and Lawn Fawn inks handmade card.

To create this card, I started by stamping the solid hearts from Lawn Fawn’s Elphie Selfie stamp set with the different color inks inspired by the challenge colors onto a piece of white cardstock panel. Using Lawn Fawn’s Large Stitched Rectangle Stackable dies, I cut the panel down using the second largest die.
I also stamped Elphie with Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink onto a piece of Spectrum Noir paper and colored her in using my Copic markers.

Colors I used: C1, C3 and C5

I’m still new to Copic markers and I’m still learning about the blending, shadow and color combinations but I’m practicing and hopefully it will show in my cards.

Lawn Fawn Elphie Selfie colored with Copic Markers, Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Rainbow patterned paper and Lawn Fawn inks handmade card.

To put this card together, I reached into my beloved Lawn Fawn paper hoarding stash and pulled out this teal plaid paper for the background. I cut the panel down to 4.25” by 5.5” and adhered it to an A2 sized top folding card base. (Yikes, that was my last piece of plaid paper and after a minor panic attack, I placed my order for another pad!)
I added the hearts panel on top with fun foam for added dimension and added Elphie towards the bottom with foam tape.

Lawn Fawn Elphie Selfie colored with Copic Markers, Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Rainbow patterned paper and Lawn Fawn inks handmade card.
For the sentiment I used Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy stamp set, and after looking at little Elphie who looks like she’s dancing, I chose Happy Dance, which I stamped onto a piece of black card stock with Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.

And that completes my very happy Elphie card for an entry into Lawn Fawnatics Color Inspiration Board Challenge #9! 

Have a great weekend, and 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

Supplies used
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