As you know, there are so many clever techniques out there for making ‘wow’ cards. I have tried inking embossing folders before, but not for a while, so it was almost like a new ‘wow’ moment for me.
I’ve combined my technique fun with the Just Add Ink inspiration challenge (JAI261). Don’t you just love the colours in the theme!?!
This is my card:
The Technique: The background is made by inking up the inside of the embossing folder (top or bottom depending on what you want inky and what you want uninked) with a brayer and ink from a classic stamp pad. I used the Spring Flowers TIEF and the gorgeous *soon-to-be-released* in-colour Tip Top Taupe. It took me a bit of practice (Alexa is going to love it when she finds the rejects on her craft table!) but I got there eventually. I found I got the best finish when I put the embossing folder through the big shot sideways (rather than with the fold first, rotate 90 degrees so it goes through long side first). It’s a bit of a squeeze but it fits!
Although the inspiration photo is all leaves, when I first saw the cushion in the picture I thought it was a tree. And then I couldn’t shake it – great first impression! I love all the texture and layers in this card. And the colours! The mix of blues, white & taupe is just divine. Thanks JAI!!! Kelly x
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