Verity here again with another card post! I don't know about you, but I can often struggle coming up with card designs using embossing folders. However, I had no problem today using the exquisite and wonderful embossing folders from Brutus Monroe! Creating this card has certainly grown a place for them in my stash and I will be getting them out more and more! See the end of the post for full details of all products used.
I wanted to step out of the box a little with these card and try some partial embossing. This gave me a nice smooth flat surface to stamp the sentiment in for a crisp print and provided a focal point.
To start I trimmed a piece of card down to 5" 1/4 by 4". Before I began to do any embossing, I came up with an additional idea to highlight the sentiment and bring out the detail of the pattern.
I laid a strip of masking tape over the area I wish to stamp my sentiment. Then using a blending tool and some distress oxides, I gently blended the colours off the tape fading the colour out. I repeated this process again so there would be colour above and below my sentiment strip. This masked area also provided some guidance for the partial embossing.
I placed the card in the Petal Lace embossing folder and sandwiched between my cutting plates in my die cutting machine. However, I made sure the edge of the top cutting plate lined up with the top edge of my masked ink line. When this went through the machine, the bottom half of the card wasn't embossed as it was not sandwiched between two plates. I repeated this process for the other end of the card.
To emphasis the intricacy of the embossing folder I use some nuvo mouse to blend very lightly over the embossed detail. Any areas where colour was misapplied I removed with a sand eraser. However, with the beauty of these folders is that you can skip this bit and still these the beautiful detail of the pattern.
Lastly, I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Break the Rules stamp set in Detail Ink - Raven and paired it will a small secondary 'You are amazing' sentiment from the Butterfly Sentiments 2.0 stamp set. Both these card designs were matted onto black card bases and finished with a few black nuvo drops for accents.
I love how these cards have so much depth and dimension but only have one layer to them. This is what makes these embossing folders so great, so why not give them a go!
I hope this card has inspired you and please leave a comment below, I love to hear what you think!
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Till next week,