Monday, April 22, 2013

Inked & Embossed Foil

Stephanie S. made an amazing project to play along with this month's Flowers challenge! And she created a fabulous tutorial to share how she created it!

Here is her step-by-step process:

"I started with a scrap of white cardstock. Make sure it's about 1/4 to 1/2" smaller than the surface of your embossing folder, since you won't be able to trim after you emboss (she says because she learned the hard way).  Next, I wrapped it in a piece of aluminum foil."

"This is what the front looked like when I was done. Don't worry about any creases or imperfections ... they'll be covered by the ink & embossing."

"I inked-up a piece of felt with several reinkers (see supply list below) and started stamping on the foil covered paper."

"Here's a shot of my foam applicator ... I just apply dots randomly."

"This is what the foil looked like when it was completely covered in ink."

"Next I ran the foil through my cuttlebug with the embossing folder.  I applied a little blender solution to a dry baby wipe and wiped along the lines of the folder to randomly remove some of the ink to get a bit more variation in color.

I attached the panel to the front of my card base using strong two-sided tape.

The great thing about using your Spectrum Noir inks to create your background is that I was able to use coordinating Spectrum Noir Markers to color several flowers from Sheena's Flower Power set."

"After coloring, I gave them a spray of Spray & Sparkle Iridescent Glitter Varnish for an all-over sparkle I also stamped and colored the leaves from the set and then detail cut every thing. I layered the flowers and leaves with dimensional blue dots and added a few adhesive pearls to the center. This angle lets you see a little of the sparkle on the blooms.

Here are links to the supplies I used for this project: Darice Embossing Folder - Wire FenceBP6, PP5 & Blender Re-inkersSheena's A Little Bit Sketchy - Flower PowerSheena's A Little Bit Sketchy - Through the RainSpray & Sparkle Iridescent Glitter VarnishAlcohol Ink Blending Felt; and Spectrum Noir Markers

And the markers I used to color the flowers & leaves:"

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Stef H said...

wow! WOW! always wanted to know how to do this! beautiful card and wonderful tutorial!

hugs :)

Debra Lovell said...

Wow!!! Myjaw just love this! Thanks! It is beautiful! "Happy Spring"

Bev said...

These were the first three words that came to mind when I first saw this. Your Tutorial is explained so well that I am actually going to give this a Try Tomorrow.Thank You so much. Enjoy your Spring. I am in Oz and we're having a nice Autumn so far.
Kind Regards,