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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3 comments:

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 dropped...lol...I love this! Thanks! It is beautiful! "Happy Spring"

Bev said...

STUNNING AMAZING AWESOME.
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,
Beverley......