Friday, August 29, 2014

Tutorial: Embossing Techniques for Halloween

We are very excited to share some fun Halloween projects from our designers for the brand new Halloween Release coming soon! Kendra put together this cute card featuring the new Coffin Die Cut Cards (made from the Shimmering Black Pearl Cardstock) and the Best Witches stamp set. Take a peek below and see how she made this spooky background.


Select an embossing folder that fits the theme of your card. Kendra used the Sheena Douglass 5" x 7" Curly Swirls folder. Open the card base, place the front of the card in the folder making sure the design comes all the way to the edge of the card front.


Then stack your embossing plates for your machine. Kendra used the eBosser and stacked them from bottom to top - D, C, folder with card, A. Make sure you always refer to machine instructions for "sandwich" recipes so that you don't jam it up. Also, never force something to go through your machine.


Emboss the cardstock. With the eBosser, it will automatically feed through and spit it out the back.


Here you have a perfectly embossed card base.


Next, Kendra used the Delicata Silver Shimmer Ink and dabbed the ink on the card front with a Sponge Dauber, for even more sparkle.


Using the Memento Luxe Wedding Dress white ink, she dabbed it from the ink pad directly to the card base. She used a light touch so most of the white ink would only hit the raised embossed design.


For the final touch of color, she sprayed some Tangelo Fireworks on the card base and then set the card aside to dry while she worked on her images.


After stamping the images with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, she colored them with Spectrum Noir Blendable Colored Pencils (20, 21, 22, 78, 80, 82, 91, 92, 94) and Spectrum Noir Markers (CG3, CG4, CT4).  Then she trimmed them with her scissors and attached them to the card base with foam adhesive. 


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