Friday, June 13, 2014
Masculine embossing folder stamping
Hi blogging friends
Today I am sharing a couple of masculine cards using the same technique of 'Embossing Folder Stamping' that I have shared on my last couple of blog posts. In my immediate and extended family, we have a ton of birthdays in August and most are masculine - so I was looking for some quick and simple cards that I could make multiples of - and here is my first card:
For my first card, I used a Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes embossing folder and inked the folder with Antique Linen, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Inks then sprayed the folder with water using my Ranger Mini Mister. I made sure that where I wanted to stamp my sentiment that I had more of the lighter coloured ink so the sentiment stood out a little. I lay my kraft cardstock on top and let it sit there for about a minute and pressed down to smoosh the ink around then lifted the cardstock off and let it dry naturally.
I rubbed my embossing buddy over the sentiment area then stamped the sentiment with Pearlescent Chocolate pigment ink and heat-set it using clear embossing powder. I diecut a star from dark brown cardstock and popped it up on a 3mm dimensional then added Glossy Accents to make it all shiny to match the sentiment (bit hard to see in my photo).
Lastly, I added the dark brown cardstock strip and tied on some Darice Hemp cord. I added Fray Stop to the cut ends to stop them from fraying.
Now, here is my 2nd card:
This time I used a Darice Woodgrain embossing folder and used the same inks as my first card. Once my kraft cardstock was dry, I ran it through my Big Shot with the same Woodgrain folder as I wanted the card to have some texture but I was very careful to match up the pattern perfectly by using removable tape to hold the cardstock in place so it didn't move at all.
I stamped the sentiment using Gingerbread chalk ink then diecut it using a die from a set that I originally purchased on Joanna Sheen's (UK) website. There is no brand name on the set and I can't find the set on Joanna's website anymore so I have no clue who makes it. All I remember is that they were very cheap and cut beautifully! I inked around the edges using Gingerbread ink then popped the sentiment panel up on dimensionals.
I wanted the Hemp cord to match the card so rubbed the Gingerbread ink pad over the cord then heat-set it with my heat-gun it to dry the ink thoroughly then tied it on.
I am sure that you could use these cards for Father's Day as well (which we celebrate in September in Australia) or simply change the sentiment for a Get Well card. I have made about 6 of them so I have a nice little pile of cards for my stash which makes me uber-happy ----> see: this is me
I made my cards for the following challenges -
Papertake Weekly Challenge - For the Boys - anything male
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge #325 - So Macho - any male themed cards/projects
Splitcoaststampers - Clean and Simple Challenge CAS275 - Quick and Stackable - cards that you can make multiples of
Splitcoaststampers - Technique Lover's Challenge TLC482 - To Emboss or to Stamp - which is specifically for Embossed Folder Stamping
Thanks for stopping by! It's mid-afternoon on Friday here in Australia so I am really happy that it's almost the weekend. I haven't been well this week so I'm looking forward to relaxing and having some time-out.
Card No. 1 -
Stamps: Stamp-It Australia siset-014 sentiment set
Ink: Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate pigment; Ranger Antique Linen, Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo Distress
Accessories: Big Shot, Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes embossing folder, My Favorite Things Stacking Stars Die-namics dies, Ranger Mini Mister, Glossy Accents, 3mm dimensional, clear embossing powder, heat-gun, Darice Hemp Cord (Riot Art and Craft), Fray Stop, embossing buddy, Stamp Positioner, cardstock - kraft, dark brown
Punches: Stampin' Up corner
Card No. 2 -
Stamps: Wendy Irving Expressions clear set J6412.02
Ink: Versamagic Gingerbread chalk, Ranger Antique Linen, Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo Distress
Accessories: Big Shot, Darice Woodgrain embossing folder, Unknown brand die (for sentiment panel), Ranger Mini Mister, Darice Hemp Cord (Riot Art and Craft), Fray Stop, heat-gun, dimensionals, cardstock - kraft, chocolate
Punches: Stampin' Up corner