Sunday, February 22, 2015

Embossing Folder Background

Some time ago I saw a technique video on how to make a background using inks and your embossing folders at Splitcoast Stampers.  I admired the look achieved with that technique and also liked the fact that I could use my embossing folders for more than just regular embossing.

This is my first attempt with the technique and I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder called Celtic Knot. It involved using Distress Inks in the colors of Peacock Feathers and Mowed Lawn. I simply directly added the colors by swiping the ink pads across the folder and then spritzing with water before I placed my white card stock on top.


Once the background was dry enough I stamped the sentiment from Embossing Arts called Favorite Lucky Charm. It is available at I Brake for Stamps. The card was completed by adding the panel to layers of complimentary card stock and adding a few dark green pearls for embellishment.

Well, I made several of these and will be using them for my shut-in friends for St. Patrick's Day.

Have a great week and thanks so much for visiting my blog.

God bless,
Verna

13 comments:

Becky said...

This is stunning! And such gorgeous colors.

Karen D. said...

looks awesome!! Verna...love the look of that folder and so perfect for St. Patty's day

Kathy Krug said...

I have not seen this technique before. I am always getting good ideas from you. Love how this turned out. You must be doing a bit better.

Anne Temple said...

What a great card and a great looking background. Love your sentiment too.

Susan Sieracki said...

How totally cool looking. That is a perfect folder for this technique, especially with St. Patrick's Day right around the corner!

Asha said...

Oh so beautiful, Verna! Great use of the embossing folder...such a pretty design too.
hugs, Asha

Barbara said...

You really have a theme going on here with the green, the embossing folder and the sentiment. A wonderful St. Patrick's day card. Great job! A fun technique.

Donna Ellis said...

wow! isn't that a stunning technique, V? LOVE the soft colors, and the pretty design in your EF. The sentiment is REALLY sweet! Love it! Thanks for sharing your pretty card to inspire me YET AGAIN! stay warm, dear friend. xo

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful effect! Awesome color combo too

Judy Woodland said...

Beautiful rendition of the embossed ink technique - I love doing it and haven't for quite awhile. Your ink color choices are so pretty with that embossing folder, and everything goes so well with your Irish sentiment. Really nice card!

Ina said...

Fabulous result here Verna. Love the very appropriate embossing folder for this great card. Love your layout and sentiment too.

Shari M said...

Absolutely super for St. Patrick's Verna. Love the colours you chose.

Lisa Babitz said...

You created a beautiful background; perfect with the sentiment!! Very nice!!