Welcome to the Luv 2 Stamp Group’s 2023 Blog Hop! We are excited to share projects with you again for the third year. This year we are shaking things up and bringing you all new monthly themes to inspire your next project!
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This month’s theme is Embossing.
There are several types of embossing. So you might see embossing folders, embossing paste, and powder embossing on this hop. I'll be showing some powder embossing today.
The technique I'll be sharing is called Joseph's Coat Technique. It's been around for a long time, but I haven't used it in a while. I do have a video on this post.
My base is Thick Basic White 5 1/2 x 8 1/2. Score at 4 1/4 and use a Bone Folder to get a good crisp fold.
For the background of the card, I used the Snowflake Magic Specialty Paper. Cut to 4 1/8 x 5 3/8. Glue to the card front.
You'll also need a piece of the Bubble Bath from the Soft Shimmer Paper Combo Pack. This piece measures 3 1/4 x 4 1/2.
Wait to add this piece to the card because we'll be adding a ribbon around it later.
We'll be making the focal layer on a piece of Basic White 3 x 4 1/4.
I used Pool Party and Fresh Freesia ink for this project. Add color over the white cardstock piece with Blending Brushes. Add the color in spaces here and there. It's ok to leave a little white, but you'll want to cover most of the surface. Start with a little color and build on it until you get the color you want. If you have time, it might help to let this ink dry a little or run your heat tool over it. I did not show doing that, but when I make the card again, I will.
Place all of the snowflakes from the Sparkling Snowflakes on a large clear block together. Place them close to each other. This picture is not that clear, but hopefully you can see on the video if you wish. Stamp with Versamark ink. Turn the pad upside down and stamp on the block as you see it.
Make sure to use an embossing buddy over the entire piece of paper first. This also helps make sure the ink is dry. Stamp the block of snowflakes over the paper.
Add clear embossing powder, from the Basics Embossing Powder pack, over the paper. Flick off the extra powder and heat with your heat tool. This is all a little hard to see since everything is clear, but it's so worth it.
Now comes that part that makes the show stopper. Take a Boho Blue ink pad and run it over the embossed paper until the entire surface is covered. This is a ink resist technique. The clear embossing will not accept the ink. Take a paper towel and wipe off the excess ink on the snowflakes. It's magic! I have mostly seen this technique using black or navy or espresso. I think the Boho ink works well.
Run Silver & White Sheer Ribbon around this layer and tie into a bow. This ribbon looks so pretty with the silver in the Snowflake Magic Specialty Paper.
For the tag, I used the Tailor Made Tags dies. First rub your white scrap with the embossing buddy. Stamp the saying from So Sincere in Versamark. Add silver embossing powder from the Metallics Embossing Powders. Heat with a Heat Tool. Cut out using one of the smallest tags centering around the saying. I made the tag shorter. Simply add the die about an inch or so above the bottom. You can feel the tie kind of pop into place into the dots already there. Tape if you wish to hold it all in place and cut again. This is in the video. Tie on the tag with silver trim from the Simply Elegant Trims.
Glue the panel to the center of the card.
Complete the card with embellishments. I used Adhesive-Backed Sparkle Gems on one of the cards and Adhesive-Backed Glitter Sequins on the other. Both look great!
Here's the video!
Thanks so much for joining me on the hop today. I know you will be inspired by all of the stops on our hop. I hope you enjoy!
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