Saturday 11 February 2023

How to stretch your supplies for unique effects - Embossing folder and stamping foam

 Hello, fellow crafters

Today I an sharing a project created with Studio Light products, to show you how to stretch your supplies for unique effects.

It is my first time using stamping foam and I love how easy it is to use and to create elements for your cards that co-ordinate with each other.

To create the focal point, have your embossing folder open. Attach a circle piece of stamping foam to an acrylic block with repositionable glue. Heat a circle stamping foam for 10 to 15 seconds. Firmly but evenly press the stamping foam onto the embossing folder on the side that has the flowers raised.

Use Studio Light ink pads in shades of yellow to drag over the embossed stamping foam from light to dark. from about 20 - 25 cm lightly spritz over the inked foam to moisten the inks a bit. Stamp onto heavy white cardstock. Below you can see how I experimented the technique before deciding what to do with a card.

Cut the stamped image out with a circle die. Adhere to a circle of cardstock in a co-ordinating color.
Ink the inside of the embossing folder with a colour on the opposite of the colour wheel than your stamped image. I used Versamagic green oasis. Lightly spritz the inked side with water - only a little; not to wet. Insert heavy cardstock into the embossing folder and lightly spritz tey cardstock, to break the tension in the paper and get a better embossed effect. roll through your die0cussing machine, using the recommended stack of plates.
Remove and cut the coloured embossed cardstock to 13,5 x 13,5 cm. Adhere this to a piece of cardstock 14 x 14 cm. Adhere this to a 14,5 square cardbase.
Add a sentiment to your card. I sued one from a Creative Expressions Wordies set.

I hop you are going to try this technique. If you do, please shere your project below in the comments.

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Thank you for popping in. 

Happy crafting, until next time.

Marie Smith