You can use any embossing folder for the best results use any of the 3D embossing folders here for this card I used the absolutely stunning Friendly Birds Embossing Folder by Simon Says Stamp.
***Please read the whole post to not miss a thing.
The Cardmaking Process
Embossing Folders and Distress Oxide
So the embossing technique consists of working with a slightly damp piece of sand-coloured cardstock and building up the colour by running the inked embossed folder as many times as necessary on the embossing machine.
As a result, you will get a very soft-coloured embossed image that in my opinion looks divine.
You can use the embossed paper on any type of papercraft project. I made 2 easy projects to share the process.
What you see in the video:
- Use sand, beige, or dune, cardstock 300 grams.
- Spray the cardstock with water and keep the moisture during the process.
This will help to get a better-defined image and activate the Distress Oxide Inks.
- Use Detail Round Blending Brushes to apply bright Oxide ink colours over the debossed side of the embossing folder.
- Work as quickly as you can and do not worry about doing it perfectly it is just a hint of colour.
- Place the paper in the embossing folder and run it through the die-cutting machine.
- To remove the excess ink over the embossing folder, wrap a clear block (or something flat) using dry kitchen paper.
Depending on the level of detail of the embossing folder you might need to re-emboss the paper various times to build up the colour.
*** For the project today, I passed the paper 3 times through the embossing machine as shown in the video.
- Allow the paper to dry well and watch the inks oxidize.
In my video, the paper was still a little bit damp when I adhered to the card base. The inks look a lot softer once everything is dry
- This technique will give a very subtle and sweet look and feel to the embossed image.
- In my opinion, this technique doesn’t work well on white or black cardstock.
- Behind the scenes, I tried different paper colours and qualities, as well as different ink colours.
- I used Dune Spellbinders cardstock, which was the best paper choice to do this.
- The brighter inks gave me better results.
- Of course, we can keep experimenting.
Die die-cutting machine used
- To use 3D embossing folders by Simon Says Stamp, I use the new spellbinders die-cutting machine with the plates for the old version of this machine + a metal shim + an A4 sheet of paper (250 grams) folded in half).
- This sandwich will also work with the big shot, Cuttlebug Bug and similar machines.
It provides the perfect pressure to work with Simon Says Stamp 3 D Embossing Folders
- Sand, beige, dune cardstock 300 grams
- Friendly Birds Embossing Folder by Simon Says Stamp
- CZ Design Sentiment Strips WELL WISHES ( sentiments)
- PLATINUM SIX Die Cutting Machine + Old die cutting machine plates + Simon Says Stamp metal adapter plate
- Gold Gems
- Detail Round Blending Brushes
- Clear Block and dry kitchen paper ( to remove excess ink from the embossing folder)
- Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
- Sakura Black Glaze Pen (bird eyes)
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks:
- Wild Honey
- Scattered Straw
- Broken China
- Lucky Clover
- Ripe Persimmon
- Dusty Concord
- Gather Twigs Distress Ink ( to add over the edges of the final piece)
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That’s all for today.
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