Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Around The World On Wednesday February Blog Hop Favorite Technique

Happy Wednesday everyone. It's time to hop along with the Around The World on Wednesday February Blog Hop and this month we are sharing our favorite techniques. Our amazing Design Team will be sharing their ideas and projects to help you get excited about trying some new techniques or perhaps revisiting an old favorite. Techniques are a fun way to help you step up your projects and get you to step outside your comfort zone. I hope you will find lots of inspiration to get you started. 
When it comes to my favorite technique, it would have to be embossing, which is actually two different techniques because I love heat embossing and dry embossing. So for today's card design, I decided to combine the two together to create this beautiful tone on tone design. I chose to use my favorite color, Orchid Oasis, paired with Starry Sky and a touch of Silver to help step up the design. The background design has been dry embossed using the Layered Florals 3D Embossing Folder with Versamark applied to the inside of the folder and then embossed with Clear embossing powder to give that wonderful shine. I kept the design simple with just a sentiment added with Silver embossing to coordinate with the Silver Trim and Basic Rhinestone Jewels. I love the simple elegance of this card design and how it combines my favorite techniques into one design.
Products Used:
Go To Greetings stamp set (item #158763)
Layered Florals 3D Embossing Folder (item #162935)
Everyday Details Dies (item #162864)
Starry Sky Cardstock (item #159263)
Orchid Oasis Cardstock (item #159267)
Versamark Pad (item #102283)
Basics Embossing Powders (item #155554)
Metallics Embossing Powders (item #155555)
Gold & Silver 1/8" Trim Combo Pack (item #161633)
Basic Rhinestone Jewels (item #144220)
Stampin' Dimensionals (item #104430)
Starry Sky Cardstock
Card Base - 8 1/2' x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Sentiment Label die cut with the Everyday Details Dies
Orchid Oasis Cardstock
Layer 1 - 5 1/4" x 4"
Card Front - 5" x 3 3/4" embossed with the Layered Florals 3D Embossing Folder
Label die cut with the Everyday Details Dies
The secret to creating this card design, is the background of the card front. I started with a piece of Orchid Oasis cardstock and I applied Versamark ink on the inside of the embossing folder on the side that has the Stampin' Up! logo printed on the front. I then carefully laid the cardstock on top of the Versamark ink inside the embossing folder and carefully closed it so the cardstock doesn't move. I then put the embossing folder through my Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine to do the dry embossing and transfer the Versamark ink to the background areas of the cardstock. After carefully removing the cardstock from the folder, I covered the embossed card front with Clear embossing powder and gently tapped off the excess before heating it with the Heat Tool. This creates a wonderful shine to the background and helps the floral design stand out. For the sentiment, I heat embossed the birthday image with Silver embossing powder onto a Starry Sky cardstock label and layered it onto a slightly larger label die cut from Orchid Oasis cardstock. To create the card design, I attached a piece of Silver Trim around the lower section of the card front and attached the sentiment label over the top with Stampin' Dimensionals. I added the card front to the Orchid Oasis layer and then added that layer to the Starry Sky card base with Stampin' Dimensionals to pop it up. To complete the card design, I added several Basic Rhinestone Jewels for a touch of bling. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will help inspire you to try this fun technique to help you step up your projects. It is so much fun to explore taking some of your favorite techniques and combining them to help step up your card designs. 
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Tricia Butts
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  1. Great technique and a stunning card Tricia! xx

    1. Thank you Cheryll. It was a fun technique and I love how it turned out with these colors.

  2. What a fun way to use this beautiful embossing folder! I love it!

    1. Thank you. It really helps make the detail in this embossing folder pop.

  3. Replies
    1. Thank you Cheryl. I love how the clear embossing powder steps up this design.

  4. Gorgeous! Very rich and the folder design is beautiful

    1. Thank you Sharon. I love how this technique brings this embossing folder to life.