Saturday, August 27, 2016

See 3 or More Reasons to Love Embossing Folders... Some Variations on a Contest Winning Card!

At the beginning of June I shared my contest winning technique card that used the Lovely Lace Embossing Folder. To see the original card and post click HERE. I got such a great response that I decided to offer a technique class with this contest winning card and a comprehensive tutorial is now available too!

The class was a blast! At one point, I was so excited with the outcome I felt like a little kid. One of the things that made it super fun was that the class was designed for people to participate in what I called a "Guided Creative Play" option. Participants were allowed to choose from a variety of embossing folders and a few embossing powders.

When I was demonstrating the first card I decided to use the Woodland Embossing Folder to show a different outcome with the same technique. As I was demonstrating, it occurred to me... why not try using both the copper and gold embossing powders on the same focal piece (one at a time of course). OMG... I absolutely loved the result. Everyone else did too, so there was lots of experimenting with both embossing powders!

Here is what I created during my demonstration with the Woodlands Embossing folder and what I'm now calling the Impressions of Tarnished Foil Technique:

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I wanted to show the embossed piece with and without the owl. I love the owl but also felt conflicted about covering up this little creation. Which do you prefer... with or without the owl?

Embossing folders are one of my absolute favorite products that Stampin' Up! sells and heat embossing is a favorite technique without question. After you see the results of this class, these may be some of your favorites too! The outcomes were truly inspiring so I wanted to share a few photos.

Below you will see Ammie's creations... I was so excited by what she made I forgot to take a picture of her. Sorry Ammie! These are truly masterpieces and they haven't even been made into cards yet!

Here are some photos of Lisa, Sue and Rosanne with their wonderful creations!

In the photos below Melissa R. is holding the two card styles/layouts that we made. I'll show more samples of the card on the left next.

The original design of the second card is shown here:

For the Creative Play Option people were asked to identify a few Stampin' Up! colors that they especially love. I used this information to come up with variations in the colors used on one of their cards with this layout. Only a few of the combinations are shown here.

This was one of my creations as I was showing alternatives to the original design. I decided to stamp some images over the top of the brick for another fun look.

This focal piece was created by Lisa, one of the class participants but she chose to use a different focal piece so I made a card with what she left behind. I think it's quite beautiful!

I just had to try this technique with the new Holly Embossing folder from the 2016 - 2017 Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog.

One final version using the Stars Embossing Folder...

With all these variations it probably looks like I'm addicted to this technique and the embossing folders... Well, I think I am!!! I need a twelve step program! Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change... I accept it! I love this craft to pieces and will never stop!!!

This class was so much fun, not just for those that attended but for me too! It is the fuel that inspires me to keep doing this craft and sharing it with others... It was like a crazy creative frenzy of excitement that was infectious. I just love all the little masterpieces that people came up with! It was simply inspiring!

So did you find this as inspiring as I did? Do you now need EVERY embossing folder in the catalog and EVERY embossing powder so you can play with the endless variations and possibilities? I do!!! If you are inspired and need any of these fabulous products please stop by my OnLine Store and/or check out the supply list below for links to the products I used today.

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WOW! What a class Melissa! They all turned out so pretty. Cindee

Posted by Cindee Wilkinson on August 27, 2016 at 10:34 AM #

I LOVE THIS! Can you provide a few steps to make this happen? I was guessing and inked the folder with Versamark. Dumped some powder in one color around randomly. Tapped off the excess. Then added another color and tapped off the excess. Once the sheet is covered, then emboss. Is that's how you did it? I just don't want to start getting my powders mixed. Thanks!

Posted by Laura Stryker Hatzenbuhler on September 10, 2016 at 05:35 PM #

I just love the look of this technique! Would you please share how to do it? Thank you! Judy

Posted by Judy on September 10, 2016 at 05:42 PM #

Are there directions somewhere for this technique. Now that you have us all excited about it. I think I have every embossing folder since I began with SU so I would like to give some a try.

Posted by Josie on September 11, 2016 at 08:56 PM #

Ditto from me on the above comments and questions. What a beautiful card!

Posted by Elaine Taylor on September 14, 2016 at 07:39 PM #

Thank you very much for sharing your beautiful artwork and explaining the method! hugs, de

Posted by Donna Ellis on September 15, 2016 at 05:41 PM #

Saw cards like this at the Lancaster, PA show and loved it but still not sure of the proper steps. I, too, would love it if you would share your process. Thanks.

Posted by Lynne Ingram on September 16, 2016 at 03:51 PM #

I would also like to know how it was done. It is absolutely exquisite!!

Posted by Donna on October 09, 2016 at 10:22 PM #

Beautiful cards, great ideas but I agree with the above...directions on HOW to accomplish this would be REALLY nice. I'm thinking it would boost your sales, especially since ScrapBook Expo highlighted you on their facebook post of 10/16/2016...indicating you had a tutorial.

Posted by frogquilter on October 16, 2016 at 01:49 PM #

These are some lovely cards. I've been trying to figure out the technique. Are you heat embossing with various powders first and then dry embossing? Or are you dry embossing with versamark and then adding the powders?

Posted by Shauna Dickman on October 16, 2016 at 04:46 PM #

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