Let’s Try an Embossing Technique

Tag it Tuesday

final tag

This is an interesting way to alter the use of your embossing plates. I have done this process before with better results using a different machine. Experimenting with the amount of pressure does affect your results. What we want to have happen is only to emboss part of the piece.

materials

Here are the materials I grabbed to work on this tag. There is always a way to salvage your process even though the result is different from your intended first direction. This week is an example of going with the flow.

Video Tutorial:

close-up image

The close-up image shows the detail of the ink applied to the tag as well as the gold flecks. These correlate to the gold on the butterfly wings.

Suggested Materials:

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Color Hive Ink
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ribbons
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Gold Foil Tag – Tag it Tuesday

gold foil tag

Today I am sharing a Gold Foil technique for Tag it Tuesday. I like the rustic application of the gold foil that coordinates with the pattern on the small envelope. Inside the envelope is a small card that has a sentiment and a butterfly sticker.

materials

Most of the materials are linked below for your ease of use.

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Deco Foil Adhesive Pen
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Gemini Die Cut Machine
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Reptile Glue
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ribbons
ribbons
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Sentiment Stamp and Die
Sentiment Stamp and Die
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Temu Glue Bottles
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VersaFine Clair
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Video Tutorial:

close up of tag

Here you can see a close-up of the tag, the texture of the embossing with the gold foil, and the small envelope with the inserted card.

Reverse Embossing – Tag it Tuesday

tag

This tye-dye look is achieved with a technique called reverse embossing. It uses the “wrong” side of the embossed card stock. After ink blending into the negative spaces, black ink is applied to the raised surfaces to create the look. I added a sticker sentiment and a few gems to finish the tag off.

If you are interested in the word sticker set, it is available in the store at the following link: [Art Words]

Video Tutorial:

close up of tag

In this close-up image, you can see the addition of the gemstones better. I think they add to the final overall look.

If you make tags or enjoy tags, I’d love for you to join us at Crafting Tags

Tag it Tuesday – Inked and Embossed

tags

This week’s tag is working with a background we made last week for Tag it Tuesday. I wasn’t happy with the blotchy inked surface so this week we are altering it into a beautifully useful tag.

materials

The materials I am using are the inked paper from last week. (See how blotchy it looks.) A black ink pad from Simon Says Stamp and a floral embossing folder. This is a great technique to use those papers and creations you don’t think you can create with.

Video Tutorial:

If you are interested in how the inked surface was made last week, here is the link to that tutorial post. [Mini Tags]

close up

In this close-up image, you can see how the black in is added around the edges and possibly you can see the embossing on the paper surface. I really like how this technique transformed the inked surface into something I like much better.

Tag it Tuesday

Embossing

embossed tag

This embossed paper tag tells a story of attention to detail. Whether adorning a beautifully wrapped present, adding flair to your junk journal or scrapbook, or enhancing your crafting projects, this embossed tag is a testament to the art of elevating the ordinary into something extraordinary.

materials

While this tag uses a variety of different materials, it came together quickly.

Materials used:

  • P13 We Are Family Tag
  • Cropadile
  • Recollections eyelet
  • washi tape
  • purple cardstock
  • Postcard Embossing Folder
  • Word sticker

Video Tutorial:

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Crop a dile
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Gemini Die Cut Machine
Gemini Die Cut Machine
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Glassboard discount code JANET20
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Postcard Embossing Folder
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Scrapbook Scissors
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Teardrop Stamp Pads
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Word Sticker - Temu
Word Sticker – Temu
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closeup

Here you can see a close-up of the inked texture from embossing.

Embossing a Quick Card

How to make a quick and easy card using embossing folders. #card #cardtutorial

finished card

I like having cards on hand, you never know when you might need them. This embossed card is a good one to have available. Not only is it quick and easy to make, but it also works for a number of different occasions.

embossing plates

I am using two embossing plates and paper parts from a Dollar Tree insert card kit. Embossing both pieces at the same time in my Gemini machine makes for a quick and easy card.

ready to tape

After the pieces are embossed and trimmed to size, all that is needed is to adhere them together. I am using foam tape from the Dollar Tree to give the sentiment a raised-up effect.

Video Tutorial:

Watercolor Card

How to paint with watercolor pencils.

with Yasutomo

final card

My favorite gold watercolor is Reddish Gold Japanese Watercolor from Yasutomo. So I was excited to see Yasutomo at the Namta/Creativation trade show. I was given a set of watercolor pencils, they aren’t even released yet. So I tried them out and made a thank you note to send to them.

Some items used in this tutorial were provided by the manufacturer in order to promote their products.

watercolor pencils

When I got home a tried the pencils and painted a flower. The pencils are really nice and creamy.

flower painting

I really like how the pencils; when water is added, have a result that looks like watercolor paints. But the pencils are so versatile with the ability to add details. You can see the watercolor blending in the flower petals and the detail in the center of the flower.

I chose to use the flower image on a card and of course, I had to use my favorite gold watercolor. The base of the card has a napkin applied with Nori paste, when dry, I used the gold watercolor to bring out the texture. The textured cardstock also has the gold watercolor applied. The belly band made of vellum has a sentiment in gold embossing powder to connect it all together.

Video Tutorial:

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Making a Magical Greeting Card

Making a magical greeting card that sparkles and shines.

final card

What a fun greeting card to make. It glitters and sparkles. The stencil-designed paper was the inspiration for making this card, along with the card base that has a metallic glitter to it. Adding different elements of glitter and sparkle helped to unify the pieces.

You can learn how to make the reversed stencil design at the following post: [reverse stencil]

Materials:

  • CutCardStock Crystal Stardream
  • CutCardStock Vellum
  • Zing silver embossing powder
  • heat gun
  • the Works Board
  • magical stamp
  • Versamark stamp pad
  • iZink dye spray
  • Best Glue Ever

The above image shows how the cardstock and the stenciled image both have similar glitz to them. The stenciled image was sprayed with iZink dye in silver to add sparkle.

Video Tutorial:

I like to add a hint of the outside to the inside of cards. For this one, I added a strip of the stenciled paper along the edge.

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Izink Dye Spray
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Scraperfect 32 Clog Writing Cap, Medium
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Scraperfect Best Glue Ever
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Making a Playful Cat Tag

Making a playful cat tag with Fairy Stamper.

with Fairy Stamper

cat tag

Cats are playful. The Nala stamp from Fairy Stamper needed to be playful and the scrapbook paper with the birds worked well. I put the two together to make a playful tag.

Materials:

  • scrapbook paper
  • cardstock
  • Nala stamp
  • black ink pad
  • clear embossing powder
  • heat gun
  • DIY shimmer spray
  • Distress Oxide
  • blending brush
  • ribbons
  • hole punch
  • works board
  • scissors
  • tape runner

Video Tutorial:

The glimmer on the tag is hard to capture on video and photography. Hopefully, the image above shows a bit of how it shimmers. I make my own shimmer spray. If you would like to learn how to make your own you can follow this link. [DIY shimmer spray]

Suggested Materials List:

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Distress Ink Bundle
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Intense Black Ink Pad
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Professional Makeup Brush Set
Professional Makeup Brush Set
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Tape Runner
Tape Runner
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We R Memory Keepers - All-In-One Tool - The Works
We R Memory Keepers – All-In-One Tool – The Works
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Westcott 14849 8″ Straight Titanium Bonded Non-Stick Scissors
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