Thursday, July 8, 2021

How To Add Color With Embossing Folders -Stampin' Up! 2021 Artisan Design Team- Art In Bloom Bundle

Hello My Crafting Friends,

Today I am sharing my second Stampin’ Up 2021 Artisan Design Team showcase project for June 2021. 

For this card I wanted to focus on using the Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder and how you use it with the coordinating Bloom Dies. This embossing folder can both cut and emboss the flowers at the same time! I really wanted the flowers to be the star of the show for this handmade card; and so I added color to them with a fun technique. I hope you enjoy this tutorial and that it inspires you to create something beautiful today.

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Here are the dimensions and pieces you will need to create this card:

Petal Pink Cardstock – cardbase 5 ½” x 8 ½” scored at 4 ¼” | 1 ½” x 2 ½”

Basic White Cardstock – 4 ½” x 6” | 4” x 5 ¼”| 2” x 5” | 3/8” strip-greeting

Soft Succulent Shimmer Vellum – 3” x 4 ½”

Here is a list of the supplies I used to make the cards:

Art In Bloom Bundle 158368 $53.00 (includes: Art In Bloom Stamp Set, Bloom Dies & Hybrid Embossing Folder 155989 $33.00}

Basic White Cardstock 159276 $9.75

2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum 155616 $12.00

Petal Pink Cardstock 146985 $8.75

Memento Black Ink 132708 $6.00

Petal Pink Ink Pad 147108 $7.50

Bumblebee Ink Pad 153116 $7.50

Pear Pizzazz Ink Pad 147104 $7.50

Sponge Daubers 133773 $5.00

Stampin’ Spritzers 126185 $3.00

Silver & Clear Epoxy Essentials 155567 $9.50

Simply Elegant Trim (Silver) 155766 $7.50

Paper Trimmer 152392 $25.00

Simply Shammy 147042 $8.00

Stampin’ Seal PLUS Adhesive 149699 $12.00

Multipurpose Liquid Glue 110755 $4.00

Tear & Tape Adhesive 138995 $7.00

Dimensionals 104430 $4.00

Clear Block D 118485 $8.50

Paper Snips 103579 $10.00

Bone Folder 102300 $7.00

Stampin' Pierce Mat 126199 $5.00

Take Your Pick Tool 144107 $10.00

Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine 149653 $120.00

1- Begin by adding ink to the front inside (side with the Stampin’ Up Logo) of the Blooms Hybrid Embossing Folder. Start with Petal Pink Ink and a Sponge Dauber and add color to each of the flowers. Add Bumblebee Ink to the center of each flower. Then do the same with Pear Pizzazz and a different Sponge Dauber on three of the leaves.

2- Lightly spritz the 4 ½” x 6” Basic White Cardstock with water using a Stampin’ Spritzer. Then place the paper so the wet side will be touching the ink in the Embossing Powder. Place the coordinating die that cuts out the three flowers over the flowers on the front side of the folder. Then close the folder and run it through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.

3- Fussy cut out the three leaves.

4- If you want more color to each piece add a light watercolor wash in matching ink to the die cut pieces. Let dry.

5- Clean the Embossing Folder with water. Then emboss the 4” x 5 ¼” Basic White Cardstock. Add this to the center of the Petal Pink cardstock. Place the Soft Succulent Shimmer Vellum to the left. The top edge touches the top of the Basic White piece and there is about 1/8” of White peeking on the left. Add adhesive in the center where the other elements will go.

6- Stamp the 2” x 5” Basic White piece with the Decorative Line Image in Bumblebee Ink. Creating two lines that go across the piece. Then die cut out with the Long Banner Die from the Blooms Dies. Place these two pieces horizontally in the center of the card.

7- Stamp the Small Flower Image in Petal Pink Ink on the Petal Pink piece. Then cut out the Ticket Die. Add this with dimensionals above the Bumblebee strips and to the left of the card.

8- Arrange the Embossed Flowers and Leaves around the Petal Pink Ticket & Bumblebee Strips. Adhere with dimensionals.

9- Stamp the greeting “Dear Friend” on the 3/8” strip in Memento Black Ink. Wrap 16” of Silver Trim into a spiral and adhere it to the back of the greeting. Add this to the card in the center of the Ticket with dimensionals.

10- Add some of the Diamond Shaped Silver & Clear Epoxy Essentials to the card.

All Done!


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Have a creative day,


1 comment:

  1. Beautiful card, Chelsey!!! Love all the ones you make!!! Especially your sheetload of Cards designs!