Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Nuts About Squirrels - Handmade Card TECHNIQUE - Use An Embossing Folder Like A Background Stamp

Today I would like to share with you an easy technique to get more from your Embossing Folders by using them like a Background Stamp. I also am excited to share the Nuts About Squirrels Stamp Set. I love the fun personality the cute squirrels in this set have. It is so easy to incorporate other stamp sets as well, like I did with the Plentiful Plants Set. I hope you enjoy this handmade card tutorial and come back for more. I would love to see your finished creations that are inspired by this tutorial! You can tag me in any social media post using @creativechelsey | #creativechelsey or email me at chelsey@creativechelsey.com 


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

Crumb Cake Cardbase – 5 ½” x 8 ½” scored at 4 ¼”

Crumb Cake Cardstock – 4” x 5 ¼” | 1 ¾” x 3 ¾” (stitched rectangle dies)

Cajun Craze Cardstock – ¾” strip

Gold Metallic Paper ½” – strip

Basic White Cardstock – scraps for stamping | 3/8” strip



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

Nuts About Squirrels Stamp Set 156475 $17.00

Plentiful Plants Bundle 155688 $47.50

     Includes: Plentiful Plants Stamp Set 155693 $21.00 & Perfect Plants Dies 155562 $32.00

Timber 3D Embossing Folder 156406 $10.00

Stitched Rectangle Dies 151820 $35.00

Crumb Cake Cardstock 120953 $8.75

Cajun Craze Cardstock 119684 $8.75

Gold & Rose Gold Metallic Specialty Paper 156844 $5.00

Basic White Cardstock 159276 $9.75

Cajun Craze Ink Pad 147085 $7.50

Early Espresso Ink Pad 147114 $7.50

Crumb Crake Ink Pad 147116 $7.50

Mossy Meadow Ink Pad 147111 $7.50

Old Olive Ink Pad 147090 $7.50

Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels $6.00

Paper Trimmer 152392 $25.00

Clear Block D 118485 $8.50

Clear Block E 118484 $12.00

Simply Shammy 147042 $8.00

Stampin’ Seal Adhesive 152813 $8.00

Tear & Tape Adhesive 138995 $7.00

Multipurpose Liquid Glue 110755 $4.00

Dimensionals 104430 $4.00

Mini Dimensionals 144108 $4.00

Fine Tip Glue Pen 138309 $7.00

Paper Snips 103579 $10.00

Bone Folder 102300 $7.00

Take Your Pick Tool 144107 $10.00

Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine 149653 $120.00

Stamparatus 146276 $49.00


1- To create the background with your Embossing Folder ink up the inside of the front side of the Timber Folder with Crumb Cake Ink. Place the un-inked side on your table and lay your Crumb Cake cardstock in the center. Close the ink side over the cardstock and add pressure by rubbing the folder with your hand to transfer the ink to the cardstock. Place this in the center of your cardbase.

To clean your folder, you can wipe with your Simply Shammy or run water over it.


2- Cut out a 1 ¾” x 3 ¾” rectangle with the Stitched Rectangle Dies in Crumb Cake Cardstock.

On the Cajun Craze Strip stamp the solid leaf image in Cajun Craze ink. Angle the right side so the strip is about 3 ¼” in length. Add to the center of the Crumb Cake rectangle with the left side off the edge slightly.

Angle the right side of the Gold Metallic Strip so the length is about 4”. Adhere below the Cajun Craze strip with the left edge off the edge slightly.


3- Stamp the outline image of the Squirrel in Early Espresso Ink on Basic White Cardstock. The with Cajun Craze stamp the inside image of the Squirrel and stamp off on scrap paper then on to the outline image. Fussy cut out.


4- Add the squirrel to the center of the Cajun Craze strip with dimensionals.


5- Stamp two different leaf images from the Plentiful Plants Set using the Stamparatus. I did the smaller one in Mossy Meadow and the larger one in Old Olive. I like to stamp these images two times to make the ink a little darker which is so easy with the Stamparatus. Cut out with the coordinating dies.


6- Add these leaves to the Crumb Cake rectangle. The larger Old Olive plant goes behind the squirrel with one leaf coming over the tail of the squirrel. The smaller Mossy Meadow plant goes in front on the right side with the bottom tucked into the Gold Strip.


7- Stamp the greeting Early Espresso Ink on the 3/8” strip. Angle the ends with your Paper Snips. Place it between the two strips with dimensionals. Add everything to the cardbase with dimensionals in the bottom left corner about ¾” from the edges.

8- Add 5 Champagne Rhinestones around the card.

All Done!



Here is the same project as a video tutorial.

To purchase any of the products you see in this video visit https://www.stampinup.com?demoid=2042902

Here are more cards made with the Nuts About Squirrels Stamp Set








Have a creative day,

Chelsey

chelsey@creativechelsey.com

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