Hi and welcome to my little slice of Creative Bliss on the interwebs! Today, I am hopping along with Spellbinders and several talented designers to showcase new Spellbinders Cut & Emboss Folders. These folders are all we love about traditional embossing folders which leave a raised design in paper, and die cutting, all done in one pass through the die cutting machine. Scroll on down for 3 projects and information on how to enter to win 2 giveaways!
The Floret Cluster Cut & Emboss Folder embraces bold blooms with die cut centers. With summer swiftly drawing to a close around these parts as school starts back up in just under 2 short weeks, I’m not quite over summer’s gorgeous sunsets, as you can see.
First, create the background on a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ Smooth Bristol paper with Distress Oxides in Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin and Squeezed Lemonade. Bottoms up! Begin with a Mini Ink Blending tool and Wilted Violet at the bottom. Then move through the other colors blending in small circles, horizontally, across the bottom of the card. Overlap each slightly for an even gradient of color.
Place blended panel into embossing folder and pass through die cutting machine with suitable “sandwich.” For the first time ever, I was thrilled to see stretch marks as I revealed my embossed panel! The tiny white “cracks” peeking through all that color give the neatest highlights, an added level of dimension and detail.
Stamp sentiment in black and add embossed strip.
The same Distress Oxide colors were used here on the same paper. To achieve this look, ink blend each of the four colors in their own corner of smooth bristol paper and overlap them generously to create secondary colors. The intensity of color is created by building several layers of Oxide ink. Just keep going!
Once color richness is achieved, place panel color side up into embossing folder. Pass through die cutting machine and reveal. Awesome, right?
Stamp sentiment several times with stamp positioner (like a Misti) and lots of pressure! Repeat stamp several times to get as much coverage as possible. Use a fine tipped black Micron pen or Sharpie to fill in any gaps in the nooks and crannies of embossed area. Emboss and adhere sentiment strip with dimensional adhesive.
The sentiment set Hello You by CZ Design for Simon Says Stamp is one of my all time favorites. The “Hello” is splendid in style, size and font. The add-on sayings are sweet and salty, and just perfection!
The same ingredients are used to create this card, but in a different order. Pass the smooth bristol panel through the die cutting machine first, before any ink application. Super easy peasy.
Then ink blend with the same mini ink blenders and colors over the raised design. Inking in this order really highlights the design like when rubbing a crayon on paper over a leaf. For those that want to really get in there and highlight each ridge very carefully, Ranger has created Detail Blending Tools that can do just that! For a gentler effect, Blending Brushes would be my go to.
Giveaway: To celebrate this release, we are giving away a $50 gift certificate to a lucky winner. Please leave a comment on Spellbinders blog by Sunday, July 29th 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winner will be announced in the blog hop post the following Monday. (Winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.)
Another winner will be chosen for a $25 gift certificate, sponsored by Spellbinders, to a commenter from this blog. Just leave a comment on this blog post by Sunday, July 29th 11:59 pm EDT. Winner will be announced on July 30th, 2018, right here and will also be emailed. (Winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.) ***Sherrie J. has won, yay! Email has been sent to claim. If for some reason you don’t receive it, please contact me through my contact page HERE.***
Thank you so much for joining me today! Hop along and be sure to comment to win!
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