I have decided that this week I will try as much as I can to indulge myself for myself. There are many different things I want to try but always seem to get them left behind everything else. But I will share them with you.
Whilst taking a break in one of my larger indulgences I remembered an idea I had seen somewhere combining stamping & embossing folders. So I thought now was the time to try it out.
Here is the photo;
For the stamp I used one of CaroLines texture stamps, from years ago. It is just the words "Happy Birthday" in a type of Oriental script repeated over & over again.
I inked it with a Caramel Adirondack ink pad & then stamped it onto the smooth inside of the embossing folder. (That's the side where the paper gets pushed into the design). I then placed a piece of white card inside the folder & ran it through my Gemini machine.
For the next stage I used Vintage Photo distress ink to gently ink the raised design, & also around the edges of the card. It just so happened I had a scrap piece of Kraft card so I adhered it to that to see how it looked in a more finished way. That will be put to one side & eventually made into a card. I tried not to get ink down on the background when inking the embossed design - but it is almost impossible. I think I will have to work out how to cut some mini round blending pads.
ONE BIG TIP; Text will come out reversed. But as I didn't over ink it, it doesn't matter - its just a random background. But obviously something to bear in mind.
I wonder how many of you have already discovered this & I am only just catching up. Perhaps I will see it on some of your cards in the future.
That's me done. Back to my bigger project.
'Bye for now.