Making a Good Impression

Hello again stamping friends!  I’m having such fun playing with my new holiday products, and of course I want to share with you!

I haven’t finished having fun with the new Woodlands embossing folder yet; there’s just so much that can be done with this embossing folder, and it’s such a versatile background that can be used for so many different scenes.

I wanted to use an inking technique with this embossing folder; this technique enables you to change up the way the trees look, and the background.  It’s very easy to do, though you may get a little ‘inky’!

Simply open up the embossing folder, and on the debossed side (where the image of the trees is lower than the background – also has the Sizzix logo on this side), take your ink pad in your desired colour, and apply the ink pad directly to the embossing folder – debossed side only.  Adding the ink to the debossed side changes the background colour; if you add the ink to the embossed side, it would change the colour of the trees.

This is how my card turned out when I applied Lost Lagoon ink to the debossed side of the Woodland embossing folder:

woodland embosssing folder

I did 2 extra steps before applying the ink to the embossing folder; I knew that I wanted to have some snowflakes visible, so first I stamped the snowflakes onto a panel of Whisper White cardstock, from the Perpetual Calendar stamp set in Versamark ink, covered them with White embossing powder, then heat embossed them.

Then I applied the Lost Lagoon ink to the debossed side of the Woodland embossing folder, inserted my cardstock into the embossing folder, closed it, and ran it through the Big Shot, just as you normally would when embossing.

Opening up the folder, you can see that the trees remained white, the background is Lost Lagoon, and the snowflakes, because they were heat embossed, remained white (I removed a bit of residual ink from them by rubbing a piece of paper towel over them).

I then stamped the sentiment from the Among the Branches stamp set onto Whisper White cardstock in Versamark ink, covered it with Silver embossing powder, and heat embossed it.  I then punched it out using the 2″ Circle Punch, then using the 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, I punched a piece of Silver Glimmer Paper to mount behind the sentiment.

Once those were attached to my embossed panel, I attached a small bow made from the new 3/8″ Glitter Ribbon in White, then attached the whole thing to a panel of retired Brushed Silver cardstock, then to a card base of Lost Lagoon cardstock.

I  hope you enjoyed learning about this technique, and that you’ll give it a try!  It’s so much fun to get inky & creative 🙂  If you’d like to order any of the products I used in making this card, just click on the images below & you’ll be taken directly to my online store; or, give me a call or email and I’ll be happy to take you order for you.

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Thanks for spending some time with me today; until next time – happy stamping!

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  1. Boni says:

    Just saw this on Pinterest and had to come let you know how beautiful this card this! Thanks for sharing!

    • Deborah Smart says:

      Wow – thanks so much, Boni! It’s so great to receive comments like this; you made my day 🙂 I’m so glad you liked this card, and I hope you try this technique yourself. Have fun stamping!

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