Inking your embossing before putting it through your Big Shot is a great way to create an inked texture embossed background. Here is the Christmas card I taught at this month’s class featuring this technique.
You can see in the background piece that the some of the background is darker than the embossed parts. This is because the ink has gone into the flatter parts of the embossed card. It greats a two-tone effect that looks quite effective.
On the front of the card, you will see the copper embossed baubles from the Beautiful Baubles stamp set. They were embossed onto another piece of cardstock and then coloured with ink from the lid of the ink pad and Blender Pens. The coordinating die set allows you to cut out all six baubles in one go. These were then adhered to the card with Mini Dimensionals.
You open the flap on the front and there is space for you to write your message.
Here is a side view of the card. I also added a stand for it at the back so that the card sits up like a normal card, and doesn’t lean forward too much.
Beautiful Baubles* (147765)
Merry Merlot Classic Stampin’ Pad (147112), Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad (147146), VersaMark Pad (102283)
Merry Merlot Cardstock (147005), Tranquil Tide Cardstock (146948), Whisper White Cardstock (106549), Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper [DSP] (147816)
Stampin’ Trimmer (129722), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Swirls & Curls Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (147923) , Detailed Baubles Thinlits Dies* (147924), Embossing Buddy (103083), Copper Embossing Powder (141636), Heat Tool (12905) , Blender Pens (102845), Liquid Multipurpose Glue (110755)
The Beautiful Baubles stamp set is one of my favourite stamp sets in the Holiday Catalogue. Which is your favourite Christmas stamp set? Please comment below and let me know.
If you do get the opportunity to try this inked texture emboss background, I would love to see your creation, so please send me a photo of it.