Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Technique Tuesday: Brayered Embossing folders

Hi Everyone!

I am back with the last week of this month's Technique Tuesday feature. (It's the last week, because I will be taking next week off from blogging to work on some other projects.) Anyhow, today I have another simple technique for making a fun background. The idea certainly isn't new and I'm sure you've see it around before.

This technique involves using a brayer to roll ink onto an embossing folder before running it through your die cutting machine. The results is a very fun background that leaves the embossed part white and coloring the paper behind it.
For my card, I chose Wild Honey, Weathered Wood, Worn Lipstick distress inks for my color palette along with an 5x7 embossing folder called "Mary Ann"
You will get different results based upon which side of the folder you ink. I used the side of the folder that had the negative image (the non-raised parts) so that when I ran it through my cuttlebug the image would be embossed, leaving the raised portions white and the background colored.

If you do the other side, your image would debossed and the results would be slightly different: The color would be inside the actual designs and the background would remain white.
I started with the Wild Honey at the top and then cleaned the brayer. Next I used a piece of scrap paper to cover the bottom of the embossing folder and I rolled on the next color in the middle of the folder which was Weathered Wood.

Cleaned the brayer again and inked it up with the last color, Worn Lipstick.
Once I had all the inking done, I placed the paper in the embossing folder and ran it through my cuttlebug.

To assemble the card, I added the background to a piece of Fog card stock from Simon Says Stamp.
For the sentiment piece I used Verve's "Tag Time" and the coordinating Curvy Book Plate die. The "Birthday Wishes" stamp is from Stampin Up!
I added a small strip of Wild Honey (direct ink to paper) behind the sentiment panel. For embellishments I just added a couple of small pewter brads.
Here is one last look at the final card:

That is it for me today. Thank you so much for stopping by and I will see you all again tomorrow!


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