Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Inked Embossing

Hi there!

Another week has flown by - does anybody else feel like summer is going way too fast?! Seems to happen every year. *sigh*

I've got a set of cards to share with you today. I used a fun technique many of you already know about, but awhile ago, Jennifer McGuire shared a cool twist on it. Check out her post and video here.

Basically, you ink up your embossing folder before running it through your die-cutting machine, then you take a coordinating ink color and gently swipe it across just the raised areas of your embossed panel. I had such fun playing with this technique that I decided to create a set of cards.


I used embossing folders from Lifestyle Crafts, Spellbinders and Cuttlebug. The inks are from Simon Says Stamp, Hero Arts, and Tim Holtz.

I recently picked up the Loads of Tags set by Simon Says Stamp and love it! It comes with two different stamp sets called, Tiny Tags and Tiny Tag Words, and also a set of tiny tag dies. These sets can each be purchased separately too.

Here are a couple of close-ups.


 You don't always get an even ink coverage with this technique but that's okay. I think it adds a fun effect, don't you?


Aren't those little tags the cutest? Love that you can stamp the tag-shape right onto the die-cut, and the words fit perfectly too!

One more close-up. . .


See the heart one? I used Simon Says Stamp Dye Ink in Fog to ink up the embossing folder and paired it with their Lavender Ink. The two colors are so pretty together, especially in real life!

I used the same ink pads to shade the strips of cardstock and added some fun enamel dots to finish off each card.

That's it for me - I'm heading outside, as usual - gotta enjoy these beautiful, summer days as much as possible! Thanks for stopping by today - hope you are all enjoying your week! ♥
 

32 comments:

Virginia Lu said...

Wow, this is impressive, Barb! You have made great use of these embossing folders! AWESOME job!

Sue McRae said...

I haven't had a chance to try this technique yet but your colourful cards are truly inspiring Barb!

Cindy C. said...

Wow fun technique! You made a set of fabulous cards Barb!!

Lin said...

Love the design and how they all turned out! I am so pleased to see that we can use our folders in a different way!

Sue said...

Hello Barb,
The set of cards are very pretty, and would make a lovely gift, the technique is always a surprise when you remove the folder, I love techniques like that even though sometimes it does not come out so well.
Smiles:)
Sue

Lynn said...

Oh what a stunning set of cards Barb. I love them...such classy designs.

Nancy said...

WOW! What an amazing affect, I love all the texture too, Very creative cards, Barb! Love them, Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog.

Greta said...

Absolutely wonderful set of cards, Barb! I saw that technique, but haven't tried it yet, but now I really want to!

donna mikasa said...

Love how your cards turned out! I wasn't as successful, so it's back to the drawing board! You get an A+!

Laura B. said...

I have got to try this! The gorgeous color and texture is so fabulous!!!

Dawn Turley said...

Stunning Barb. Each is so pretty. I'm so going to try this with my folders. Your sets really look amazing.

icardeveryone01 said...

Hi Barb!! Oh I love this technique and your cards are gorgeous =] I, too, love those little SSS tags.

Michele

joy said...

The results you achieved with this technique are quite stunning, Barb! I want to try this soon.

Like you, I am spending my summer days outside as much as possible. And, yes, summer goes by way too fast. I can't believe June is almost over. :(

Tracey McNeely said...

Gorgeous cards and fantastic technique Barb! Really fun, enjoy the outdoors. Summer is the best!

Karen L K said...

Very nice Barb!

Kristie Goulet said...

I LOVE these Barb! Such a great technique and love how you used those little SSS tags. Great inspiration.

Barb Ghig said...

Really gorgeous card set, Barb! I love how you mixed and matched the colors...especially the fog and lavender hearts! And, I love how you played with those charming tags, too! As always, you've done an amazing job showcasing Simon's products...really crossing my fingers that you make the team, too!

Also, I wanted to thank you so much for all of your sweet Birthday wishes yesterday...I truly appreciate it!!! Enjoy your summer weather...you certainly deserve it living in your neck of the woods :-)

Colorado Crafter said...

Saw this on JM's blog and loved it. Yours are great! I'd love to know the name of the EF with all the little hearts. I thought it might be a newer Cuttlebug folder, but I clicked on your link and it took me to all the Cuttlebug folders at SSS. My magnifying mouse does not agree with their new website (neither do my bad eyes) so I wasn't going to fight it to try to look at every one of them. If you know the name of it, I'm at cocrafter@gmail.com Thanks!!!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

These are so scrumptious, Barb!! Those tags are indeed the cutest!! Hugs, Darnell

Sarah Gray said...

Such a gorgeous set of cards - I will have to give this technique a go! Those little tags are very sweet too :)

Petti said...

This is a great set!

Martha said...

WOW...WOW...WOW...Barb!
What a FABULOUS & BEAUTIFUL set of embossed cards! I love how you used the fun technique! Well done!

Enjoy your summer! ♥

Leni said...

Fabulous results on this technique! Love this card set!

alexandra s.m. said...

What a fun technique.
You've mastered it like no other!
Thank You for sharing these gorgeous cards of yours

ablogcalledwanda.com said...

WOW!!! These came out so cool! I don't know how you got them so perfect! Love this. Happy weekend Barb!:-)

Robin K. said...

You've really inspired me to try this technique Barb- I really love the effect and would love to use my embossing folders more:). And I'm with you- summer is going by waaaaaay too fast:(. I'm trying to soak up as much vitamin D as I can!!!!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Love this technique! Your card set is awesome, Barb! Love the little tags too. Super cute!

Nat said...

such a wonderful technique, lovin the texture and beautiful design. ps I agree summer is flying by way too fast! hope yours is a good one :)

judkajudi said...

These turned out to be gorgeous!! Great technique. You do it all so very well!!

Joy said...

Gorgeous set of cards Barb, love this technique and you have show cased it perfectly, hugs

Karin Åkesdotter said...

Wonderful colors and fantastic bg:s! Love your cards!
Happy 4th of July, hugs, Karin

Donna B. said...

Awesome set of cards Barb!! I love the colors and I've got to try that technique. Sounds fun. I don't use my embossing folders enough!