Friday, 5 April 2013

Little Miss Muffett Tea Party Day2 - Tutorial: Inky Background Using Embossing Folders

Welcome back to day 2 of the combined release of Simply B Stamps and Little Miss Muffett! For our second day of the release we wanted to share with you fabulous inspiration and tutorials and prizes on both store blogs ...

My project displayed on the LMM blog uses an inky background created with embossing folders. I would like to share with you how to create this inky background ... a technique I only recently discovered but I am completely hooked because it is so easy and rewarding  ... and there are so many possibilities. These are the materials I used for this tutorial: embossing folder, various distress and VersaMark/Magic inks, embossing powders
Step 1: 
Ink up your embossing folder, partially or in full (this depends on your project). Make sure that the area you want to have inked is well-covered with ink to get a nice inky imprint on your paper
Step 2:
Once the paper is embossed you can 'improve it' by applying more ink by skimming over the raised areas with any kind of ink
including VersaMark ink. If you use VersaMark ink, just sprinkle your embossing powder over the project and heat-emboss it (right-hand image)

And for the adventurous (lol) double-emboss all of your paper, use VersaMark ink to ink the embossing folder, sprinkle embossing powder over the project and heat-emboss it. And do the same for the raised areas

Using one of my inky backgrounds I created this project

ink embossed background (distress inks: victorian velvet, fired brick)
paper doily inked (distress ink: festive berries)
combined with the wonderful images from SBS and LMM coloured with colouring pencils and Copics and glittered with lots of golden Stickles 

Hope you will play with embossing folders and ink and enjoy it as much as I do. For even more amazing inspiration and How To's, hop over to the LMM blog! Petra.


Netty said...

loving your cute card Petra. heat embossing the embossed I think I will pass on that
Enjoy the weekend, hugs Annette x

Debra Miller said...

This is a great technique Petra! Wonderful card.

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Fantastic tutorial and what a darling card!

Terry said...

Another fabulous background! Love that adorable image with the heart doily! Enjoy!

Speedy G said...

The red doily really makes your image pop off the page, great idea!

Donna said...

Beautiful card Petra, the embossed background is so effective, fab tut hun :) Donna ♥ x

Barbara Sproatmeyer (LM2) said...

This is a fabulous project and such a fun tutorial! Wow, I love how the technique is done and the end result it awesome! Your project turned out adorable too. ;D

MammasScrappin said...

Great tutorial. Love this. It is very pretty.

Debra Lovell said...

I love this card! Absolutely adorable! "Happy Spring"

Unknown said...

Wow!!! That background is amazing!! Thanks for the tutorial!! Your card is fantastic!!!

Faye said...

Petra, your tutorial is brilliant and the results look fantastic too. X

Corinne said...

Fantastic tutorial, GREAT card


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