Sunday, September 24, 2017

Butterfly Bliss

Hi All,

Let's talk embossing folders.  We all have them and, if you're like me, you've got quite a collection of them.  I know you've used them to emboss your cardstock, but have you used them to stamp your cardstock?  I saw this technique used by Kim Jolley and just needed to give it a try.

It's such a simple idea and I had never really considered doing it.  Grab your embossing folder and open it up (I used the raised side). 

Item# 139304 Fluttering $8.50
Trim a piece of Watercolor paper to the size you'd like.  {I trimmed mine a little bigger so I had a little extra to trim for the sentiment after it was inked.} 

Item# 122959 Watercolor Paper $5.00
Get out your Sponge Daubers (you could probably use sponges too) and a couple of Stamp Pads.  I used Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide. 

Item# 133773 Sponge Daubers $5.00
I dabbed the whole face of the folder with the Lemon Lime Twist and then went over it with the Tranquil Tide. 

Item# 144086 Lemon Lime Twist Pad $6.50
Item# 144085 Tranquil Tide Pad $6.50

Spritzing with a bit of water will give it more of a watercolor look.  More water will wash out the colors, while less will leave more color.  You may have to experiment a bit.  Once spritzed, carefully lay your watercolor paper over the embossing folder and press.  I used a brayer, but it is not necessary.  Set aside and let dry.  It won't take too long.  The embossing folder and sponge daubers can both be easily rinsed and set aside to dry.

Item# 137360 Butterflies Thinlits $27.00
To finish it off, a butterfly was cut from the Butterflies Thinlits and backed with a piece of vellum.  I then stamped the sentiment on the trimmed piece of watercolor paper.  So pretty and I love the watercolor effect!

If you'd like to add any of these products to your collection, click on the 'Order Online' icon in the top right-hand corner.  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Crazy About You
Paper: Very Vanilla Cardstock; Watercolor Paper; Vellum Paper
Ink: Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide and Basic Black Classic Pads
Accessories: Fluttering Embossing Folder, Butterflies Thinlits Die, Sponge Daubers and Pop Dots/Dimensionals