Inked Embossed Background Card

I know that it has been over a month since I last posted a tutorial.  I have been working hard to create some new projects and “trying” to create some process videos you can watch.  Please understand, I am trying to learn and we have limited internet at my house, so finding an offline editor has been tricky. I attempted a program called Filmora and it was a bust. After six hours of editing, it left a watermark covering half my screen and took five hours to convert to MP4. (Sorry I am ranting) So…instead of a video like I had hoped, this week, I am going to show you how to use your embossing folders to create and inked backgroundMissCarriesCreations-URLovedCard-TuesdayTutorial
Paper Needed: 5½ x 4¼ Heather Cardstock, 5¼ x 4 Heather Cardstock, 5 x 3¾ White Daisy Cardstock, Sweet Girl Cut Apart Sheet, 5 x 2 Ballerina Cardstock

To create an inked embossed background, you will need to start with an embossing folder that has a larger image. (I have tried this technique with delicate images and the images don’t appear as crisp.) I chose to use our new Flower Garden Embossing Folder. You will notice that there are two sides to the embossing folder – one where the images are raised and the other where the images are inset. We are going to use the side that has the logo on it – the side with the inset images.

Simply apply the ink across the surface of the side of the embossing folder with the logo (inset images). I used Ballerina Ink to match the images from the Sweet Girl cut-apart sheet.

Place the White Daisy cardstock onto the uninked side of the embossing folder. Carefully, close the folder and keep it closed while you place it between the plates of your embossing machine. If you move the cardstock, you risk the chance of your image smearing.

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After embossing your cardstock, remove from the folder and set aside. Rinse your embossing folder with some warm water, dish soap if needed, and set-aside to dry.  That is all you need to create this beautiful inked embossed background.

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The rest of the card is very simple to make. This technique can be used on cards, scrapbook pages, and home decor projects. This Inked Embossed background creates such a beautiful accent to anything you make.

I will be continuing to search for an offline editor so that I can finish the process video for you.  If you have an suggestions, please comment below.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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You Are Loved ~ A Weekly Challenge Card

I have decided to finish of my week of crafting by creating a card for a few online paper crafting challenges. I enjoy how these online challenges require me to try something new and create a project I might not otherwise make, like this You Are Loved card. MissCarriesCreations-LovedBloomedCardI began my search for adventure at the Heart2Heart I Heart Us challenge where we were to use the I Heart Us paper pack or photos that show how much love we have for those people in them. On my card, I decided to use the Heart pattern from the I Heart Us paper pack and pair it with the “You Are Loved” sentiment. This card will be one I give to someone who I truly care about.

My next stop was the Double Trouble challenge – one I have been meaning to enter. This week they are teaming up with the Use Your Stuff challenge, requiring us to choose elements on a Tic-Tac-Toe board and produce✨something magical.✨

I decided to include silver, a sentiment, and a die on my card. The silver is very subtle with a bit of Silver Embellishing Thread, Silver Gems and some Silver Shimmer added to my rose and butterfly images.

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I love how that little butterfly from the Butterfly Friendship set is tucked under the rose image – making it appear almost ✨magical✨ as it starts to fly off the card. This stamp set has a delightful watercolor background for each image and a matching die set that makes cutting out the images a breeze.

Joining these challenges is simple and fun. I would love to see some of your creations this month. You can choose to join the Heart2Heart, Double Trouble, or Color My Heart Dare challenges and be inspired to try something new.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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