ICS Blog Hop Technique Time

Hi Everyone! It’s so good to be back participating in the Inspire Create Share Blog Hop! It’s been a while since I’ve joined in, and I’ve missed it! Using special techniques is something I love, so I was excited to come up with something for this month’s theme – Technique Time. The technique I’m going to share is using an inked embossing folder.

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Using the inked embossing folder technique, the holly embossing folder, and the Santa’s Sleigh stamp set and thinlits, here is what I created.

Elegant Gold and Black Reindeer and Sleigh Christmas Card using Inked Embossing Folder Technique and Stampin' Up! Santa's Sleigh Stamp Set and Thinlits

Let’s talk about the inked embossing folder technique first. I used Basic Black Archival Ink and pressed the pad directly onto the flat side of the Holly embossing folder. You want the ink to cover the flat area, but not get down into the recessed part of the holly design. I pressed the ink pad onto the embossing folder firmly over and over until it was solid black. This took a little while to get it covered well. Then I carefully placed the gold foil paper inside and ran it through the Big Shot as normal. I loved the elegant look that resulted!

Elegant Gold and Black Reindeer and Sleigh Christmas Card using Inked Embossing Folder Technique and Stampin' Up! Santa's Sleigh Stamp Set and Thinlits

A few notes to keep in mind if you try this technique:

  • It’s important to use our Archival ink (Basic Black or Basic Gray) when using foil sheets, because the other inks would not dry correctly.
  • When putting your paper inside the embossing folder, do so very carefully to avoid smearing ink onto the paper.
  • Make sure to clean off your embossing folder ASAP when you’re done. I used a baby wipe and was able to remove most of the ink.

Elegant Gold and Black Reindeer and Sleigh Christmas Card using Inked Embossing Folder Technique and Stampin' Up! Santa's Sleigh Stamp Set and Thinlits

I embossed the reindeer and Santa’s sleigh onto black cardstock using gold embossing powder, then cut them out using the Santa’s Sleigh thinlits. I needed something to make them stand out in front of the dark background, so I used wrinkled tissue paper and covered it with Dazzling Diamonds glitter.

Elegant Gold and Black Reindeer and Sleigh Christmas Card using Inked Embossing Folder Technique and Stampin' Up! Santa's Sleigh Stamp Set and Thinlits

The greetings I used were also from the Santa’s Sleigh stamp set. I embossed the holly leaves and berries with our new Real Red and Emerald Envy glitter embossing powders and then punched them out with Holly Berry Builder Punch. I thought they provided the perfect amount of color on the card.

Elegant Gold and Black Reindeer and Sleigh Christmas Card using Inked Embossing Folder Technique and Stampin' Up! Santa's Sleigh Stamp Set and Thinlits

Here’s today’s fun fact of the day…we have 108 days until Christmas. It’s not time to panic yet, but it is time to start thinking about the cards you want to make for friends and family.

Thanks for visiting! Now it’s on to Jen’s blog to see what wonderful creation and special technique she has to share with us!

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Purchase the supplies to make this project:

Santa's Sleigh Photopolymer Bundle

Santa’s Sleigh Photopolymer Bundle

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Santa's Sleigh Dies Thinlits

Santa’s Sleigh Dies Thinlits

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Santa's Sleigh Photopolymer Stamp Set

Santa’s Sleigh Photopolymer Stamp Set

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Stitched With Cheer Photopolymer Set

Stitched With Cheer Photopolymer Set

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Holly Berry Builder Punch

Holly Berry Builder Punch

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Holly Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Holly Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

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Big Shot

Big Shot

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Big Shot Magnetic Platform

Big Shot Magnetic Platform

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Classic Label Punch

Classic Label Punch

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Neutrals 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Neutrals 8-1/2″ X 11″ Card Stock

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Gold Foil Sheets

Gold Foil Sheets

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Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder

Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder

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Real Red Glitter Stampin' Emboss Powder

Real Red Glitter Stampin’ Emboss Powder

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Emerald Envy Glitter Stampin' Emboss Powder

Emerald Envy Glitter Stampin’ Emboss Powder

[142668]

Versamark Pad

Versamark Pad

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Heat Tool

Heat Tool

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Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad

Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad

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Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter

Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter

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Baker's Twine Trio Pack

Baker’s Twine Trio Pack

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Mini Jingle Bells

Mini Jingle Bells

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Fast Fuse Adhesive

Fast Fuse Adhesive

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Stampin' Dimensionals

Stampin’ Dimensionals

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11 Replies to “ICS Blog Hop Technique Time”

  1. Tina Riddle

    Anna, we are glad to have you back with us this month, we’ve missed you too! Your card is absolutely stunning! I wasn’t sure I needed this embossing folder until I saw this card!

    Reply

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