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Monday, 17 June 2013

Embossing Folders + with Waxed Paper = Fabulous Background Technique by Jo Piccirilli

Hi everyone, its Jo and I'm back today to share with you a fun technique with some embossing folders and some waxed paper.


I'm going to show you how to create a lovely soft background paper which is perfect for stamping a focal image on or just as a background paper.

Choose an embossing folder.  I am using the Extra Flint embossing folder from the Fresh and Fun collection.

Next you will need some waxed paper.  Cut a piece to size and embossing it with your Cuttlebug.

 
 
You will then need to heat your iron up.  Don't add water to your iron just a dry iron is good.  When your iron is hot, lay your waxed embossed piece onto some white cardstock.  You will need to pop a couple of pieces of scratch paper underneath so you don't burn your bench.  Then place a piece of scratch paper on the top and gently iron over the top.
 
 
You will then be left with a piece of card that kind of looks like it has a water mark on it.
 
 
Now you can pull out your ink pads.  Rub and inkpad lightly over the whole card.
 
 
You can see the pattern very lightly starting to form.  Now using a tissue give the card a good rub to remove the ink that will sit on top of the paper.
 





It is a little hard to photograph but you are left with a lovely soft background print.  Your own designer paper!!  Here is a close up for the actual focal point on my card using this technique.

 
Here is another card that I have made using this same technique to create a focal image on my card.
 
 
So go pull your embossing folders out and see how many lovely patterns you can create!  Its a great way to put your folders to another use!

Until next time!

Couture Creations products used

CO723443 - Extra Flint Embossing Folder (Fresh and Fun Collection)
CO723449 - Large Damask Flourish (Elegance Collection)
CO723151 - Bouquet (Serenity Collection)
CO723222 - Ivy Set Doily Dies (Fantasia Collection)
Nesting Dies, Ovals & Scallop Ovals


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