Okay, three weeks in a row. Don’t call it a comeback. ;)
I had a ton of comments/tweets/emails/etc after I shared this card week featuring Embossing Diffusers by Sizzix + Tim Holtz. Well, I decided I need to do video to really show you how it works and one way to really make the embossing shine. Watch the video for all the details and some fun tips. :)
Here are supplies I use in the video. More information about each of the cards below!
Card #1 – Dude
I had fun showing off the fun embossing gradient with some Hero Hues Sunshine Mixed Buttons (my very favorite buttons that are always out on my desk) and this adorable stamp set, Dude from Technique Tuesday.
My trick for best applying buttons to a dimensional card like this one: tie some thread through the buttons and them adhere them on with glossy accents. You get the best of both worlds here: the buttons look finished and threaded, but you don’t have to worry about piercing through layers of cardstock. Score!
Card #2 – Welcome Little One
First of all, I like this sentiment (and adorable giraffe!) from Mama Elephant because “Little One” is what the Lawn Fawn crew calls me. (It’s totally true but ironic – I’m a baby in age but the tallest of all of them at 5’10”.)
But really, this card is so fab because of the embossing. I inked it in a similar way as above, but I worked from the inside of the circle out. I started with Tumbled Glass heavily on the inside of the circle and towards the outside, blended in Broken China around the outside of the embossing and onto the flat surface and then I used Peacock Feathers as the outermost and darkest color of my gradient (it’s mainly around the edges and corners).
After I let the Distress Ink dry, I adhered my cute little giraffe + sentiment on top. The giraffe, by the way, is colored really simply with three colors of copics: Y19, E33 and E37. Then I used my trusty Cutter Bee Nonstick scissors to cut around the little guy, leaving a border. It’s the border around him that really helps him pop right off the card.
I hope you enjoyed learning more about Embossing Diffusers and will pick up a set for yourself! They’re a lot of fun to try to give your embossing folders a whole new look. The trick, I’ve found, with finishing cards off using these is to stick to clean and simple. It’s best to let the embossing (and lack thereof) to shine by just adding two or three elements to the card. You’ll end up with something you like every time!
And yes, I’m still flabbergasted that the diffusers work every time I use them. Ha! Thanks for stopping by today. See you again soon!
P.S. I’ve finally convinced Jake (the bf) to start writing his own blog. He’s currently on the job hunt for a position in sports journalism. Check out his blog here, and if you have any suggestions as to what he should write about, he would LOVE to hear them!