Welcome to the Pals’ July Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects that are “Mixing It Up” – adding texture that will really take your projects up a notch – or two! You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal. I decided to make a card that shows another way to use your embossing folders. I’m sure you’ve seen it before but when was the last time you actually did it? The Magnolia 3D embossing folder has such beautiful embossed images and it’s only right that they are the focal point.
There are so many wonderful ways to add texture to your cards! You can do a little or a lot to get the style of card that you love.
My Secrets to Making This Magnolia 3D Embossing Folder Project
- I tried a few different methods to get my background. In the end, I just applied ink from ink pad directly to the Magnolia 3D embossing folder. If you haven’t tried these folders yet, they are really great for giving you a wonderful embossed image.
- You can put ink on either side of the folder to get different looks.
- I took a baby wipe and quickly removed ink (certainly not precisely) from the flower areas. It doesn’t have to be perfect!
- After applying the ink, position the paper on the other side of the folder, then close it gently. Run it through your die cutting machine with the proper “sandwich” to get a good impression.
- Secret: You can get another look altogether by spritzing the ink before embossing.
- So Saffron ink was applied to a block and mixed with water. I applied the mixture to the flower centers with my aqua painter.
- The rest of the card was easily done by cutting out a square stitched frame with So Saffron cardstock. Then, I stamped the sentiment from Woven Heirlooms in Seaside Spray and cropped it out with the same die.
- The finishing touch was a simple little bow tied onto the frame.
Before You Go!
I hope you enjoyed my card today! If you did, please:
- Leave me a comment! Which “secret” are you going to try?
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More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, August 14, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “Special Occasions” projects. Don’t miss the fun!
Pals Blog Hop Line-Up
- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
- Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
- Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
- Jill Killeen at Killeen House Studio
- Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
- Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
- Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
- Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
- Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
- Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
- Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
- Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
- Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin
- Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
- Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
- Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
- Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty
- Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
- Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
- Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping <== You FINISHED! Thanks for hopping!