Sunday, 31 March 2019

Let It Ride in the Woodland

I've still got more lovely embossed metallic cards to share but I thought we'd take a little break and look at another technique with embossing folders.

Inspired by Kelly Acheson's entertaining video, I played with Brusho Crystals and a variety of embossing folders.  With just a few minutes of fevered activity, I ended up with a lovely pile of backgrounds.
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Embossed watercolour backgrounds made with Brusho Crystals, water and some embossing folders
My favourite one used the Woodland embossing folder.  I sprinkled the Brusho onto the side with the Stampin' Up logo and started with a touch of blue (it's very intense, so a little goes a long way) at the open end and then randomly sprinkled Yellow and Moss Green over the rest.

I spritzed very lightly with water to start activating the crystals.

Then I spritzed quite generously with water, angling the direction of the spray so that the blue was encouraged to blend down into the yellow and green.

I placed my piece of Whisper White cardstock carefully onto the wet, inky side and closed the folder before running it through the Big Shot.
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Brusho Crystals, Woodland Embossing Folder and Let It Ride stamp set
This gorgeous horse is crashing out of the woodland at full tilt!
Once the piece was dry, I used a dry brush to lightly run some Frost White Shimmer Paint over the tree trunks and branches.  This produced a wonderful shimmer that's, of course, really hard to capture in the photos!

The base card is 5.75" square and I trimmed the embossed piece to 5.25" square.

I stamped, watercoloured and fussy cut the horse image from the Let It Ride stamp set and cut out the sentiment with the Classic Label Punch.  I then adjusted the size of the label as explained below.
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The Frost White Ink makes the trees shine and shimmer in the light
I also added some dabs of the Frost White Shimmer Paint to the hooves, edged the label with Pacific Point ink and added some Glitter Enamel Dots.
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I was like a contortionist all around my craft room, trying to capture the glimmer of the trees in a photo!
I'm sure you'll be seeing the other backgrounds on future cards.  At the moment they're sitting in "background corner" but sooner or later I'll get around to using them!

HOW TO SHORTEN THE CLASSIC LABEL:
Punch the label as usual. 
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Feeding the right side of the label into the right side of the Classic Label punch to shorten it
Feed the right side of the label into the punch slot (from the centre) and position as required.  Punch
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The result after punching the right side of the label shorter
Feed the left side of the label into the punch slot (from the centre) and position as required. Punch
Alternatively, stamp your greeting towards one end and just shorten the other side.
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Positioning the left side of the label in preparation for punching it shorter
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The shortened Classic Label

Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie

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7 comments:

  1. Uh oh! I'm going to have to try this. They are gorgeous, Stephanie. TFS

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    1. Thank you Sue! Have fun with it .... & be prepared for a little mess! But it's easy to clean up!

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  2. Oh,Wow! This turned out amazing! I've been playing with the brushos and the country floral embossing folder...I'm going to have to try the woodland one! Beautiful card, Stephanie!

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