Stamp-Off Embossing Folder Challenge
Welcome to another Stamp-Off challenge with Jackie, Susan, and me. This week’s challenge is to use our favorite Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
Oops. I missed the “favorite” part of the challenge. This one isn’t my absolute fav, although I do like it a lot. But I wanted to do a special technique with it, and this one worked the best. (So it’s my favorite for the technique. Does that count?)
Here’s my card.
This is a little twist on the “Waxed Paper Resist” technique. The idea is to run a piece of the waxed paper through the Big Shot in a Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I chose the Seaside TIEF, because I thought it would work best with this technique. Sandwich the embossed waxed paper between two pieces of Glossy White Cardstock and iron on low heat (no steam) for a few seconds, keeping the iron moving. Be sure the glossy sides are on the inside with the waxed paper in between. Somehow, this piece got turned with the glossy side up. I realized my iron was sticking a bit. Oops. (Two “oopses” in one post. Oh, no!)
We just bought a new iron (and by “we,” I mean Mike), and the old iron got sent to my craft room. I use the iron for crafts; Mike uses the iron for clothes. I think he was looking forward to having his iron used exclusively for clothes. When I was ready to do this technique, though, the new iron had just been used and was still hot and the ironing board was still up, so I decided to take advantage. Fortunately, I realized very quickly that I had the wrong side up, and Mike’s new iron is still clean. Whew. As long as he doesn’t read this post, my secret is safe.
Because the gloss was a little melted, this sheet didn’t get as great as an impression as the other sheet. But I liked the look of it better for this card.
By the way, you do not have to iron two pieces of cardstock. You can just place the waxed paper over the glossy side of the cardstock and iron. But you might as well do two, right? That way you’ll have one to send and one to keep in your files.
After you iron, you’ll see the impression of the embossing folder on the cardstock, because you’ve melted some of the wax into the cardstock. I used five drops of Bermuda Bay Classic Ink Refill in a Stampin’ Spritzer half full of water, and five drops of Lemon Lime Twist in another spritzer filled half full. I started with the Lemon Lime Twist and spritzed, leaving some white space. Then I spritzed again with the Bermuda Bay. Some of the ink was pooling, so I blotted gently with a paper towel and let it dry. (You can always add more ink if you need to. And you can sponge instead of spritz, if you’d rather.)
This pattern reminded me of a breezy day, so I decided to use the Lift Me Up Stamp Set with the Up and Away Thinlits. Actually, I think Jackie is the one who pointed out that this looks like wind – and she’s right! Here’s the other piece that was turned correctly so the gloss didn’t get a little melted. It’s a little more pristine.
I stamped the balloon in Bermuda Bay, then added Lemon Lime Twist to some white areas, then die-cut the balloon. I used Stampin’ Write Markers to ink the sentiment stamp, then die-cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits. With all that breeziness, it needed a few clouds, so I die-cut a few using the Up and Away Thinlits and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.
Be sure to head over to Jackie’s and Susan’s blogs to see what they’ve done with this challenge. They both always have such fun ideas!
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day!
Buffy, what a COOL technique that I’ve never seen! Perfect EF for that lovely effect. Lovely card and thank you so much for teaching me something cool today.
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Awww – thanks, Jackie! I’m always happy when I can share something new (or something old that we’ve all forgotten about.) I’m so glad to have glossy white cardstock back. There are so many fun techniques. Now I just need to find my “technique file” that has disappeared since the craft room move.
I have never seen this technique either. It is awesome! Beautiful card, Buffy.
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Thanks, Susan! Back before the Big Shot and super cute and plentiful DSP, I was a technique junkie. I’ve gotten lazy since we have so many fun options.
One thing! just leads to another with your creativity!! Since i have some relatives and friends “across the miles” – this is a great card!!! Thanks for sharing it.
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Thanks, Mom! I can make you some, if you want. It would be perfect for Uncle Smile!
A very cool technique! Geez – does this mean I’m going to have to buy an iron?? (I ruined the last one trying a technique! LOL). Great card Buffy!
You make me laugh, Deborah! I’ve ruined a few irons as well; I think that’s why Mike keeps trying to keep me away from “the good one.” Thanks!