Thursday, June 9, 2011

Technique Tuesday (oops, Thursday) - Embossing Folder Embossing....

Hi Everyone!  Sorry I haven't blogged this week - I've been playing nurse to my daughter who had oral surgery on Monday to remove her wisdom teeth!  There is nothing worse than seeing your baby in pain! 
In any event, I finally have found some time to sit down and create a technique for you.   This week's Technique Tuesday - on Thursday - is the Embossing Folder Embossing technique.  It's quite simple....
 Here's what you need - VersaMark ink pad, embossing folder (I used Finial Press), embossing powder (I used Tangerine Tango from the Summer Mini), the Big Shot, a heat gun and a piece of cardstock.
 You need to decide if you want the raised portion of your cardstock to be embossed or the background portion.  I wanted the background so I inked the side of the embossing folder that had the recessed design.  If you decide you want the raised portion embossed, press very lightly with your ink pad so you don't touch the depressed areas.
 Next, turn the embossing folder so the uninked side is laying on the table and place your cardstock down.  Close the embossing folder.  Doing it this way protects you from smearing the VersaMark ink should the cardstock move while you are placing it down.
 Run it through the Big Shot.
 You can't really see it in this picture but the background area is inked with the VersaMark ink.
 Sprinkle your embossing powder over the entire surface.  You can see that the bottom right of my piece did not get ink so the embossing powder didn't stick.  I had made my piece a big larger than what I needed for my card so I just trimmed off that area.
 Heat set the embossing powder and you are done!
Here's my card - a simple but fun technique!