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Sunday, May 8, 2011

TLC324 Colored Embossing


Hello everyone...it's my turn to host Splitcoast's Technique Lover's Challenge this week and my challenge comes to us thanks to Trish (TrishG). She made this gorgeous card with her technique called Colored Embossing!! It's pretty simple...all you have to do is use markers to color the inside of an embossing folder (the indented part)...when you run it through a Cuttlebug or other embossing machine the raised part is colored....how cool is that!!!

I used a small 2x2 folder and used Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive markers to color the indented part of the folder. Trish spritzed her's with water but I wanted to see what it looked like without the water. I did find that you will need to use a Q Tip or sponge to wipe off the ink that gets outside of the sunken part on the folder or it will ruin the design. I found that out after ruining a few practice rounds!!
The rosette was made from Basic Grey's Sugar Rush dp and the Tim Holtz rosette die. The flower and leaves were stamped on the same paper with Waltzingmouse's Sewing Box - Hugs set and layered with foam dots. Baker's twine and Candy Dots finish it off.


Thanks for visiting ...now, gather up those embossing folders and come join us in this weeks TLC challenge!!!!


17 comments:

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous card! I have not tried this technique yet but think I will give it a whirl.

Tammy said...

Wow Joan, this is stunning! Love the embossing and the coordinating rosette. Fabulous card.

Kathy and Lucky said...

Beautiful card,love the look and the colors. I haven't done this for months, need to try it again, your card has that old tile look. Happy belated birthday and hope you got into the craft room yesterday.

Dawn Easton said...

That is a beautiful technique! Wow! Adds so much to your card! Love this, Joan!

marilynprestonn said...

Beautiful technique Joan. I love your colors and the beautiful folder you used. The flower...wow! Always a pleasure to see you pop up on my blog. You are sooo sweet. Will try to make this today. :)Peggy

Susan (rainy) said...

I love this technique. Your card is awesome. LOVE that big old centerpiece flower.

*Vicki* said...

Gorgeous design and brilliant flower!! I love this!! Thanks for sharing! Hugs, *Vicki* from Stamped Smiles

Linda Palmer said...

Beautiful job Joan. Love your card and love the idea of coloring the embossing folders. Beautiful center for the card too.

Bev Gerard said...

Whoa .... you have totally mastered this fun technique! I love those sectioned areas of embossing. Perfectly topped of with your fabby flower!

Lori said...

This is very interesting Joan. Love the technique, have to give it a try. The colors are wonderful and there is that cool rosette die again, gorgeous under the flower!

Betty Wright said...

This is wonderful, Joan! I really love the fun colors and I must try the color embossing! Beautifully done!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Beautiful! This is amazing. What a great technique, Joan. Love your card!

Kimberly S said...

Hi Joan! Love that tin tile look to the card panels, and the rosette is just lovely. :)

jimlynn said...

WOW! What a wonderful look this is by marking up the embossing folders! I WILL have to try this one. Ths is just beautiful! Love those colors you used too.
Lynn

Denise Marzec said...

Gorgeous card! I love the four panels with the twine. I GOTTA try this technique!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow!! I am so busy but boy do I have to try this challenge!! So fun!! Your card is stunning!! Love the colored embossing, your colors, and the twine.
hugs,
Chris

Monique said...

So unique Joan!! love it :)