Sunday, February 25, 2024

More Leaves

These cards show the difference between placing ink on the front or the back flap of an embossing folder. Which do you like best? Do you like the color that shows on the leaves or behind the leaves? Read on to find out which flap should be colored. 

   Teeny Tiny Wishes

   Dusty Durango A-2, Scraps
   More Mustard A-2, Scraps
   Basic Black 5-3/8 x 4-1/8 (2)
   Basic White 5-1/4 x 4 (4)

   Dusty Durango
   More Mustard
   Tuxedo Black Memento

   Dry Embossing with Ink

   Double Oval Punch
   Leaf Punch
   Fern 3D Embossing Folder
   Open Leaf Trinkets
   In Good Taste Elements
   Basic Pearl Jewels
   Glue Dots

Every time I decide to play with this technique, I forget which flap of the embossing folder to ink. So, I decided to make a card showing the effect of both sides. 

I consider the front flap to be the one facing me, or the top one, when I hold the embossing folder closed with the Stampin' Up! logo in the front where I can read it. 

First, I inked up the front or top flap with More Mustard. I carefully placed the Basic White panel inside and ran it through the embossing machine. The ink colored the background, with the fern leaves staying white, as shown in the picture above. More Mustard is the card on the right.

Then I washed and dried the folder. 

Next, I inked up the back or bottom flap with Dusty Durango. I carefully placed the Basic White panel inside and ran it through the embossing machine. The ink colored the fern leaves and left the background white, as shown in the picture above. Dusty Durango is the card on the left. 

Personally, I like the ink on the background.

I then matted each of these panels with a Basic Black matte and adhered them to their matching card fronts.

Next, I took scraps of Dusty Durango and More Mustard. I punched out ovals, using the Double Oval Punch.

I then stamped a sentiment in each of the small ovals and adhered them to a scalloped oval, as shown above. I added More Mustard to a Dusty Durango and a Dusty Durango to a More Mustard. I attached them to the card front, using dimensionals.

Next, I punched out a leaf in each color, using the Leaf Punch, and adhered them as shown above.

I then added a wooden leaf and an open leaf trinket to each card with some glue dots.

Lastly, I added a few Basic Pearl Jewels and adhered a Basic White panel to the inside of each card.

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