Wednesday, June 29, 2011

A Simple Statement with Added Texture

Stamp Set – CL377 Be Happy (Hero Arts)

Ranger Distress Ink
Black Onyx Versafine Ink
Just My Type Border Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

Green A4 Card
Black Mat – 4” X 5 ¼”
Watercolor paper – 3 ¾” X 5”

Today I’m making a quick post to share the card I made for the Hero Arts June contest. I used Ranger Distress Inks to watercolor the flower and added some texture with the dots embossing folder from the “Just My Type Borders” set. This folder is a little different than the traditional size folders. It measures 1” X 5 ¾” as compared to the Swiss Dots folder measuring 4 ½” X 5 ¾”.


1. Emboss both edges of the watercolor paper with the Dots embossing folder as shown.

Left - Alignment of the embossing folder. Right - Embossed panel.

2. Score lines on each side of the embossed dots using the Scor-Buddy.

Left - Place embossed panel, right side down on the Scor-Buddy.
Right - Use the notches along the top edge for placement of the lines and score.

Below is the completed embossed/scored panel.

3. Stamp the flower and “Thanks” image in the center of the watercolor paper between the embossing. Watercolor as desired.

4. Assemble card layers and attach embellishments.

This is a quick card to make. I love its simple statement with the added texture created with the embossing. Using embossing folders with the Cuttlebug makes adding texture quick and easy. As you can see, embossing makes an ordinary card extraordinary. I hope you'll give it a try. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!