Friday, March 3, 2017
Those of you with January and February birthdays will know I am a little behind in my birthday card making! I may have caught up! Take a look at these colorful creations! They are made with the Richard Garay 3D embossing folders I saw on a blog post from Laura Bassen for Simon Says Stamp. I was so taken with the images I had to search high and low for them, since they are a discontinued product from Spellbinder's. This rosette embossing folder was part of set released by Spellbinder's some years ago as part of a birthday set of related images, including stamps and papers. I also found the two other embossing folders in the set online and will post my creations made from them in future. Here is a link to the Laura Bassen video that showcases how she colored these images. Her video was my inspiration for these cards.
I used Distress Inks for most of the coloring, but also used Tombow and Copic markers for some of the brighter images. I found that using a heavier weight paper really helped the images pop, and for these I actually used a glossy cover stock I have had for some time. The glossy paper really holds the ink.
Aren't these fun!! I am so excited about my new 3D embossing folders! I also got a leaf one from Sizzix and some from American Crafts that have geometric designs. I think they will all make beautiful cards.
Happy Birthday, in case I missed yours this year. Have fun stamping!