On Saturday I created a cute baby card using two new Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folders from Stampin’ Up! called Tufted and Subtle. The embossing from the Tufted embossing folder was easy to see in my photo, sadly though on white card the embossing from the Subtle folder was less obvious. So while creating my contribution to the What Will You Stamp? Challenge Design Team for this week’s challenge WWYS174 – Thankful Thoughts I pulled out the Subtle embossing folder once again.
First though I cut and scored a piece of Night of Navy Card with my Stampin’ Trimmer, folded the card along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder. This would be my card base.
Next came the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. This time as well as the actual embossing I thought I’d enhance the effect by adding some colour, so I inked up the inside by pressing a Mango Melody ink pad all over both sides. I placed a layer of Whisper White Card carefully inside the folder taking care not to let it move and then ran it through my Big Shot twice using the multipurpose platform with all tabs open and just one cutting plate (the folder is too thick for two cutting pads). Once that was done I very carefully removed the card from inside the embossing folder and the Mango Melody ink was now pressed into the embossing on one side, while on the other side the ink coloured the surface of the card with the embossed lines in white. Clever huh.
Next came the large sentiment from the Thankful Thoughts Stamp Set. I wanted to be sure it was really bold, so I placed it onto my Stamparatus and stamped it onto a piece of Whisper White Card using Night of Navy ink, then I inked up the stamp again and stamped it once more. The sentiment was then fixed to a layer of Night of Navy Card using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
For the decoration I went back to the Tropical Chic Stamp Set I used on yesterday’s project and using Granny Apple Green ink stamped the rounder leaf image four times onto some Whisper White Card. I set this aside while I prepared the flowers.
I took some Whisper White Card and wiped it with an Embossing Buddy to remove any oils and static and then stamped the flower image three times using VersaMark Ink. I sprinkled the sticky ink with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, tapped off the excess and removed some stray specks, then melted the rest of the powder using my Heat Tool set on 2 (high).
With the stamping done, it was time to pull out the Big Shot and Magnetic Platform so I could cut everything out using the coordinating dies from the Tropical Thinlits. While I was there I also took some Shaded Spruce Card and cut out 5 of the narrow leafed shape so I’d could add some contrast on my project.
It was time to decide which of the two sides of the coloured and embossed background layer I preferred and then I attached the layer to the front of the card base with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow), before adding some of the die-cut leaves across the bottom left corner.
The layered sentiment came next, attached to the background with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I tied a small bow using two pieces of Linen Thread and added that to the top right corner with a Mini Glue Dot.
With the sentiment in place I could finish off the arrangement in the bottom left corner of the card with some loops of Linen Thread and finally the gold flowers one attached with liquid glue and the other two with Stampin’ Dimensionals to add some height.
To coordinate the inside of the card and the envelope I decided to focus on the gold embossed flower. I wiped a layer of Whisper White Card and the flap on a Whisper White Medium Envelope with the Embossing Buddy and stamped the flower image in the centre towards the top using VersaMark Ink. As before I sprinkled Gold Embossing Powder onto the VersaMark Ink, tapped off the excess, removed some stray specks and then melted the rest with my Heat Tool on 2 (high).
All that was left was to attach the Whisper White layer to the inside of the card base with liquid glue and my project was finished.
I told you you’d see more of the Tropical Chic Stamp Set and coordinating Tropical Thinlits, but I honestly didn’t think it would be so soon!
I hope the addition of the ink allows you to get a better look at the detail on the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Unlike the other Dynamic embossing folders the embossing is not particularly deep, but it does have the most amazing detail. What’s more, unlike some older retired embossing folders that had fine details, this folder embossed without cutting the card. So if you’re looking for a subtle goto for backgrounds this could be exactly what you’ve been waiting for.
As I mentioned, I’m part of the What Will You Stamp? Challenge Design Team and I created my project for this week’s challenge WWYS174 – Thankful Thoughts. The challenge is really simple, just create a new project using at least one image from the featured stamp set. That’s it. It doesn’t have to be a card; it doesn’t matter whose products you use; and here’s no theme, layout or specific colours to worry about. It’s all about the stamp set.
Once you’ve created your project if you upload it to our challenge gallery you’ll in with a chance of being randomly selected as our weekly winner. You’ll gets bragging rights, a badge to display on social media, and an invitation be our Guest Designer two weeks later. Go on give it a try.
I bought he Tropical Chic Stamp Set and the coordinating Tropical Thinlits using a single item number and in doing so saved 10% off the cost of buying the stamp set and dies separately. I’ve included all the options in my supply list so you can look at this further if you’re interested.
You can see the bookmark I created using the Tropical Chic Stamp Set in my blog post Tropical chic.
My earlier project using the Subtle and Tufted Dynamic Texture Impressions Embossing Folders can be found in my blog post Sweet baby card