After yesterday’s wildly colourful project I decided to take things down a notch. It began with an idea to show you some more of the amazing Basics 3D Embossing Folders. These are part of the new Online Exclusives range from Stampin’ Up! that was released on March 1st. If you’ve followed my blog over the past couple of weeks you’ll know that I’ve already shown you the three different embossing folders in the pack. However today with the help of a sweet thanks giving goose here’s an entirely different view.
I started by using my Paper Trimmer to cut and score some Thick Very Vanilla Card. Then I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder to create my card base.
Next I cut two 4″ x 5-1/4″ pieces of Very Vanilla Card. After setting one aside I placed the other one inside the crosshatch embossing folder from the Basics set. Then I ran it through my Cut & Emboss Machine.
The simple all-over design now embossed on the card is gorgeous and probably my favourite of the three in the set. The obvious way to use this is to have the raised side showing, but I already showed you that last week. So instead I put Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) on the raised side then fixed the layer onto the card base.
With that done it was time to pull out the Silly Goose Stamp Set again.
Using Soft Suede ink I stamped the goose holding the “thanks” banner onto a 2-1/2″ x 3″ piece of Very Vanilla Card. Then I coloured his beak and feet with a dark So Saffron Stampin’ Blends alcohol marker. For the feathers I used the light So Saffron Stampin’ Blends, and decided to leave the banner uncoloured.
Next I used a Blending Brush to add some Balmy Blue ink around the goose which really seemed to make him stand out. Then I glued the completed layer onto a 2-5/8″ x 3-1/8″ piece of Balmy Blue Card before adding it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimenssionals.
I was in two minds whether to make the embossing my coordinating feature or stick with the goose. In the end the goose won, or at least part of it did.
Taking that same image I inked up the goose’s head and neck with Soft Suede ink. Then I placed some sellotape on the stamp rubber to be sure only the parts of the image I actually wanted were stamped. With that done I stamped the head and neck in the bottom right-hand corner of the second 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Very Vanilla Card.
After removing the sellotape I reinked the stamp, then replaced the sellotape once more. This time I stamped my partial image in the bottom right on the front of a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope. Then I coloured the two images to match the goose on the front of my card. Going back to the Blending Brush I added a little Balmy Blue in around both images to help them stand out.
To finish my project I used liquid glue to fix the Very Vanilla layer inside the card base. Then from the Glossy Dots Assortment I took one of each size of the Pool Party embellishments. Once I’d I fixed them in a line below my thanks giving goose my project was complete.
If you missed my original project using the crosshatch design from the Basics 3D Embossing Folders pack you’ll find it in my blog post Basic open weave.