The very first card I made as part of my World Card Making Day challenge was this good luck card. I have to say that it’s one of my favourites. I’m not sure if it’s the colour scheme or the very striking inked embossing folder, whatever it is I love it.
This card and my challenge began with the good luck sentiment from the Believe You Can (Host) Stamp Set.
I stamped the image onto a piece of Very Vanilla Card using Tuxedo Black ink, then set to work with my Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. I decided to keep thinks fairly delicate and chose the Mint Macaron light and dark combo for the leaves. For the flowers I picked the Rococo Rose combo with light Daffodil Delight for the centres. For the hexagonal frame I went with the Smoky Slate combo; light on the inside and dark on the outside.
Once the flowers and frame were coloured I considered colouring the good luck banner. In the end I thought it was fine as it was.
To complete the sentiment I cut it out using the #6 die from the Stitched Nested Labels Dies (counting from the smallest up).
INKED EMBOSSING BACKGROUND
For the background I wanted something that was striking but not too busy. That led me to the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. As the name suggests it has a subtle design, but one I think should be in everyone’s collection.
To bring out the detail in the design I wiped a Basic Gray ink pad over the inside of the embossing folder. Next I placed a piece of Smoky Slate Card inside and carefully closed the folder. Then I ran it through my embossing machine. When I removed the card I had the most amazing background, the inked embossing really brought the embossing to life.
Then linking back to the frame on the sentiment I chose a darker grey card for my card base, Basic Gray in fact. I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to attach the embossed background to the front of the card. Then I added the completed sentiment using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
To complete the card I took a layer of Very Vanilla Card and stamped the single flower outline in the centre near the top. I coloured the flower with Stampin’ Blends to match the sentiment then fixed the layer inside the card base with liquid glue.
That just left the Very Vanilla Medium Envelope. So I stamped and coloured the same single flower on the flap and my project was done.
You can see other examples of inked embossing folders in my previous blog posts:
PAPER PUMPKIN REMINDER
Tomorrow is your last chance to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin to get the first of this year’s Christmas kits. The October kit will contain instructions and everything you need to create 10 full-size cards.
If you subscribe through me and don’t like the kit when it arrives simply let me know and I will arrange a refund for you.
The Believe You Can Stamp Set is a ‘Host’ stamp set. This means that it can only be purchased using Stampin’ Rewards earned by placing an order of at least $200 before shipping and taxes. For this reason you’ll see the link is at the end of my product list. For more details about the Stampin’ Rewards programme please visit my host page.
BUNDLE BONUS – I purchased the Stitched Nested Labels Dies in a bundle with the Free As A Bird Stamp Set (not used today). If you want both items you’ll save 10% if you order them using the single ‘bundle’ item number. I’ve included a link to that bundle in case you want to explore this option further.
Cathy Dahl says
What a beautiful card. I have that embossing folder and will be giving this a try. Thank you for all your inspiration.
Tracy Elsom says
Thank you Cathy. Try it tone on tone (same colour ink as cardstock) or with contrasting colour ink and card. Each one gives a different feel.
I love the look too, Tracy, and for me it’s both of what you mention … love the graphic almost-black & white look, which is very striking alone, not to mentioned textured … combined with the pretty pink florals … it just works!! Lovely card!!
Tracy Elsom says
Thank you Geraldine