Embossing Folder Letterpress Technique - Blue Butterfly Birthday Card


Posted on 18th May 2018 by Sylvia Ames
Filed under All Papercraft Tutorials

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Hello, Sylvia here.  I have a birthday card for you today using an embossing folder letterpress style background, three inchies and a Tim Holtz Sizzix butterfly.

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I found three inchies in my bits box and thought I woud use them on a birthday card.  The inchies were attached to a piece of stamped and sewn brown paper.  I embossed a square of card using the letterpress technique for the background and highlighted a few of the embossed butterflies with glitter for a little bit of sparkle.

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Materials used for the card:

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I used a brayer to apply distress oxide ink to the embossing folder. The ink was applied to my craft mat first and the ink picked up on the brayer, I then gently brayered onto the raised background area of the embossing folder to build up the colour.

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White linen card was placed inside the embossing folder on the uninked side with the linen texture facing upwards.  I then ran the folder through the Big Shot to emboss the card and transfer the ink.

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Remove the card from the folder and the debossed area should be coloured.

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To complete the card I trimmed the edges of the embossed panel to size, coloured the inchie panel and a die cut butterfly with distress markers.  The inchie embellishment and stamped and die cut butterfly were attached to the embossed background, this was then attached to a square of buff card to compliment the craft paper inchie panel then added onto a white card blank.  A computer generated sentiment was added under the large butterfly and glitter was added to some of the embossed butterflies.

Sylv xx

Tagged: design team, embossing

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