Embossing Folder Letterpress Technique - Blue Butterfly Birthday Card0
Posted on 18th May 2018 by Sylvia Ames
Filed under All Papercraft Tutorials
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.
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.
Materials used for the card:
- papermilldirect white linen card 255gsm and buff smooth card 260gsm
- papermilldirect white square card blank
- Crafts-Too butterfly embossing folder
- distress oxide ink salty ocean and distress marker broken china
- Sizix framelits dies Flutter
- Stampers Anonymous Flutter stamp set
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.
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.
Remove the card from the folder and the debossed area should be coloured.
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.