Hi everyone! It's Lindsay here, from Crafting While Caffeinated Blog & YouTube Channel, and I am so excited to be here with you today. I don't use embossing folders often, but I do have quite a selection and I love to look at them while shopping. It also seems like I go to the same 2 or 3 folders every time I use them. Today I wanted to use a few of my embossing folders that have main focal images and don't really seem to be used too often and highlight those images. And Joy Clair stamps has some AMAZING sentiment stamp sets to pair with these backgrounds! Keep reading below to see how I did it!
My first card is a remake of a card I previously made, however, when I seen the "Boss Babe" stamp set I knew the You're a Diamond sentiment would fit so well with the design so I just had to redo it! I did switch up my inks and went for a bolder look! To highlight the embossed areas on the panel I first embossed the design onto white cardstock. Then, I after inking up the different images on the folder I "stamped" them onto post it notes. With a craft knife, I cut out each image to create a "stencil" this way I could add ink to only the raised areas or gems in this case. Super easy to do!
My second card was made with the same technique. After embossing onto a white cardstock panel, I stamped the images onto post its and cut out the designs to make stencils. Then, I applied ink to the raised areas on the panel to color in the cacti! Again, the "Boss Babe" sentiments were the perfect final touch to make this background into a card!
And if you don't have any embossing folders that have main focal points, you can still use this technique. I LOVE my wood grain embossing folder and I wanted to highlight it as well. Using a die, I die cut from a piece of plain computer paper to make a home made stencil. I positioned the stencil onto my panel and added ink through it to highlight only a portion! This is such a fun way to utilize both your dies and embossing folders together! The "You Got This" sentiment set was the perfect set to finish this panel into a card!
I hope you all enjoyed a look at this fun technique! If you are interested in any of the Joy Clair sets I used on my projects today, you can find them linked down below. Until next time, happy crafting!!
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