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Embossing Over Ink-blended Panels

Embossing Over Ink-blended Panels

Hi, Friends!

It's Caly with you today and I'm sharing two cards made by embossing images over ink-blended panels.  One card is straight forward, but you can kick it up a notch by turning it into a shaker.  
Let's talk about my first card made using the Folk Mandala stamp and die set.  I started by ink-blending where I wanted my image in a rainbow pattern from the center and fanning out.  

To help myself stamp the image in the perfect place, I first die-cut the mandala on another panel (which I'll be using as the top piece), placed it over the ink-blended panel and placed them in a corner of my MISTI.  This gives me an open window to align my stamp perfectly!  

I stamped and embossed the Folk Mandala image with white detail embossing powder.  To create a recessed look, I added the top layer using foam adhesive.  

For the sentiment, I used the Smile Word die and cut out the word with black cardstock.  Another tip - use the negative to help you line up the letters on your card.  To complete my card, I added clear lacquer (Glossy Accents) over the word and added a few jewels to embellish. 

My second card uses the same technique.  This time, I kick it up a notch by adding some texture with water droplets and white paint splatters and I turned it into a shaker card.  So the first few steps are the same.

To turn this card into a shaker, before adhering the top panel onto the ink-blended panel, I stamped the sentiment, ink-blended some soft pink around the border, and added acetate to the back to create a shaker window.  I added this panel back into my MISTI (front side down), placed the jewels in place, then added my ink-blended panel (front side down) to line it up.  VOILA!  That's the easiest way to line up a shaker card, in my opinion.

To complete the card, I added an embossed sentiment strip and some jewels that I used from the first card to make this set cohesive. I hope you enjoyed these projects and thank you for stopping by today!

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1 comment

1. Jun 06, 2019

What stamp is used on the second card? I don’t see it mentioned.

Catherine A.

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