Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Woodland Cars: Embossing Folder - Male Card

My customers often ask for card ideas for the Males in their lives so tonight I decided to give it a try. As we make 6 cards in the class I wanted to keep it fairly simple, but of course it had to be eye-catching too. 

One of my favourite folders is the Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing folder - gorgeous in its own right, but I wanted something different. We were also using the Guy Greetings stamp set with some of the other cards so I worked out how to get the vintage car image behind the trees.

Here is the complete card.


So how do you get the image behind the trees? It really is quite simple.

First you swipe the folder with ink. I used Soft Suede and Night of Navy. Swipe across the folder so you get a random coverage and also get those gorgeous lines on the trees. Remember to swipe behind the side that has the "Sizzix" label on it (top Left corner) so you get the tree trunks as a positive (raised up) image. Just be careful not to put too much ink where you are planning to stamp. Also start with the lighter colour (Soft Suede) leaving clean spaces to add the Night of Navy ink. This is also swiped on randomly using the ink pad directly onto the embossing folder.

 The embossing folder is open with the fold join at the bottom of the photo.


Next you will stamp the car images directly onto the same part of the embossing folder in the position you want them to be. I used Memento Jet Black for this. Be careful to stamp straight down and up or you may smudge the image. I found a better image was achieved by holding the stamp in position for a couple of seconds giving time for the ink to transfer to the embossing folder.




Position the desired card size into the folder. Holding the folder firmly closed, you can check what your image will look like.  Make your sandwich, use the Multipurpose Platform open to Tab 1 and pass through the Big Shot
Voila! A really interesting image for you. It's always a bit serendipitous as to the outcome, but that is one of the joys of this technique. 




And yes the images print in mirror image so your cars will be heading a different direction.

I wanted to highlight the cars a little more so used an Aqua Painter and the Night of Navy ink to colour sections of the car, and some Soft Suede on the ground.


To add more definition to the image I sponged both Soft Suede and Night of Navy around the edges of the card before matting onto a Thick White cardstock base.


I have so many ideas of how to use this technique now, and cannot wait to try them. It really is easy and quite quick to achieve great results. I've taught this in 2 classes now, and it works in a group 0f 8 quite comfortably!

I hope you have enjoyed  this very rushed blog post, and that it helps you to give the technique a try.

Until Next Time

Happy Crafting





70 comments:

  1. Wow!!! This is amazing. Love the card. Can't wait to try this technique.

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  2. What a beautiful project and great technique...thanks for the share. To clean the embossing folder do you just run water over it and dry it?

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    1. yes you do just run the folder under running water. I used all water based inks for easy clean up.

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  3. Absolutely stunning.. just amazing!!!!

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  4. Am ordering the stamp set and going to give this a try, how beautiful.

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  5. Your creative use of this folder is fabulous! I came here after watching a video from Cynthia Millan who credited you with this idea. Thank you so, so much for sharing!

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  6. A truly wonderful use of this embossing folder, it's another thing to add to my list of wants so I can give this technique a try xxx

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  7. Great technique. Certainly a unique use of the embossing folder. Another technique for me to try. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Just another way to use an embossing folder,beautiful. Thanks for the tutorial,I'm definitely going to try this.

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  9. I too saw Cynthia Millan's video and had to check out what inspired her so much. Your card has simply brought a whole new level to using these embossing folders. My mind is swirling. I cannot thank you enough for this creative and beautiful use of not only the folder which I love, but additionally adding the cards from the Guys Greetings. Simply wonderful!

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  10. Wow, this is such a stunning card and what a great technique! I will certainly give credit and praise to you! Thank you so much for yet another fantastic way to using embossing folders!!!

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  11. Beautiful as always Ann. Thank you so much for your generous description x

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  13. Beautiful as always Ann. Thank you so much for your generous description x

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  14. This is such a great card! Thanks so much for sharing the technique. :)

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  15. Stunning crad, and superb use of the folder , thank you so much for sharing the how too!

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  16. hi, Anne
    just found your blog over Facebook Stampin' Cafe!
    Thanks for your tutorial! Th♥nks for sharing!
    Your card is such an eye catcher!
    Regina from Germany

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  17. Very interesting ...and quite nice. TYSM for sharing! Will certainly try this.

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  18. Fabulous!! Thank you for taking the time to explain the technique. The colors you chose look magnificent together!

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  19. I loved this as soon as I saw it and immediately had to make some cards of my own with it :) Thank you for sharing the ideas, Ann!

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  20. Stunning! Thanks for the tutorial.

    Ter ;)

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  21. Beautiful card. Thank you for the instructions too! Can't wait to give this a try.

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  22. Saw your card on Pinterest and had to pop over to "see it in person". So glad I did! Fantastic card and technique, will have a go at that myself, maybe using Christmas stamps. Thanks for the tutorial and for the ideas. :)

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  23. Thank you for this tutorial. Made it yesterday with some costumers and they loved it.

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  24. Stunning! Thank you for sharing.

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  25. Wow!! Thanks for the beautiful artwork and for sharing your instructions!

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  26. Such a great technique. Love it!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  27. I feel in love immediately, thanks so much for showing and explaining this technique, it is so amazing, I just tried it, and will look for further stamps to use with!

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  28. That is absolutely brilliant!! Thank you so much for sharing the how-to behind this technique - much appreciated :) Your finished card is just gorgeous! I love the colours.

    Thanks!
    Cindy

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  29. Thank you for the how too! That is such an amazing card and easier than it looks to make!

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  30. Wow! Consider my mind blown! This is stunning and I can't wait to try this myself! Thank-you for posting!

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  31. thanks a lot for your tuto.
    Have a nice day
    Martine from France

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  32. I love the card. Is the folder still available?

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    1. Hello Linda, yes the folder is still available, and can be found in the Stampin' Up "Handmade for the Season" catalogue. # 139673 If you are an Australian resident you can purchase on-line through my Demonstrator website: http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/default.aspx?dbwsdemoid=4000044. Otherwise contact your local Stampin' Up! demonstrator in your country and they will be able to help you.
      Thank you for your kind comment - you will love this embossing folder, it is gorgeous. Ann

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  33. Love this technique. Before I stamp on back side of embossing folder, do I need to slightly sandpaper the folder? I thought I've heard someone say this before. When I tried my stamped image was blotchy (the ink did not adhere to the folder very well).

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    1. I did not sand my folder - never thought of that but I don't like the idea of changing the surface. I did find it important to hold the inked stamp steadily on the folder for a second or two and lift straight off. No rocking or really hard pressure! I have since tried with a few other stamps and realize it is important to get the scale of the other images correct.

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    2. ive heard of them sanding the card once its been embossed,but not the embossing folder itself

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  34. Love your technique! Uniquely a special card for that special someone in your life. Thank you for the detailed instructions, they are most appreciated.

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  35. Are the car and trees a Stampin' Up product? TIA

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    1. Yes, the car is from "Guy Greetings" in the current Annual Catalogue and the tree embossing folder is called "Woodland" textured embossing folder and it si in the Occasions catalogue. Your local demonstrator in the US should be able to help you order these.

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  36. I can't wait to try this. It is an amazing card.

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  37. The effect you have created blew me away Ann! Stunning! Thank you so much for your explanation - it 'seems' really easy the way you describe it - I'll certainly give it a go! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  38. I have seen many different versions of this technique, but, your cars remain my favorite! Brilliant and beautiful.

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    1. Thank you so much Pat. I have been amazed at all the wonderful comments I've received from sharing this technique, and yes I do think it is important for us to choose carefully what images work best behind these gorgeous embossed trees. I was playing around with different images the other day and decided one must try to get the correct size ratio between trees and stamped image.

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  39. Just found you through pinterest! This is super cool!! Love this technique!

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  40. Hi, my name is Sunshine and I just want to thank you for sharing this awesome technique with the Stampin' Up! Woodlands Textured Embossing Folder! I have only just got this folder and was wondering how you get that beautiful effect.. I googled it and your card was the one that I liked the most, so I found your blog and, well, here I am! You explained it so well and it was easy-peasy to understand! I have just tried it and I just love it so much!
    Thank you for sharing - have a wonderful Christmas:-)
    Sunshine, New Zealand
    www.iherttostamp.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Sunshine. It is lovely to hear that you enjoy this technique and that you found the instructions easy to follow. I appreciate you taking the time to make a comment. Best Wishes, Ann

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  41. I keep seeing this folder and LOVE it, so I must now try this technique as well. Thank you for sharing this with us.

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  42. Absolutely superb, Ann!! For some reason, this is one of the most stunning cards I have seen. Maybe because it's designed for a male, or perhaps the colors. I don't know, but I do know that of all the Woodlands Embossed cards I've seen, yours is at the very TOP. Bravo!! Now I shall try doing something with mine.

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  43. thank you for sharing this great idea

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  44. I have tried evey where to find the folder for the birch trees,but to no avail. It is no longer to be had. Can you help me find one? Thank you very much.

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    1. Hi Diana, I believe this may be returning in the next catalogue.

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  46. Just saw this as a pin at Pinterest, and hunted up your blog so I could read the explanation of how you created it. It's just the best look I've seen using this folder, and what a brilliant masculine card you've achieved. TFS - Have you bookmarked so I can get back for later visits.

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  47. I cannot tell you how impressed I am by the outcome of this technique! Thank you for sharing, I can't wait to try this!

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  48. Love your beautiful card and the awesome technique. I just tried it and listed my card on Splitcoaststampers. I gave a link to your blog.
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/2749810?nocache=1 Hope the link works.

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  49. I absolutely am going to try this technique,as I have a deer stamp that should work really well. Love the cars and your blog. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity!

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  50. awesome technique, thanks for sharing

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  51. Love it! Will have to try it as have this folder and the cars too Thanks. Edna

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