Monday, 7 May 2018

Steampunk Gears Birthday Card with Coloured Embossing

Hi everyone, I wanted to show you a technique for colouring the raised areas of embossing  which is really easy and adds another dimension to embossed backgrounds. I have been wanting to try my hand at video tutorials for a while now so this seemed like the perfect opportunity to give it a go!
The steampunk gears card is the one that I used for the video and is also part of my series of Fathers Day and cards for men.

steampunk gears embossed birthday card

I have included this owl birthday card as another example of this technique, where I added brown ink to the embossed wood grain (full details of this card can be found here).

Birthday card with stamped owl and embossed woodgrain.

To see this technique in action watch the video, or you can read the instructions below.

Start with an A6 white card blank , cut a piece of silver card slightly smaller and a piece of dark blue card smaller again. Put the blue card into the embossing folder and run it through your die cutting machine in the usual way.  Tap the end of a Darice foam ink pod on to your ink pad to pick up some ink then gently rub it over the raised areas of the embossing in a circular motion. You don’t need to press hard as the ink transfers easily.

Die cut two circles, one from the dark blue card and a slightly bigger one from silver card, stamp the Happy Birthday greeting in silver ink on to the blue circle, adhere this to the silver circle close to the left hand side.

Using the card blank as a tent fold, adhere the silver card to it with the blue embossed card on top of that and finally the circles towards the left side of the card.

It's an easy card to make but I really like the effect of the inked embossing and it would  make a great card for a male recipient. Hope you like it too. Let me know what you think of it and also of the video - it sounds a bit serious to me!!!
Debbie x

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