Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which is a soft and subtle card featuring the Art Gallery stamp set, Floral Gallery Dies, Linen Specialty Paper, and the new Timeworn Type 3D Embossing folder from the 2021 July – December Mini Catalog! Now, let’s just say that I’ve had the Linen Paper for a while and I’ve been kind of stuck trying to figure out how I was going to use it. I thought it was super cool because it is something so different, but it just sat in the back of my mind as something I need to come back to. Then, I had a thought, “what if I embossed it?” and since I had not used the Timeworn Type 3D EF, I figured why not? I really liked how the paper turned out after embossing, but I really wanted the embossing to stand out, so why not add ink? And that is how I made this pretty base layer for my card front!
The base layer is a piece of Linen Paper, cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and embossed with the Timeworn Type 3D EF. I used a sponge dauber with Pale Papaya ink over the embossed letters, or words, and then used a blender brush to color the rest of the Linen Paper with Pale Papaya ink. Since this is adhesive paper, I removed the backing and placed it on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:
For the rest of the card front, you will need:
1. On Basic White cardstock, stamp the first stamp flower stamp in Pale Papaya ink, the second stamp flower stamp in Petal Pink ink, the stem and leaves stamp in Soft Succulent ink. These are all then die-cut out with the coordinating dies.
2. The sentiment is stamped in Soft Succulent ink on Basic White cardstock and die-cut out with the coordinating die.
3. Use enough of the Soft Succulent Open Weave Ribbon to tie into a bow and use your snips to cut the bow tails in half.
4. Three of the 4mm Gilded Gems, not shown.
Adhere the flower die-cuts to the embossed base layer as shown, place the three Gilded Gems in the center of the flower, and use a glue dot to adhere the bow. I used mini dimensionals to adhere the die-cut sentiment and then adhered this completed piece to a Soft Succulent cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:
For the inside, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Soft Succulent ink, and the flower the same as the card front, in Pale Papaya, Petal Pink, and Soft Succulent inks:
Quick and easy card that you can make multiples of, just leave the inside blank, and stamp as needed! While this experiment worked with the Linen Paper, my first experiment failed and I thought I would pass that along….I embossed the Linen Paper the same, but I only used a blender brush to color the paper. Since I wanted the lettering/words to stand out, why not Gilded Leafing? Ummmm, that would be a “no”, lol! Let’s just say that when I rubbed off the excess Gilded Leafing, it just all came off. I think that it may have something to do with the texture of the Linen Paper, but I like the idea with this embossing folder and will try again with just regular cardstock!
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