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Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Baroque Collection - Distress Ink with Embossing Folder

Hello crafters!

Here is a 7x7 card made at our workshops recently.

This card is a sample made using the Sentimentally Yours 'Baroque Stamp Collection', Sue Wilson Pacific Ocean Die 'Bora Bora' and Distress Inks with Embossing Folders.

The colour we have used on the main sample card is peeled paint, but as always we have included other samples made with different colours.

Stage 1 - cut out all the die cuts shapes needed for the card.  Here we have used 'Bora Bora' for the main centre piece, Perfect Peony Complete Petals and Delicate Fronds.

Stage 2 - cut out the layers needed for the card.  For the embossed layer we used a piece of card larger than needed and trimmed it down after to make sure it was the correct size.  We did this as we used the Gemini Machine to ensure we got a really deep embossed finish, as we wanted to ink over the pattern.  If we had cut the layer the correct size to start with, sometimes it can shrink when put through an embossing machine.

Stage 3 - we inked all the layers and die cut shapes using distress inks and smoothies.  Remember, you only need to colour the bits you will actually see; so don't colour all the card and save time!  It's worth practising with the distress inks first to gauge how much colour you want to add.  You can always add more, but you cannot take away!

Stage 4 - we used a 'Speedball Brayer' to apply the distress inks over the embossing folder pattern.  Load up the brayer with a good amount of ink and then lightly roll over the raised embossed pattern.  You will need to apply the ink a few times and in different directions to get an even coverage.

Stage 5 -  stamp your chosen Sentiment; here we have used 'Baroque Mini Sentiments'.  Then shape your flowers, assemble all the layers and add some bling!

Here is the list of what we used with links to the www:

The Full Card

Close Up

Close Up

Different Colour Samples

Peacock Feathers

Squeezed Lemonade

Iced Spruce

Victorian Velvet

Remember -We are more than happy for you to replicate our cards in your own style :-)

Happy Crafting!

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