Welcome! I had fun with technique-play after seeing an Embossing Folder Stamping Tutorial by Audrie Magno Gordon on Splitcoaststampers yesterday. I have several Spellbinders embossing folders, and I usually use them for (are you ready for this?) well, embossing. But I loved how the gallery samples looked, and I knew that my embossing folders needed a new trick. :-)
I started with some Gelatos (soft watercolor crayons) and two Spellbinders embossing folders, Butterfly Kisses and Numbers and Letters. I lightly spritzed my embossing folders with water so that the Gelatos would stick to the plastic better, then colored parts of my embossing folders with various coordinating colors of Gelatos. Next, I spritzed the Gelatos again and laid my cardstock (PTI Rustic White) on the embossing folder. I was able to get about four of each of the patterns without needing to re-color my embossing folder, though I did spritz between each generation of imprint, and each imprint was a bit lighter in value.
I found a perfect little sentiment stamp in my stash, Grace, a Plain Jane stamp from Verve. On the butterfly card, I wanted to split the sentiment and put part of it inside the card. I took a picture, just in case you wondered about this part. I used Scotch tape to mask off the part of the sentiment that I wanted to stamp inside the card, and i inked the top part and removed the tape before stamping the word "grace. . ." For the inside of the card, I just reversed that process, masking the grace part off.
In addition to the embossing folders, I used a few die templates: A-2 Matting Basics A and B, A-2 Curved Matting Basics A, and Wonderful Wings. I used a couple of Copic markers and my Copic Airbrush System to airbrush the solid/vellum butterfly.
I used a scraps of seam binding that I had dyed previously for the pink ribbon--maybe with Copic RV02, but I can't remember for sure. Do you have embossing folders? You should read Audrie's Embossing Folder Stamping and try it if you get a chance! I like the looseness and simplicity of this technique. Thank you for visiting,