Quite some time ago one of my friends asked if I would try the technique of creating a background colour scheme and stamped image with the Woodland Embossing folder. I finally made time the other week to do it and created two almost identical cards. The technique is a bit messy but overall it turned out fairly well.
I did follow the instructions (and used the same colour scheme) as provided by Ann Craig on her blog. The first card I didn’t quite get the ink coverage I wanted and when I went to sponge it by hand, realized I was sponging the trees as well as they are raised. This is not what you want… oops! So I tried a second time being careful to add more coverage to the folder.
Using the right black ink is important to get a decent image on your cardstock and the Memento does work well.
This colour scheme, along with the deer image I used is perfect as a masculine card. I don’t know about you but creating fun, bright, flowery cards comes somewhat easy but creating a masculine card can be tough some days!
The easiest ways to clean your embossing folder is by either washing with soft soap under running water or using a baby wipe.
After running this inked up embossing folder through the Big Shot, I hand coloured the deer using a Blender Pen and the Soft Suede ink. I added some green to the grass under the deers feet with Wild Wasabi ink, again using the Blender Pen to apply the colour.
Before adding my card front to the base layers, I tied Linen Thread around the card and looped it through a tag, featuring a birthday sentiment from the set Teeny Tiny Wishes! You can see that this was the card I added extra ink too after I had ran it through the embossing folder.
The circle tag was punched out using the 1-1/4″ circle punch and the tiny hole created using a handheld hole punch.
Give this fun technique a try. I’m sure once you get going you’ll find many different images to add behind the trees!