Woodland Scenery

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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