Friday, July 28, 2023

Coloured Dry Embossing

July Coloured Dry Embossing Technique by Group of Seven Cardmakers!
Click on the link to get all the details for ways to color your dry embossed
images on your cards and to see all the girls beautiful card samples­čśä


The videos were very helpful:-)

My 1st card using the Sizzix Poinsettia 3D EB Folder and 
Water Coloring on Mixed Media paper.
I dry embossed the Sizzix Poinsettia 3D EB Folder on Strathmore Mixed Media
cardstock because I was using Kuretake Gansai Tambi "Gem Colors"  
Water-based Pigment Inks: Gem Red, Gem Green and Yellow Gold.
It has a beautiful subtle shine in the light.
I tried,  but my camera was not able to pick up the shine..

Next I trimmed the A2 image and cut into quarters.
Attached to Hero Arts Gold Metallic Paper from my stash using
Connect Glue.

Added the Altenew Gold Sequins and then stamped with Archival Jet
Jet Black ink the sentiment from Colorado Craft Co. Slimline Poinsettias set.

Attached card front to Neenah 115# Solar White cardstock and Done.

I LOVED the results and the tactile feel of watercoloring the raised
3D Embossed poinsettias:-) I got better with each card!  The small aqua pen
was very helpful in staying inside the images.


My 2nd card using the same Sizzix Poinsettia 3D EB Folder on SU Real Red CS.

I dry embossed the 3D Poinsettia EB Folder on an A2 size SU Real Red Cardstock. 
I got a nice deep embossed image.

I tried swiping my SSS white pigment ink pad over the image,  but did not 
like how it was turning out...not enough control.

So used my Altenew mini blending brushes (3 in a set) using the smallest
brush for a Soft Looking Card with White Pigment Ink.   When done I used 
SU Real Red Blending Marker to outline the leaf veins.

I trimmed the 3D EB image with Spellbinder Rectangular Hemstitch Dies for the framing.
Added silver gel pen for the center of the flowers.
Stamped with MISTI the CCC Slimline Poinsettias sentiment
using Archival Black Ink.

Attached main image with Connect Glue to Neenah 115# White cardstock
base and Done!  It looks like I swiped the ink even though I used my way:-)
Very happy with the results!


 Dry Embossed, Green CS watercolored with Distress Ink card.

My 3rd poinsettia themed card using the same 3D Embossing folder.

The other day I Dry Embossed 4 red, 4 green, 4 white and 4 mixed media 
A2 card fronts using the Sizzix 3D Poinsettia Folder.  That will eventually 
give me 16 Christmas cards to add to my stash:-)

I dry embossed my poinsettias on SU Pear Pizzazz A2 sized cardstock.
I used Distress Ink "Mowed Lawn" to watercolor the poinsettias using
a damp Altenew Detail Blending Brush and #2 WC paint brush.
The cardstock handled the DI because I used very little water.

I let the image dry completely and then die cut with SPL Square Hemstitch
Dies for the framing.  Stamped the SSS "Jolly Snippets" sentiment using
Archival Jet Black ink.  

Attached to a 4" x 4" Neenah 110# Solar White Crest card base with Connect Glue.
Added silver gel pen to the centers of the flowers and Done!

Tip: On the 2nd and 3rd cards I carefully replaced the images into the 
3D Poinsettia EB Folder and ran thru my Big Shot...whew...
a perfect match!

2nd Tip...I have a set of 3 different sized Aqua pens and I used the smallest sized pen 
for painting on the 1st card.  
Then used a #2 WC paint brush for the 3rd card. 
 Much easier to stay inside the images using small Aqua pen and paint brush.
I used the Altenew Detail Blending Brush (ordered SSS). I used the smallest brush.

I am so pleased with all 3 of my cards and look forward to using the techniques
again.  All the girls at Group of Seven Cardmakers would love to see
you add your cards to our Linky,  which is active until the 25th of August.

Thank you for visiting and hope you are staying cool and creative indoors!
Love and Hugs, 


Card #1
Stamps: Colorado Craft Co Slimline Poinsettias sentiment.
Paper: Strathmore Mixed Media. Hero Arts Gold Metallic. Neenah 110# Solar White Crest.
Inks: Kuretake Gansai Tambi "Gem Colors"  Water-based Pigment Inks: Gem Red, Gem Green and Yellow Gold.  Archival Jet Black Ink.
Accessories: Sizzix 3D Dry Embossing Poinsettia.  Smallest Aqua Painter. Altenew Gold Sequins. Connect Glue, Fine Tip Bottle. Gold gel pen. 

Card #2
Stamps: Colorado Craft Co Slimline Poinsettias sentiment.
Paper: SU Real Red CS.  Neenah 110# Solar White Crest.
Inks: SSS White Pigment Ink. Archival Jet Black ink. SU Real Red Blending Marker.
Accessories:  Sizzix 3D Dry Embossing Poinsettia.  Altenew Mini Blending Brush.  Silver Gel Pen.
SPL Rectangle Hemstitch Dies, MISTI. Connect Glue.

Card #3
Stamps: SSS Jolly Snippets sentiment.
Paper: SU Pear Pizzazz CS.  Neenah 110# Solar White Crest.  
Inks: Distress Ink: "Mowed Lawn".  Archival Jet Black ink.
Accessories: Sizzix 3D Dry Embossing Poinsettia.   Altenew Detail Blending Brush.  #2 Watercolor Brush. Silver Gel Pen.  SPL Square Hemstitch Dies, Connect Glue.


Friday, July 21, 2023

Group of Seven Off the Edge...Again!

Another card using the Group of Seven July "Off the Edge" design!
Click Here to see more designs by the Group of Seven Cardmakers.

Off the Edge is such an effective easy design.
I am adding my card to the can add your cards too. 
So much fun to share...

If you search "TCW Sunflower Stencil" on my side bar you will see
many more card examples using this awesome stencil:-)  Enjoy...

I found this awesome card front in my stash
using my Favorite "TCW Sunflower Stencil".
I used Strathmore Cold Press paper and an assortment of Brushos.

This I believe were my Brushos steps...
Secured my A2 card front with masking tape, then secured stencil.  Next 
sprinkled the Brushos thru the stencil not use too much.
Spritzed with water using TH Spritzer and again not too much water.

Removed stencil and blotted image with paper towel
then soaked stencil in warm soapy water.

Today all I did was add the die cut SSS "Small Hello"..stacking with 3 layers
so the Hello would pop up more.  Attached with Connect Glue.
Then attached to Neenah 110# Solar White cardbase and Done.

Thank you for your visit.
The linky party ends in five days:-)

The August Group of Seven Cardmakers goes live on July 28th at 10:00 AM.
Hope to see you then...You will LOVE the new technique!

Thank you for visiting..Love and Hugs...stay cool!!


Stamps: None
Paper: Strathmore Cold Press,  Neenah Solar White 110# cardstock.  
Inks: Brushos Paints...colors?
Accessories: TCW Sunflower Stencil.  SSS "Small Hello" from my stash.  I added two more layers of white die cut Hello's to pop up.  Connect Glue using Fine tip bottle.

Adding to the Tic Tac Toe Challenge #218...Using the bottom across: Any Shape Die, Single Layer 
and Stencil....