Yesterday I highlighted the Emboss Resist card from my Awesome Embossing class that I’m holding today. And as promised, here is my first Halloween card of the season and the card we will be making to try out Double Embossing!
If you can’t tell, this isn’t striped printed paper – it is heat embossed with Black Embossing powder!
Now the best part is it is really easy to do thanks to the Stripes Embossing Folder. The basic idea is that you ink up your embossing folder with Versamark ink before you run it through the Big Shot. The big question is the best way to ink up your folder.
Now I experimented with a few different methods for doing this and started with a brayer and my Versamark pad, and tried inking up the side of the embossing folder with the raised plastic (so the part that would press into the paper and become the “insides” of the stripes). And every time I would run the folder through the Big Shot, I would only get part of ink to stick to the paper. 😦 So, I started pressing my ink pad directly to the raised part of the embossing folder and didn’t get much better luck.
Finally, I tried taking my Versamark ink pad directly to the “flat” side of the embossing folder (the side that is mostly flat with some striped “holes” in it). And that worked great! So, if you are just trying this technique out, I would recommend taking your Versamark Ink pad directly to the flat side of your embossing folder!
The rest of the card used the Toxic Treats stamp set and the trick I shared the other day for using Versamark and Classic ink at the same time to heat emboss any color of ink.
So, I hope you enjoyed these ideas and give Double Embossing a try!
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Toxic Treats Halloween Card Recipe
Stamps: Toxic Treats
Ink: Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry, Sahara Sand, Versamark
Paper: River Rock, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, Stripes Embossing folder, Heat Gun, Basic Black embossing powder, Sponge Daubers, Stampin’ Dimensionals