Good morning from chilly Atlanta!
We’re back with another fun holiday paper crafting tutorial, and this one celebrates the exciting return of our Holiday Metallic Layers to hsn.com! So many of you have been asking when this collection would be back, and we recommend picking up a couple of sets before they disappear again: http://bit.ly/holidaymetalliclayers
We are in a very silver and gold mood this week, but you can use any of the colors in this pretty palette to achieve the same gorgeous results you’ll see today.
A simple tone-on-tone inked embossing effect will take your card layers to a whole new level. We used the Poinsettia and Holly folder from our Christmas Arrangements Collection (http://bit.ly/christmasarrangements) and our new Christmas ink pads. Good news- these ink pads are back on hsn.com! http://bit.ly/holidayinks
Simply apply ink to the inside of the embossing folder using a rubber brayer. We used our silver shimmer paper and Luminous Gold ink pad, and chose to use the side of the folder with the raised poinsettia image (the side without the Anna Griffin/Cricut logos!).
Insert the paper, make your “sandwich” (A plate, B plate, embossing folder, 2nd B plate) and run through your Cuttlebug.
Just like that you have a beautiful background for a card that just needs simple embellishing!
You can also try inking the other side of the folder- the result is the look on the left.
It is so fun to experiment with this technique! Here are a few other options we tried with gold and silver.
Isn’t this fun? And don’t worry, cleanup is a breeze. Simply use soap and warm water or a baby wipe to clean your folders when you’re finished.
Comment and tell us what other color combinations and embossing folders you want to try with this technique!
Hope you have fun!