Jan 17, 2016
Hello crafty friends, I am back with another birthday card. I recently watched Jennifer McGuire's video on "stamping with embossing folders". Since I got a big shot and three embossing folder for Christmas I wanted to give it a go.
I used one of the swirly embossing folders I got (unfortunately I can't find it anywhere online. The name that is stated on the embossing folder doesn't seem to be correct) and inked it up with Lily Pad Die ink (maybe pigment ink works better for this technique, I have to try it out). I place a piece of white cardstock in my embossing folder and ran it through my Big Shot. This created a panel with color and dimension.
Because I thought these flourishes looked like vines or something similar I went ahead and stamped this little Monkey from a Lawn Fawn set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock. I also stamped the large and small leaves and the little flowers. I colored all the images with Spectrum Noir markers (monkey: TN7, TN8, EB5; EB2, GB8, GB10, leaves: JG1, JG6; LG3, LG4, LG5, flower: CT4).
I just got the cool cuts dies from Create A Smile and really wanted to use them. So I cut the sentiment "Alles Liebe zum Geburtstag" from a strip of white cardstock using the individual dies and did the same from green cardstock. Now the fun part began which meant to get the green die cuts into the space of the white strip including all the itzy-bitzy-tiny little white parts.
To finish off the card I adhered the embossed panel to a slightly larger green one and adhered down the sentiment strip. The images were adhered using glue dots and I loved how the tiny flower looked in the "hair" of the monkey :)
Lawn Fawn "Critters in the jungle" - http://goo.gl/m4rKew
Craft Concepts „In Stitches“ (but I doubt that’s correct, you can't find it under that name)
Create A Smile „Kleine Worte“ - http://goo.gl/3re5lO
Neenah Solar White Card Stock (SSS) - http://goo.gl/n91NUi
Simon Says Stamp Card Stock "Green Apple" (SSS) - http://goo.gl/f2QTqQ
Tsukineko Memento Ink "Tuxedo Black" (SSS) - http://goo.gl/K1eGI2
Tsukineko Memento Ink "Tuxedo Black"(Scrobby) - http://goo.gl/QScX3r
Ranger Dye Ink Pads „Lily Pad“ (Scrobby) - http://goo.gl/nFSo9i
Ranger Dye Ink Pads „Lily Pad“ (SSS) - http://goo.gl/fvUWSZ
Scotch Advanced Tape Glider (SSS) - http://goo.gl/jvvHIZ
Scotch Advanced Tape Glider (Scrobby) - http://goo.gl/l9EkXc
Mini Glue Dots (SSS) - http://goo.gl/utu69y
Mini Glue Dots (Scrobby) - http://goo.gl/V8RSjZ