Good morning everyone! Welcome back to another Technique Tuesday! I just returned from a weekend road trip to Maryland for a family wedding so of course I thought it appropriate to showcase the Honey Bee Scraps No Place Like Home stamp set today! The technique is a simple one but super versatile - I will be showing you how to ink your embossing folders for a little extra color and added dimension to dry embossing!
Here's the super cute suticase I made!
To create the embossed background for the suitcase itself- follow these simple steps below- this can be done with any embossing folder and any non-permanent ink.
Begin by opening the embossing folder and inking gently with the ink pad the raised portion of the embossing folder.
Carefully place a piece of 4.25" x 5.5" card stock (for this project I am using Neenah Desert Storm) inside the embossing folder.
Close the embossing folder carefully so the card stock does not move within the embossing folder.
Run the folder through your favorite die cut machine to dry emboss the paper.
Remove the card stock from the folder and depending on if you inked the negative or positive side of the folder you will have ink on the debased portion or the embossed portion.
Be sure to clean the ink off your embossing folder as well- with a wet paper towel or baby wipe so not to contaminate future projects.[/caption] I love how this technique gives extra depth to the dry embossing- I used Vintage Photo Distress ink here to give the suitcase the "grungy" vintage look as well.
I finished off the project by stamping a few of the sentiments from the No Place Like Home stamps set onto die-cut mini postage stamps- to give the look of old stickers on an old valise! I used my Xyron 1.5" Sticker Maker to adhere both the ribbon and the postage stamps!
I also added the ribbon for a strap and made a "leather" handle from Kraft Glassine paper.
Hope you enjoyed taking this journey with me today and hope you give this technique a whirl!