My first card uses a technique call Faux Patina...
I used a Tim Holtz 3D embossing folder on a piece of white cardstock, and then you use a light colored ink sponged over the embossed area (I used Crumb Cake) and then a blue ink, a green, ink, and lastly a dark ink (I used Soft Suede).
Lastly you lightly rub Versamark ink over the raised areas and add embossing powder (I used gold), and then you have a piece that really does look patina'd. I add a couple die cut trees from Penny Black (tall trees) using a gold shimmer paper and also added a layer of the gold behind my embossed panel. I left a sentiment off as I'm not sure if this will be a Christmas card or a sympathy card.
My next card uses a technique where you simply use your ink pads pressed into the inside of your embossing folder (you'll get two different looks depending on if you press the ink pad into the raised or recessed side of the embossing folder). For this card I used Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade, & Peeled Paint DI and pressed them into the recessed side so that the leaves remained white. Once you have your folder inked up, you spritz it with water, lay your cardstock onto the inked surface, fold the folder closed and gently rub to transfer the ink to your cardstock. The background on this card is actually a 2nd pull as I still had ink on the folder after the 1st time, so I just spritzed it again and put in another piece of cardstock. The embossing folder I used on this card is from Spellbinders and called Changing Seasons. The die cut leaf is from SU!'s Love Of Leaves and my sentiment is from Clearly Besotted's Autumn Flowers.
My next 2 cards are ones I did before we met after watching a Jennifer McGuire video (HERE) using a couple new Altenew 3D embossing folders and DOX ink...
I love how this one turned out! I used Altenew's Beautiful Berginia ef with Salty Ocean DOX ink lightly applied to the inside recessed area of the folder. My bird was die cut using PTI's Feathered Friends 4 die (I used a scrap piece for the tail that I had used Brushos on) and the JOY is from PTI's Bold Borders: Flurries die. The holly was also cut from the scrap of Brushos and was die cut from a Penny Black die set called Christmassy.
This card was done the same way using Altenew's Flowers & Leaves 3D ef and Squeezed Lemonade DOX ink. The flowers are from Altenew's Painted Poppies stamp set and the sentiment is from PTI's Winter Woods.
Hope you enjoyed seeing what I came up with using some different techniques for embossing folders, and check out what the rest of the group came up with by clicking on their names below.
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