Sunday, April 1, 2012

Nutty for Preinking

Over at Nutty for Stampin' there is a great tutorial on her blog about how to partially emboss with the Framed Tulips folder.  It's so cool!  I learned from her tutorial exactly how she was able to get two parallel strips of the embossing folder on a card front.  Once I tried out her tutorial I was hooked.

I added ink to the folder with a sponge before I ran it through the Big Shot in order to get subtle color in the nooks and crannies.  To keep the embossed strips straight and right where I wanted them I started by first adhering my piece of DSP to the front of my card.

If you are thinking this card looks a lot like my card which I posted just the other day it's because this card was the inspiration for that.  You see my mom needed a simple card for a group of girls to make.  We liked this card style and the colors for them to make, but we both felt that while this card appears simple it is actually more complex than the time they would have.  So we simplified this card into what my 3/24 card post.

All supplies from Stampin' Up!

Stamps - Triple Treat Flower, Friendly Phrases
Ink - Soft Suede Classic Ink
Paper - Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, & Very Vanilla Card Stocks, Everyday Enchantment DSP
Accessories - Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, In Color Brads, Linen Thread, Stampin' Sponge, Fancy Flower & Five Petal Punches, 1" Square Punch (to fish tail the pennant), Bone Folder (to curl and distress the flower)

I have added my card today to the 52 Card Pick Up over at The Old Back Porch, go check out what has been posted there for more great inspiration.

Happy craftin, Elizabeth


  1. Nice card E! Love the this card stock, have not had it out in a while. I'll have to check out that tutorial this E Folder is a favorite of mine! Hugs!

  2. Elizabeth! This card is soo fabulous!! I'm going to have to do my own version of this. Thank you for sharing!!

  3. Gorgeous! I've brayered embossing folders but I've never tried sponging. Definitely will now!

  4. Beautiful Card Elizabeth!! Saw it on Pinterest and knew it was your card!!


  5. This card is AMAZING!!! Love it so much! Thanks for sharing! :)

  6. I love this card!!!! so great how you used the layers in that one punch. I bet that sold the stamp set and punch big time! I will have to case it for sure. :) Thanks for sharing. :)