Card making, rubber stamping techniques and project videos for papercrafters

Welcome to this Weeks Friday Funday Tutorial! 

Fall is around the corner and I can’t get enough of the fall.

I really love the changing of the seasons and the rich colors that go with it.

This weeks tutorial is Distressed Embossing!

I’m sure someone somewhere has thought of this,

but it just came to me when wondering what I was going to share with you all!   :) 

Here are all the items I used then I’ll share How I used them. 

Gina K. Designs:

*Stamp Set - Stitched Leaves  from the New Mini Kit

*Pure Luxury Card Stock - White Heavy Base & Layering Weight, &  Black Onyx 

*Premium Dye Ink - Prickly Pear, Honey Mustard, Tomato Soup, & Fresh Asparagus

*Fine Detail Embossing Powder - Clear

Other items used are - Versa Fine - Black, Ribbon, Bling, Foam Squares, Tape Runner, Embossing Magic Pad, and my Misti 

 I used a piece of white layering weight cardstock  2 3/4” X 4 1/4”.  Placing the solid Leaf image on a block and used a small sponge dauber and inked it up with Versa Mark. I just sponged around the edges of the stamp image and a little in the middle,

(I wish I would have done less, but it is fine.) Stamped the leaf and re-inked it up with the Versa Mark and tried to leave some more blank spaces. I wanted it to look distressed.  After I stamped the image all over I added the embossing powder.


Then heat set it! You can see the shine, and the sponge leaves a little texture. 

Next I stamped part of the greeting in Versa Fine and Heat embossed it with Clear Embossing powder! 

Then I grab the embossed layer and ink up a sponge dauber with Prickly Pear Ink and sponge all around and over the leaves. Then I use the Honey Mustard to add more depth of color. When I was done I grabbed a paper towel and spritzed it with a tiny amount of water and lightly wiped off the excess ink on the embossed leaves. 

I then opened the mister bottle and dropped a few drops of water on the panel, and tapping the tube part that goes down in the water to give some smaller drops. 

Next I used a solid leave for the focal area and inked it up with 4 colors, and stamped it on a panel that is cut to 3 1/2” X 2 1/2”  then used the line art leaf to match. Inked it up in 4 colors and stamped over the solid image! As you can see it is off, but that is ok. It looks like a shadow. 

Pulled out my Misti and placed the panel and Images where I needed them and then picked up the stamps with the lid and inked them up with the black Versa Fine.

Added Clear Embossing Powder and heat set!

I layered everything with a Black layer. On the Greeting, I inked up the sponge dauber in Fresca Asparagus and just swiped back and forth over the greeting so it would give me the texture lines. 

I also added a ribbon down the left side of the panel and gave it a dove tail, and added a bow when it was all put together!

This was fun to do and I hope you will give it a try.

Thank You for coming by and I hope you will have a little time to get Inky!  :) 

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Beautiful Fall card and so much inspiration!  TFS

The shorter days and cooler nights are sure making me feel like it is fall. Oh yea, and football lastnight. So now can use some colors and leaves like your inspiration. Love all that layering.

This is such a pretty card for Autumn.

Awesome!  I love all of the techniques that you put into it.  I wish I felt like fall, but it is still hot here and with the storm coming right up our state, it surely does feel like summer!  I will give this a try as long as I have power.  Great job as usual Karen! :)

What a beautiful card!  Thanks so much for sharing both your techniques and inspiration!


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