Hey card makers, welcome back. I have been so excited playing with the new Embossing Folders from Simon Says Stamp, today I have the Magnolia Branches Three Ways for you.
All of Simons new EMBOSSING FOLDERS are super deep and really nicely etched, providing beautiful deep images.
Magnolia Branches Three Ways – Card #1
Tip – lightly spritz both sides of the card stock before embossing. This loosens up the fibers in the cardstock making it more pliable and lessoning the chance of it tearing.
Next lightly run a white pigment ink pad across the surface several times to highlight the raised portions of the design.
Once the ink is dry, mount it to a top folding A2 white card base. (you can speed up this step with a heat tool).
For the sentiment
Finally, once the sentiment is in place, add a sprinkle of the pretty April Showers Sequins from Simon Says Stamp.
Card #2 Magnolia Branches Three Ways
Card #2 is a tad harder, LOL. I decided to watercolor it and this takes a bit of practice.
Start by embossing the design onto watercolor paper.
Watercolor the image with Gansai Tambi watercolors. #34, 51, 55 and 61. It takes a bit of practice to watercolor a lump surface, but it’s doable with patience.
Let the image dry before attaching it to a piece of Cotton Candy cardstock from Simon Says Stamp
Next, attach it to a A2 sized top folding white card base.
Finally, die cut the “celebrate” word die three times from the Cotton Candy cardstock. Stack them and then attach them to the card front.
Under that I added a snarky sentiment from the Birthday Send Happiness Sentiment Strips (I made this for a particular friend who would appreciate that, haha)
No embellishments on this card, I figured with the raised watercolor image, it was busy enough!
Magnolia Branches Three Ways – Card #3
My third card you have seen before I shared it last week here. I just wanted to add it to the list as it shows the third way to use the Magnolia Branches embossing folder – as a background or backdrop for other art pieces.
In this case it sits behind art I created with the Simon Says Stamp Window Box Blooms (also from this release). It adds the perfect amount of background noise without taking over the space.
There you go, three different ways to use this beautiful Magnolia Branches Embossing Folder. I’m sure I will come up with even more down the road as I don’t think I’m quite finished playing with this beauty yet.
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