Monday, November 22, 2021

Fun Folds and Techniques Blog Hop

Hey Everyone! 

Today I am a part of a the Fun Folds and Techniques Blog Hop 
with Inking with Frenchie's Team! 

As the title indicates we have cards that feature techniques and cards that feature fun folds. You're not going to want to miss what we have to share so keep on reading! 

You'll also want to go to the next blog when you're done reading mine! 
The link is below...

Here is a little snippet of one the the cards that I made to share with you. I used a technique called emboss resist for this lovely card.

I used one of the new stamp sets in the Mini Catalog called Welcoming Woods. The instructions and everything you need to create this card are at the bottom of this post.

This card is so quick and simple to make! Stamp, emboss and use a few brushes to rub the colors on. For the full instructions keep reading...

My second card is a fun fold card called a Flip Swing Fold Card using my favorite stamp set Nature's Harvest. 

I've made plenty of cards using this set. I've either colored them with Stampin' Blends or I've used Stampin' Ink Refills to watercolor. 

This card snippet is on the collage and the instructions are in the pdf that is available with a $50 purchase (before tax and shipping). 

Anyone that makes a $50 purchase will also get the Brushed Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots as a free gift from me (as long as they are available and substitutions are at my discretion).
This pdf and free Brushed Adhesive Metallic Dots are only available this week from November 22, 2021 - November 28, 2021!

Please use the host code YNBSMHXC when purchasing unless you are spending $150 (before tax and shipping). You would be your own host and get the rewards that go with it.

Make sure you visit everyone's blog during the hop to see all of the great creations made by everyone. Click on the heart below to go to the next blog...
the creative Susan Molloy!

Here is the information on how to create the card using Welcoming Woods that is pictured above...


· Stamp Set: Welcoming Woods - 156550

· Cardstock - Paper: Basic White – 159276, Crumb Cake - 120953

· Stampin’ Pads: Cajun Craze - 147085, So Saffron - 147109, Mint Macaron - 147106, Balmy Blue - 147105, VersaMark - 102283

· Miscellaneous: Blending Brushes - 153611, Stampin’ Emboss Powders Basics (white) - 155554, Heat Tool - 129053, Paper Snips - 103579, Dimensionals - 104430, Stampin’ Seal - 149699,



· Basic White 11 x 4¼ score at 5½ card base

· Crumb Cake 4 7/8 x 3 5/8, 3 ½ x 5/8 for sentiment

· Basic White 4 ¾ x 3 ½ for image, 3 ½ x ¾ for under sentiment



1.    Stamp tree image on Basic White paper using VersaMark ink. Stamp it off the edge a little on the left side, then stamp again on the right side where the trees didn’t go all the way across the paper.

2.    Cover stamped image (trees) with white embossing powder and use Heat Tool to emboss it.

3.    Here are a few tips for blending in case you’re not familiar with it. If you have oily fingers use a Kleenex or paper towel with the hand that is holding the card stock in place while you are blending (I’ve had my fingerprints show up one too many times when I’ve blended over the spots my fingers were holding the card stock down). On this card I find that if I turn the card stock so the trees are horizontal to me it works the best. I rub the brush in the ink pad, blend it on scrap paper first to make sure it’s not too dark or splotchy then start adding the ink to the bottom. I rub it in a fast, circular motion working vertically – moving the brush up and down. I always start out light and add more ink if I want it darker. You can always darken the ink, but once it’s dark you can’t lighten it.

4.    Using a blending brush, start blending Cajun Craze at the bottom of the cardstock inking about 1/4th of the way up.

5.    Repeat step 4 using So Saffron.

6.    Repeat step 4 using Mint Macaron (I did turn the paper 180 degrees before I added this so I had somewhere to hold the card stock so it didn’t move and still used a Kleenex so I didn’t get my finger prints in what I already blended).

7.    Repeat step 4 using Balmy Blue.

8.    Once all four colors are on, you can blend a little more or add more color if necessary. I added a little more So Saffron at the top of Cajun Craze to make an orange so the colors flowed together a little better.

9.    You’ll probably notice that the ink colors are on the embossed trees. To get that off I wipe it with a Kleenex or paper towel. If it doesn’t come off dampen it a little but be careful to keep it off the paper so the ink on the paper doesn’t get wet and bleed. You will have some of the color look like it’s still on the trees, but that’s because the stamp isn’t a solid image. Some of the color will still be on it, but it will be subtle.

10. I added water to a stampin’ spritzer and sprayed the image once it was blended. This is an optional step because if you spritz it too much it can leave blobs. I did it to break it up a little and to do a little reverse effect of flicking color on. So instead of adding color I’m taking it away. If you spritz it with water let it dry.

11. Stamp sentiment on Crumb Cake strip with VersaMark, add embossing powder and use heat gun to emboss.

12. Attach embossed sentiment strip to Basic White strip using your adhesive.

13. Add sentiment using your adhesive to main image and snip edges if they are too long on either side.

14. Attach image to Crumb Cake card stock using your adhesive.

15. Attach Crumb Cake card stock to base piece using dimensionals.

16. On the inside of the card, stamp and emboss on the left and right side of the card like in steps 1 and 2.

17. Blend Balmy Blue (or the color of your choice) around the stamped and embossed trees on the inside of the card.

18. Wipe off the trees like you did in step 9 to get the ink off the trees.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

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