Sunday, February 21, 2021

Embossing Folder Pop!

 
Jennifer McGuire recently shared a technique using 3D embossing folders
and a sanding block that she called Embossing Folder Pop. Taking away color with
the sanding block lets the embossed images pop and appear to have highlights.

I remembered that I had some Stampin' Up sanding blocks so I inked a panel and
ran it through Altenew's Beautiful Bergenia embossing folder. Then I started
lightly sanding the raised areas on the panel. 


Either my sanding block is too old, or my hand is too heavy because too much
color was taken away. I ended up swiping the surface with a white pigment ink 
pad and I liked the results much better. A gold diecut "hello" finished off the card.


I'm determined to try this again, with my order of Altenew's newest 3D embossing 
folders on its way and a lighter hand at sanding.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
 

10 comments:

  1. VERY lovely & dynamic card! I think your idea of using a white inkpad is stellar! Haven't dug out my own sanding block, but do have a white ink pad handy...LOL! Might be interesting to try out other colors of ink as well...

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  2. Jennifer has done this technique before and I had forgotten about it, what an inspiration she is and so are you Donna, this card is brilliant!

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  3. stunning. I'm going to try with this folder too.

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  4. This is so gorgeous! I love how you blended the colors and sanding texture on it.

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  5. GOOOOOORGEOUS....nobody inks like you!!!!

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  6. This is absolutely gorgeous, Donna! Love the colors that you used and the highlights created by sanding!! And, now, I have to buy that EF.

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