Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I’m taking part in the Tech 4 Stampers blog hop, and this month’s theme is flowers. This is such a broad topic, and I’m sure you’ll find lots of variations on the theme. I’ve recently been experimenting with a technique I’ve seen from different artists using different 3D embossing folders. These give a lovely texture to cardstock and can be used plain or coloured with a variety of mediums. Here is my card.

Faded Denim Layering Florals embossed card

I put a piece of Basic White cardstock (13.8cm x 9.5cm) inside the Layered Florals 3D embossing folder and put it through my Stampin’ Cut ‘n Emboss Machine. Then on the debossed or indented side, I used small Blending Brushes to apply Daffodil Delight to the flower centres, Granny Apple Green to the leaves, and Flirty Flamingo ink to the larger flower petals. It looks like a hot mess at this stage but the magic happens at the next step.

Layered Florals embossed WIP

To get the faded denim look I lightly dragged a Blueberry Bushel stamp pad across the panel so that the blue colour filled in the flat areas. This adds some colour to some of the petals as well, giving them shadows and depth. Quite effective, don’t you think? I then adhered the finished panel to a Thick Basic White card base (21cm x 14.8cm scored and folded to 14.8cm x 10.5cm) using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I then placed a large acrylic block on top until the glue had set.

Faded Denim Layered Florals card close up

Then to finish off the card, I stamped a greeting in Blueberry Bushel ink on an offcut strip of Basic White and added a few tinsel gems in the same colour for bling.

Faded Denim floral embossed card 2

I hope my card has inspired you to give this technique a try. I have listed the materials I have used below, which you can order through my online shop.

Please continue on the blog hop to see what everyone else has made.

Happy hopping!


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