Saturday, September 5, 2020

Saturday Card Sketch 817 - Snowflake Wishes and Debossed Inking Technique

 Welcome to another Saturday Card Sketch!  Each week, I take the challenge sketch from Splitcoaststampers and create a video and PDF tutorial for you.  It's meant to show you how to let these sketches inspire your creative time. 

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Remember that a sketch is for your inspiration - you do not have to follow it literally.  For example, those circles running diagonally on the sketch do not have to be circles.  I was inspired to use snowflakes!

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I had a vision of those circles being snowflakes dropping quietly to earth, in layers of pillowy soft felt and touchable embossed cardstock.  Two other pieces of that vision were a soft, vintage feel and a debossed inking technique using the Winter Snow Embossing Folder.

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The debossed inking technique is one more interesting way to use your embossing folders (watch for my upcoming recap post on the many ways to use your folders!).  

Debossed Inking Technique: open your embossing folder - gently tap an ink pad on the side of the folder with the raised images (the side without the Stampin' Up! logo) - place cardstock in the folder, close, and run through the Stampin' Cut & Emboss

The video tutorial for this card below demonstrates this technique.

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Doesn't that felt look incredibly touchable and soft?  I love making cards that make people want to touch them.  The Just Jade felt is from the Festive Felt Combo Pack in the Holiday Mini Catalog on page 29.  The edges of the Petal Pink snowflake are lightly sponged with Soft Suede ink.

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I wanted just part of a sentiment from Snowflake Wishes, so after stamping in Early Espresso ink, I used Paper Snips to trim closely around the greeting I wanted.  Mini Stampin' Dimensionals were the perfect tiny size to adhere this to my card.  A sprinkling of Champagne Basics Rhinestones gave just the right amount of vintage sparkle!


Watch how this card came together!




Pin, print, or save the tutorial for this card.  Measurements and supply list are included in the tutorial.

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