Thursday, 1 September 2016

New Embossing Folders....

.....and my turn to do the 'Inspiration Post' from the Inkoids. Sheena has some great new embossing folders launching on Hochanda this coming Saturday 3rd September......launching on my birthday, wonder if that's a good sign?! lol!

Now these folders, 8 in the set, are actually part of the Day of the Dead range but they are all so versatile that they could be used for just about any occasion.  So thought I'd share a card using two of the folders together and teamed with the ivy die from last years Perfect Partner collection.

So lets have a quick run through as to how this was made :) So I started with a piece of black card and then roughly dry brushed on some Dyna paint; the colours I used were 351 Silver, 356 Violet/Blue, 358 Green/Blue and 350 Blue/Black. If you're going to do this technique then at this stage make sure you don't apply the paint too thickly or you'll never be able to sand it back! So once I'd put the paint on this is what I had (told you it was roughly applied!)

Next step was to emboss it using the folders, firstly I used the 'Castle on the Water' folder .....

Then I used the 'Storm Brewing' folder but when I put it through the machine (I use the Big Shot) I only embossed the top part, the clouds and lightening, so as not to over emboss the castle...

Once its embossed take a sanding block and sand back to reveal the black card. I've used a 300 gsm black card (Crafters Companion Matt Black Card) but if you're losing a lighter weight then just be a little careful.  Once sanded you should have something like this...

Then with some black gesso and some white gesso add some highlights and shadows to add more definition and shape.......

Mount this onto a silver miri mat, then a black one before attaching to a white card blank.  I cut and embossed three bits of the ivy and lightly applied some silver gilding wax before gluing in place with some 3d glue gel.  To finish off I used the pebeo gilding paste to thinly add some accents to the edges of the castle, the lightening and the edgers of the waves then once it had gone tacky I added some silver foiling.

Hope you like the card :) Sam will be putting another 'Inspiration Post' up on Monday, so don't forget to check it out if you get a chance. 

Thanks for stopping by

Donna xx


  1. Thanks for the inspiration, Donna. Looking forward to even more after your birthday!

  2. wow thats lovely thanks for the inspiration xx


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