Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Happy Holidays Double Embossed Tonic Studios Card

It’s my turn to post a project on Blog Tonic USA and here and I am so happy to be sharing a project once again featuring the beautiful Nuvo embossing powders along with Tonic’s gorgeous Christmas dies.  One of my favorite techniques using embossing powders is Double Embossing on Aluminum Foil. This technique combines heated embossing with dry embossing using embossing folders and results in a gorgeous textured background like the one shown on this card. I started with a thick square of cardstock covered with super heavy duty aluminum foil and swiped some purple and brown Staz-On inks direct to the aluminum foil. Next I covered the inside of one side of Tonic’s Layered Leaves Embossing Folder with Versamark Watermark Ink. You can choose which side of the embossing folder to coat with the Versamark ink, but I like to ink the front or the flatter of the two sides. I placed the aluminum covered square inside the Tonic embossing folder with the foil facing the Versamarked side and ran it through my Tangerine using the embossing plates. Then I dumped Nuvo Purple Haze, Hot Chocolate and Classic Gold embossing powders randomly on the inked aluminum foil and heat set those powders. The last step is to sponge on some black ink around the edges and the raised embossed leaves. The result is a textured colored shiny background which I attached to a purple square cardbase. Here is a close-up of the Double Embossed background:

I die cut the Rococo Fern Garland out of white cardstock, attached it to the front and added some “berries” created with Violet Galaxy Crystal Drops. To finish the card, I die cut the Happy Holidays Essentials die out of purple cardstock and black craft foam, glued them together and then to the card.

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Tonic Studios and Nuvo Products Used:  Rococo Fern Garland and Happy Holidays Essentials dies, Nuvo Purple Haze, Hot Chocolate and Classic Gold Embossing Powders, Nuvo Violet Galaxy Crystal Drops, Tonic Layered Leaves Embossing Folder, Tonic Tangerine Die Machine, Tonic Advantage V Blade Trimmer, Tonic Funky Glue Pen; Other:  heat tool, heavy duty aluminum foil, purple, black and brown StazOn inks, Versamark ink, black craft foam

1 comment:

kiwimeskreations said...

What a fabulous card Karen - love the purple and green embossing. I tried that technique, having been inspired by you, and blogged it yesterday here: