This post was sponsored by Simon Says Stamp. Thanks, Simon!
Hi there! Today, I have some inspiration to share with you using the beautiful Floral Harmony 3D Embossing Folder from Simon Says Stamp. This gorgeous floral embossing folder also comes with coordinating dies to create even more dimension and texture on your card front. Don’t underestimate embossing folders; they’re having a renaissance right now and I am totally here for it. They’re so inexpensive and make such an impact. I have watercolored 3D Embossing Folders before, but I’ve never tried alcohol markers on an embossing folder until this week. Let me tell you, I think I might have found a new favorite technique!
I began by running a panel of white Hammermill cardstock with the Floral Harmony 3D Embossing Folder through my die cut machine. I also die cut the three large floral images from another panel of white cardstock, then placed them in the correct spot on the embossing folder and ran it through my machine again. The result is perfectly embossed individual die cuts that you can use in conjunction with the full embossed image or you can use the floral die cuts on their own. I definitely have plans to use them by themselves in a future project!
I pulled out probably half of my RV and V Copic markers (lol) and colored these blooms in the prettiest shades of plum, magenta, and bubble gum pink. The extra texture from the embossed portions enhances the intense, vivid colors so beautifully, I think!! I kept the emphasis on the flowers themselves, adding only some super pale gray shadows to the leaves, softening the lines with my colorless blender marker, which unfortunately did not pick up very well on the photos. I popped up the floral die cuts with some foam tape for even more dimension.
To accent the florals, while also keeping that crisp white background, I die cut a glittery white frame using the A2 Thin Frames dies from Simon Says Stamp. I adhered the frame around the edge with some liquid adhesive. Next, I die cut the “hugs” greeting from the Basic Trio die set, once from Eggplant cardstock and twice from white cardstock, adhering all three together using liquid adhesive to create a dimensional die cut greeting. I popped up the greeting with some more foam tape for even more dimension, then added a few Opal gems from Spellbinders for some more sparkle and texture.
Well, that’s all for my project today! I highly encourage you to check out the Embossing Folder section at Simon Says Stamp. Embossing folders can be used with so many different techniques and add such an incredible impact to your card without adding bulk or too much expense. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a marvelous day!