I was so excited to participate in my first Create It 3 Ways Instagram Hop yesterday. The hop is hosted by @amritapettus. This hop is on the 3rd Saturday of every month at 3PM ET. For this hop, we challenge ourselves by choosing our own category to feature across all 3 cards. This could be one stamp or die set, one color scheme, one embossing folder, one technique -- one anything that you use in three unique ways.
The theme for July 2023 is birthday, and I chose to feature the Simon Says Stamp Floral Harmony embossing folder on all three of my cards.
Interestingly, the techniques I used on these three cards are things I had never tried before! It was cool to try several techniques with the same product. It really helps to see how the product "behaves" with different techniques.
Happiest of Birthdays:
Time to Celebrate:
On the heels of such debossing success, I couldn't wait to try another similar technique! This time, I inked up the raised side of the embossing folder with Versamark ink. This squishier ink pad was a little trickier to control, and I did get quite a bit of ink on the flat background of the folder. I just wiped that off with a baby wipe before I closed up the folder.
Once the folder was inked up, I debossed the image onto an A2 panel of Gina K Black Onyx cardstock. Next, I added color with Perfect Pearls powders, which I had never used before!
Oh Happy Day:
A New Leaf? Or Not?