Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Embossing--One Folder Three Ways



We are loving the new Aspen Lite Wood-grain Embossing Folder! Our design team had a blast creating three different cards with this versatile tool. Each card uses a slightly different technique to achieve a variety of looks.

Technique One:


Tricia's card features White Pigment ink highlighting the wood-grain texture on a Green card panel.

Place Green Plain panel into folder and run through embossing machine.

Add White Pigment Ink to raised surfaces to highlight wood-grain texture.
Technique Two:


Kay created the background on this card by embossing an Almond panel and adding two complementary colors of Gelatos on the raised surfaces.

After embossing, use two Gelatos colors on the raised areas.

Use fingers or soft cloth to blend colors.
Technique Three:


For the final card panel, Kay combined both mediums . . . Hybrid Inks and Gelatos . . . in a two-step process. The dimension and texture of this card is amazing!

Open embossing folder. Add Earth Hybrid ink to raised area.
Spritz with water.
Add Almond panel and run through embossing machine.
(Be sure to clean ink from embossing folder right away.)
Choose 3-4 coordinating Gelatos  and color onto raised surfaces.
Using fingers or soft cloth, blend colors.
Add more Earth Hybrid ink to raised area, if desired.

You can add a little texture to more than just cards. In fact, Tricia used the embossing folder on her photo mattes on some of the Aspen Lite Assembly Line Scrapbooking pages. I'm sure there are even more ways to use this versatile embossing tool than what's shared here. Why not schedule some play time with your Aspen Embossing Folder? We'd love to see what YOU create!

Creatively yours,
Karen










**********THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED**********

It's Day 18 of Club Scrap's 25 Days of Giveaways! Today's vintage kit is the Paisley Club Scrap kit from March 2006. This kit has beautifully textured papers, an overlay stencil, rub-ons and more!


To qualify for the drawing, simply leave a comment below. We'll choose one commenter at random and announce the winner on the Thursday, December 19th blog post. Good luck!

Yesterday's (Day 17) Giveaway random drawing winner was comment #72, Stef (Anonymous)! Congratulations! Please email Karen at karen@clubscrap.com with your contact information so we can arrange to send you your prize!

72 comments:

  1. I love your ideas and the embossing is great , I am going to try this!

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  2. Way cool Karen - thank you so much.

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  3. These ideas are great! I can't wait to try them. TFS

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  4. really nice Karen really transformed
    Love the kit for the drawing.

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  5. I should get my Lite kit today - can't wait to try this!

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  6. Love the looks done with the embossing! And thanks for a chance to win the Paisley kit!

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  7. Great ideas to bump up embossing folders.
    Marian Biegel

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  8. Ahh, Paisley! How I'd love to see that re-issued in shades of blue! Can't wait to get my embossing folder and try these techniques. Thanks!

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  9. Those are some great techniques - I'm excited to try these out! Thanks for all of the ideas ladies!

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  10. Thanks for the chance to win blog candy!

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  11. That Paisley kit had the most intricate embossed texture of any paper I think you guys have ever had...amazing!

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  12. I love the embossing folders. Can't wait til mine arrives.

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  13. I love the ideas here. Now wondering where my kit is so that I can play.

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  14. Love the embossing folder ideas. I've wanted to try the technique where you put the ink right on the folder, but wasn't sure exactly how to do it. Thanks for the ideas! Chris (aka buechs)

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  15. What, do I spy a stencil I don't have? I think I need that Paisley kit! Love the embossing ideas too!

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  16. I'm going to have to play more with my embossing folders. Somehow they get neglected!

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  17. haven't seen this kit, it's beautiful!

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  18. Love these ideas! The embossing folder is great.

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  19. I love all the techniques with the embossing folder.. Can't wait to play.

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  20. the paisley pattern is quite nice...again I'm thinking spring cards and layouts

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  21. Thank you for sharing the different ways to use the embossing folder. More bang for the buck!

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  22. Cool techniques. But I wonder if the Gelatos need to be heat fixed. Will they smear?

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    1. Hi Alicia, some folks like to seal them using a matte finish spray or you could even paint over them with some CS® Book Binding Glue to give it a glossy look.

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    2. Hi - Cool ideas Julie! also, I find that Gelatos seem like they might smear after first applying, but then looking at the cards I made yesterday with them, after drying overnight, I can't get them to smear when rubbing my fingers over them today. Seems to set with dry time, or probably heat fixing like you mentioned too.

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    3. Thanks for the replies. I've been holding off on buying them but this technique is too cool to pass up.

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  23. I love the ink on the embossing folder technique! How fun! (hollykoster)

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  24. Love having the embossing folders as a goodie with CS kits! Great cards, Karen.

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  25. Thanks for the great tips on using that embossing folder.
    I also liked that paisley kit and still have a few pieces of it. It was actually the 3rd kit after I joined.

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  26. Love this technique! And Paisley is one of my favs! almost out of that yummy textured paper.

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  27. I love the effects you got with the Aspen embossing folder. The Paisley set is cool too!

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  28. Wow, what fun! I am so excited to get my kit!!! After Christmas vacation...time to play!

    Paisley was before I joined...but this kit is so neat!!!

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  29. Love the color combos and the dimensional look! This offers so much and is so flexible!

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  30. Fun cards and thanks for the tut, Karen!
    Paisley is one of my all time favourite kits!

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  31. WOW - Beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration.
    Nanner in Weston

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    1. As always , I love this kit!
      Cannot wait to try this technique

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  32. Wonderful cards! My Lite kit should arrive today; I can't wait to play!
    Michelle R.

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  33. Love the 3 different techniques for the cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  34. Each day the giveaway kits get better and better

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  35. Love the look with the embossing folders and ink

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  36. Just when I needed a wood grain stamp or embossing plate. You are always right on with what I need

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  37. great ideas!! Dottie F

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  38. Defintely going to use this embossing folder! What fun!

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  39. Love the looks achieved with the wood grain folder--I will definitely be trying these.

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  40. Can't wait to get the embossing folder and try this out!
    Loved the paisley kit, the colors were awesome!
    Lisa K.

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  41. Wait! Woodgrain embossing folder in our Lite kit? Oh hurry deliveryman! Super cool!

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  42. Luv, Luv, Luv, the cards and the embossing folder w/kit "AWESOME." Now to pick up my kit, can't wait.

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  43. Now I am triple excited. I love embossing folders and did not know I would get one with this kit. YEAH

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  44. Interesting technique, I really have to start using my gelatos more

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  45. I love all the Club Scrap Creates. I used some of the ideas to expand my "horizons"! Thanks.

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  46. The wood grain effect on the aspen embossing folders was awesome! And so is the Paisley kit...thanks for the chance to win it.

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  47. I can't wait to play with this new embossing folder, got to wait till next year, after the 1st!

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  48. Ooh more Orange! I wish I would have been a member when these last few give away kits came out!

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  49. I'm sooo looking forward to using this new folder!

    Paisley was one of my all-time favorites...the orange was muted enough (since I'm not generally an orange fan).

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  50. You guys are so awesome. I have learned so much from and you have the most amazing products. Thanks for all you do.

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  51. Great ideas - love them! Will have to try them- Thank you!

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  52. I cant wait for the stamp kit to come out! This month has been so fun! Its hard to not want all of them!

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  53. Love all the ideas for the embossing folders. Paisley kit is awesome, too!!

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  54. Great embossing ideas!!

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  55. Really like the orange colors of the Paisley kit.

    Melinda Davis
    melinda1951@msn.com

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  56. Fabulous idea adding embossing folders to our kits! One more reason Club Scrap ROCKS!

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  57. I love the warm tones of this kit!

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  58. Fantastic! Thanks for the tips.

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  59. Oh wow. These are great. Thanks for the tips.

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