Stamping Handmade Hugs

When you can't hug in person, send a Handmade Hug you created, with Stamps, Paper & Ink!

Love, love the Lemon Zest, not only because it’s cute but because it can be an orange, a lime or even a grapefruit! We made this card last night in the Card Buffet Class. It’s almost identical to a card I cased from a Demo-only magazine.  l also made a stepped up version of the card…more steps to make it. I hope you like them and will be inspired to make something similiar or even exactly the same!

I used Wild Wasabi for the limes and paired it with a Tranquil Tide card base and ribbon. The Finely Woven Ribbon is easy to work with. The wood mat is Crumb Cake card stock and is embossed with the new Pinewood Planks 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Whew, that’s a long name, but it totally lives up to that kind of introduction! It embosses deeply for a clear textured image. I used the Pretty Label Punch for the sentiment from the Lemon Zest stamp set.

lime card buffet

Early Espresso ink really amps up the texture in this card stock mat. The tutorial steps are below.

lime card buffet2

To get this enhanced look on the card stock mat, you need a brayer and ink. Pick which side you want inked, in fact, try it both ways to see which you like better. Fully ink the brayer then roll it onto one side of the folder. You will have to roll over it several times to get the ink even.

Then carefully lay the card stock on the folder. Once it’s on the folder, don’t move the card stock or it wil smudge. Carefully close the folder and put it onto your cutting platform. (NOTE: the 3D folders do not need the bottom cutting pad, just the top) Then roll it through your Big Shot.  Again being careful not to smudge the ink, open the folder and take out your beautifully embossed and inked Pinewood looking plank! I usually open the folder and let it drop away from the inked side of the folder onto my desk…no smudges!

Pinewood Planks steps 1-3Pineplank 4-7

I hope you learned something new and are ready to try this fun and beautiful technique on your own!

All these items are available in my store, please be sure and use the Hostess Code when placing your order!

One Response to “Zesty Lime”

  1. Patti Costales

    I’ve never inked my embossing folders, what a difference it makes. A huge bang for not a lot of work. Thanks for the instructions on how to do this.



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