The challenge was to use any type of embossing and I choose to color emboss using the Finial Press Textured Impressions folder. This is my favorite technique to showcase the embossing folders. I rub the ink pad on the 'flat' side of the folder, insert my card stock and run the sandwich through my Big Shot. You can get a darker image if you shim your sandwich with an extra piece of cardstock, but I did a looser sandwich this time around - I like the fainter color that comes through.
Stamps: Picnic Parade
Paper: Certainly Celery, Regal Rose, White
Ink: Black, Certainly Celery, Always Artichoke, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Rose Red, Bordering Blue, Night of Navy, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Going Grey, Sahara Sand, Cameo Coral
I've been stamping for about 12 years or so and have been an independent Stampin Up! demonstrator for 8 years. I don't do many workshops, but am mainly a hobbyist -- and love it!
Stamping has given me an outlet for my creativity, for which I am truly grateful. I'm also a member of the Paper Crafters Sampler and the Splitcoast Stampers Creative Crew design teams. I hope that you enjoy my blog!
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