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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

3D embossing folder faux cast iron

Tim Holtz and Sizzix came with a product that takes dry embossing to a whole new level. The 3D embossing folders. They just beg for some experimenting. In the Tim Holtz Addicts group on Facebook, a lady shared a technique that just caught my eye. I made a card the other day and I fell in love. So I tried it again, only slightly different. On the first card I made, using this technique, I used a finger dabber for the oxides and I used gilding wax. In this tutorial I used my finger for the oxide and the Antique Bronze distress crayon. I really love this look.


This is the card I made with a finger dabber and gilding wax.


And this is the card I made using only my finger and a metallic distress crayon. Here is the step by step on how I made the latter....



You need black card stock, the 3D embossing folder, Distress Oxide and a distress crayon. I went for Bundled Sage Oxide and Antique Bronze crayon.


The "simple" embossed card is gorgeous all by itself, this 3D technique takes dry embossing to greater heights! 


I swiped the pad over the card and rubbed the oxide with my finger over the whole surface. 


I scribbled my crayon over the raised relief and rubbed ober it with my finger. I love the combo of bundled sage and antique bronze!


I coloured my paper ballerina with Victorial Velvet distress crayon, same with the sentiment. 


And here is the finished card again. I stuck the embossed piece to a pinkish card blank to tie it all together. 

Thank you for taking time to visit my blog.

Take care and keep your craft on :-)

Freddie
xox





14 comments:

  1. Love both of these cards! Thank you so much for taking the time to write out the instructions!

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to have a nosey :-)

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  2. Gorgeous Freddie! Each time I see one of the beauties, either technique, they make me want to get that folder! Thank you for sharing these!!

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  3. I’m going to try this today. Just beautiful!

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous Freddie, the technique is fabulous, I will definitely have to try this! Hugs Zowie xx

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    1. Thank you so much Zowie. It is something I will be doing again and again lol. Hugs my friend xox

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  5. Thanks so much for sharing this technique!!!

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  6. Stunning! It does look like metal work! Lovely!!!

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  7. Super gorgeous Freddie, I just love this technique, thanks for sharing, hugs Zowie xx

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