Today I’m back with my final (for now) card using the new Christmas Cookies embossing folder from the Simon Says Stamp Handmade Holiday release!
You may remember that for my first card (here) I didn’t add any color to the background – just the “naked”, but embossed, card stock. For my second two cards (here), I added a ton of color and shimmer using Distress Spray Stains. So, for today’s card, I decided to try something in between.
After I embossed plain white card, I added just a hint of color by very lightly ink blending over the embossed image with a blending brush. By going over the embossed images lightly, the color transferred more darkly on the raised areas of the image than it did on the debossed areas. And because this embossing folder has many levels, I was able to get many different shades just because of how the blending brush touched them. The key to this technique is to use a really light touch – you can always add more or go over it again – but you can’t take the ink away if you get it too dark – so a light hand and a bit of patience are key.