How to take embossing to the next level and make stunning cards

Hello my friends, it’s Friday evening as I’m typing and I have a busy weekend ahead (tutor’s stuff) so I thought I will share with you something short and sweet. And I immediately thought of making a card using the embossing technique I tried (not sure if I made it up) while making last year’s Christmas cards. Well, with the Christmas cards it turned out pretty amazing… I enjoyed using this technique and I am sure you will too. It really takes embossing to the next level and the effects are stunning.

If you want to take the useย of embossing folders for a new adventure and create some awesome cards that will make jaws drop? Then this short video tutorial is exactly what you want – see how to use paint sticks to make the pattern burst with colours and shine with a gorgeous hollographic-like sheen.

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I love experimenting – do you?

Finding a way to create a particular look without the recommended supplies always makes me want to try to find a way around. Or I catch myself thinking “what would this or that look like?” – and never can make the picture in my head until I actually try what I have on mind. The results are sometimes not really amazing, but in most cases I find a way to make things look good enough.

Do you want to learn how to use embossing folders effectively? Embossing is one of my favourite techniques & it is NOT as difficult as it looks! Check out the Video tutorial & find out how to use embossing folders with your Sizzix machine #sizzix #embossing #arttechniques #paperwishart

There are endless possibilities with the colours you can use with the same embossing design and that makes this embossing technique even better!

If you are a bit like me you probably have lots of crafty toys you have not used yet and although you think they are pretty, you find it so hard to figure out a way of using them. And then the inspiration strikes – you take some completely ย different tools, materials, toys and begin playing. Well, in my case it started with embossing folders I have had for a while but couldn’t think of any designs that would be good for them. So I took my paint sticks (thanks, Mum!) and started playing.

It turned out so much fun I made about 12 different Christmas designs with only two embossing folders and decided to come back to this technique later, this time with a different theme.

Do you want to learn how to use embossing folders effectively? Embossing is one of my favourite techniques & it is NOT as difficult as it looks! Check out the Video tutorial & find out how to use embossing folders with your Sizzix machine #sizzix #embossing #arttechniques #paperwishart

Playing some more

So recently I remembered about this technique and tried it with different folders. I know it can give some gorgeous effects, making the embossed image or pattern look absolutely amazing, especially when you use metallic paint sticks – alone or in addition to regular colours. Have a look for yourself – here’s a short video:

Loving the shiny look and texture? Try this and you won’t regret!

The technique, as you can see, is very easy. You will really enjoy playing with this way of colouring – trust me on this one! And once you make your first card you won’t stop thinking what ALL YOUR EMBOSSING FOLDERS would look like when coloured this way!

And here is s what I made:

Do you want to learn how to use embossing folders effectively? Embossing is one of my favourite techniques & it is NOT as difficult as it looks! Check out the Video tutorial & find out how to use embossing folders with your Sizzix machine #sizzix #embossing #arttechniques #paperwishart

This technique is really taking embossing to a whole new level. It may be a bit tricky with small details but once you try, you are going to love it – and you will enjoy using the old and forgotten embossing folders again and again.

Do you want to learn how to use embossing folders effectively? Embossing is one of my favourite techniques & it is NOT as difficult as it looks! Check out the Video tutorial & find out how to use embossing folders with your Sizzix machine #sizzix #embossing #arttechniques #paperwishart

Supplies

What you need and might not have yet are the paint sticks. The ones I used for these cards I gotย from Poland but I have found very VERY similar ones on Amazon – with even a wider range of colours than mine. And they are very affordable – and efficient too! (Update: got my Paint Sticks from Amazon and I love them! Work exactly the same – fabulous!)

Get a set of 12 Paint Sticks – Classic colours

And a set of 12 Paint Sticks – Metallic colours

Get bumper pack of 24 Paint Sticks – 12 Classic colours, 6 Metallic colours and 6 Day Glow colours

For those of you who are in the US – here are similar paint sticks you can get on Ebay:

Playcolor Metallic Solid Tempera Paint Sticks (set of 6) | eBay


Playcolor Solid Color Tempera Poster Paint Sticks (set of 12) | eBay
Already have paint sticks? That’s fantastic, now pick an embossing folder and have fun playing with this new embossing technique ๐Ÿ™‚

Do you want to learn how to use embossing folders effectively? Embossing is one of my favourite techniques & it is NOT as difficult as it looks! Check out the Video tutorial & find out how to use embossing folders with your Sizzix machine #sizzix #embossing #arttechniques #paperwishart

 

All for today

It’s time to say goodbye… haha… but not for long, I will be back soon with some crafty inspiration – I still have some toys I haven’t used ๐Ÿ˜‰ And now that I have figured out the set for making videos (yupee!), I will try making them more often – no shaking, promise ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you enjoy today’s video and get inspired to try this embossing and colouring technique. If you liked the video, please subscribe to my Youtube channelย and don’t forget to subscribe to my blog – to make sure you get a notification email ย when a new post is available.

Now I hope to hear back from you – what would you like me to share with you or what you have made with the embossing technique – so leave a comment below to share your thoughts ๐Ÿ™‚

And check out the Video Tutorial on drawing roses if you haven’t seen it yet.

Have a great weekend and happy crafting! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

14 thoughts on “How to take embossing to the next level and make stunning cards

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  1. Gorgeous effect, going to try it out very soon, will let you know how I get on ๐Ÿ™‚ Debs xxx

    1. Thank you, Debs ๐Ÿ˜Š Yes, please, do let me know, I would love to see your attempt at this technique ๐Ÿ˜ƒ xx

  2. Interesting video and technique with lovely results Julita, hmmm wonder what I can use instead of paint sticks … always on the look out to make more use of those folders … Steph x

    1. Thank you, Steph, that’s great you liked it ๐Ÿ™‚ If you have gelatos, you could use them (I haven’t tried them myself but a few people said gelatos were very similar). I was thinking of trying out oil pastels (have had them for a while but not used), I will give it a go and let you know how it went ๐Ÿ™‚ But I can’t think of anything else really, the paint sticks have the kind of consistency that makes them easy to apply and doesn’t leak into ‘white spaces’, markers or colouring pens would soak into paper and the effect wouldn’t be that nice, I think. Also the metallic shimmer on the sticks is really beautiful and very different from all other stuff I have used for the shimmer. But I might be wrong – I may have to try all pens, pencils, markers etc. I have – just to make sure ๐Ÿ˜‰ and experimenting is always fun, so a good idea ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  3. Great idea Julita, might give it a try sometime, don’t have any paint sticks though but I see you’ve kindly put where to get them. Thanks.x

    1. Thank you, Carol ๐Ÿ™‚ If you have Gelatos, you could try them. The ones I have (as well as the ones from Amazon) are a kind of kids’ craft toys but I don’t think it really matters as long as they make lovely effects ๐Ÿ™‚ The price on the kids’ craft supplies can be definitely an asset compared to brands for artists. And the large set is very inexpensive – if you decide to try it, I am sure you’re not going to regret ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  4. This is fabulous Julita! I left a comment on the video asking about the paints but I see you had details further down the post so no need to reply :o). Thanks for sharing. Clare x

    1. Thank you, Clare!! I replied to your other comment (in case others were having similar questions) ๐Ÿ™‚ You have to show me what you make with this technique (I am already curious! ;)) x

    1. Thank you so much, I hope you give it a try (and make your a post on your blog to share how it went) – it is fun and easy and the results are so pretty! It is really hard to mess it up. x

    1. Thanks Gill! I think you definitely should have some play – and share what you make – I am more than sure it’s going to be fun for you and look forward to seeing your creations! ๐Ÿ™‚ x

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