Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Splitcoast Tutorial: Colored Dry Embossing

This week's tutorial on Splitcoast is on Colored Dry Embossing. I've done this a little bit, and I compiled a few tips into the video on the tutorial page! I hope you'll check it out - it's lots of fun, and can be done with a variety of art media.

My card was colored using Distress Markers and a blender pen. I scribbled the ink onto a tile palette and picked the color up with the blender pen tip. I loved the results that I got with the Stampin' Up! blender pen, and that's the one I use and recommend - quite a few people have asked me. They come in a pack of 3, and the ends don't seem to fray and fuzz like other brands I've used.

This embossing folder is made by Darice. I usually get them on sale at Consumer Crafts - occasionally they'll have a BOGO sale or deep discounts. Darice has some nice folders with scenes that are great for this technique.

To soften the whiteness of the card, I spritzed some water over my first layer of color and let the colors feather out a little, then added more color after the panel was dry. I used a little gold Delicata ink to add a little sparkle to the flourishes. Isn't this design so fun?

The sentiment is a favorite from one of my Fall releases at Impression Obsession - Change Always Comes.

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  1. Great tutorial and stunning card. - Jim

  2. Love it Dina. Autumnal colours are so beautiful. Will check out your video tips later.

  3. Beautiful Fall card. Love the embossing folder and your coloring adds a pretty, festive finish.

  4. Oh Wow that is just Beautiful!