Our assignment was to create a project with a embossing folder and a die. My style is very mixed media. I like to create beyond normal paper and glue. I love working with my hands, getting paint under my nails and imagining the impossible.
This is my creation.
To make the die-cut, I used the multipurpose platform with all the flaps closed, die- cutting side up, paper on top and 2 acrylic plates.
Then to emboss the shape, I left the piece in the die. Placed it on the platform with all the tabs closed, a Sizzix impression pad, and (3) 8x11 cardstocks folded in half. - Trust me...this works like a charm!
I ran this through the embossing folder, Work Shop by Couture Creations.
Below on the practice piece I played around with where I could add some red accents.
What I ended up doing was adding red to the edges with my fingers, followed by some gold to soften it up.
Butterfly's are a favorite of mine and always seem to "flutter" into most of my creations.
I keep a color variety of punched butterfly's in little bags, these are punched from paper scraps and are always ready for last minute inspiration.
Next I added just a touch of gold to the plain butterfly then more color to the other butterfly, highlighting the embossed design.
Accent the butterfly with some patina, red color and rhinestones if desired.
I hope you have enjoyed my project and are inspired you to try one of your own.
Please visit the Couture Creations blog for more die/embossing folder ideas.
Wish me luck!
Work Shop Embossing Folder by Couture Creations
Labels by Spellbinders
Boundless Flight cling stamp by Tim Holtz
Black stamping ink
Jade, Moss and Verdigris Patina ink by Ranger
Gold and Lavared Inka Gold
Foil Tape (plumbing section of any hardware store)
Colored floral wire
Paper trimmer, scissors, jewelry pliers,big shot and accessories.