Tuesday 5 January 2021

The Flower Challenge #52 Embossing Dry/Heat


I'm back again. Life keeps throwing curve balls at us so we battle on then
we get back up and go again. Lucky for me I have the most amazing Co-ordinator for
The Flower Challenge Blog. Viv jumps in every time and keeps everything running
smoothly and I have been able to step back as in the last two years and I can't thank her enough.
Friend, Listener, Cheer Squad and all round amazing lady and I bless the day I asked
Viv if she would join the new challenge because I know without Viv there would be no Blog.

Then I have an amazing Design Team quite a few of whom have been with me since I thought
of the idea and then those who have joined us, as team members have had to move on. 

As 2021 starts I say a prayer for all and hold hope that the world will beat this terrible virus and help
us all to heal and get back into a full life. Until then please all be safe and careful not only for yourself but those around you.
Now its time for the Challenge

Yes a new challenge and I decided to try out one of those 3D embossing folders
to emboss my Copic cardstock and see how it went. This is the result of the first card.

I purchased this folder on line, sorry cant remember where I got it but
all the information is available if you want just look it up on Google.

I did find I had to adjust what I used to press the image into the card stock and if
memory is right I took away the top plate but added my rubber mat. As I cant be sure
just experiment but too firm a pass and it will cut into the cardstock i nstead of just

Then it was just a matter of finding the colours I wanted to use most time only going with two in a colour range as the impressing gave the depth. I then just cut around the image to remove the outer flat edge, added to a mauve card base.

A few little enamel dots in bright pink and the 'Sweet Wishes' die cut sentiment. A great way to colour
and play with your copics especially for a beginner who is not sure of how much colour or where it should be darker.
I really enjoyed using this and have bought some more both floral and Christmas to play with adding colour to the folder before embossing and watercolour cardstock..

Now its time to go check out what the rest of the team have been up to, check out their amazing inspiration then consider joining us. Don't forget embossing also includes heat embossing so adding something that is heat embossed also fits the bill.

Thank you so much for coming to visit and here's to a better year in 2021 and may 2020 just become a sshadow of a reminder of what was.

Crafty hugs



Viv said...

Aww bless you Aileen for all the sweet words ;)Just adore your fabulous card and now think I need more embossing folders too lol ;) hugs Viv xx

lostinpaper said...

Love your 3D embossed Copic colouring, what a fun way to create Aileen! I do agree that crossed fingers things will start to improve this year but it will still be a long road. I am just so very happy that we have our wonderful community here to support each other, it's like family!

Diane said...

Wow Aileen, the embossing and colored flowers are amazing.

Hugs Diane

frommycraftroom said...

Absolutely stunning! Love the vibrant colours.

I find a light spritz with water onto cardstock before embossing helps with the definition.

Monica C. said...

So sorry for those curve balls Aileen!
Your card is gorgeous. I love those 3D folders.
Hugs Monica

Loll said...

Gorgeous card Aileen! I am loving these 3-D folders too. So fun to colour, although I watercolour with inks because 1) don't have very many copics; and 2) not good at colouring with them. :) I'm hoping that one of these days I will take the plunge and buy a set of markers and then take some time to learn. You, my friend, are a master at colouring with copics. Your shading is perfect! I love the bright and cheerful colours you've used for your card. Really makes it seem like spring is not too far off! BTW, received your beautiful Christmas card in the mail yesterday. Takes a while to get to Canada! Thank you so much for thinking of me! xx

Bobby said...

That is a fabulous embossing folder, Aileen, and you've colored it beautifully. It is such a wonderful flower garden.

TaeEun said...

Wow! Your copic coloring on those embossed flowers look gorgeous! What a beautiful 3D floral border!!!

Ericka Strange said...

Gorgeous card Aileen and I love this embossing folder and the beautiful way you colored the flowers! Stunning!