Posts Tagged ‘Tim Holtz embossing folder’


Saturday, June 18th, 2022

Celebrate is the keyword for the Random Act of Cardness events that was to be yesterday. But, life happens and internet happens, so we have “Celebrate” today.

I kept with the current month’s theme “For the Boys” for my card, again using the “Mechanics” embossing folder by Tim Holtz. This time I used alcohol inks and Ranger Archival inks to do my card. The details in this embossing folder make these techniques so easy for anyone to accomplish.

To start I am using glossy cardstock, along with Neenah cardstock for the inside and Gina K. Design for my cardbase. As the paper is glossy card I spritzed the back of the card before running it through my Gemini Jr. to ensure a good impression. And, I ran it through three (3) times.

I used three alcohol pearl inks, being Sublime and Tranquil, along with the Silver Mixative. Using my ink blending tool with felt I applied the ink to the felt, then transferred to the cardstock until I was happy with the appearance.

Once dry I added Ranger Archival ink in Cobalt and Black Soot to highlight details of the folder.

When dry I attached the panel to my card base using foam tape, which I find works best with these kind of embossing folders. If not using foam tape I would suggest using Scorpal tape.

I then die cut the “celebrate” from the blue mirror card and two (2) cut with Neenah card, gluing them together to stack. The white pieces I coloured with Copic markers so I would not have any “white”.

I also cut a piece from vellum for the shadow, which I glued to the card front using vellum tape, then attached the word “celebrate” using Nuvo adhesive.

For the inside I inked the embossing folder with distress ink, then spritzed and put down a piece of cardstock, rubbing the card to ensure a good transfer. It makes for an nice finish to the card.

Thank you for joining me today. Following are Affiliate links for the products I have used for this technique, at no extra expense to you.