Here is the third card designed for October’s Techniques class…

The next technique is one that we have done before in class.   But, some things just need to be revisited just because they are fun and have a WOW effect!

Here’s the card, then I will chat about it:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis is a super easy technique!  You just pull out that brayer and the ink pad of your choice and brayer the inside of your embossing folder!  So, with the card above, we brayered real red ink on the inside cover of the stripes embossing folder.  (That is the side with the Stampin’UP! logo on it.)  You then place your card stock into the folder, run it through your Big shot.  Repeat the brayering and place your card stock back into the folder after turning it 90 degrees.  Run it through your Big Shot and you get this wonderful plaid design.

Try this technique with different colors.  An example would be using yellow on the first brayering and then use blue on the second brayering.  That way the intersecting squares would be green!

You can also use two different embossing folders.  I will show you a card tomorrow where I used the stripes folder and the diagonal stripes folder for a cute Christmas card.

If you are thinking….I’m not going to do this because of the mess it will create inside my embossing folder…just take that out of the equation!  If you have a sink in your workshop, just run the folder under the faucet.  If you don’t, no worries, just spritz our cleaning solution into the folder, place a folded paper towel inside and run it through the Big Shot.  The folder comes out clean as a whistle!  (Where did that saying come from, I don’t think whistles are very clean!!  Everybody blowing into them and all,  just saying…,,)

Not sure if you can tell, but, I did smudge a little red over the top of the cups where you would be drinking out of it.  I can always tell which is my cup by the color of my lipstick on the lid!

Happy Stamping!

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