Welcome back to another week of BSU Challenges. This week we are focusing on the technique of Woodland Faux or another name is Embossing Folder Technique. Now, I must say that I've always thought that this was a very cool way to use embossing folders, however, me doing it is a whole different experience that I wasn't great at. After several redo's I gave up & decided to just show what I had, mistakes & all. I'm not exactly sure what I'm doing wrong but my guess is a softer hand is needed but not too soft because then you don't get the stamped images to come through & I just couldn't get that happy medium.
For today's card, I started off with a Balmy Blue Card Stock base. This is a 1st for using this color & I really like it, it reminds me of our old Blissful Blue which was great for baby boy cards. Next, I took the Woodland Textured TIEF, prepped it by sponging some Balmy Blue Ink on the side that has "Sizzix" written on it for the sky. Then I took the tree bunch from the Winter Woods Stamp Set using Soft Suede Ink I stamped it twice directly onto the folder. After finishing what I thought looked pretty good, I put a piece of Whisper White Card Stock into the folder then ran it through the Big Shot to create the scene. There are many videos about this technique on YouTube if you want to search for it & try it yourself, I hope you have a bit more success than I did.
Don't forget to head on over to Carol's blog HERE and then to Stace's blog HERE. To see what both did for this week's challenge. I'm sure both will be fantastic. Hope you try this challenge out too! We have a new Facebook group if you want to join us and show us what you came up with HERE.
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