Hello, Hollowers! Amber here with an embossing folder plus white charcoal technique. Join me as I play with a couple of new stamps from The Hedgehog Hollow December 2019 subscription box! This box is perfect for all your Valentine’s Day cards.

YouTube Tutorial | Embossing Folder + White Charcoal Technique

Create a subtle effect on light cardstock and high-contrast look on dark cardstock.

The Zentangle style heart stamp from the December 2019 kit is a fabulous focal piece for your cards or scrapbook projects. Keep things simple and emboss it as I’ve done here, or stamp it and use your favorite coloring medium.

Embossing Folder + White Charcoal Technique

Recently, I’ve been on an embossing folder kick. In a recent video, I featured an ink to embossing folder technique. That technique presses the ink into the debossed crevices. This time around I wanted to play with the raised embossed areas.

First, I embossed a sentiment from the subscription box on the card front. Next, I embossed the panel with a chevron embossing folder.

Then, I ran the broad side of a General’s White Charcoal pencil over the raised embossed areas. Lastly, I buffed the finished panel with a microfiber cloth. 

This technique also looks great on black cardstock to create a chalkboard effect. I recommend trying out other mediums with this technique as well. For instance, the side of a pastel or an ink pad. Ensure you use inks with a firm pad. A soft squishy pad, like pigment ink, is more likely to fall into the debossed areas.

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Thanks for stopping by and I’ll be back soon with more projects using the December 2019 box.


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