Halloween Card Ideas Using Embossing Folders

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We have some super talented designers and today we are SO excited by one of the coolest Halloween card ideas we’ve seen – watercolored embossed paper! Isn’t that effect just so cool?

Julie shared that she was inspired by this video here because, in her words, “I thought it looked interesting but easy enough for everyone.” We agree!

If you don’t have time to or don’t want to watch the video basically the steps consist of embossing watercolor paper with your favorite embossing folder, dampening it all over with a wet brush, and then adding your favorite watercolors here and there, building and detailing and adding color where you like. PRO TIP: remember, the more water, the more spread and the lighter the color saturation. And the opposite, the less water, the more detailed you can be and the higher the color saturation.

One of the great things about this fun technique Julie shared with us today is no matter HOW you color your panels, they will ALWAYS look interesting! Let’s take a closer look at the AMAZING project Julie made!

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She chose an embossing folder loaded with Halloween sayings to go with her little die cut owl all dressed up in her die cut witch costume. She used a selection of bright, Halloween colors from her Peerless watercolors to create that spectacular colored background.

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Once it dried, Julie decided she wanted to make the words stand out some more so she had the BRILLIANT idea to ink the INSIDE of her embossing folder with Black Soot Distress Oxide ink and ran the panel through again. WOW – isn’t that genius? It really makes the outlines of the words more prominent without taking anything away from all the coloring!
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We are so excited to have Julie share one of her Halloween card ideas with us in our 13 Days of Halloween celebration! If you try this out, we’d LOVE to hear what you think and share your project with us on our Facebook page!

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