This is my card for the SCS Clean and Simple CAS275 challenge of Quick and Stackable. I am running a week behind for this challenge but I've been unwell this past week so are playing catch-up. Please see this link for the details on the challenge: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/fo...a-t588203.html This is also another card for the SCS Technique Lover's Challenge TLC482 of To Emboss or To Stamp - which is specifically for Embossing folder stamping which I just LOVE! Please see this link for the details on this challenge: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/fo...D-t587762.html
I used a Darice Woodgrain embossing folder and randomly applied Ranger Distress Inks: Antique Linen, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain then sprayed the folder with water using my Ranger Mini Mister then lay my kraft cardstock on top for about a minute and pressed down to smoosh the colours around then removed the cardstock and let it dry naturally. Once my kraft cardstock was dry, I ran it through my Big Shot with the same Woodgrain folder as I wanted the card to have some texture but I was very careful to match up the pattern perfectly by using removable tape to hold the cardstock in place so it didn't move at all.
I stamped the sentiment using Gingerbread chalk ink then diecut it using a die from a set that I originally purchased on Joanna Sheen's (UK) website. There is no brand name on the set and I can't find the set on Joanna's website anymore so I have no clue who makes it. I inked around the edges using Gingerbread ink then popped the sentiment panel up on dimensionals.
I wanted the Darice Hemp cord to match the card so rubbed the Gingerbread ink pad over the cord then heat-set it with my heat-gun it to dry the ink thoroughly then tied it on.
I am sure that you could use this card for Father's Day as well (which we celebrate in September in Australia) or simply change the sentiment for a Get Well card. I have made about 6 of them so I have a nice little pile of cards for my stash which makes me uber-happy which is why I love this technique so much for mass-producing cards :-)