Guest Designer – Lois Wyche

It’s time for another guest design post here on the Cropstop blog! Today we’re sharing the work of Lois Wyche of Lil Artsy Woman! All I can say is, “WOW!!!” Never in a million years would I have thought to use my embossing folders like this!  Lois was kind enough to include a great tutorial for creating this beautiful card, so let’s get to it!

Lois says: “It’s the day after Thanksgiving and you could be doing the three traditional things: black Friday shopping, getting that Christmas tree and all the decorations out of storage and/or getting those Christmas cards to the Post Office so they can go postal.
If you’re not doing any of those things and you just want to learn something new today in the crafting world, then let’s get your crafting juices flowing.
How often have you looked at those embossing folders that you have in your stash and thought, ‘There must be something else I can do with this folder other than embossing a flat image onto a piece of cardstock?’ There is a way to really bring out those embossed images.
Today, I’m going to show you how to enhance a Darice embossing folder by giving it a 3D (three dimensional) look

Darice embossing folder; Big Shot Machine; Fiskars Paper Trimmer; foam tape; scissors, Scotch quick dry adhesive; Distress oxide inks (peeled paint, twisted citron, wild honey and broken china), Ranger robin egg liquid pearls, Bazzill cardstock

Let’s start by using the Darice Henna embossing folder, a sheet of 12 x 12 brown Bazzill cardstock, and your embossing machine. I cut four pieces of the cardstock the same size as the embossing folder. The Big Shot (black) machine, was used to emboss each of the four cardstock pieces.

Next, I used Distress oxide inks (peeled paint, twisted citron, wild honey and broken china) and a paint brush to color certain parts on each of the four pieces of cardstock. These pieces will be cut out to build the layers for the dimension.

Using the foam tape and the different colored pieces, you begin to build the layers of the flowers and leaves.

Use the Fiskars paper trimmer to cut a layer of light blue Bazzill cardstock for your focal image. Adhere the two layers together with Scotch quick dry adhesive. Cut another layer of contrasting cardstock to put under the blue layer before adhering to the card base.

To enhance your image further, add Ranger robin egg liquid pearl drops around the image in the circles and on one of the flowers.

Before adding a sentiment of your choice, decide if you want your card to be vertical or horizontal. Either direction of the flower is beautiful after making it 3D.
I hope this will give you another look at your embossing folders and some encouragement in knowing there is something else you can do with them.
Now it’s your turn to get out this embossing folder or one that you have in your collection and see if you can make it three dimensional. Most of our crafting supplies can be used in more than one way.
Thanks for taking a little time to view.
Sending you a hug and LOVE,

Like Lois said, “Now it’s your turn!” Be sure to stop by our CURRENT LINK PARTY and showoff any projects you create that use a few products from companies Cropstop carries in the store! We’ll be looking for your link in the gallery!





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6 Responses to Guest Designer – Lois Wyche

  1. Stamping Kitty says:

    It looks amazing! Thanks for the tutorial!

  2. Karen Letchworth says:

    Fabulous card, Lois. Thanks for sharing your technique with us. This is truly stunning.
    Karen Letchworth

  3. Oh my goodness that is just stunning, such a fabulous idea and it looks wonderful in all those colors and dimension!!

  4. Beautiful dimension and rich colors! Thank you for an amazing tutorial! I’m inspired to give this technique a try!

  5. Bunny says:

    What a great tutorial. Love this. Now, everybody is going running for that great EF. You’re very clever.

  6. Becca Yahrling says:

    I think this is just stunning and I know I have some folders that I could try this technique with. Thanks for the tutorial.

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