Tuesday, March 1, 2022


I'm excited!  Today I get to share with you a card made with the Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder.

I'll be honest.  I had my doubts about a Hybrid folder.  I know what my die cutting plates look like after a few uses, and I could not imagine what an embossing folder would look like when it was run through the Stampin' Cut & Emboss machine with a die inside.  But I was amazed.  I've used it several times now and the folder is just fine!  I'm thinking maybe they should make cutting plates out of the material they use for the embossing folder!

For this card I first embossed the Basic White cardstock in the background with just the Hybrid folder - no die.  I used my Blender Pens and Soft Succulent ink to add shading to some of the leaves on the embossed background. 

Next, I stamped the three flowers with Black Memento Ink on another piece of Basic White cardstock.  The three outline flowers are all on one stamp which ensures that they align correctly in the embossing folder and die. 

After stamping them. I used the three separate "watercolor" stamps to add color to each of the flowers.  I then laid the die in the Hybrid folder (there is a groove that positions it) and lined up the flowers with the die and ran it through the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine.  This embosses and die-cuts the flowers into three separate flowers.  It's like magic!

Next, using dimensionals, I adhered the three separate flowers over the same flowers on the first layer.  Because the flowers on the background are also embossed this gives a little additional lift to the flowers.  If you are concerned about the card becoming too thick, you could also adhere them directly to the embossed background.

The Soft Succulent sentiment mat was cut with another die from the Bloom Dies.

The two leaves were stamped with Soft Succulent ink on Soft Succulent cardstock and die cut with a coordinating die.  The three little flowers were die cut from scraps in each of the colors of the flowers.

For the single flower on the inside of the card, I chose the flower I wanted and then masked off the other two with a Post-it Note before I inked the stamp.

I used the "watercolor" stamp to add the Pale Papaya color, matted the basic white to Fresh Freesia, and then adhered to the inside of the card base.

This card looks more difficult than it is.  The Hybrid Embossing Folder and the "watercolor" stamps make it very surprisingly easy.  If you would like to try it, I have a FREE TUTORIAL available for download using this link.

The Products that I used are shown below.

Product List

No comments:

Post a Comment