Embossing Folders Meet Spray Stains

Hello friends! While watching Tim Hotlz talk about alcohol inks today, I was playing with spray stains. Here’s something I don’t think I tried before. Embossing folders with my spray stains.

I’m using the new Exotic Vines embossing folder from Simon Says Stamp.

I started by embossing this design using Distress Heavystock. I had to use an extra piece of 110 lb. card stock as a shim to get this design really embedded into the heavystock

Next, I took this over to my splat box and went to town on it. I used a mix of spray stains and oxides sprays. I used Crackling Campfire and Salvaged Patina in Distress Oxide Sprays and Fossilized Amber, Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers in Spray Stains.

I lightly spritzed it with water and then spritzed on Distress Mica Spray in Tarnished Brass and Antique Bronze.

Then I dried with my heat tool and check this out! I may have gone back in a time or two to intensify the color. Honestly can’t remember lol I was just spritzing and playing.

Once the panel was dry, I trimmed down to 4″ x 5 1/4″ and added layers of white card stock behind it to add dimension and reduce the warping. Then added to a white card base.

This sentiment is from the Simon Says Stamp Outline Love. I die cut it from Matte Gold once and white card stock twice. The shadow layer is cut from vellum.

I’m also pairing this with a smaller sentiment from the Reverse Sentiment Strips.

This was a lot of fun!

I have a feeling I’m going to get asked for a video on this and I will try to work on something this week. I was just having fun spraying paper today and wanted to share what I came up with.


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  1. Your card is stunning! So elegantly beautiful! Great job, Mindy

  2. Oh wow! This is awesome! You need to play more often

  3. Wow, Mindy! Those spray are fabulous! Of course, the embossing folder is yummy also. Great card! 💜

  4. Fabulous! Looks like you had fun! I love what you’ve created!

  5. This card is beautiful! Yes…..video please 😊

  6. Absolutely love the outcome, Mindy. I would like to see a video as well.

  7. Hi Mindy I watch all your videos and I love them!! This is a beautiful card! Love the colors!!

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