Saturday, March 4, 2023

Sizzix Mini Rose 3D embossing Happy Birthday

Welcome back and Nancy, here.  Today, I wanted to share additional tips, tricks and techniques with you for adding some boldly unique dimension to the Sizzix Tim Holtz 3D Texture Fades Embossing Folder Mini Rose using my Sizzix Big Shot machine.  For those following my Saturday blogs for The Rubber Buggy, last week I had a number of ways of coloring this gorgeous rose embossing folder which leaves a 3D impression and really pops out especially after coloring the roses and leaves.
I cut an oval shape using Spellbinder Oval Nestabilities oval frame before putting the Sizzix 3D Mini Rose through the Sizzix Big Shot and don't forget to spray a little water on the cardstock before putting it in the Big Shot to bring out the 3D embossing.  After cutting out the gorgeous mini rose, I tab a little water and Perfect Pearls on a mat and colored the roses and leaves with a paint brust and let dry. I did the same for adding darker pink using the Distress Pink Watercolor crayon.  I used my finger to smear Redesign Brass Wax around the oval frame and if I got a little too much, I used a pencil eraser to erase some of the brass wax off.   

I cut out two Graphic 45 Decorative Die frames of pink and white cardstock and glue the white frame slightly on top of the pink with a little pink showing to give it a soft shadow tough and bring out the white frame.  I stamped Happy Birthday on the center of the decorative frame with embossing ink and used a gold embossing powder with an embossing heat gun to adhere the embossing powder.

I made my cherub with Art Resin and a mould from my stash and painted it with Prima Marketing White Pearl Metallic acrylic paint which is my all time favorite white paint with the gorgeous shine.  

The white leaves die cut were slightly painted with Distress Watercolor green crayon.  There are new Spellbinder floral die cuts that are now available  at The Rubber Buggy.    

The mini rose embossing measures around 2 1/2" x 4" after cutting down to size for framing.

Helpful tips to get started with any Sizzix 3D embossing folder:

  1. Only need 1 Cutting Pad is used when embossing with our 3D Embossing Folders because these folders are so thick.
  2. Misting your material, especially if it is a heavy weight cardstock, with water on one sides prior to placing the material inside of your embossing folder to achieve MAXIMUM impression!  Also, misting helps from the paper cracking with the deep impressions.
  3. Run your embossing folder through your machine a total of 3 times for a rich, bold and deep textures. Long ago, I ruined an embossing folder by running it through the bottom open part rather than the top of the embossing folder and it tore the embossing folder apart. 
  4. For several occasions, I did the embossing and while coloring afterwards, I layed my mini rose back against the bumpy part  of the inside and then folded the embossing folder down and went through my Big Shot just one time to get the full impression back and make it pop again.  
Sizzix Tim Holtz 3D Texture Fades Embossing Folder Mini Rose

cannot wait for you all to get your hands on any Sizzix Tim Holtz 3D embossing folders and see what you create! I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you’ll be able to use in your own crafty adventures.  

The Rubber Buggy has the crafting supplies for your next project. So have fun crafting this weekend with these products.   My cards and projects are always posted on Saturday.  Keep watching and thank you so much for those wonderful comments as well as suggestions.