Color Designs – Tim Holtz Adirondack Ink and an Embossing Folder

Color Designs – Tim Holtz Adirondack Ink and an Embossing Folder is what we have for you today. How would you like to create your own backgrounds with color and adding texture? That is exactly what we are going to do today!

First, I want to ask for your help. Tracy Zahm who was on our Creative Crew has asked for help. Her best friends nephew had a life altering accident. She has asked if everyone could send a card. He really enjoys getting cards and thought it would be a great way to cheer him up. If you could do this and feel free to share, that would  be AWESOME!

Please send the cards to:

Chad Mason

C/O Shirley Ryan Ability Rehab

Room # 2522

355 E Erie Chicago, IL, 60610

Are you ready? You can use the Color Designs – Tim Holtz Adirondack Ink and an Embossing Folder technique on a card for Chad! Let’s get Creative!

Supplies Needed for Color Designs – Tim Holtz Adirondack Ink and an Embossing Folder

Isopropyl Alcohol

Aqua Tim Holtz Adirondack Ink

Sandal Tim Holtz Adirondack Ink

Red pepper Tim Holtz Adirondack Ink

Paper Towel ( I also used a Clorox wipe with the alcohol)

White Paper

Oxford Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

To begin your Color Designs – Tim Holtz Adirondack Ink and an Embossing Folder technique take out your embossing folder, inks and paper.

NOTE: On all embossing folders they have two sides to them that you then sandwich your paper in between them. The Embossed side will have the creation poking out toward you when it is done with the ink on that side. The Debossed side will have the indented side toward you when it is done with the ink on that side. Make sure you put your ink on the side you want the type of embossing/debossing done.

Uncap your Aqua Ink and put various spots of ink on the side of the embossing folder you want to use for your creation. You can make it in a pattern or just a random look is nice too. Be sure to recap it once you are done.

Uncap your Sand ink and put various spots of ink on the side of the embossing folder you want to use for your creation as you did with the previous color and recap it.

Take out your Red Pepper ink, uncap it and put various spots of ink on the side of the embossing folder you want to use for your creation as you did with the previous colors and recap it.

Place your white paper on top of the inked area. Press down with your hand so the paper is in place and starts to make it’s design.

Close the embossing folder. Get out your manual die cut machine and the proper platforms.

Place all but the clear platform down on your sizzix manual die cut machine (or a like machine.) Put your embossing folder on top of the main platform as shown.

Place your clear platform on top of the embossing folder.

Run your embossing folder and appropriate platforms through your manual die cut machine.

The ink has soaked through the back of the paper of your Color Designs – Tim Holtz Adirondack Ink and an Embossing Folder technique. This is the BACK of the design.

This is the front of the design for the Color Designs – Tim Holtz Adirondack Ink and an Embossing Folder technique. Both look equally as great! The only difference is the texture.

Here is a close up of the texture and color.

Here are both of my examples. On the one to my right, I used more ink and less on the left one.

You are probably thinking to yourself GREAT Color Designs – Tim Holtz Adirondack Ink and an Embossing Folder technique Melissa but now what do I do with this multi colored embossing folder?

Don’t worry! I have you covered! This is where the Isopropyl Alcohol comes in. You are going to pour a small amount on your embossing folder. Using a sturdy rag (I used a clorox wipe with the alcohol. The paper towels will shred from the texture of the embossing folder) wipe off both sides of the embossing folder.

One cleaned with alcohol, use a paper towel to pat dry the inside. If you still see some ink on your embossing folder, repeat. ALL of the ink will come off.

You are all set with your Color Designs – Tim Holtz Adirondack Ink and an Embossing Folder technique and have already cleaned up!

Now, for the GIVEAWAY!

This week for our Giveaway, we are giving away the Oxford Cuttlebug Embossing Folder as used in the video and tutorial above.

To qualify to win, you must be BOTH:

A public follower on YouTube, subscribe to our mailing list/blog posts and you may also comment on this blog post for an additional entry to win!

If you do not contact me within two weeks of the announcement of winning, you will forfeit your prize. Thank you for your understanding.

NOTE: Be sure you are subscribed with matching names. If I am unable to match you with your subscription to both the email list and the YouTube Channel, you will miss your chance to win a prize. If I can’t decipher if you are a matching subscriber (if your profile doesn’t show publicly who you subscribe to) and I can’t confirm you have subscribed to both, I won’t be able to enter you in for the prize. **DO NOT COMMENT WITH YOUR ENTIRE EMAIL ADDY. Only give me the first 6 NOT INCLUDING YOUR HOST. Just enough for me to match your name will work perfectly.

 For last weeks giveaway of the

A Creative Journey with Melissa Coffee is my Liquid Therapy Stamp Set.

Margaret D is the winner!

Margaret D, please send me your contact information via contact page on our website, which post you are a winner from and I will get your certificate prize out to you! Thank you so much for being a YouTube follower and subscribing to our mailing list/blog posts!

We hope you enjoyed our Color Designs – Tim Holtz Adirondack Ink and an Embossing Folder technique! Have a wonderful week and thank you for going on A Creative Journey with Melissa.  

11 replies
  1. Robyn
    Robyn says:

    Hi Melissa! What a cool creation!! That is so very thoughtful of you to ask people to make cards for Chad. I would love to send him one😀 I hope he won’t mind that my card will be from a newbie 😀 It’s the thought that counts right?!?! Lol Please tell Tracy and Chads mom that he will be in our prayers, we wish him a speedy recovery.

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  2. Becca Yahrling
    Becca Yahrling says:

    This looks like a really fun technique. I don’t have any of the inkers to try it, but
    you never know…
    Can you tell me how old Chad is? I want to make an age appropriate card for him 🙂

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  3. Denise Bryant
    Denise Bryant says:

    This looks like fun! I am so surprised that the folder will clean off… great to know! I love the texture and design an embossing folder adds to a card!
    I am a follower here (deniseb…) and on YouTube too!

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  4. Arianna Barbara
    Arianna Barbara says:

    Dear Melissa, I’ll pray for this kid! Such beautiful idea sending him cards!!! They feel better everyone!!!
    I’ll try to make one for him.
    Wow! I’ve never seen this kind of technique! Love this cuttlebug embossing folder used in this way!
    Both your cards are really gorgeous! I’ll see immediately your video!

    Congrats to Margaret!!!

    Follow you on YT as Arianna Barbara and your blog with the e-mail: ary_barbara

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  5. Lindar C
    Lindar C says:

    I have done this technique before, I love it!! To clean my embossing folders, I have a spray bottle (labeled of course) with the alcohol. I spray it and then use a nail brush to clean it, then microfiber cloth to dry it. Very quick.

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  6. Sharon Gullikson
    Sharon Gullikson says:

    I really like the rich colors!!! The background looks just, well, AMAZING!
    I will make an interactive card for the boy you mentioned. My son was injured very, very badly when he was 15 and wasn’t allowed to even sit up for a while, and got very bored and depressed. So I really feel for this boy. I hope that he heals, and heals quickly.

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