I like to start my cards by creating a fun background, so let's dive in! I grabbed the Wide Stripes Embossing Folder and opened it up. You'll see there are two sides - one has skinny raised stripes, one has large raised stripes. The raised portions of the embossing folder with press into the cardstock creating an impression and the depressed areas of the embossing folder will actually become the raised portions. I chose to work with the larger raised stripes. I used three colors of water reactive inks and smooshed my ink pads directly onto the raised portions of the embossing folder and spritzed it with water. I carefully placed a piece of thick watercolor cardstock into the embossing folder and ran it through my embossing machine following the instructions for embossing.
This technique presses the ink into the cardstock and creates a fun colored and textured background! You could definitely switch this around and ink up the thinner stripes of the Wide Stripes Embossing Folder and you would have thin colored stripes pressed into the cardstock with thick white raised stripes. Either way gives you a cool background! I wanted to bring a little more fun to my background so I used black ink to stamp the hearts border from the Rawr Stamp Set into each of the inked depressed stripes.
Now it's time for the cute images! I stamped a couple of dinos and the speech bubble from the Rawr Stamp Set and colored them with Copic Markers then cut them out with the coordinating Rawr Die Set. I LOVE that the Rawr Die Set also cuts out the tiny sentiment!
I added the images and sentiment with foam tape and covered the balloons, speech bubble, and heart with glitter and Glossy Accents for shimmer and shine. I hope you'll try this fun technique!