When I saw the “Maze” em-bossing fold’er by Seth Apter I immediately thought about The Matrix and the columns of acid-green characters streaming down the black screens. Thus the inspiration for this card front was born and it grew up into something perfect for a tech-loving friend or loved one. The background is created by adding Delicata ink in Black Shimmer directly to the embossing folder and the Seth Apter Robo Square dies really fed into the tech theme since they look similar to a memory card or disc.
Time: 30 minutes + drying time
Apply black shimmer Delicata ink to the background side (the one that will push down the paper) of the Maze Em’-bossing Fold’er. Close the folder over the green paper and run it through a die cutter.
Scuff on some Moonlight White Brilliance ink onto the embossed image with a sponge dauber to add some highlights.
Die cut the large Robo Square die from black paper, saving the center section of the paper as well as the square’s outline. Draw fine white pen lines on to the die cuts to help the details stand out.
Write a greeting on the center die cut in white pen. With the cyber-style of the card, adding a little Leet-speak is highly suggested! Mimic the embossed design with green Studio Glaze along one side of the die cut. The Studio Glaze will dry dark, but the tone-on-tone with a slightly greenish tinge is a neat look. (For a more bold green, try Radiant Neon Amplify!)
Layer green and black ribbons, securing with fabric glue, and place them on the card front in the lower third of the card. Attach the center die cut with its sentiment over the ribbon, off-center, then add the die cut square with narrow strips of dimensional adhesive.
- Delicata ink – Black Shimmer
- Brilliance ink – Moonlight White
- StazOn Studio Glaze – Cactus Green
- Sponge Daubers
- Spellbinders/Seth Apter – Maze Em-bossing Fold’er, Robo Square Etched Dies
- Die cutting machine
- Cardstock – green, black
- White opaque pen
- Ribbon – green, black
- Helmar Adhesives – Fabric Glue, ZapDots
We hope you feel inspired by the two different looks created by using the new Delicata ink colors with Spellbinders Seth Apter Maze Em-bossing Fold’er!