Clean & Simple Boutique Cards Lesson 4 (AECP)

Clean & Simple Boutique Cards Lesson 4 (AECP)

…ok so maybe this one didn’t come out so “simple” – it did take quite a bit of work, but the idea was born out of “Lesson 4” which says at the end to try some embossing folders or similar to get a “raised” look.

I suppose “clean & simple” would have been leaving it white maybe and not inking it but…ah well. I haven’t used many embossing folders and this is one of only a few that I have.


  • Mighty Waves 3D Embossing Folder (Altenew)
  • Cool Summer Night Crisp Dye Inks
  • Ink blending tools
  • Foam tape
  • White card stock
  • Blue card stock
  • “hope” sentiment created in Canvas Workspace for Brother Scan & Cut
“Mighty Waves” embossing with ink & “hope” cut out sentiment

I embossed a white piece of card stock, (with the embossing folder) then used the 3 colors of ink pictured above to add color. When finished I adhered it to 2 other white pieces of the same size, and then adhered the whole 3 layers to an A2 card with foam tape for even more “pop.”

…but I forgot I wanted to add a thin sentiment banner across the entire front, then tuck it & secure it behind the layers before placing it down with the foam tape. So I was left staring at it all put together without a plan B!

I left it for a while and we took a walk. I decided to do a cut out word instead. I chose “hope” because that was similar to the original plan – as if to say hang on and keep the faith during a difficult “wavy” time. Ride the waves!

I created the word for cutting in Canvas Workspace (by Brother) and sent it to my machine where I cut 2 white copies & 1 blue. I adhered the two white copies one on top of the other and I used the blue as a bit of a drop shadow. I used foam tape to secure it down to the card front. That was finally that! I think I much prefer the simpler cards! Lol! But this is fun too!

This was my first time ink blending over an embossed image, it’s a bit of a challenge to keep it where you want it! Definitely takes small blending tools!

So that’s about it for today! I hope everyone had a great start to their week! I am thrilled tomorrow is the last full day of school for my kids, followed by two 1/2 days and then we are DONE. I am so ready to close out the school year and send them back to real NORMAL school next year!!!

Take care for now!