I had a fun weekend with my monthly craft class on Saturday where I taught a great embossing technique. Then Sunday was spent creating samples for Extravaganza later this month.
I found a gorgeous card I wanted to case from Jennifer Frost, one of the Stampin’ Up!® Artisan designers. But she hadn’t explained how she did the embossing in her post. A little Googling and I had the answer!
To emboss part of an image in a folder using this technique I taped a piece of thick cardboard to the outside of the embossing folder over the part of the image I wanted to emboss. In this case the bottom array of flowers.
Use the base plate with all the tabs. Place the embossing folder and card on the platform and put one standard cutting pad on top and run it through the big shot. The cardboard with the tabs closed gives the approximate thickness of the other cutting pad. The uncovered part of the embossing folder wasn’t under pressure therefore it did not emboss. Now that I know this embossing technique I’m sure there will be lots more uses for this.
My favourite embossing powder – Copper, was used to emboss the flowers and sentiment. Then we cut them out by hand and decorated the inside with another embossed and hand cut flower positioned over an embossed leaf.
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