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Embossing Technique

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.

Embossing Technique

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!

Once you see this easy embossing technique you’ll be overflowing with ideas on how to use this on all your handmade cards.

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.

Card attached to embossing folder to get part of the image #embossingtechnique #handmadecard #stampinup
Card attached to embossing folder to get part of the image

 

Beautiful floral card made using an Embossing Technique to only emboss part of the image #embossingtechnique #handmadecard #stampinup
Beautiful floral card made using an Embossing Technique to only emboss part of the image

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.

Inside showing embossed leaf and embossed and hand cut flower #embossingtechnique #handmadecard #stampinup
Inside showing embossed leaf and embossed and hand cut flower

Other Projects

Simple handmade card for a male birthday using Swirly Bird #swirlybird #handmadecard #stampinup
Great simple style for a male birthday card using the new Swirly Bird stamp set, Crumb Cake, Dapper Denim and Early Espresso (cased from Melissa Stout)

 

Simple handmade note card using Swirly Bird #swirlybird #handmadecard #stampinup
Note of Thanks card using Swirly Bird, Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron and Dapper Denim (cased from Anne Hewins)

 

Simple handmade Thank you card using Swirly Bird Stamps and Swirly Scribbles Thinlits #swirlybird#handmadecard #stampinup
Thank you card using Swirly Bird, Flirty Flamingo Ruched Ribbon and Silver Foil for the Swirly Scribble Thinlit (cased from Rachel Tessman)

Projects like these are fun to make and teach. Join my monthly classes, to find out what’s on just click here.

Extravaganza

Creative Inkers Team run an Extravaganza event in Auckland 3 times a year. The next event is on Saturday 16th July.
Customers make five projects this includes cards and 3D projects. Be inspired, use and order wonderful Stampin’ Up! products and learn some new techniques. All the materials are provided along with instructions to make the projects and experienced demonstrators are on hand to help you every step of the way.
Spot prizes will be drawn and there will also be a separate prize draw for anyone who places an order on the day.

Register before 8th July, register here.

Once you see this easy embossing technique you’ll be overflowing with ideas on how to use this on all your handmade cards.#embossingtechnique #handmadecard #stampinup
Beautiful floral card made using an Embossing Technique to only emboss part of the image
Simple handmade Thank you card using Swirly Bird Stamps and Swirly Scribbles Thinlits #swirlybird #handmadecard #stampinup
Simple handmade card for a male birthday using Swirly Bird #swirlybird #handmadecard #stampinup
Great simple style for a male birthday card using the new Swirly Bird stamp set, Crumb Cake, Dapper Denim and Early Espresso
Simple handmade card for a male birthday using Swirly Bird #swirlybird #handmadecard #stampinup

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