Monday, December 5, 2016

Pictorial/Tutorial...Embossing Techniques

Hello Stampers and Friends!
Today I have a Pictorial/Tutorial for a Debossing or Double Embossing Technique or Selective Embossing Technique.

Sometimes you want to leave a space UN-embossed on your card.

How can we do that? A month ago I had a couple of wonderful ladies over and we did this technique!

It can be involved...but it really wasn't hard to do at all!

So here are the Cards I made for the Ladies to copy.

This is the Oval Debossing!

This is the Rectangle Debossing!


Here is the Square Debossing.

An Up close picture showing the Clear 'Wink of Stella', brushed over the Flowers on the card. Also used was the Gold "Wink of Stella' for the stamens in the center of the flower.

Here are the three Cards together, showing the different 'Embossed' backgrounds. I just finished them up today! I will use a different color Cardstock today.

These are the Templates we made for the diffused embossing.

A quick picture here...when the template is made, also make a
'copy paper' template. It is to cover the Card for stamping into the
diffused area.

From the card board that comes in your DSP packages...
cut 3 pieces that measure 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".

I am using Stampin'Up! Layering Oval Framelits for this
Lay the Oval Framelit where you want the diffused area to be on your card. Run it through your Big Shot. I used the Magnetic Platform Plate and the Precision Base Plate.

Cover with your Cutting Plate and run through.

Take that cut out piece and lay it on top of the next cardboard piece and draw inside the oval, onto the second piece of cardboard.

Repeat again for the third piece of cardboard.
Then lay the third cardboard on a piece of 'copy paper' cut to the same size, 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".
Draw the oval on that and put the Framelit on and cut that out too.


This is the copy paper with the oval drawn onto it.
Run that through and cut it out.

Now glue all three card boards together.
The copy paper is above.
Just set that aside for later.

Now you have your template!
Next, select an Embossing Folder with a design that covers the entire Embossing Folder.

I have chosen Stampin'Up! 'Fluttering' Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (TIEF).
I am also using 'Mint Macaron' Cardstock.

Insert the front of the card into the TIEF. As you can see, the fold of the card is at the edge of the embossing folder. I switched out the cutting plates for the 'Multi-Purpose Platform'. Using NO Bottom Cutting Plate...just lay the card in the folder on the 'Multi-Purpose Platform'.

Now lay your new 'Template' on top of the TIEF.
Cover them with the ONE Cutting Plate, and crank it through.

This is what it will look like when it comes through.
I then lay the template back over the card front and with the
'Stylus' from my 'Simply Scored Scoring Tool',
I scored around the oval hole onto the card front.

I like how it defines the area.

Using the 'Layering Oval Framelits' again. I used the same oval and then I used the larger 'Scalloped Edge Oval' from the Framelits.
I turned them so you can which ones I used.
On a complimentary color Cardstock, I am
using 'Dapper Denim' Cardstock, layer your 'Oval Framelit' with
the 'Scalloped Edge Framelit' and run through the 'Big Shot'.
I also switched back to the 'Magnetic Platform' and the
'Precision Base Plate' to cut out the "Frame" for the Oval.

Here are the "Frames" for the Oval on the front of the Card.
When I make a card...I always make at least two...Have to cut the Cardstock in half anyway!!!!

Now you lay the 'Copy Paper' template over the card. I used a
temporary tape to hold in place.
Then stamp your design, inside the space.
I stamped the 'Blooms' in 'Dapper Denim' Classic Stampin' Ink.
Now remove the 'copy paper' template.
I used Stampin'Up! 'Birthday Blooms' for these cards.
Remove your template. Viola'!

Glue your 'frame' to the front of the card.
I used Stampin'Up! 'Fine Tip Glue Pen' around the back of the
frame and then attached to the front of the card.

This step is totally optional...I used the 'Dapper Denim'
Stampin' Write Marker, and traced around the inside of the oval.
This is not a can omit this step if you prefer.

Here are the Stamp Set, Ink Pad and Stampin' Write Marker
I used for the above flower and tracing. 

To color in the 'Blooms', I used 'Blushing Bride' and 'Pear Pizzazz' Stampin' Write Markers.

I used 'Clear Wink of Stella' on the flowers.
I used 'Gold Wink of Stella' for the flower stamens.

On a piece of 'Whisper White' Cardstock, I stamped 2 small butterflies from the 'Papillon Potpourri' Stamp Set, in
'Mint Macaron' Classic Stampin' Ink and then punched
them out with the 'Bitty Butterfly Punch'.

I attached the butterflies with 'Mini Glue Dots' and then put
Rhinestones from the 'Jewels Basic Rhinestones' down the center of the butterflies. I also used the 'Clear Wink of Stella' on the
butterflies to give them a touch of glimmer.

I turned this to get a better picture to show the 'Wink of Stella' on the only showed on the top butterfly.
So Sparkling! So much prettier in person!
You can make whatever shape you would like to 'Diffuse Emboss'.
Just remember to make your 'copy paper' template when you make the 'diffuse template'. It makes it much easier than having to stop and make the 'copy paper' after the fact!
I hope this was helpful to you...any questions...just contact
me by e-mail and I will get right back to you as fast as I can.
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Until the Next Post...Blessings to you ALL!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow, I didn't know that much was involved! I appreciate you EVEN MORE now! Lol Love the embossing!! ~Dudette