This is a card I made fooling around with Embossing. I didn’t make up the techniques, but don’t ask me where I saw them, I’ve seen these 2 different kinds of embossing quite a lot lately.
The first method is using the crop-a-dile (see Tammy Mitchell‘s video if you want to see how to use the Crop-a-dile generally with eyelets) where the eyelet setter is for a “dimpling” effect. I thought it would be perfect with the circles that were in this PP.
I can’t quite read the setting, but I believe it is 1-D.
Then just have at it:
You can see a bit better the effect on the under side of the C/S.
Okay the next part is colouring using Embossing folders. It turns out with a neat effect in that the raised part of the image is the colour of the cardstock & is the negative colour of the ink. Like I mentioned above, I have seen this technique a bunch of different places, but when I googled it, I saw a video tutorial by Monica, so check out her tutorial, too.
Okay here’s what you need:
Brayer the part of the Cuttlebug that is Flat, with the image indented, NOT the raised bumpy sided where the image is. Does that make sense? Just use the 1 flat side.
Flat side only. That’s important.
I didn’t make it all that solid of a colour, depending on how dark/covered you want it.
Emboss as usual. I use the Sizzix machine. I’m not all that comfortable with the cuttlebug machine.
Paper in & squish the sandwhich in whatever machine you have.
You should press down (or roll it through your cuttlebug machine) a few times … I don’t think I did it as much as I should, but Liam is very close to the end of his nap & time is of the essence here. It turned out a bit sketchy with the So Saffron colour, but take your time & it’ll be more of a solid colour.
Taken out of machine, embossing folder still on …
Take it out carefully.
Okay, don’t forget to wash out your Cuttlebug Embossing folders in the sink, before you put them away or get distracted.
And here’s the card:
Stuff used: So Saffron CS, White CS, PP (yikes, from the dollar store, not sure what it’s called, I originally used it here), dimensionals, S.U.’s ‘a little love’ stamp set, Oval Punches, Taken with Teal Ink, TEXTILE Cuttlebug Embossing template, Sizzix Machine, Crop-a-dile.
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