Technique Tuesday: Embossing with Dies!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am so excited to share this awesome technique with you!! I love this because it makes your stampin’ dollars stretch and makes really cool effects on your cards!! I’m talking about the new Big Shot Embossing Mats!!

Your favorite Framelits, Thinlits, and Edgelits dies can do more when paired with the Embossing Mats. Use with cutting dies to emboss instead of cut!! I used the beautiful “Springtime Impressions Thinlits” to create this amazing background …

I embossed the floral pattern onto the new Soft Sea Foam cardstock. I simply began with the base plate, then the white plate; included in the embossing mat package, then the blue mat, my cardstock, the die and finally the cutting plate on top … roll it through, and your image is embossed onto your cardstock!!

This gives you a nice close look at how the die actually embossed the cardstock!  Now you have two different ways to use your dies!!  You could do the same with these pretty butterflies!!

I used the new Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather cardstocks to cut out my butterflies and layered them.  I loved the heather against the sea foam but wanted that extra pop of color … and that is why I layered the butterfly.  The cute flowers also come in the die set.

The beautiful greeting comes from the Southern Serenade stamp set, was stamped in the Gorgeous Grape and cut out with the Stitched Framelit dies.  I finished off my card by embellishing with Rhinestones … a little bling never hurt anyone! lol

I thank you for joining me today to see this new product / technique!!  This will definitely be on my upcoming Class List. Stop back tomorrow and I’ll share a card created with the Springtime Impressions … cut!

Have a wonderful day ~

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Technique Tuesday: Heat Embossing

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to share a video with you that shows different heat embossing techniques … You’re going to want to watch, because they’re showing one I’ve NEVER seen before!

Embossing is one of our favorite techniques! But did you know there are many ways to emboss? Watch as Andrea demonstrates three additional embossing techniques: water embossing, embossing in any color, and faux metal embossing.

So … what did you think? Are you going to try the “Water Drops”??

I’d love to hear what you think! Thanks for checking in today …

Hope your day is a good one.

Enjoy Your Special Day …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share with you another one of the cards that we did as a Make -n- Take at Kathie’s party. We learned two different types of embossing, watercoloring, and how fun the BigShot is!!

We begin with our color pallet: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, and Silver! Sounds like a touch of the Southwest! Our base card is Whisper White and the card front Tempting Turquoise … soon to be embossed with the New “Petal Burst Embossing Folder”.  All you need to do is roll it through the BigShot and it comes out beautifully textured.

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Our next step and second type of embossing is “heat embossing”. You will need the beautiful dragonfly from the “Dragonfly Dreams” bundle.  Next you’ll need the VersaMark ink pad, the Silver Embossing Powder and the heat gun.

Stamp dragonfly with VersaMark, sprinkle with embossing powder (shake off excess) and begin to heat.  Watch the dull powder turn into a shiny silver raised image!! It’s amazing! Our next step was to take the dragonfly framelit from our bundle, and on a separate piece of turquoise cardstock layer one of the circle dies from the “Stitched Framelits Dies” and cut them out on the BigShot.

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We’re now going to color our dragonfly by pulling some Tempting Turquoise ink from the pad with your Aqua Painter and then gently brush color onto the wings. It’s so easy to do and adds a nice touch of color to our dragonfly. Now we’re going to adhere our layers beginning with the Silver Metallic Doily.

Our greeting comes directly from the stamp set from our “Dragonfly Dreams” bundle. A few rhinestones were added to the card to draw the eye to the dragonfly and to anchor our greeting. Our new stampers were amazed they could make a card with that many techniques … I just reminded them they are just doing 3 simple techniques/steps, and then putting it all together!

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I hope you enjoyed our card as much as the rest of us did, and that our hint of the Southwest will bring us some much needed sun and a bit warmer temperature!

Thanks for coming by …

Enjoy your day, and I hope it’s special!

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