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Video: Embossing with Dies

Hello fellow crafters!

Today, I have exciting news! More exciting news – how on Earth do you cope 😉 Today, I have published a video (my very first!) on my YouTube channel! (Can you tell how excited I am from the sheer number of exclamation marks I’m using?) Anyway, I have been thinking about doing a video before but been a bit hesitant (I’m not really keen on the sound of my voice – but is anyone?)

For todays card, I embossed the largest My favourite Things Pierced Rectangle die into an A6 Kraft card base with the Spellbinders embossing tan mat. I think that this is a great way to add a little interest to a one layer card whilst keeping it clean and simple.

Embossing with Dies (2)

I then stamped the cupcake image from the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Blueprints 1 set in Versa Fine Onyx Black ink, which did bleed slightly but I think that was down to the very textured card I used and the fact the image had very fine lines.  I also stamped the “Happy Birthday” sentiment from the Hero Arts Many Everyday Messages – this was once joined together, however, Emma’s scissors took a liking to them, so they can now be stacked!

Embossing with Dies (3)

I used coloured pencils to colour the image – the way I blended the pencil is by simply adding layers of the colour beginning with the shadow and working my way to the highlight until I get a smooth gradient.

I’m also going to be entering this card into these challenges: Creative with Stamps “Manly/ Masculine Card“, Stempelgarten Challenge “A Card for a Man“, Catch the Bug “Masculine“, Craft for the Craic “Something Masculine“, Morgan’s Art World “Happy Birthday“, QKR Stampede “One for the Guys” and Craft Rocket Challenges “For a Man or Boy“.

Take a look at the video and let me know what you think (obviously, only if you’d like to 😉 )

Emma x


10 thoughts on “Video: Embossing with Dies

  1. Delightful masculine card, Emma! I’m delighted to see you playing along in our “One for the Guys” challenge at QKR Stampede this week. Good luck in the draw and come play again soon, won’t you?
    NanaConnie DT

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  2. Congrats on your first video! I have great anxiety over the sound of my voice on video – I actually start to stutter and stumble on my words – grr. Anyway…I love your CAS card and the way you used the die to frame the main image. Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug Challenges

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  3. Hi Emma

    Yes, this is really masculine especially the birthday cake ;-). The Stamp of Tim Holtz was a great selection of yours and to use it on craft with great pencil colouration creates a very special and perfect effect.

    Thank you very much for joining us at the Stempelgarten Challenge.

    Hugs and good luck

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