Card Making · Moving Along With The Times

Stretching Your Dies: Two Methods for Embossing

Hello,

Today, we have a new challenge starting over at Moving Along With The Times with the theme “Ring ‘O Roses” – however, you can create a ring with any flower. This challenge lasts for a fortnight; so if you’d like to join in, make sure you enter your project before Wednesday 15th February at 6pm GMT.

 

For my “Ring ‘O Roses”, I die cut the largest Lil’ Inkers Dual Stitched Mat Circle to make sure my flowers stayed in a ring! I then used My Favorite Things Sketched Blooms with Mama Elephant’s Blush ink as my base colour and then I used a variety of Hobby Craft Christmas Red with the Distress Inks Victorian Velvet and Shaded Lilac. I masked off each flower with a post it note as I went around do it looks like the flowers are closely grouped together.

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Embossing Technique 1: Dry Embossing

I cut an oval with a scalloped frame from Avery Elle’s Sweet Scallop die set. On the oval, I took one of the Patchwork dies from Tonic Studios Everyday Squares set and put some Hobby Craft Christmas Red ink, mostly, over the cutting part of the die. I then placed the oval down onto the die and put some micropore over the edges to secure it. I ran it through my Sizzix Big Shot using the embossing setting with the Spellbinders Embossing Tan Mat which meant the die both left an indentation and transferred the ink.

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Embossing Technique 2: Embossing Paste

I used the same Tonic Studios die with a piece of acetate to create a stencil. I mixed some Winsor and Newton Modelling Paste (which is similar to Embossing Paste) with some of Faber Castell Cotton Candy Gelatos; I then used a pallet knife to smear it over the stencil directly onto my card base. I had to do each square separately, to allow drying time, however, the modelling paste is fairly drying. With the Modelling Paste being a ‘wet’ medium, it did warp the card slightly – however, it was only a little.

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My sentiment banner is from Inspired By Stamping’s Fancy Label 3 set and I cut a “made with love” sentiment up from the Hero Arts Many Everyday Messages. I inked both the banner and scalloped frame with Mama Elephant’s Pacific Blue.

 

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges: mod Squad Challenge “Hearts and Flowers”, Try It On Tuesday “Hearts and Flowers”, Dream Valley Challenges “All About Love”, A Gem of a Challenge “Hearts and Flowers”, and Digi Designs Challenge Blog “All About Love”.

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Thank you so much for visiting my blog – I hope you enjoyed reading!

Emma x

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12 thoughts on “Stretching Your Dies: Two Methods for Embossing

    1. Thank you… I have to admit, I did keep running my fingers over the embossing! I’ve never really done a “textured” card like this before, so it was something new for me. Glad you liked the card 🙂

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