Saturday, 27 February 2010
Double embossing technique
Hi, hope you are having a wonderful saturday and that you joined us for sweetpea's bloghop. Check the blog to see if you are the winner of a free sheet of stamps!
Yesterday I played with a new technique called double embossing that I saw on the cuttlebug spot. It gives such a wonderful effect! You get an embossed part around the image and a clean shape in the middle to stamp on. I actually made my own variation that I'm pretty proud of, but I ran out of thicker cardboard. I noticed it worked quite well with two of those cardboards you have on the backside of a notepad. I ran out of notepads though, lol.
I used a big circle and then a flowershape. The circle doesn't show that well, but I think it looks good anyway. I even picked it up a notch and masked the stam so the leaves of the flower wouldn't be outside of the frame. Not sure if it looks better. I made one with the leaves sticking outside and it looks quite good too.
I also used the backside of the card so the flowershape stands out instead of down. This folder from cuttlebug works from both sides, it's just a matter of preferance. I actually made one image with the reversed embossing. The image - a lili of the valley stamp I got from Linda as a b-day gift - is coloured with my beloved promarkers. The embossed part is coloured with shimmery chalks.
If you have a CB you should really give this technique a go. It's perfect for simple yet elegant cards. I think it would be lovely for weddinginvitations.
I'm entering this card (not sure if I should add a yellow border around it or leave as it is) for:
the cuttlebug spot that had this technique as the challenge and abc challenge where you needed to use one paper.
And a little sneak-peak of what I'm working on at the moment. I got some adorable fabrics the other day that are slowly transforming into a bag:
DVD/CD box at instructables.