Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Stampin' Up! Embossing With Dies Technique #GDP101

Happy Wednesday Peaches! I have a fun technique for you today, along with a brand new challenge from the Global Design Team. My technique today involves embossing using your Dies. What I love about this technique is that it opens up so many possibilities because you can use any Dies you have on hand to accomplish this look. I'll explain more about how this works after I introduce the weekly color challenge. Here's my card:

This week is a color challenge with the gorgeous combination of Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay, and Flirty Flamingo. I just adore these colors together, and from the looks of the samples made, along with the other submissions, there's no wrong way to combine them. Check out all the stunning projects by clicking here.

So to do this technique, you need to use this sandwich arrangement for your card panel: from the bottom, the Bigshot platform, then a cutting plate, next your silicone mat (these are super affordable and an invaluable tool for any crafter), then your card panel, and then your die of choice (today I'll be using the Window Box Thinlits die), and finally your top cutting plate on top. I've provided a picture below for visual reference.

After arranging this sandwich and running it through your Bigshot as you would any embossing folder, you should have a beautifully embossed image. What happens is that the silicone may provides cushion for the die to impress the image, while there is less pressure as you run it through so it won't actually cut the paper. I often forget about this technique and can't wait to find other dies to use with it.

To finish off my project, I took some of my craft white Ink Refill, squirted it onto my silicone craft mat (you could also use your clear blocks), added a few drops of Bermuda Bay refill, and mixed it. I did this so that my ink would be opaque and therefore show up on my bold Night of Navy background panel. I spattered it onto my panel by using my aqua painter to flick the drops of ink onto it. I also took some of the leftover mixed ink and painted the embossed image to create more contrast as I was afraid it would get lost in the background. I took a few strips of coordinating cardstock scraps (1/4 inch) and adhered them to a piece of scrap paper that I had traced a heart onto, using one of my heart dies. Then I took that very same heart die to cut out the striped heart. Finally, I added my sentiment and a few embellishments. I just love how stunning these colors are together, don't you?!

Well, that's my card for today! Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll see you all next post!

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  1. Stunningly beautiful card Lauren! I love the way you painted the embossed image. Just lovely.


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