Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Embossing With Butterflies Instagram Tip

Hey peaches, Happy Wednesday! I'm so excited to share my first Instagram tip with you! Every Tuesday of the month you can find helpful tips and tricks on the Stampin' Up! Instagram Page. You can also find my account and follow me here or search @lalipeach. 

Today's tip may or may not be new to you. I, myself, have been doing this technique for years. Basically, you are using your dies to create embossed images. I love being able to find new ways o stretch my dies, and since we all know that dies are not cheap, it's great when we can use them for more than they are intended. 

To start you will need your Big Shot along with it's included accessories (platform, plates, etc.), Silicone Craft Sheet, and of course, your die(s). For my project today, I will be using the Butterfly Thinlits Dies

When I make cards to send, I often like to dress up my envelopes as well, typically with matching images. To match a butterfly card that I made, I wanted to add an embossed butterfly image to the flap of my envelope. Here's how you do it:

First arrange your "sandwich" in this order (from bottom to top):

1. Big Shot Platfom
2. Thin Die Adapter
3. Bottom Cutting Plate
4. Silicone Craft Mat
5. Cardstock/Paper/Item to be embossed (in my case, Whisper White Medium Envelope)
6. Top Cutting Plate

See Picture Below: 

You'll also notice that I used washi tape to secure my die in place. this is not necessary, but it will ensure that my die does not shift when I run it through my Big Shot. After you have run your envelope and die through, you will have a beautifully embossed image. If you wish to get an even deeper impression you can add layers of cardstock to your sandwich. Play around with the configuration until you are happy with the results.   

I've also included my finished matching card so that you can see yet another way to stretch your dies. For this card, I used the die cut butterfly as a stencil to add embossing paste and the brand new Brusho Crystal Color. I love how the die cut "stencil" kept the Brusho contained to the butterfly shape.

Well, that's my tip/technique for today! Come back next post for more fun projects and helpful techniques and tips!  


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Let’s break it down:
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