Friday, March 21, 2014

How To Tutorial: Double Embossing

Today I want to show you how I created this card with a technique I call Double Embossing. I am going to do my best with the step by step instructions, but if you have a question about anything please leave a comment and I will answer it.

Double Embossing
This technique uses 2 embossing folders together. It is best used with one large Embossing Folder that will cover the entire cardstock and one from the Set Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die. The frame will give the shape definition and a border for a stamped image, punch art, or other embellishment.

You will need:
Big Shot, multipurpose platform & clear plates, 1 large embossing folder, 1 frame embossing folder, Xacto knife and mat, cardstock, ink pad, liquid adhesive, snail, white chipboard from a pack of Designer Series Paper cut into 3 5x6 pieces (large enough to cover the cardstock).

Step 1:
Emboss 1 of the chipboard pieces with the frame. Make sure it is where you want the frame to be on your card.

Step 2:
Use the Xacto knife to cut out the entire frame (doesn't need to be perfect)

Step 3:
Trace the opening on the other 2 pieces of chipboard so it is in the same place.

Step 4:
Cut out the rest of the chipboard and glue them together so you have a thick template. Glue the cutout shapes together as well.

Step 5:
Place your cardstock in the embossing folder. Make sure the Stampin' Up logo is facing up. Close the folder. Place your template on top of the folder so the opening is where you want the frame to be on your card. You can use a little snail to keep it in place.

Step 6:
Close your multipurpose platform! Place the folder on top and use only 1 clear plate on top. Run through your Big Shot.

You should have an embossed piece of cardstock with an area that was not embossed. Great job!

Step 7:
Take the frame embossing folder and place it over the un-embossed area, close the folder. Make sure the Stampin' Up logo is on the top.

Step 8:
Place the shape template on top of the embossing folder so it covers all of the frame. Use a little snail to keep it in place.

Step 9:
Keeping the multipuprose platform closed, place the folder ontop with 1 clear plate on top of everything and run through the Big Shot.

 It should look something like this! GREAT!

Sometimes I like to add a little extra color to my embossed cardstock to help everything show up. You can do this many different ways. For the above card I used a method I call ink to paper :)
Just open your ink pad and pat it over the paper. Use more or less pressure depending on the look you want. Some people rub it, but I like to pat it. 

Now you can add whatever embelishment or stamped image inside the frame.
Here are some cards I have seen with this same technique.
Thanks for stopping by.
Have a creative day!

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