Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Embossing Folder Inset technique

This is a new technique that Lyssa Z (songofmyheartstampers.typepad.com) came up with and shared. It looks just like the images are inset into the cardstock. You just punch several images or cut out/use the bigshot dies, then attach firmly to cardstock and run through Bigshot with embossing folder. The square lattice one seems to work the best since it is an all over pattern.
For this card I used the "heart to heart punch" with pink pirouette, melon mambo, and real red cardstock and glued them to regal rose cardstock. I used the "pinking hearts border punch" and real red cardstock along the bottom. The stamped heart is from a level 1 hostess set called "Punch Potpourri". I stamped it on pink pirouette with melon mambo ink and used torn real red cardstock behind it. The heart button is a "bitty button" with a melon mambo heart (the samllest from the heart to heart punch) behind it and white thread. The sentiment is from "Three Little Words" and I cut it apart to make it fit the area.
The leaves were cut with the "Leaves #2" die from very vanilla cardstock and I used direct to paper with stamp pads to color them. Each leaf uses 2 colors: riding hood red and soft suede, old olive and river rock, cajun craze and tangerine tango, and more mustard and crumb cake. They are attached to early espresso and layered onto cajun craze with more mustard as the card base. The finishing touch is a round "bitty button" with a cajun craze circle from the "itty bitty shapes punch pack" and linen thread.

1 comment:

  1. Good idea; will have to try. I really like the different fold cards in an earlier post. I'm a new follower from Stampin' Connection.