I was embossing a piece of cardstock and it got several tears in it (and I had
done some fancy heat embossing on it and everything!):
and it was fun,
so I thought I'd share this schtuff...
1... a pictorial for how to do 'cut out pressure embossing'
2... general tips for better embossing
- Pressure embossing machine: Cuttlebug, Big Shot, Wizard
- Embossing folder (this one is S.U.'s Elegant Lines embossing folder
- Cardstock (8olb or more is nice)
- Exacto blade or hobby knife
- Patterned or coloured paper
- Scissors & Adhesive (I used double-sided tape)
I used sprayed paper left over from colouring a doily using DIY shimmer spray
Step 3) Lay it all out behind cut outs before adhering to be sure you like it
Step 4) Adhere bits to the back of cut out embossing...
Step 5) Trim, if necessary.
Step 6) Finally, mount your embossed piece onto a card the same size (this one is a standard A2: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" card with a top fold):
.................................(clickable blogger pics)
is a delight colour-wise & it has a really nice sparkle to it
from the shimmer mist...
There's another version of
cut out pressure embossing here
(and a men's suiting pattern freebie)
for better pressure embossing:
1) You can shim your embossing stack: add a piece of cardstock (or 2 or 3) to your plate stack/sandwich.
2) Use thicker cardstock - I've had great results with Strathmore 100lb Bristol Vellum paper
3) Or spritz your cardstock with water or alcohol & emboss it while damp.