Oct 30, 2016

Seasons Greetings

Hello everyone, Deanna here with a fun new project showing a new way to use your dies.  Here is what I made.

To get started in making this card you first need to pick out an intricate die.  You will also need your embossing powder, an embossing mat, your die cut machine and cutting mats along with some embossing ink.  I used Versamark ink. You will also need an anti-static tool to wipe down your area where you will be embossing so your paper doesn't end up with a lot of extra embossing powder on your paper.  (TIP: If you don't have an anti-static tool a dryer sheet will work as well). For my project I chose to use the Westchester Ornament Die.

Using your embossing ink, carefully ink the raised edges of your die.  You will then set up your die cut machine for embossing a die.  My set up for my big shot was my multi-tab plate, set with tab 1 up, my base embossing plate, my die on my paper cutting side up, the green (or tan) embossing mat and then my cutting plate  I ran it through my big shot.  After taking the die out of the machine and carefully lifting off the die, I sprinkled the embossed design with some silver embossing powder.

Here is what that will look like before it is heated with your heat tool.  Before heating the embossing powder preheat your heat tool.  By preheating your heat tool it will just melt the embossing powder quicker reducing the chances of warping your paper.  You can also heat your paper from the back side to help with warping.  Once the embossing powder is melted you are ready to finish your project.

Die I used:
Memory Box - Dies - Westchester Ornament (NEW)
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  1. A clever technique, which I will definitely try!

  2. Pretty cool! So many possibilities! Love your card and embossing!

  3. Beautiful card and awesome technique using die cuts! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

  4. So pretty and I love when we can get more use out of our dies and a great one layer card idea!!

  5. What a clever way to get extra mileage out of using your dies. This is fabulous!! Thanks so much for your genius inspiration!!

  6. Such a clever idea; I will have to put that on my list of things to try.


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