Friday, March 8, 2013

Double Embossed Birthday Card

I created this card for a technique class I had a while ago.  It is called "Double Embossing".  I have shared this technique before, look under "Double Embossing" in my left sidebar.

Cut a piece of First Edition DSP the desired size (here I used 5 x 3-3/4").  Take your Finial Press EF (or any embossing folder you would like to use, just make sure it has lots of non-embossed areas) and ink it up with Versa Mark by putting the ink on directly from the stamp pad.  Put the DSP into the embossing folder and run it through the Big Shot.  You will need to make sure Tab 1 is closed so you get enough pressure to transfer the ink to the DSP.  Alternatively, you could add a shim or two if needed.  After running it through the Big Shot pour Embossing Powder over the DSP (I used Melon Mambo here), and heat it.  Voila, a great finish on the DSP.
To make the flower I stamped one of the stamps from the Pennant Parade set in Melon Mambo onto Whisper White cardstock, then you punch it out with the small heart punch.  You will need 4 of them.  The base of the flower is punched using the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer punch (R) and the hearts are layered on top with dimensionals.

   Stamps:  Fabulous Florets, Pennant Parade, Very Versatile
   Ink:  Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Versa Mark
   Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Melon Mambo, First Edition DSP
   Other:  Finial Press EF, Wild Wasabi EP, Blossom bouquet Triple Layer punch (R), Small Heart punch, Printed Designer In Colour Brad (R), Curly Label punch

Give this technique a try, use some different coloured embossing powders and see what you can come up with.

Stampin' Smiles .... 

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