Hi and welcome to colour me happy. I'm Diane (Di to my friends. I live in Sydney, Australia with my 2 favourite people (hubby Damien & gorgeous girl Cara), 2 playful pups & a still growing collection of Stampin' Up goodies. I hope you enjoy this little peek at my papercraft creations. If you'd like more information on anything e-mail me at email@example.com
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I think the inlaid embossing technique is probably the most popular new technique of recent times & I finally got to see why at the end of June, when I made this card for the same lovely friend as yesterday's card.
I can't believe it took me so long to try it....although our renovations have a lot to answer for, lol. It's a really simple technique, but I think it gives fabulous results, thanks to the magic ingredient - the square lattice embossing folder for the Big Shot.
A couple of details - Once I embossed the panel, I added a couple of raised smaller butterflies, punched flowers & some of my fave basic pearls to finish. The birthday tag was punched with the medium jewellery tag (I made this longer). Here's a closer pic.
In the rare chance there's someone else out there still who hasn't tried inlaid embossing, here's how you do it.
1. Cut, die cut or punch out shapes in cardstock or patterned paper.
2. Glue shapes to piece of card. You can overlap layers, but don't go overboard. At this point, you may be thinking "I don't know about this" but keep going!
3. Place decorated card into the square lattice embossing folder (or other tightly patterned folder) & run through Big Shot.
4. Take out card from folder & look amazed, as you see the seemingly magical transformation of your card into a single layer. Easy!
I was really happy with how this turned out & encouraged to do some more. I've seen some phenomenal cards using this technique & next time I'll show you one I made that was inspired by some of my favourites. Leave a comment if you have any questions, tips or just want to say hi. Until next time...
Inky wishes, Di
Supplies Stamps: Teeny Tiny Sentiments Card: Marina mist, baja breeze, soft suede, very vanilla, certainly celery card. Ink: chocolate chip (I think....or maybe soft suede) Accessories: marina mist 1/8 inch taffeta ribbon, basic pearls Tools: medium jewellery tag punch, itty bitty punch pack - flower, Big Shot, little leaves die, beautiful wings embosslit
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