Friday 5 August 2011

Inlaid embossing...what took me so long?

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

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


Christine Blain said...

This is beautiful, Di! I love how you've added a bit of dimension on top of the embossed panels, too. This technique is yet to be tried out in my household .... been on the "to do" list for ages! Love what you've done with it, and I look forward to seeing what else you've done :)

Sarah Milbourn Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator said...

So pretty Di!I love the butterflies anf the colour combo is fab!

Sherylee said...

Hi Di,
This is one of the prettiest inlaid embossing I have seen - the extra butterflies and flowers are just gorgeous!