IHello there. It’s the second half of our month long 7th birthday celebration at Less is More (LIM). Our new challenge this fortnight is Dry Embossing. Several guests are joining us again and our new sponsor for this challenge is Seven Hills Crafts.
Embossing folders (EF) are one of the easiest ways to dry emboss a design on a card. However, it gets a little tricky when it comes to clean and simple (CAS) cards because it can clutter up all that lovely white space characteristic of CAS cards. Therefore, one way to pull off a CAS card using a busy EF design is to partial emboss with a diffuser.
A diffuser is a template you can add to an EF so that only the areas covered by the diffuser will emboss. I created my own heart diffuser by die cutting 8 hearts from cardstock scraps and gluing them together. The diffuser was then positioned and adhered to the outside of the EF with some temporary tape.
A die cut Mixed Media stitched rectangle was inserted into the folder and embossed through my Big Shot. To complete my super CAS card, NBUS ‘with’ was red heat embossed and a NBUS ‘love’ sentiment (just purchased and now discontinued) was die cut from red glitter paper. The panel was mounted with foam adhesive to a white top folding card base.
Some helpful tips:
– diffuser thickness will vary depending on EF, machine, etc.
– using a thicker cardstock worked better than regular cardstock
– a busy detailed EF is best for a specific shape diffuser like this heart (this Provocraft Bubbles EF was my first EF I ever bought and was the only one that worked because of its tight close-knit pattern)
Playing in the following challenges:
AAA Cards — #108 All You Need is Love
Uniko — #45 Something Old, Something New optional twist LOVE (old Provocraft EF, new sentiment stamp + love die)
STAMPlorations – February 2018 Paint It Red
EMBOSSING WITH DIES
This next card was created for my friend Dorothy. This time, circle dies were used to emboss the concentric circle background on a white A2 stitched rectangle die cut from Mixed Media paper. The bear was stamped on Neenah cardstock with Memento black ink and coloured with Copics. It was die cut out with the matching die and popped up with foam adhesive. The sentiment was die cut from gold glitter paper. Gold shimmer splatters were added before the panel was adhered to a white top folding card base and the card was assembled.
This one’s heading to the following challenges:
Always Happy Birthday — February 2018 CAS Birthday
Watercooler Wednesday — #157 All About Occasions
Send a Smile 4 Kids — Anything Goes 4 Kids or Cards for Teens
Seize the Birthday – Anything Goes Birthday optional twist Coffee or Tea
That does it for me. Hope you will join us and link up your CAS dry embossed cards. For more inspirations and ideas from our guests and my team, click HERE. Thank you for visiting. Have a great day!