When I look back at my recent personal challenge to create 24 cards in 24 hours I’m very happy with the variety of projects I designed. Today’s project is a favourite possibly because of the beautiful sentiment, but also because of the embossing. In fact these two types of embossing really makes a simple layout into something quite elegant.
I began by using my Stampin’ Trimmer to cut and score a piece of Thick Very Vanilla Card. Then I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder to create my card base.
Next I lightly spritzed a layer of Very Vanilla Card with clean water using a Stampin’ Spritzer. Then I placed the card inside the Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Over at my Big Shot I put the embossing folder directly onto the multipurpose platform with all the tabs open. A cutting pad was placed on top and then I ran the folder through the Big Shot, forwards and backwards. This would be my background layer and was set aside to dry.
At this point I decided that the Tile Tile embossing would be the ideal coordinating element for the project.
I spritzed another layer of Very Vanilla Card, but this time embossed just a 3/4″ strip down the right side. This piece would be the liner for my card base.
Finally I embossed a 3/4″ strip along the bottom of a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope.
‘Wishing you a day of love and happy memories’ is a beautiful sentiment that’s suitable for lots of different occasions. It’s a combination of script and block lettering and I wanted to make this the focal point of the card.
To start I wiped a piece of Thick Very Vanilla Card with an Embossing Buddy to remove any oils and static. Then I used VersaMark ink to stamp the sentiment and sprinkled it with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Next I tapped off the excess powder and removed a few stray specks. Once I was happy, I melted the remaining embossing powder with my Heat Tool set on 2 (high).
To complete the sentiment I first punched it out using the Everyday Label Punch. Then I mounted it onto a strip of Copper Foil Sheet with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Next I tied a small bow with some Coastal Cabana/copper 1/8″ ribbon from the Tea Room Ribbon Combo Pack. Finally the bow was added to the bottom of the sentiment with a Mini Glue Dot.
Now that it was dry, I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to attach the embossed background layer to the card base. Then I finished the front of the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals to add the beautiful sentiment layers.
All that was left was to fix the remaining partially embossed Very Vanilla layer inside the card base with liquid glue.
Despite the time taken to prepare and emboss the card and sentiment, this project was remarkably quick to make. Even after years of papercrafting I’m still amazed by how these two types of embossing can transform basic cardstock.
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