Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Double Embossing with Die and Embossing Folder

Hi everyone.  Sharing a technique led by Trina (Phamtastic Design) at our retreat.  This is so cool ... it actually created a one layer card front that has lots of texture and depth and looks like it's many layers.  I did pop the card front up on some foam before adding it to the card base, so it's no longer one layer.

It's hard to tell in the photo above, but the close-up below shows that the background is dry embossed with a woodgrain design.  The scalloped circle die was taped down to the folder and run through the big shot with a card front and silicone mat.  It dry embossed the scalloped edge and the circle.  We also cut a mask from the scalloped circle, removed the center and placed the background mask over the embossed card front so that the scallops lined up and just the center was open.  I sponged yellow, orange and purple inks on an angle, then splattered with water to add a bit of texture and interest.  The silhouette image and sentiment are stamped in black and heat embossed in clear so they stand out more.

Here's the close-up ...
You need to have a solid die for the main image (scalloped circle), so I need to go through my dies and see what I have that will work.  So fun!  Thanks Trina!!






Stamps:  Meadow (Inkadinkado); A Little Sentimental (Clearly Besotted)
Paper:  White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Distress inks:  Mustard Seed, Ripe Persimmon, Wilted Violet (Tim Holtz); Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools:  Scallop Circle Solid Die (unknown); Woodgrain Embossing Folder (SU!), masking paper, clear embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool


21 comments:

Marcia Hill said...

This is so cool Loll! I didn't realize it was one layer until you explained and I saw the close up...will have to give this technique a try! :0)

nancy littrell said...

I love how you finished your die and dry embossed card front, Loll. Beautifully sponged background for your stamped wildflowers. We all had so much fun with this technique at our retreat. I still need to finish my card front into a finished card. You have me inspired. Hugs...Nancy

Nstiz said...

Thanks for describing another really slick technique. I am die cut challenged believe it or not. I went to her blog and saw her directions so thanks too for her link. I may have to give this a try. Love the beautiful gradient you created for your silhouette on your card. This turned out so beautifully and love that you were able to cut the aperture into that fabulous double embossing.

Maria said...

Wow! Lovely as can be, Loll! Love the embossed background! Gorgeous color and pretty stamped image, too!

Christine Alexander said...

Loll, you always choose the most amazing colours, I love the vibrant mix of blue red and yellow, this was also one of my favourite techniques at the retreat:)

Cathy said...

Fantastic card Loll, love the colours and the technique sounds intriguing! Cathy x

Anita in France said...

What an effective technique, Loll ... that glorious, glowing, silhouette centrepiece really looks as though it's set back into the woodgrain! Fabulous and so eyecatching! Hugs, Anita :)

kiwimeskreations said...

Wow loll, this is amazing - it really gives the impression of many layers. Beautifully executed technique
Blessings
Maxine

Julie B said...

I saw Trina's take on this last week and decided I had to have a go at sometime too. This is a great take on the technique. :)

Trina P. said...

Those colours you’ve used are striking on this gorgeous card, Loll. Everyone did such a fabulous job with this technique. So pleased everyone enjoyed doing it. xx

Arlene said...

The colors are striking against the white background and the heat embossed image and sentiment sure stand out. What a beauty. Thanks for the tutorial too.

HilaryJane said...

This is such a clever technique, I love the vibrant colours too xx

My Paper Epiphany said...

Oh I love those vibrant colours! Gorgeous embossing and the image looks great against the background!

Bonnie said...

Love these rich colors, Loll! The wildflowers stand out beautifully against it! Another fun technique from the retreat!

Linda said...

This looks fab, those colours are so vibrant. What a clever technique xx

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card. Love the double embossing and the vibrant colors you sponged for the opening are so pretty. TFS
Oh, and Happy Birthday today. ((Hugs))

Barb Ghig said...

I'm so impressed with this technique, Loll! Your color palette is so striking and perfect with the wildflower silhouettes! Another beautiful CAS card, my friend...you nailed it! XX

Mac Mable said...

Such a glorious effect with a great colour combination. How clever to achieve this fabulous one layer card and what a fun and fabulous technique x. Beautiful card x.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Awesome card, Loll! Love the gorgeous sponged background with the striking black wild flower silhouette! And the combination of the woodgrain dry embossing and the scallop circle die-cutting adds so much interest and texture. Thank you for sharing the details of the technique. I'd love to try it!
Hideko xx

Jo said...

Clever ladies and such superb outcome! What a beautiful array of primaries and that black stamping compliments the BG. I do have to try this. Hope it's as superb as yours! xxx

Bobby said...

There is so much dimension there that it doesn't look like a one layer card, Loll. Great technique.