July 3, 2012

Tuesday Tips or Techniques-Double Embossing!

I have a technique to show you today and I have TWO CARDS to show you using this technique. The technique is called "Double Embossing" because we will be using 2 different embossing folders on the same cardstock layer. Take a peek at the two close-ups below:

Notice the 2 frames I used in the center of each panel and notice how none of the background embossing affected the center? Here's how I achieved this:

You will need: Exacto Knife, Thick Cardboard

Step 1:

Cut out a piece of cardboard measuring 5.5" x 4.25". Using your Exacto knife, cut out an oval large enough to cover the oval from the "Designer Frames Textured Impressions Folder". I used the oval from the now retired "Ovals Die". I traced it on my cardboard and cut it out (carefully) using my Exacto knife. Make sure you position the oval where the folder will sit on the cardfront. Pop out the oval you cut out and keep that piece also as you will be using it in another step.

Step 2:

Place your cardstock piece in your embossing folder and this is the order of your "sandwich" you need:
  • Big Shot platform
  • Tab 1
  • Tab 2
  • Embossing folder with cardstock piece inserted
  • Cardboard with oval shape cut-out
Carefully place the cardboard so its sits perfectly on top of the embossing folder, aligning the sides so they are even to your embossing folder.

Step 3:

Add (1) Clear Plate on top of your sandwich and run through the Big Shot Machine.

The 2 photo's below show you what your embossed cardstock piece should look like:

Step 4:

Now add your embossed cardstock piece to the inside of the Designer Frame (oval one) and position oval of designer frame to oval "blank space" on your embossed cardstock. Use the same sandwich you used in Step 2:
  • Big Shot platform
  • Tab 1
  • Tab 2
  • Embossing folder with cardstock piece inserted
  • Oval Cardboard Shape that you cut out
The oval cardboard shape goes directly on top of the oval shape from  your embossing folder. See photo above. Now the important part: Add (1) Clear Plate to the top of your sandwich but align the Clear Plate so that it sits at the very top and even with the edge of your oval cardboard piece (see photo above) and run through the Big Shot Machine but stop when the Big Shot reaches the top edge of the Clear Plate and then turn your handle backwards to push the sandwich back out. If you don't complete this step in this manner, the embossing from the 1st embossing folder will flatten out near the top.

 This is the result:

Repeat all the same steps for the square frame embossing folder. When you cut the center of your cardboard, cut a square measuring 2" x 2 5/8" for your hole. Keep the square piece you cut out for a later step. This is what your completed cardstock piece will look like:

Close-up of card #1:

Card #1 Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Whisper White
  • Inks: Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso, Primrose Petals
  • Tools: Big Shot Machine, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Designer Frames Embossing Folder, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Snips
  • Accessories: In Color Dahlias, Rhinestone Jewels
  • Stamps: Betsy's Blossoms, Petite Pairs
Close-up of Card #2:

Card #2 Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Pool Party
  • Inks: Pool Party, Calypso Coral
  • Tools: Big Shot Machine, Chevron Embossing Folder, Designer Frames Embossing Folder, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Bitty Banners Framelits, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Punch Pack
  • Accessories: Rhinestone Jewels, Calypso Coral 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon
  • Stamps: Itty Bitty Banners, Papillon Potpourri

Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die
Item #123130
Preferred Price: $8.95

Create strongly embossed highlights, frames, and accents on single layers of card stock and Designer Series Paper with these smaller-sized plastic Textured Impressions Embossing Folders. Also ideal for embossing medallions, which you can cut or punch to use on a card or certificate. Folders measure 4-1/2" x 2-7/8". Coordinates with Beau Château suite. Oval shape coordinates with the Extra-Large Oval Punch.
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  1. Looks so beautiful! Thanks for tutorial!!!

  2. This is great -- the double embossing adds so much. Also, thank you for the "print friendly" option. Makes saving the tip a piece of cake.

  3. I agree! I love the print friendly option! These cards are so elegant. I love this double embossing technique. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I can't wait to try this! Thank you so much. I follow your blog regularly. I love your work. It's beautiful!

  5. the cards look awesome!!! love the double embossing


  6. LOVE YOUR TIPS! Thank you - and this will be fun to do for both of these embossing folders! Happy 4th!

  7. Thank you for the easy printing feature!!!!!

  8. Looks so beautiful thanks for sharing...
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  9. Both of these cards are so pretty. And thanks for sharing the great tips about double embossing.

  10. great instructions, so easy to follow and fab cards too :)
    I am now following you from SC and would love you to follow me too.

  11. This is gorgeous. Your instructions are generous! Thank you!!!!

  12. Gorgeous cards and wonderful tutorial!

  13. I love this tech... video??? I am a visual person

  14. I agree a video would be awesome! Thanks so much for sharing this.

  15. Great directions. I've done this before, but don't do it very often so printed off these directions to remind me next time. Thanks. Edna

  16. Beautiful cards and great instructions, Debbie! Thanks for sharing. I think my girls will love this technique!

  17. Thanks for sharing the technique and the beautiful cards, Debbie!

  18. best embossing I have seen for this method... you are amazing.. I never get it to look this good.. thanks for the tutorial will give it another try.. regards Hanny

  19. best embossing I have seen for this method... you are amazing.. I never get it to look this good.. thanks for the tutorial will give it another try.. regards Hanny


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