October 12, 2014

Triple Layer Inked Embossing Technique!

I thought I would try something different for today's card. I love the Lovely Lace Embossing Folder as it creates such a nice embossed background for a card. As I was holding the embossing folder in my hands, I wondered if embossing it on three layers of cardstock would work so I gave it a try. Not sure if this has been done before or not but I thought of this on my own and named it the "Triple Layer Inked Embossing Technique". Take a peek:

I love the way the Perfect Plum and Blackberry Bliss colors compliment themselves:

Oh and guess what? I'm going to show you how I completed my technique:

You will need three layers of Blackberry Bliss Cardstock as follows:
  • 2 1/4" x 3 1/2"
  • 3 1/4" x 4 1/2"
  • 4 1/4" x 11", score at 5 1/2 and fold

You will need the following sizes in Perfect Plum Cardstock:
  • 2" x 3 1/4"
  • 3" x 4 1/4"
  • 4" x 5 1/4"

Using the Perfect Plum layers, temporarily glue them together as shown above. Run all three layers through the Big Shot using the embossing folder:

Separate all three layers and using your Perfect Plum Ink Pad, turn it upside-down and ink the raised embossed sections as shown below:

Once you've inked all three pieces, layer with the Blackberry Bliss Cardstock layers to look like this:

Decorate your card as you like. I used the Polka Dot Pieces stamp set that coordinate with the Bird Punch, Elegant Butterfly Punch, 1 1/4" Scallop Circle Punch and the 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch:

I hope you will give this technique a try. I love it when I try something for the first time and it works like I planned! 
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  1. Oh WOW!! I've tried the triple time stamping technique but it never occurred to me to do it with an embossing folder, this is fabulous!!! What a great idea Debbie, I will definitely give this a try, thank you so much for sharing.

  2. I forgot to ask you.....Is it difficult to run all 3 layers of Card Stock inside the Embossing Folder through the Big Shot? Just curious.

    1. Thanks so much Maria for the kind words! The cardstock actually goes through the Big Shot quite easily. It's a little tighter than usual but works fine!

  3. Thanks Deb, great idea.
    Rene from OZ xo

  4. Thank you Debbie, I will give this technique a try today, I have some SU EF that would work really beautiful for this. Again, it's a fabulous idea.

  5. Gorgeous...just printed this out - love that you used black ink to go over the raised folder embossing. Gorgeous for any type of card!


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