199 posts categorized "Embossing"

All the Happiness
by Sue McRae


Happy Monday everyone! Sue here with some stamping today! I feel like I don’t do as much stamping as I used to. It seems to be all about the die cutting.


I inked up a floral image from the All the Happiness stamp set with embossing ink and heat set it with clear embossing powder.


To add colour to the image I used a small blending brush and a variety of dye inks. No need to stay within the lines for this technique. By inking up the image this way you can get the job done quickly. The image was die cut with the matching die.


I die cut the Double Scallop Oval from White Woodgrain Paper and temporarily positioned it on the card front so I could figure out where to stamp the sentiment. I used foam tape to adhere the oval frame to the light gray card base.

I attached the floral piece with thinner foam tape to the frame and added a variety of Fairy Jewels for a little bling!


Thanks so much for joining me today on the blog and I wish you a great week!

Sue Floral Signature copy






Cheers To You
by Candice Crawford

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Hey there Craft friends, Candice here, back on the blog with another project share.                                                                                The new Geometric Deco Plate and Art Deco Birthday Greetings stamp set is not only perfect for making cards, but it is also great for tags. 

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To  create today's project, first you will need to die cut the Geometric Deco Plate from gold glitter cardstock. Next die cut a black tag from the Double Stitch Tag Frames die from some black cardstock.  Then adhere the Deco Plate die cut to the black tag with some liquid adhesive with a finetip nozzel. Art Glitter glue works best for adhereing tiny pieces of cardstock. Trim off any excess that hangs off of the tag. Paper piece the trimmed excess pieces to fill in any gaps with the tag to complete the design.


Next stamp the sentiment "Cheers" in Versamark ink and heat emboss with white embossing powder. Lastly punch a hole in the center of the tag add your gold cording and your all set. Cute Art Deco Tag that is perfect to add to any gift. 


I hope you have all enjoyed today's project share and found inspiration. Until next time....happy crafting.

Candice Floral Signature copy



Thanks for Being There
by Nancy Penir


Hi there! How are you all? Kids back in school? A bit more free time to create? Let's look at one of the new Deco dies in the shop now. Art Deco has endless design possibilities! I used the Arched Deco Plate for a  card for a dear friend.


I began by die cutting the plate, not twice but 3 times in purple, gold and aqua foil. I would suggest using your shim for a clean cut.


There are many ways to attach layers. My favorite is glue in a tiny pointed tipped bottle. You can use spray adhesive, or run the pieces through a Xyron machine. Because the cardstock and foiled stock is heavier, it keeps its shape while gluing. The glue dries quickly so you have to move along quickly, but you don't need to glue each and every piece. 


After embossing the sentiment, I popped up the framed piece  with foam. 


What do you do with intricate framed pieces? I love backing them with contrast color for an extra pop! Hopefully you'll give this a try, if you haven't done so already. 

Have a great and crafty week!

Nancy Floral Signature copy






Sending Fall Hugs
by Tiffany Pryce


Hey Poppy friends! Anyone else in the mood for fall? I know, I know, we shouldn't rush the seasons, but I love fall. It is my favorite for so many reasons - cool weather, cozy sweaters, pumpkin everything, apple season, Halloween, my birthday, Thanksgiving, and so much more. Here's a card I made inspired by the beauty of changing leaves.

To start, I ink blended two panels with a variety of autumn inspired dye inks from Catherine Pooler. I blended one of the two panels a little lighter than the other. Since the inks are water reactive, I splattered both panels with water for a little texture. One panel was used as the background, and the other was used for my leaf silhouettes and die cuts.


I tried a new (to me) technique with my Poppystamps products where made a stencil with one of the Whittle dies. I covered a piece of scrap paper with masking tape and die cut the Whittle Oak Leaf multiple times to create a pseudo stencil. With the DIY stencil, I blended the same ink colors randomly on half of one ink blended panel, and then trimmed the panel in half. From the trimmed half of the panel, I die cut several leaves as normal. I added additional ink on the die cuts to deepen the colors.




To further differentiate the background, I dry embossed the Lattice Plate die for texture. And I popped up the leaves with foam tape for dimension. For a little sparkle, I added Fairy Jewels in coordinating colors.

For the final touch, I heat embossed a sentiment from Whittle Everyday in white embossing powder. I ink blended the sentiment strip with the same yellow and orange inks that I used in the background.


Hope you enjoyed this fall inspired card and I hope you try something new in your next make. See you next time!


Tiffany Floral Signature copy




by Marybeth Lopez.


Hi there! Marybeth Lopez  , here today sharing a card for Poppystamps using more products than I normally do.  All listed and linked below.

I started this card out by using the gorgeous 3D Dmbossing Folder from Open Studio. Then added the sentiment from Poppystamps called Art Deco Birthday Greetings.


After finally deciding on the second smallest Wrapped Stitch Rectangle I added to my card , felt like it needed just  bit more . I used the darling Poppystamps Whittle Beaver, he is layered 3 times. 


Love all the memory box cardstock . The color I used is called Sunny Orange. Another favorite of mine is the Madras Plaid Coral and Green patterned paper  , love the foiled gold on each one. So pretty in person.



 Isn't that embossed panel gorgeous. I love doing it in white because it gives a rich cottony look to it.

I hope you day and week is full of JOY!  May God bless you and your family, always.






Just Keep Swimming
by Candice Crawford


Hi there crafty friends, hope you all are enjoying your summer. Today I am on the blog sharing a cute summer theme card using the new wave 3D embossing folder from MemoryBox, the Whittle Fish Trio dies and sWhittle Sealife Sentiments stamp set from Poppystamps. 
To begin you will need to color a 5.5 inch by 4.25 inch piece of white cardstock with Tumbled Glass, Prize Ribbon and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide inks. Be sure to blend the colors well with your Ink Blending tool.


Next emboss the inked cardstock with the wave 3D embossing folder. Remember to use the correct sandwich of plates for your specific die cut machine when embossing with 3D embossing folders. 
Now take a sanding block or a piece of fine grit sandpaper and sand off some of the ink from the raised embossed areas on the cardstock. The white portion of cardstock will appear and provide a nice highlight.  The waves become so defined with this technique. 


Next, die cut the fish from the trio fish die 3 times from white cardstock. The trio fish can all be cut with one pass with your die cutting machine. Then colored each of your fish with your favorite color medium. I am using Copic Markers in Y17, G23, B32 and R83. 
Then stamp the“Just Keep Swimming” sentiment from the Whitle Sealife Sentiments stamp set onto a white die cut circle with Versafine Onyx Black ink.  Adhere the colored fish onto the circle cardstock piece with liquid adhesive. 

Lastly die cut s stitched circle frame from grey cardstock using the  Poppystamps Double Stitch Cirle Frames die and adhere the circle frame to the white circle with some liquid adhesive. Then pop the entire circle die cut image onto the embossed wave background with foam tape. Adhere your card front to an  A2  size card base and you are done. 


I hope you have ejoyed today's cardshare and tutorial. These Whittle dies and coordinating sentiments make quick and easy cards. Until next time. Happy Crafting. 

Candice Floral Signature copy