Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Double Embossing

I love being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator!  It's so much fun and I have met so many wonderful people and gone to places and on trips that I would never have imagined before I started doing this.  I also have become friends with some incredibly talented people - and I've even learned a thing or two about being creative myself.
 Smiley from millan.net

My good friend Lou Ann recently gave a presentation to our group on "Double Embossing" with the Textured Impressions Embossing Folders.  Here is a board that she created to show us some examples.  I know you can't exactly see what I'm talking about here, so I have some close-up pictures to better show you.

This first one really shows what I'm talking about.  Lou Ann took the Perfect Polka Dots TIEF and the Stripes TIEF, brayered one side of them with VersaMark ink, ran the TIEF through the Big Shot, and then sprinkled Clear Embossing Powder on the cardstock and heated it with the Heat Tool.  The main image is from the Easy Events stamp set (that I got FREE at Convention this year!)
 This card has just a small strip of the double embossed card stock.  Can you spot it?  the snowman is from Snow Much Fun and he's covered with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to make him stand out.
Here is another adorable card with just a little of the double embossing on it that was textured with the Snowflake TIEF and then cut with the Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die.  And there's another cute snowman from Snow Much Fun on this card.  The Wisteria Wonder cardstock was embossed with the Northern Flurry TIEF but it wasn't double embossed.  See the difference?  I also love the bright colors she used on this card!
Even though these pumpkins are not really Christmas-y, they really show the depth that this technique creates.  Aren't they striking?  The Vintage Wallpaper TIEF was used on these, and then they were cut out with various oval shapes using the Ovals Originals Dies and Oval Punches.
I think the technique itself is fairly simple.  One tip that Lou Ann did give me was to always brayer the VersaMark on the inside side of the TIEF that has the Stampin' Up! logo on it.  So why don't you give it a try?  Send me a picture when you create something - I'd love to see it!

I have some more samples that Lou Ann made with this technique using the Holiday Stocking Bigz L Die, but you'll have to come back tomorrow to see those!  Until then...

Jayne Stenstrom


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