Saturday, 12 September 2020

Thanks so much

HAving seen the challenge from CAS Mix Up, I have spent quite some time messing around with various techniques which were completely new to me!
This card is the result of one of those endeavours.

I have embossed with dies many, many times, but never quite like some of the ways which I have been trying today.
I used a 'Hessian' Embossing Folder from Crafter's Companion, together with a matching stamp and die from Clearly Besotted. 
The die needs to have a flat back (and be pretty symmetrical). The flat side of the die is placed onto the raised side of the Embossing folder. The card to be embossed is laid on top and leaving the embossing folder open, the sandwich is topped with a rubber mat and the top plate of the die-cutting machine.
Once embossed, the flat area left by the die can be stamped with its matching stamp. The need for symmetry is because normally the stamp would line up with the cutting side of the die, not the reverse!
I used my stamping platform  to try to get the stamp as closely aligned as possible and inked with a BIG and Juicy variegated ink pad, applying the ink with a brayer as the ink pad is too large to apply directly with ease.
The sentiment is from  Avery Elle.
Once more thanks to the girls from CAS Mix Up for more great inspiration!
This was fun!



  1. This looks like a really fun technique and makes an amazing card with so much texture and interest. I like how the leaf looks here and the colours are so full of Autumn! Also the placement of the dots adds a lovely flow to your card. Thanks for joining CASology x

  2. VERY striking card! What an interesting technique too...thanks for giving us the instructions.

  3. This is a tricky technique and you have mastered it, Chrissie! What a fabulous embossed background that showcases this gorgeous Fall leaf! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  4. So happy to see your endeavour and all the explanatory details. We do learn so much from each other. I always adore your cards, you make them so pristine and clean. This one is no exception. The attention drawn to every detail gives it so much elegance. The natural colours tones truly appeal to me. Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Mix Up!

  5. I've been playing with this technique and since I don't have matching stamps, I die cut the same leaf separately, colored it & placed in the leaf impression on the card! Works nicely! The other work around I did, was die cut the leaf & use the negative space as a mask over the impressed leaf so I could color the impressed image without making a mess! That also was successful! Always so pleased when I can figure out these alternative ways to accomplish something...doesn't happen that often...LOL!

  6. Very unique and beautiful classy die embossed leaf over the dry embossed background, Chrissie. Your leaf looks gorgeous with the stamped leaf image. You figured out the correct steps and sandwiches perfectly. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up Stencil Challenge. Love and Hugs...Nancy

  7. Wow! Very beautiful and elegant. Thank you so much for playing along with us at CASology. Good Luck :)


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