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!