Thursday, April 7, 2011

Embedded Embossing

First off, I'd like to give a great big thanks and a hug to all of you for all of your lovely comments, thoughts and prayers for the sympathy card I made for my cousin. I had so many lovely personal e-mails, too. You are all the BEST! Thank you from the bottom of my heart ...

It was once again my turn to hostess the Free for All challenge over on SCS. I was having a hard time thinking up anything, and then I remembered a technique I've been seeing around lately ... one I had never tried, so I just decided to go for it. I guess you would call this embedded embossing. The basic premise is to put layers/shapes together on one layer by embossing them all at the same time. I know that sounds kinda dumb the way I worded it, but I think the pictures speak for themselves!!

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Concord Crush, Whisper White, In Color DSP
Ink: Concord Crush
Accessories: 5-Petal Flower Punch, Triple Layer Blossom Bouquet Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Whisper White Satin Ribbon, Square Lattice Textured Impressions Folder, White Baker's Twine, Assorted Buttons, Pop-Up Glue Dots

Here's one more I did ... somehow, I had envisioned this differently. The newsprint DSP didn't turn out to look as good as I had thought it would, but I guess it's okay ... Smiley from

Stamps: Fabulous Phrases
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, First Edition DSP
Ink: Rose Red
Accessories: Lattice Bigz Die, Finial Press Textured Impressions Folder, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Medium Oval Punch, 5-Petal Flower Punch, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder, Big Designer Button, Scallop Border Punch

By the way, stay tuned for a tutorial on how I made the flowers for the sympathy card I posted on Wednesday HERE ... they are really much easier than they look!!


Kim Score said...

gorgeous cards! this will be on my inspiration blog post tomorrow. TFS

Shoshi said...

What a fun idea! Very unusual, and very effective!

Tina said...

Wendy,I love your card! I just wanted to let you know that I am sharing this technique on my blog post today and I will be linking it to yours. Thanks for all the inspiration!

Crystal Slagman-Anjema said...

Hi Wendy,
I have a question about the Lattice Bigz die: can you use this die in the cuttlebug? I hope you can help me out.
Thanks very much,
Crystal Slagman, the Netherlands