Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Technique Tuesday - Dry Embossing and Simple Stories!!!

Today we are going to talk a bit about dry embossing!!! I made my card using the Simple Stories 100 Days of Summer Flash Card paper and a sheet of blue cardstock. I embossed my blue background using the Tim Holtz Honeycomb Embossing Folder. I added a sentiment from the Flash Card paper onto a strip I cut and distress from the paper using my Tim Holtz distress tool. I made  three flags, distressed them and added them to the card using Mandarin Twine from the Twinery and pop dots!!!
Now on to how to EMBOSS, I have a Texture Boutique from Sizzix that I use for my embossing but if you have a Big Shot or a different die cut machine you maybe able to emboss with them. So make sure to check out your die cut machines to see if is able to emboss.
On most machines you will have the directions on how to use them, what I like about Sizzix is that the directions are right on the boards so they are always with you.
To show you what I did I am using a piece of pink Core'dinations paper because it has a color core inside (on my card I used a piece of blue card stock). So look at your directions and it will show you to place your paper in between the folder, close it, place the folder on one of the black boards, place white shim and then the other black board and crank through the machine by turning the handle. Make sure that it goes all the way through the machine.
The pink piece is the piece I ran though the Sizzix Texture Boutique. Do you see how the honeycomb is more pronounced than the one I have one my card. It is because the paper has a colored core in it and when you run it through the boutique it shows the core but you are able to sand it off a bit more so the core shows better. It is a fabulous look to your paper. I hope you try embossing and what is so fun is you are able to emboss on more than paper; you can also emboss on  chipboard, acrylic  and many other things. Hugs Pammejo

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