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Today our Group of Seven Cardmakers is sharing a fun technique
that involved double embossing.
First we added VersaMark ink to the "high" side of an embossing folder before
dry embossing. I used 3D embossing folders but some in the group discovered that
regular embossing folders worked just as well.
Once the piece of mixed media paper was dry embossed, we sprinkled white embossing
powder over top and heat embossed the debossed side to make a resist.
(I think this would show better if the debossed parts weren't so small.)
Then we smooshed Distress inks on a craft sheet, spritzed with water and smooshed the
embossed piece into the ink. When we were happy with the colors, we dried
the piece and smooshed again with the same colors of Oxide ink.
I made the mistake of die cutting my piece with a stitched rectangle die and
it kind of flattened the piece. So I carefully placed it back in the embossing folder
and embossed/debossed again. Fortunately it worked to give a deep embossing and
made the debossing stand out more.
I used a NBUS fern die cut from Neenah Solar White and inked with Distress ink and
added a sentiment cut from gold foil.
It's hard to stop at one....
This time I used a NBUS embossing folder and followed the same procedure.
I paired it with a die by Penny Black. It was cut from watercolor paper and
watercolored with Distress Markers and a waterbrush. I've stacked it 3 times for depth.
You can find a link to a video on this technique at the
The rest of the GO7 gals have some fabulous samples of this technique
at the site too! Do go visit all of them and see what worked for each and what didn't.
Thanks to Julia for leading the fun technique this month.
By the way, we've added a linky at the website so you can add any projects you do
using this technique. What a great resource for techniques!
Can You Handle the Pressure - Dry embossing Things with Wings
NBUS #47 - Never Before Used Schtuff (Tile Reflection EF)
Card Recipe (card 1)
Ink: VersaMark, Bundled Sage, Rustic Wilderness, Brushed Corduroy, Worn Lipstick (DI & DOX)
Paper: Mixed Media (Strathmore), Gold Foil
Other: Fern 3D EF (SU), White EP, Sword Fern Die (SSS), Sentimental Dies (Avery Elle)
Card Recipe (card 2)
Ink: VersaMark, Speckled Egg, Faded Jeans, Brushed Corduroy, Picked Raspberry (DI & DOX), Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire, Brushed Corduroy, Rustic Wilderness, Hickory Smoke (DM)
Paper: Mixed Media, Bashful Blue
Other: Tile Reflection 3D EF (Spl), White EP, Happy News Die (PB)
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