Friday, August 19, 2011

Birthday Wishes

Supplies: Stamps: Amuse Paper: Basic Grey, white and blue cs  Ink: Colorbox: robin's egg  Accessories: American Crafts ribbon, scallop oval punch, oval punch, desginer frame embossing folder, garden flower embossing folder, gems, chalks
Where did the week go??  It seems like I just posted this card on SCS for our CAS challenge, and it has taken me until now to get the details  posted here!  I guess life got busy. 

I wanted to share how I did the embossing on this card.  I want to say that I used tips from the following websites to get my results: Created By You and Stamp and Scrap with Frenchie: Link 1 and Link 2. I have a Cuttlebug so I had to experiment with different sandwiches to make this technique work.

This is the sandwich I used:
A, C, Folder, chipboard

The chipboard measurements:
For the chipboard pieces I glued two pieces of chipboard together and the thickness worked for me.  Depending on your Cuttlebug you may have to adjust this.

For embossing the frame without leaving the marks of the folder:
2 1/8x 2 3/4

For embossing inside the frame 1 15/16 x 1 6/16

For the oval, I punched out two extra large ovals and glued them together.

So to do the double embossed image:
First emboss the designer frame using the 2 1/8 x 2 3/4 inch chipboard mat.

Then chose your embossing folder that you want inside of the frame. 

Place it over the embossed frame and line it up so you can see the image in the frame through your embossing folder.

Take 1 15/16 x 1 6/16 piece of chipboard and place it over where you want the embossing.  (This was the part that took a few tries for me.  Initially I centered the chipboard over the embossed frame opening.  When I did that the embossing went on the already embossed frame.  So I moved my chipboard closer to the right hand corner (because there was blank space there on the embossing folder I used.)  By doing this it gave enough pressure to emboss the image inside of the frame.  This part will depend on the image you chose for the center of your frame.  If there is a lot of detail you may have to make a smaller piece of chipboard.

I hope all of this made sense.  I may add some pictures later to help.

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. time flies why you are having fun!!! Your card is gorgeous

  2. This is absolutely amazing... I have to give it a try, thanks for the links!

  3. I really like what you did with this embossing folder. I have such a hard time using it because of its size so this is a really cool creative way to use it. Did you just emboss a small square and then use it or was it cut out?
    My blog - appreciate any feedback.