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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Make Your Own Embossing Plate

This was the 4th card from the November Stamp-A-Stack:

No stamps! Just the Snowflake #2 die and Glimmer Brads!

Colors: Whisper White, Blushing Bride and Concord Crush

Cool, but did you notice the background?

I made my own embossing plate using pieces I cut from the Snowflake die!

This is what my "embossing plate" looks like. It's a thin piece of cardboard with pieces of the snowflake cut out of thin cardboard attached. If you look closely, you can see the sticky strip that I used to attach them. The first time I ran this thru the Big Shot the cardstock ended up stuck to the tape. So I went over it with the Embossing Buddy and it's not sticky anymore!

Here's the "sandwich" I used:

cutting plate
silicone pad
card stock
embossing plate
cutting plate
Multi-Purpose Platform- Tab 1

The silicone pad is the Standard Texturz Silicone Rubber #114615 on page 215 of the Idea Book & Catalog. It allows the card stock to really push into the texture of the embossing plate. You get 2 very disctinct looks on each side of the card stock- one is raised and the other is indented. I liked them both and did one of each for my samples. The pink one has the snowflakes pressed in, the purple one has them popped out. This wasn't my original idea, but I haven't seen it done for awhile and thought it was something worth sharing! Let me know if you try it! I'd love to see your cards!

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