Saturday, June 11, 2011

Technique Feature: Embedded Embossing

We thought it would be fun to do a little technique feature/challenge with y'all.  Embedded embossing is a technique that takes your regular embossing folders a step further.  To do it you adhere all your layers together (this can be stickers, paper, rubons...) and then run it through the machine just like you would with a single layer.  It "embeds" everything together and creates a unique look.  Check out these examples from your technique junkie leaders here at Practical Scrappers...


This is one of 2 bouquets Erin made for her son's preschool teachers. She had originally taken the idea from one of our Friday Fabulous Finds ( See Amy's project here). Since everyone's donations were consolidated to  just one gift card per teacher, I decided to get the kids to each decorate an insert to go  inside the flowers. Each color is embossed with a different folder.


Kerri cut different size circles from scraps of red and white cardstock and adhered them to black cardstock, she then embossed the whole thing with the Cuttlebug and Spot & Dots Embossing folder. She then stuck some Disney stickers (Taking Photos & Road Trip) to white cardstock and ran them through her Cuttlebug using  the Spots and Dots folder again.
Kerri cut red strips of paper, star pattern paper, and the three stars all out of scraps. Glued them all down, and ran it all through her Cuttlebug using a Star embossing folder for the embedded embossing look.

Christine wanted to try polka dots for her embossing so she combined a few fun colors and came up with this.  

Christine also did this fun card...this one uses all stickers except for the sunshine.

Now it's your turn!  Pull out those embossing folders and create something using this technique.  Send us a picture at practicalscrapperslayouts@gmail.com and we may feature it! You've got two full weeks!  

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6 comments:

Amy said...

What a great idea and fun technique that I can't wait to try! Thanks so much for sharing this and the fun projects! Amy:)

Teresa Jaye said...

WOW - these are AWESOME! I love this look and have never seen it before - I'm going to give it a whirl! Thanks for the inspiration!

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

These are all wonderful! and LOVE the embossing :-)

Bev said...

love the layered embossed flowers.. amazing texture look

Heather said...

Very cute idea! I never would've thought of doing that, but I'm going to try it!

Jessica said...

I loved trying this technique! Thanks for sharing. You can see the results on my blog.

http://jessica-createandshare.blogspot.com/2011/06/month-of-cards-part-3-sketches.html