Happy Graduation Card Tutorial – Embossing Paper Technique

Card Tutorial - Embossing Paper TechniqueGood Morning my fellow peeps.  With my coffee in hand I am settling into the Crafting Palace to create.  Wahoooooo.  LOL  Last night I cleaned the previous creating bomb mess and my desk is already to start a new project.  I recently came across a cool technique for using your embossing folders.

 

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Dies I used:

These were ordered from Amazon and the affiliate links are at no cost to you.  My sister and I do not recommend any item that we don’t personally use and love.  In this case I love the dies, they are inexpensive and they work great.

  • Circles
  • Squares
  • Rectangles
  • Ovals

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Pick out a emboss folder that has a pretty dense pattern to it.  It works better and I think it looks prettier.

Card Tutorial - Embossing Paper Technique

Choose a background paper and coordinating scrap to use with the punch shape.  The paper I used is from Eleganza from Polkadoodles.

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Grab a pretty punch and punch out shapes to use on top of the background paper.

Card Tutorial - Embossing Paper Technique

 

Card Tutorial - Embossing Paper Technique

Glue the punch shapes to the top of the background paper.

 

Card Tutorial - Embossing Paper Technique Card Tutorial - Embossing Paper Technique

One more tip I’d like to impart…after trying many types of glue I recommend Art Institute Glitter Designer glue, it dries clear and has a little give, a lot of glues I’ve tried once you lay it down you can’t move it…this is a fast drying glue but you can move it around right after you place it and I rarely get my pieces perfect the first time LOL.  I use it with the Art Glittering System Ultra Fine Metal Tip for a more precision placement.  Be sure you don’t accidentally grab your sewing pin and stop up the glue with it….I can say from experience that the pin rusts and turns the glue rust and black colored LOL.

I used my Big Shot machine to put the emboss pattern on the paper.

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I used the Tim Holtz Celebrate thinlits set to cut out the sentiments i wanted to use.  I cut out another set in black so i could layer them to get some dimension.

Card Tutorial - Embossing Paper Technique

Card Tutorial - Embossing Paper Technique Card Tutorial - Embossing Paper Technique

I used some coordinating ink and brushed around the oval and rectangle die cut outs and then also stamped a little background stamp in it.

I wrapped some bakers twine around the base of the card.

Using some foam dots I attached the die cut outs to the front to the card.

All done and ready to be filled with a gift card and sent out when I need a graduation card. It is so nice to have a stash of cards ready for any occasion.

Materials used and where to purchase them.

 

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