Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #721 May 13th 2020
Embossing with Detailed Dies  
Guest tutorial author France Martin shares how to use the detailed lines of a metal die for embossing instead of cutting.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Thin metal die
  • Cardstock
  • Die cutting machine
  • Silicone embossing pad
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    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Garnet wants to know: "Clearing out the old filing cabinet, I found several ledger books, the kind with white & green pages, and lots of lines and little boxes to tally your business expenditures. I'm thinking the blank pages would make cool background paper or something. Looking for your ideas."
    A: They would make great backgrounds for masculine cards or office-themed cards. You could also use a gel medium to adhere pieces to a canvas as elements of a collage or the base of a painting. They would make great papers for gel printing too! You could cut strips and roll them into beads or use die cut shapes as a layer on a paper pendant for a themed jewelry piece.
     
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Dina has a tip for the Front Flap Card: "I found it easy to make 4 cards at once, cutting one sheet into quarters for the bases, and then a second sheet across in 4 strips, 2.75" x 8.5" for the front flap!"

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