Thursday 1 February 2018

embossing with dies and coloring you're purrfect, with video

I got a lot of requests to show how I made the embossed background on my bunny card.
It's really simple actually, I use a set of nesting dies, in this case Marianne design basic shapes cr1351 and stick them together with painters tape, so they don't move in the Big Shot.

I also us 140lbs card and it might wrinkle, usually it helps to spray it with a bit of water, but my cardstock also doesn't like water and or sticky tape , it's so spoiled ;-)

First I stamped the whiskers my Scan N cut chopped off the image onto the background, as it might be hard after embossing the cardbase.
I made sure all the open bits in the tail were closed with pencil so the Scan N cut wouldn't get "confused" by the open lines..but then it chops off the whiskers lol....

To emboss the heart shapes into the cardbase I use my embossing machine on the embossing folder settting, for my Big shot that's tab 1. I then put down one cutting plate and my silicone baking sheet, the cardstock and the dies on top, with the cutting side towards the cardstock.
Pass it through the machine, once would be enough, but I have to go backwards due to space, that might also increase the wrinkles more.

I thought the words on the stamp were enough and I didn't add a sentiment. There's one in the Penny Black stampset.

I colored the image with Spectrum Noir and Spectrum Illustrator markers. Nuvo shimmer pen on the chocolate boxes.
Mounted the kitty with foamtape and adhered it to the cardbase.

I'm entering this card into the Work It Wednesday January 2018 challenge, at Simon Says Stamp.
I'm also entering it into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, anything goes


  1. Such a sweet card. Love the cute image. Great coloring. The dry embossed hearts look so pretty in the background... subtle, but perfect.

  2. Adorable card! Love that sweet image!! Wonderful coloring too!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!