Monday, May 22, 2017

Dry-Embossing with A Die

Hello friends!
I am popping in with another fun card share today.
Recently I fell in love with the look with the letter press/dry embossed background. I love the ease and design by using a stamp/die. The following card is a good example.
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Of course, back in the day (circa 2009) when I started stamping, using dry embossing folders was all the rage! Remember those days? I was constantly on the look out in collecting every embossing folders (Cuttlebug's especially) that came in my way. These days? I still have them, but I have now used them way less and shifted my love in using dies for the dry-embossing.
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Shop Simon Says Stamp here

Today's card was created with Altenew's Extra Special.
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With the dry-emboss mat, such as Tan Embossing Mat, creating a letter press look can not be easier.

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The order of my Cuttlebug plates (from bottom to top): C plate, B plate, Tan Embossing Mat, stamped images on paper (with paper facing you and die facing down), Matching Die and B plate.
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I did all the stamping before I run and die and embossing mat. I also kept in mind about how I would run through the die cut machine and came up with this seemingly complex design.

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We card-makers love this type of subtlety, isn't it?
I hope that you find my post helping and inspiring.

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Creative Use of the Cover Dies (sort of)

Hello friends!
I want to share more possibilities of using two amazing cover dies from Altenew.
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If you follow my blog regularly, you know I like to do many versions of one particular stamp or dies...well, today's post is one of those.  
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Shop Simon Says Stamp: Plate A and Plate B
Shop Altenew Cover Plate here

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I did a few things a little differently with this design:
~use Neenah kraft card stock for the Plate A
~emboss in Antique Gold with Stampendous Boss Gloss for Plate A
~add colors with Distress Oxide with Plate B
~trim off all borders and adhere it to white card stock
~add a small strip of gold glitter tape (from Altenew Card Kit) with the white-embossed sentiment

Note: if you want to go for a complete smooth golden sheen, opt for Gold Foil Card Stock (it does not disappoint!) for Plate A.

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The sentiment is from stamp set from Altenew Card Kit

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Wedding season is here. This will be perfect for that very special occasion.

Here's my previous versions with the same dies.
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