Monday, September 3, 2012

Unstampabelles Challenge #15 - Embossing


Hi everyone, hope you had a wonderful weekend.  It's now the beginning of Spring here in Australia and the start of our newest challenge at Unstampabelles.  This month we want to see embossing on your paper creations. 

 I was googling in search of something different to do with my embossing folders and discovered a technique I had not seen before.  Embedded Embossing.  This is where you layer stickers, punched/diecut shapes etc onto your cardstock then run them all through your embossing folder which matts them all together.

For my card I started with black cardstock.  Then a layer of patterned paper from a magazine giveaway.  Next I used a thick piece of white paper and added these wonderful black animal stickers from Sticker Store our sponsor this month at Unstampabelles.  I have had these stickers in my collection for a little while waiting for just the right project.  I got a bit tricky and placed the giraffe next to the zebra.  I cut away the centre bit of the giraffe to make him look like he is now standing behind the zebra.  I added a gold sentiment sticker also from the Sticker Store.  Added a splash of colour with punched leaves in all shades of green.  Make sure you adhere everything before embossing...just makes everything sit flatter. I then put it all into my Stampin Up Lattice embossing folder and ran it through my Cuttlebug.  Finished the card off with a piece of ribbon.  I really love how the stickers and punched leaves all now appear to be one layer.  A technique I will try again real soon.


This shows the sticker sheet and the scene half created.


An up close view to show how well everything matts together.


Another view.

So we would love to see your paper craft creations over at Unstampabelles Challenge #15 using embossing.  Open until Friday, 28th September.

I would like to share this with the following challenges:





23 comments:

  1. beautiful Merry, love the texture!!

    Thank you for linking up @ Inspire Me Fridays!

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  2. What a clever idea Merry, when I saw the card at the top I thought it was stitched, it really looks effective.
    Kevin xx

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  3. This technique is way cool! I love the look of the texture.

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  4. such a sweet image and gorgeous creation, thank you so much for joining in with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx

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  5. Wow such a gorgeous card Merry and thanks for sharing the details of how you made this i loved the way you have placed the giraffe and such a fab idea to emboss everything together!!

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  6. Thanks for sharing this Merry, it does look really fabulous.xx

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  7. love the use of stickers Merry, the giraffe with the zebra's just rock!

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  8. The start of spring sounds wonderful to me Merry and here are we moving very quickly towards winter and wondering what happened to our spring and summer.

    Love the clean crisp feel of your card, perfect for the zebras.

    B x

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  9. That is a very clever technique and very effective ,pity I don't have an enbossing machine .Started Spring cleaning last week and now I'm really into it so I think my blog may be a bit quiet this week.Are you still busy with the News Sheet ,I think that must be good fun and a bit different.
    Enjoy your week.

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  10. Very cool technique! I will have to give this a try!

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  11. That embossing folder is awesome and I love this technique... very effective.
    I made cards with those lovely stickers you had sent me and ALL the ones I made with the stuff you sent me SOLD. Thanks so much!

    Love,
    M

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  12. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!
    My entries are: #13 and #53.
    I would love to have you visit my blog!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  13. Really like this technique Merry and your card turned out really well.

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  14. Fantastic technique Merry. I saw this on MIM..Loz

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  15. Fantastic card Merry. I saw this on MIM..Faye

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  16. Gorgeous card!! Love the tips and the technique you shared!!
    what a fun and unique way to emboss!!
    TFS!!

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  17. hello Merry .Fabulous new technique to try .Your card is awesome .

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  18. love the texture on the background. awesome card, Merry!

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  19. I love what you have created here Merry...I have loads of stickers, what a lovely way to use them..very effective...
    Thank you for also sharing with us at Make it Monday this week...
    Hugs,
    Marjorie
    xx

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  20. Merry - this is so cool! When I saw it in the gallery I was dying to know how you did it. Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial!! Great job and the zebras are darling :-)

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  21. So cute and playfull! I saw it on MIM and I liked it a lot!

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  22. Hi Merry this is absolutely fantastic it looks like cross stitch what a wonderful effect love the embossed background super card.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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