Saturday, March 12, 2016

Embossed Frame Technique

Embossed Frame Technique
by Judy Cantrell 
Card stock
Embossing Folder
Sizzix Scallop Oval Frame
Die Cutting Machine
Paper Trimmer
Distress Ink pad
TH Rubber Stamps
Blue tape
Cardboard or chipboard from
Cereal and snack boxes

This idea came about in 2011 when I wanted 
a embossed design with a plain oval center. 

The two pieces top left: chipboard from snack boxes, top right embossed card front. [see close-up below] Bottom left one cutting pad, die and embossing folder. Bottom right is my chipboard template I made with die cuts. 
1.        Use paper trimmer to cut a piece of white card stock 4 ¼” x 5 ½.” Set aside.
2.        Die cut 3 frames with thin chipboard. Stack and glue them together. Place something heavy on the die cut frames and set aside to dry. When dry they are 1/16” thick. 
3.        Place your white card stock inside an embossing folder. 
4.        Go near a window or door with the embossing folders, chipboard frame and two pieces of tape. 
5.        Hold the embossing folder with the card stock inside up to the light with the die-cut frame on back side of the embossing folder. 
6.        You are doing this to center the frame stack in the center of white card stock. Tape the frame to the back of the embossing folder
7.         Place solo platform down if using your Vagabond, one or two pieces of chipboard, then the die-cut chipboard frame taped to embossing folder, then one cutting pad. 

Note: only use one cutting pad with this technique. 
If using your Cuttlebug do a sandwich in this order:
 A plate, one or two pieces of chipboard, die cut frame taped to embossing folder with card stock inside and B cutting plate.
8.        Run this through your die cutting machine.
9.        You should have a border around the paper with a blank inside perfect for a stamped image.
10.   Stamp an image in center of card stock, embellish and then adhere to finished card.

Thanks for looking at one of my older projects. This one was published 
September 2011. 
Now, Tim has many of this type of embossing templates. 

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