Have you tried the partial emboss technique before?
This is such a fun way to create some interest on your card and show off stunning fonts!
Don’t you just love the font I used for this card?
It’s from the Annual Catalogue and is called Go To Greetings.
It has a great selection of greetings in it -and different sizes of the same greeting too.
Anyway, back to this partial emboss technique.
You will need to create a “mask” -any size that you’re after.
Mine was 1½” x 3½ approximately.
I used Stampin’Up! masking paper.
This gets placed onto the card front.
You then stamp whatever design you want around the mask.
For this card, I used Layering Leaves.
The next step is where the magic happens.
You will need a thick piece of cardboard.
Cut out a piece the same size as your cardbase.
Then measure and cut out a piece from the centre of this cardboard that matches the mask size.
I then placed this cardboard over the stamped card front.
Placed it into the embossing folder and ran it through the cut/emboss machine.
I needed to fiddle around with the right layers to get the tension correct.
Take care not to force your layers through!!
Once you’ve run it through the machine, remove the card front from the folder.
I chose to stamp my sentiment onto the cardfront after running it through the machine.
Whatever colour I used for the sentiment, I cut a matching matte.
I hope you have fun playing around with this technique -the options are endless!!
If this all seems too overwhelming – I will be teaching this class in September.
Check out the calendar for a venue and date near you!