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Double Embossed Background – Video Tutorial

Well sadly the Canada Day long weekend is over.  We had a bit of rain on Saturday but the rest of the weekend was gorgeous.  We had some friends that we don’t often see, over for a visit Sunday afternoon. It was great to catch up and just sit and relax.

Originally we were planning to go for a drive on Monday but my husband knew I was trying to get my stamp room organized and some projects completed, so we stayed home! This means I’ll have some things to share with you again!  Woo hoo! (always hard getting in the groove again after holidays)

In May I created a card for my stamp club that focused on dry embossing, as well as heat embossing to create a fun background.  I don’t know if there is a name for it so I am calling it a Double Embossed background.

The technique begins off similar to the Bokeh Background but with some changes.  I have created a video tutorial to help explain it, as it is easier to understand this way!

Don’t forget to add a sentiment to the inside to finish off your card, or at least add a matte of Whisper White on the inside if you use a dark card stock base! (not having a light inside to write on is a pet peeve of my husbands LOL)

Thank you so much for checking out my video tutorial.  My stamp club ladies really liked this technique and said they planned to use it again and again for their card designs!

Thumping Thursday – Lemon Lime Twist Floral (Video included)

It’s Thursday and that means it is time for Thumping Thursday.   Today’s quick and easy card features the new 2017-2019 In-Colour – Lemon Lime Twist, as well as the soon to be available stamp set – Wood Words!

I must admit I am drawn to this bold new colour and it looks fantastic when paired with Basic Black!  I also created a video tutorial to make this card so be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post for the video link!

I used a piece of Whisper White Cardstock measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″ for both the inside and the outside of the card.  I stamped the large floral image from the new set Wood Words in Lemon Lime Twist ink all around the outside edges of my card front.

Next I stamped my sentiment in Archival Basic Black ink on scrap Whisper White and die cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (in the video I did the opposite. I die cut the paper before hand, then stamped)

I also die cut a larger oval from the Stitched Shapes dies from Lemon Lime Twist so the sentiment would really stand out!  While the Lemon Lime Twist die cut oval is adhered with SNAIL directly to the card front, the stamped sentiment is popped up over this using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

You’ll notice I carried the floral theme to the inside of the card as well, stamping only in the top right and bottom left to allow room to write a greeting.

As promised I created a video to show you how to make this card.  Check it out here!


You can re-create this card easily in any of the In-Colours (or any of our great colours) and have hello, thank you, birthday, etc cards on hand and ready to go in a flash!