Monday, January 23, 2012

Moxie Fab Embossing Challenge Team Card

Just got done with a fun meeting with my awesome Stamping Rules team where we made this card, a little sneak peek into the new catalog. We used a bit of Stella B&T and the February Stamp of the Month, along with two kind of out of the box Embossing techniques! I was inspired to try some new embossing/debossing fun by the Moxie Fab Cool Tool Embossing/Debossing Challenge. Check out their site for lots more fabulous embossing ideas!

The base of this card is deceptively simple. I random stamped the star image from the February SOTM. Then I used my Embossing Stylus and paper trimmer to very lightly run a line down the card front every 1/2 inch, skipping over where the stars were stamped. That leaves a debossed (inverted) lines all over my card base. Then I flipped the base over and carefully  re-embossed it on the back side, which changed the lines on the from to embossed or raised, so that when I sanded the card base the embossed lines pop up white because of our awesome white core cardstock. Sweet!

The second fun embossing technique I called customer embossing die, and one of the gals tells me it's called letter press. Either way, I cut multiple heart images out using my Art Philosophy cartridge at 1 3/4". Then I layered them together to make one thick heart (I used 8 hearts to make my "die"). Into my old timey reliable red Sizzix machine went the sandwich: spongy soft layer on the bottom, then Cricut cut White CS panel, then the heart die with just a smidgen of adhesive so it wouldn't shift during our embossing application. You could use other snazzy new systems too, I just like my old red Sizzix workhorse. I pumped the handle a few times, and embossed that heart diecut into the stamped Cricut diecut! Then I swirled my sponge with some cocoa ink lightly over the heart impression to bring it out further, and layered only the Thanks part of the sentiment over top stamped in Red and cut out. A corrugated star and some Antique Copper Bitty Brads finished off my team card for this month.

Be sure to go check out the rest of the embossing fun at Moxie Fab! And don't forget this is the last week to order Rock The Block and secure your spot for my Free Magic Cube workshop!

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