Monday, November 13, 2017

Happy Holidays

Hi, Scrapping Cottage fans!  Lois here with a new-to-me technique.   I saw  a tutorial for a variation on the Triple Stamping Technique last week and wanted to give it a try.  I'm not sure what it's called, but it was rather interesting.  For lack of another name, I'll call it Triple Embossing.  (My apologies to whomever developed this technique for using what might not be the correct nomenclature.)  Here's my card:

To start my card, I cut several layers of cardstock:

Gray - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" (scored at 4 1/4"), 3 1/4" x 4 1/2", 2 1/4" x 3 1/2"
White - 4" x 5 1/4", 3" x 4 1/4", 2" x 3 1/4"

Using repositionable tape, layer the white pieces of cardstock, centering each piece on top of the next larger one.  This stack of cardstock will be placed in an embossing folder.

I ran the embossing folder though my Cuttlebug, being careful not to move the various pieces.

I removed the embossed pieces of cardstock from the embossing folder; and, while the pieces were still adhered to each other, I lightly sponged ink across the top of them.   This brought out the pattern of the embossing quite nicely.

I then separated the panels and adhered them to the coordinating pieces of gray cardstock.

I didn't want to take away from the embossed/inked pattern on the panels, so I decided to add just a sentiment.  I cut the sentiment "Happy Holidays" from one of the new Christmas CottageCutz dies, Happy Holidays Greeting.

I layered the panels together (lining up the embossed areas), glued the die cuts to the center of my card, and I was finished.  You can see how the various snowflakes transverse the panels.  One of them (the large one on the far right) actually is on all three panels.

I really like the result achieved on my card and will definitely use this technique again.    The CottageCutz die used on this card is:


Pam MacKay said...

Love all the layers of embossing so pretty!

Sukie said...

Gorgeous! I love all of the layers and the embossing you did!

Mary Marsh said...

I like your triple embossing Lois-creative and makes a great impact -and the happy holiday sentiment is a perfect accompaniment

SugarShine Designs said...

Hi Lois. That's a great technique and a wonderful way to make the sentiment have the most impact. Super idea. -Janet

Jeanne said...

Love this technique. I've never seen it before. It is very striking!

Anja Ž. said...

So simple, but so elegant. Great card, Lois.