Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Technique: Embedded Embossing

Back in February, Vintage Page Designs introduced me to a technique called "embedded embossing".  This is a great technique for using up scraps.  And as you know, this paper squirrel is always trying to use up her scraps...keeps me from cutting into a new piece of "good" paper...the horror!  J

The Details:
The technique is as simple as 1-2-3.
  1. Use your favorite punch on some coordinating scraps.  
  2. Adhere the scraps to a piece of cardstock in whatever pattern you wish (I went with a random placement).  
  3. Emboss the cardstock with the embossing folder of your choice.  Generally, the tighter the embossing pattern, the better the result.
Here, I used a Swiss Dot pattern:

And on this card, I used the more open Birds & Swirls pattern.  
Even though it's a more open design, I still like the result:

Cardstock: Papertrey Ink ‘Aqua Mist’; Stampin’ Up! ‘Confetti White’
Patterned Paper:  My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found ‘Market Street’ scraps
Stamps: SU! ‘Warmest Regards’
Inks: StazOn ‘Jet Black’
Embellishments: Darice flowers; buttons; ribbon
Tools:  Cuttlebug embossing folders ‘Birds & Swirls’, ‘Swiss Dot’; Sizzix Texture Boutique; Stamp-a-ma-jig; Zots; SU! punch


  1. Oh your card is beautiful!! Love the embossing with your punched flowers. Thank you for playing along with us at Love to Create Challenge!

  2. What a cool technique! Definitely will be giving it a try as your cards are fabulous!!

  3. SO pretty, i still haven't tried this one--funny, I have a Vintage Page Designs post up right now, too!


  4. Beautiful cards in great colors, love all the details. Thanks for joining us on FSC this fortnight.

  5. Great cards. And so lovely al those flowers.
    Thank you for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
    LG Michelle

  6. Two lovely cards and a great techniques to use up those scraps.
    Thanks for joining our embossing challenge at FSC

  7. wow this is so sweet :-) great flowers :-) thank so much for playing with craftyourpassionchallenges - hugs Joanna

  8. Beautiful! These are fantastic! Thank you so much for playing with us at Love to Create this week! We hope you come back and play again really soon! Many Blessings, Tina


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