Round three on my Christmas Card Class makes, and this one uses a technique that I had heard about before, but saw it put into practise at Convention and knew I had to try it as soon as I got home!
It's called partial embossing!!!!! It's really gives a card the WOW factor and is a technique I will be using again and again.
You basically run a piece of chip board through the Big Shot in the embossing folder you want the pattern of, in this case it was the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder. Then I cut out the shape I wanted. The chip board was quite tough, so cutting was a little bit of hard work, but so worth it! The I used a little two-way glue dabbed on the chipboard to stick it to the outside of the embossing folder, lining the pattern up. I know pictures would help make more sense of this, but I hope you know what I mean. When you put a piece of card inside the embossing folder and run it through the Big Shot, the image only transfers through where the chipboard is.
By using the two way glue you can remove the chipboard when you want to use the embossing folder in the usual way, or if you want to adhere a different chip board piece.
Here's a close-up:
So, for the rest of the card - I did this technique on Garden Green card and then punched twice with the Ornament Punch. I used Sticky Strip to adhere the beautiful and fun Candy Cane Designer Fabric to the Real Red card base (with a piece of Whisper White behind the fabric so the red didn't show through), and then mounted the Garden Green punched / embossed card over the top with Dimensionals. The sentiment is from Contempo Christmas, inked in Real Red on Whisper White, and then punched with the Modern Label Punch. I also used this punch with Real Red card, which I then chopped in half and used to back the sentiment at each end.
I hope you will be giving this technique a try. If my instructions didn't make sense, please do email me and I will try and help make it clearer.
Card / Paper - Real Red / Whisper White / Garden Green / Candy Cane Designer Fabric
Stamps / Ink -Real Red / Contempo Christmas
Embellishments - NoneTools - Big Shot / Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder / Modern Label Punch / Ornament Punch / Trimmer / Dimensionals / Sticky Strip