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2015-02-03; Cuttlebug Double embossing


In one of my Yahoo Groups the current challenge is to try double embossing using Cuttlebug (or other brands) of embossing folders. It is really a fun technique, but it really matters which embossing folders you use as well as ink colors as to whether it will turn out or not. I’ll share the or not picture at the end of this post.

Here is the embossed piece that I liked out of the 3 that I made.

I used distress ink peacock feathers and inked the inside of the Cuttlebug folder tapestry, then embossed onto white cardstock.

Next I inked the flower embossing folder with dusty concord and embossed the same piece of cardstock again. It really gives not only color but additional dimension.

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No matter how I took a photo of the dimension or glittery accents, they really didn’t show up. Trust me in real life the tips of the flowers have a kind of glow to them with the glitter glue that I used.

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I also added some glitter accents to the sentiment medallion that I created using the same colors as in the embossing folders. I added purple eyelets and also glossy accents to the top most layer.

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And that brings us back to the beginning. If you have time to just play around, give double embossing a try. It’s really quite surprising as to the piece you end up with.

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And now the “or not” samples I mentioned.


The sample on the right may some day make it to a card front; however the one on the left is most likely destined to be trash. It’s just too washed out looking in my opinion.

Thanks for stopping by today and checking over my experiments in double embossing.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. 2015/02/03 8:25 am

    I like your card, Bonnie. Kind of a fun technique, huh? I think you should use the “or not” on the right. I had thought about using my owl folder, too.

  2. Sandy permalink
    2015/02/03 2:02 pm

    I do love your card. And I think both of the others would make great cards too. I haven’t had a moment to get to my card stuff since the challenge was posted. Maybe tonight.

  3. 2015/02/08 7:32 pm

    It is an interesting technique and I can imagine how pretty the glittery bits are. I really like all the texture.

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