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Embossing folders add so much to a card but sometimes you would love to just have embossing around a sentiment or image without having to layer it.  This technique allows you to do that.


Cardstock (for card)

Thick Cardstock (for template)

Die Cut Machine

Embossing Folder

Die Cut

Rubber Embossing Sheet

The first step is to create your frame template.  You do this by die cutting your thick/heavy piece of cardstock in the center or where you
want the framed area.  Depending on the thickness of the cardstock, you might have to do this to two layers and glue them together.

Now you can place you cardstock that you want to emboss into the folder.  Layer your frame template on top of the folder and run through your die cut machine.  You may want to tape it in place so that it doesn’t move.

This will produce an embossed piece of cardstock with a smooth area where the frame window was.  You can use it like this but if you want a more distinct framed area on the cardstock you will want to proceed to the next step.

Place the die cut that you used for the frame template into place over the framed area and tape into place with removable tape.  Run this
through your die cut machine as if you were going to die cut it except use the plates you use for an embossing folder and add the rubber
embossing sheet between the cardstock and the cutting pad.  For example,if you use a Cuttlebug, use you’re “A” plate, a “B” plate, your
cardstock with the die (cut side facing up), the rubber embossing mat, and another “B” plate.  The rubber mat keeps the die from cutting
through the cardstock and leaves a nice embossed frame design instead.

I like to add some color and my image before removing the die.

Here is how it looks when you remove the die.

I added color, a sentiment, and a bow.  Here is the finished card again.

There are so many dies and embossing folders out there that would be fantastic for this technique. 


Sparkle N Sprinkle supplies used:

Stamp Set 506 - Rose Bouquet [00-506P6]

Black Detail Embossing Powder [EP171]

Indian Corn Embossing Powder [EP119]

VersaMark Pad 99702

Memento Ink - Angel Pink [99623]

Memento Ink - Cantaloupe [99624]

Memento Ink - Dandelion [99606]

Memento Ink - Bamboo Leaves [99612]

Dove Blender Pen [99535]

Sponge Daubers [99450]

Lifestyle-Sticky Thumb Dimensionals [798304154573]





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