Have you been searching for something just a little different than the norm for your cards? You can make your very own embossed backgrounds in any design you wish with just a few die cut pieces, some cardstock and a crank of your Big Shot!
I stumbled on this technique totally by accident quite a few months ago, then quickly forgot about it as I became busy with other demands. Imagine my surprise when I started seeing many more unique creations using the same basic principle I thought I discovered! hehehehe, just goes to show you that great minds really DO think alike!
This is a sample of my original “discovery” … I used the Lattice die and embossed it into the background panel. I liked the end result so much that this became one of those cards I just couldn’t bare to part with, so tucked it away for safe keeping. Evidently I created this card before the color renovation became official, so please forgive the use of retired product. I felt it was a great example of this technique and photographed very well, so decided to include it in this post.
When I came across that card a few weeks ago, I decided it was a wonderful idea to teach to my club members. This time I went with a more seasonal theme … snowflakes.
I chose to use the new Northern Frost decorative strip from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Mini, using several of the snowflakes and trimming some off at the edges of the cardstock. I now have a new “texture plate” of my own that I can use over and over again!
And the finished product this design was used on? Since one of their projects for the evening was a holiday themed item, I wanted to go with something just a little different. I felt this design could be easily used as a non-traditional holiday card, with a bit of a vintage feel … or simply as a winter themed greeting card.
Stamps: Fabulous Phrases, Serene Snowflakes
Paper: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Deck the Halls dsp
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessories: Northern Frost decorative strip, Swirly decorative strip, Crochet Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler seam binding, snowflake punch, 3/4” oval punch, photo corner punch, antique brad, linen thread