Thank you for joining us for the April Pals Blog Hop! To celebrate Earth Day, the April blog hop features new cards and projects that capture the essence of Earth Day through colors and images and/or use recycled or reused elements. We hope you are ready for some fun and creative ideas.
You should have just left stop number 8 on the Pals Hop – Kathleen Law at Craft With Kathleen. If so, you are in the right spot. If you get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.
I created a simple thank you card for today’s post. But, it has a fun technique behind it! 🙂 It is called a Selective Embossing Technique. Have you ever just wanted to emboss certain areas of your card? You can still enjoy all the wonderful embossing folders by Stampin; Up! and create partial embossing for your projects. Check out the tips and intstruction photos to learn how to do it your own!
SCRAPS & STAMPS TIP – Create a Custom Made Embossing Diffuser
– When you get Designer Series Papers from Stampin’ Up!, you will see there is a thin card board that comes on the back of the paper pack. I am going to recycle and reuse that to create my own embossing diffuser.
** You can create however you like it, depending on your project needs. Please make sure to experiment multiple times before working on your final project!!
– Now, I am placing a framelit from the Labels Collection Framelits to create a hole on my diffuser pages. You can please wherever you like it and whichever shape you want on it. Make sure to do it for ALL 6 chipboard pieces.
– Now, put all of them together. I used a strong adhesive to make sure it will last multiple uses. Try our Sticky Strip for strong and long lasting hold! 🙂
– Next, run it though the big shot along with your choice of an embossing folder and a card stock. Make sure to control the tabs and play with your pressure, as each of big shot machine is little bit different.
– My personal combination: Multi Purpose Platform, 1 Cutting Pad on the bottom, Embossing Folder (card stock and the diffuser inside) and 2 sheams for the perfect pressure.
So I hope you learned something new today!! Make sure to give it a try 🙂 Have questions? Feel free to ask!! Thanks for stopping by!!
The next stop is Kerry Willard Bray at stampgoodness, stop number 10 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting – and I hope to see you next month!
- Very Vanilla Card Stock
- Crumb Cake Card Stock
- Best of Flowers Stamp Set
- Whisper White Craft Ink Pad
- Basic Jewel Pearls
- Subtles Designer Brads
- Fancy Fan Embossing Folder
- Stampin’ Dimensionals
- Snail Adhesives
- Big Shot Machine
- Lables Collection Framelits
- Simply Scored Stylus
Final Blog Hop Line Up List:
- Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
- Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
- Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
- Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
- Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works
- Amy L. Lazzell at Just A Thought…Cards by Amy
- Peggy Noe at prettypapercards.com
- Kathleen Law at Craft With Kathleen
- Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps
- Kerry Willard Bray at stampgoodness
- Debbie Mageed at Scrappin’ and Stampin’
- Brian King at Stamp with Brian
- Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
- Barbara Furlong at The Love of Stamping
- Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
- Linda Callahan at Stampin’ Seasons
- Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
- Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
- Kim Czenszak at LiveLoveStamp
- Carmen Sublasky at The Creative Stamptuary
- Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
- Max Conrad at Stamp to the MAX!
- Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts