Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Embossed Frame Cherry Blossoms

I've been wanting to try this technique for a while now, where you make an embossed frame to stamp in.  And,... here's how you do it!  Take a pc of heavy weight SU chipboard, about 5 3/4 x 4 1/4", and cut a 3" circle out of the center using the new 3" circle Bigz die.  Now, for the Big Shot "sandwich", this is how you do it -- from bottom to top:

Platform on Tab 2 (i.e. no tabs extended)
embossing folder with cardstock inside it
 chipboard frame centered over top of embossing folder
cutting pad on top

The sandwich may be a little tight, but should go through just fine.  I then stamped the cherry blossom sprigs from the Easter Blossoms stamp set in Basic Black, and colored them in with the water color crayons and aqua painters.  To make the frame stand out more, I sponged it with crumb cake ink and then used a sponge dauber to apply White Frost shimmer paint.  In real life, it is a shiny pearly frame.  Added a little croquet trim to finish off the Vintage look.

Hope you'll feel inspired to try this yourself!  My next idea is to do some reverse masking to make the embossed frame stand out even more.  Next time! :)

Happy crafting!

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