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Favorite Embossing Technique - Global Video Hop

Hello and welcome to my blog today I am going to share with you my favorite Embossing Technique for the Global Stampin Video Blog Hop and Festive Friday Post.  I used the Snowman Season Stamp Set which carried over along with the matching punch from last years Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.  Here's a look at my card.  


Tips & Tricks: 

I started my card with a top folding Whisper White card base made from Thick Whisper White Cardstock.  I attached a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper to the front of my card base.  I then stamped the snowman image from the Snowman Season Stamp Set onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock in Tuxedo Black Ink.  I stamped in Tuxedo Black Ink because I knew I had to do a little Stampin' Blends Coloring.  


White images are not just white there is a little color in white images they are just very pale shades.  That's why I used the Seaside Spray Stampin' Blends and the Color Lifter to add the shadows into my image.  Typically whites reflect whatever color is around them into the shadows.  So there could be a ton of different shades reflected into a white object.  As you can see above I just added the color into the shadow areas.  A white image without any color at all is extremely boring.  The rest of the image was just some very basic coloring not a lot of blending with the other colors.  Which I pulled from my Designer Series Paper.  I used Mossy Meadow and Real Red for the other coloring on the Snowman.  


My favorite embossing technique to do that packs so much interest onto a project but is super easy and often overlooked is to take Metallic Cardstock and run through my Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine with embossing folders.  Today I used the Wrapped in Texture Embossing Folders to get the beautiful texture you see on my card, which adds so much added interest to the card.  The Wrapped In Texture Embossing Folders come in a set of two small embossing folders and can be used in the large Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine or the Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine.  If you see the Mini Symbol listed in the catalog or on the website that means you can use it on both machines.  If you don't see the symbol then the dies are to big to use in the mini but still can be used in the large.  

Video Tutorial: 


If you are viewing this post by email you may not see the embedded video.  If that is the case you will need to click here to view the video. 

Project Recipe: 

I have created a little graphic for you to save to your Pinterest boards to help you remember the main items used on this card in case you would like to recreate it.  You can check out all my project recipes on my Recipe Board by clicking here.  


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Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 




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Rick