Emboss with Framelits!

Yes, framelits are not just for cutting! This was a technique shown by Maureen at our last demonstrator meeting. I mean, duh, the idea to emboss the edge of the window was there (people have been doing it with another brand for years), but the middle? Well, you’ll just have to see the card to see what I mean, and how cool the technique is.

Stamps: Fresh Vintage (SAB)

Ink: Soft Suede, Blush Blossom marker, Melon Mambo marker, Lucky Limeade marker, Island Indigo marker

Paper: Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Very Vanilla

Accessories: Labels framelits (Occasions Mini), Blushing Bride Smooch Spritz (Occasions Mini), Crease pad, Whisper White 3/8″ taffeta ribbon, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin’ dimensionals

Can you see? Instead of cutting out the frame, we made the frame embossed (sticks out from the rest of the cardstock). Of course, what makes it really stand out is the Smooch Spritz around the framed area.

If you don’t mind multiple steps, this is a fun effect.

  1. Out of scrap cardstock, cut out frame with framelit.
  2. Put the frame you just made over your working cardstock. Stamp your image for your project. (The frame is only necessary if your stamp is bigger than the frame. You don’t have to do this if your stamp is small enough.)
  3. Remove the frame and lay the die cut over the stamped image.
  4. Spritz your project.
  5. Remove the die cut and place the framelit, flat side down (cutting edge up), onto your project. Place project onto crease pad (NOT regular plate), which is on your multipurpose platform.
  6. Add scrap typing/printer paper over framelit, and add top cutting plate.
  7. Run through Big Shot, then admire the results!

(NOTE: other demonstrators have been suggesting using 2 silicone pads, but I found that using the crease pad works for me. There is still enough cushioning, and it is the right thickness to substitute for the bottom cutting plate.)

Try it out! (If you need visual steps, let me know!)

I’m thinking this may be a good technique for a single layer card… use one of the notecards from Stampin’ Up!


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