Saturday, April 28, 2012

{Tips & Techniques} Embossed Papers

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Embossed papers, like core' dinations core Impressions: Cosmo Cricket Neutrals Collection is a great way to add textures, dimension, and interest to your card and layout creations.  I would like to share four different embossed paper techniques that you can use on your next project.
core' dinations core Impressions: Cosmo Cricket Neutrals Collection cardstock paper is a great place to start your projects because half the work is already done for you with their embossed textures like woodgrain, printed letters, polka dots, and handwriting paper.
Technique #1: Sanding the embossed images reveals the inner core of the papers. This allows the raw inner core to be further enhanced with mists & inks.

On the above card I used woodgrain embossed texture cardstock for the card base and a die cut piece of the cursive embossed papers. I inked the card base around the edges and I sanded and misted  the grey die cut piece (lower left).
Technique #2: Ink the edges of the project and pop dot the printed papers over the top of the inked papers.

 Technique #3: Here is an example of sanded and inked embossed paper for the card's base.

 Technique #4: Sand, Tear and layer embossed pieces to create interest and dimension.
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angie said...

love embossed papers - pretty cards!

Shelly said...

Thanks Angie!