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Christmas Mixed Embossed Printing Press Card

This project features a great technique to turn your Embossing Folders into your own unique Printing press, using pink & green inks together, the contrasting of colours, gives great results from the embossing print – plus this a fantastic method to make your Embossing folders work harder and do double the job.. as well as being fun!

You will need:

  • 7x5inch White Blank Base Card
  • Pink Cardstock
  • White Cardstock
  • Embossing Folder – any all over pattern
  • Background Die – any pattern
  • Assorted Snowflake dies
  • Hexagon Nesting Dies
  • Christmas Sentiment Stamp
  • Distress Oxide Ink in Peeled Paint & Spun Sugar
  • Crystal Gems
  • Tape Runner or Adhesive tape
  • 3D foam
  • Scissors & Paper trimmer

Time to Make: Approx 20 - 30mins

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Step-by-step:

  1. Cut out a layer of Pink cardstock for the base of the white blank card, the layer needs to be approx 6.8inches x 4.8inches, attach to the card front using flat double sided tape or flat glue. Also cut out a layer of white cardstock to approx 6.6inches x 4.6inches, put to one side for embossing printing.

  1. Taking your Embossing folder, pick the side you want to use, either the Embossed side or the de-bossed side and add ink to the inside of the folder, add the ink direct to folder and be sure to be liberal with the ink – use as many colours as you like, I have used 2 for contrast.

  1. Place the layer of white cardstock into the embossing folder and run it through your die cutting machine with your embossing sandwich as you would do normally.

  1. When you open the Embossing folder, the cardstock will have embossed and have eaten the ink on the flat places that you added in step2... isn't that cool!

  1. Die cut a couple of background die shape and lots of snowflakes in both white and pink cardstock

  1. Then die cut the Hexagon labels (you could use any shape labels) then rubber stamp your Christmas sentiment using the same pink ink to tone together on one of the white cardstock shapes.

  1. Build up the snowflakes together using 3D foam to give the flakes some height and depth

  1. Attach the embossed layer to the front of the card and then start adding the background die cuts – use flat tape etc to attach at one end, do not worry the snowflakes will hide the tape

  1. Using 3D foam build up the Hexagon nesting dies with the sentiment at the top

  1. Add the snowflakes around the sentiment using 3D foam, arrange the flakes at different heights

  1. Finally add a few gems on the snowflakes for a little shimmer.

  1. The finished card