by Stacey Cogswell, Independent Stampin'Up Demonstrator

Monday, March 28, 2011

Embedded Technique

In the last stamp camp I introduced a technique called Embedding.  This is a really fun technique and once you try it you'll be hooked!  In the last week I've made four cards, two of which I'll show you, using this technique. You can use an array of circle punch sizes to create this cool look.  One punch size can keep the pattern simple, but many punches sizes makes a interesting abstract pattern.  This is one of those fun techniques that never turns out the same twice, which for some is hard to think about, but you'll have to try it.

Created by Stacey Cogswell
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This is how to create the Embedded look:
Glue random punches circles (or any punched shape) on a base piece of card stock.  Try punching a smaller circle in the card stock first, then punch out a larger circle around the smaller circle.  When this double punched circle is placed on the base card stock the "hole" will allow the base card stock to show through, giving it the look of two circles on top of each other, but with out the added bulk of a third layer of paper. When you're done, run this piece of card stock through the Big Shot using the Square Lattice Impressions folder (or any full texture folder.)  By dry embossing the card stock you are "embedding" the layers of card stock together to create the look of fabric.  It's so cool and I hope you try it!


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