Friday, July 20, 2012

Dry Embossing Techniques: Template

The Big Shot makes dry embossing as easy as turning a handle, but you can still use a template to dry emboss a custom card on a light table.

-adhere multi-purpose double sided adhesive sheet to card stock
-cut out letters with the Big Shot
-remove letters and save the outlines
-adhere the letters to your work surface with temporary adhesive

-adhere letter outlines with temporary adhesive to your work surface over letters trimming as necessary

-remove the letters from the work surface and discard them
-remove adhesive backing from letter outlines and adhere a square of window sheet over the letters

-this is the template

-score 3/8 in. from edge of square
-turn over and score 1/8 in. inside scored square
-use diagonal plate to score frame corners

-adhere template to light table with temporary adhesive
-position scored card stock square over template
-cover with wax paper and use stylus to emboss letters

-score 4-1/4 in. X 11 in. card stock in half at 5-1/2 in.
-score at 4-1/2 in. from bottom of card front
-adhere ends of ribbon above score line on card front
-adhere 4-1/8 in. X 5-3/8 in. sheet of vellum to inside back of card at the top
-adhere top section together forming a Hinge Card

-cut a small heart from Window Sheet with the Big Shot
-add Basic Rhinestones around the edge

-punch a hole in the window sheet and hang the heart on the ribbon with twine
-tie a ribbon bow over the ribbon strip
-adhere the embossed mat to the card front

-Basic Black card stock 121045
-Whisper White card stock 100730
-Vellum card stock 101856
-Window Sheet 114323
-Big Shot 113439
-Typeset Alphabet Bigz dies 127553
-Hearts Framelits 125599
-Simply Scored tool 122334
-Diagonal Plate 125586
-Multi-purpose adhesive sheets 120805
-Organza ribbon 114319
-Baker's twine 124262
-Basic Rhinestones 119246

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