Sunday, 3 February 2013

Detailed tutorial on embossing round the edge

After the Craft Stamper Blog Hop, I've had a lot of comments about my post (which is below) and questions on the embossing technique, so I thought I'd do a step by step/pic by pic tutorial on  embossing round the edge.
Warning: this has got a lot of pics in, so if you know what you're doing, just ignore it all!

Start off as before with a sprayed and bleached image ( this is PaperArtsy Urban Snapshots Arched Apertures Plate 4):



Choose your embossing folders: (Floral Frame, Postcard and Regal Flourishes):


There are 2 ways of  doing this embossing:

Method 1: If you want to be really accurate this is what you do (this was shown to me by a lady at a demo - many thanks!) First position the card in the folder:


Then place the folder on the cutting mat just up to where you want to emboss - the rest of the folder just hangs off the end:


Then put the other mat on top:


and run through your machine. It will only emboss as far as the lower mat, so does not go over the image:


Method 2:  if you're a bit more slapdash (like me!), just position the folder as before and make your embossing sandwich, not worrying where the lower plate is:


Line it up on the machine and then you're going to roll it through up to the end of the embossing pattern you want (where my finger is pointing):


That's as far as this:


and then roll the machine back so you only emboss a small amount like this:


Then emboss the other edge:


Next take the all over floral embossing folder and we're going to emboss along the top, just down to where my finger is:


This is where the width of your machine comes into play. The Big Shot plate is 6 inches (15cm) wide and you can see that this card is slightly too big. If you attempt to roll it through you'll damage the edge:


To solve this, I just trimmed the card a tiny bit to fit:


Then emboss the top edge using Method 1 or 2:


Next use the Postcard folder on the lower edge:


Turn the whole card round and just feed in the bit you want to emboss:


Here you can see that the postcard folder has slightly gone over the Floral Border:


Don't worry, just re-emboss the border. I've gone in at an angle to just emboss that corner and so I don't end up flattening out any of the top design. The width of the plate comes into play again here; you'll only be able to roll the folder part way through the machine before it becomes too wide:


Here's the whole embossed design with the image in the middle left flat: 


Next brush on some Florentine Treasure Gold (Leandra suggests a large soft brush):


Hope this tutorial answers any of the questions you might have had!

Thanks for looking!

Helen


11 comments:

Dawn said...

Ooh Helen what a fab tutorial, thank-you. Lol I was looking at your fab project on the hop (daft mare me forgot to comment though!!) and was sitting here wracking my little brain as to how you had 'masked' the centre panel, you have put me out of my misery, thank-you again my lovely.
Hugs x

jojo79 said...

Thanks for the tutorial Helen, I was wondering how you had done this. Will have to give it a go.

Jo

Stempelientje Stempy said...

Thabks for clearing that up Helen!! I was yesterday wondering about it how that was done! Thanks for the great picture tutorial!

GA said...

Thank you for the tutorial!

Wanda H said...

This is great!!!!!!!!!

Alexandra said...

Now I understand, thanks for coming back to explain this technique in such depth, much appreciated. I was still puzzling over how you created this great look without flattening the embossing elsewhere. I'm itching to have a go now.

Ali said...

This is an awesome idea! Thanks so much for sharing. :)

Ali

Kezzy said...

Wow thanks for the tutorial, I can't wait to have a go :-) Kezzy xx

coco said...

Many thanks for the tutorial that completes perfectly the previous one !! I will certainly try ! Greetings, Coco x

Siobhan Brignull said...

thanks Helen, I struggled to understand the method before.

Michelle Webb said...

Helen I really love this project. All the wonderful colour and the embossing around the outside is a brilliant idea. Michelle x