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:
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:
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!