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Dry Embossing Christmas Card

Posted on 2nd October 2012
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You will need:
M-Bossabilities – Splendid Embossing Folder
Festive Berries Distress Ink
Tim Holtzs Ink Blending Tool
Grande Calibur Die Cutting Machine
Grey Cutting Plate
Raspberry Embossing Plate
White Card
Red card
Penny Black T for Transparent Stamp set - Christmas Fashion
Rub your Festive Berries Ink Pad over the de-bossed side of your embossing folder, try to achieve an uneven coverage, this add more interest.
add your white card to the folder then make your embossing sandwich as above, base plate (grey), Embossing folder with card inside, Raspberry Embossing Plate. (an important tip: there are 2 sizes of plates for the Grand Calibur depending on when you bought it you may need the large or smaller size if you are not sure which size you need please ring J & C Creations and they will be able to point you in the right direction).  Run the sandwich through the Grand Calibur.
Your piece of card should now look like the above picture, by changing the side of the plate you colour you get a completely different effect the card below has been inked on the raised side of the folder.
Another way of distress your embossed card is to emboss as normal, then using Festive Berries and Ink Blending Tool blend over the whole card, I like to use a piece of Kitchen Roll to take of excess ink and buff up.  This is what your card should look like using this method
Here is the Christmas card I have made using this method.  I have stamped and coloured one of the Fashion Christmas stamps coloured with Copics and add lots of floral embellishments
I hope this Masterclass has been useful and that you will give some of these methods a try, we would love to see your creations using your distress backgrounds,
Happy Crafting
Jacs xxxx
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