Texture Embossing With Hearts Framelits

As if die-cutting in cool nesting shapes were not awesome enough…now I've discovered that you can emboss with Framelits Dies, too!  Too Cool!

Heart embossing - front  Heart embossing - front 2

My big scallop heart Valentine is reminding me of the cut & paste Valentines that I created as a child!  Not a card exactly, just a mini work-of-art for someone I lov…er, um…liked in my class!  This project would actually make a cute hanging heart! 

I added a smaller heart die-cut from Flirtatious DSP, and a Small Heart Punch from Silver Glimmer Paper.  Cute, cute, cute!

But, look at the cool embossed heart ring—fabulous!

How To Emboss With Framelits

It's easy to get a crisp embossed impression for your Framelits Dies.  Keep in mind that this is the sandwich recipe that works best in my Big Shot, but because each machine is calibrated by hand, you may need to experiment with adding more or taking away card stock shims.  Here are the layers:

  • Multipurpose Platform closed to Tab 2
  • Standard Cutting Pad
  • Framelit Die with the raised cutting edge face down <<<important!
  • Card stock to emboss
  • Crease Pad
  • 2 card stock shims (may vary depending on your machine)

Heart embossing - back  Heart embossing - back 2

Here is what the back of the embossing looks like…also a nice effect!

Heart embossing - you are loved  Heart embossing - you are loved 2

Here is another example of the technique on a simple card using the You Are Loved set (no longer available, don't get me started!).  It's difficult to see it clearly, but it looks stunning in real life! 

Have fun trying out this fun technique!



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