Hi everyone! It's Michelle Woerner and I am so excited to be here for my very first Spellbloggers post! I really appreciated all the welcoming comments from my announcement post, thank you everyone. I've been on the Spellbinders Design Team for 2 years now and am excited to make the change to the Spellbloggers team.
But enough of me, on to today's project. This week we are showcasing the Imperial Gold Collection which brings you the FOURTH dimension - die templates that cut, emboss, stencil….and yes, they DEBOSS too!
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For my card, I used the letterpress technique by inking the die directly and then cutting my cardstock. When you ink up these dies, the ink will only go on the DEbossed portions of the die. This photo shows all the dies of the set on the left and the die inked on the right.
Here are all the die cut pieces I used on my card. With the Grand Caliber plates, I usually have enough room to die cut all my pieces in one swipe. To fit everything, I trim my cardstock just a bit larger than the die template and arrange everything so they all fit.
Next I start assembling my card.
I knew I wanted a flower embellishment for my card, but wasn't sure which style would look the best. So I die cut my pattern paper with both the large rose from the S5-086 Bitty Blossoms Shapeabilities® set as well as dies 1, 2 and 3 from S5-050 Rose Creations. I do this quite a bit, make multiple flowers for 1 project. I keep my extra flowers in a tin and from time to time sort through my extras and used them.
I often get asked how I make my circle cards. There are a couple ways, but the easiest for me is to die cut 2 large scalloped circles and score 1 near the top (this will be the back piece). Then you add some glue above of the scored line and fold it as shown in these pictures.
Here is a close up picture of the debossing detail.
Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!