stitched all aroundAt the July meeting of the Essex stamp club, one of the gals requested that I do a project using this technique. She hosted a workshop a few years ago, and I taught the technique there, and she thought that the other club members would have fun with it. So – that’s how I came to design this card.

I used this color challenge as my inspiration for this card. I loved these bright colors, and it seemed perfect for what I had in mind while designing this card. I added white and black cardstock to make these pretty colors really pop, and what you see here is the end result. I really love how this turned out – what do you think?

The technique that I used for this card is called “Embedded Embossing”. It really is quite easy to do, and the finished panel is really quite cool. Here are the steps so you can do this at home:

  • Die cut lots of shapes of varying sizes, colors,  even shapes (if you want) and lay them out on a background cardstock. For this card I used the 4 smallest sizes of the circles from the Layering Circles dies.
  • Make sure that the layout is pleasing and balanced before gluing anything down.
  • I like to use Tombow Multi-Purpose adhesive to glue the shapes down to make sure that they are really stuck well before embossing.
  • Use the background cardstock as a guide for trimming off any shapes that extend beyond the edge of the paper.
  • Run this piece through a tight-patterned embossing folder. I used the Quilt Top embossing folder for this card.
  • Use your art piece on your project and enjoy!

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