Faux Embossing with Grand & Standard Spellbinder Dies

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Spellbinder & Tatty Cd Workshop

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Shopping List

Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL

 Spellbinder Classic Frame : WIZS5-012

Grand Labels 4 – WIZLF-190 &  Labels 4 Nestibilities Die – WIZS4-190

Tatty Button Cd Rom – TBCD

White Thick Card 220gsm:P/N 40001

Non-Stick craft sheet: CRAFTSHELRG( Large ) – CRAFTSHELSM ( Small

 Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT

Tim Holtz Distress Inks

 Peeled Paint : THPEELEDPAINT

& Victorian Velvet :  DPVICTORIAN

Vintage Cream Seam Ribbon : VRCRE

Heat Gun : BLUEHEAT

Double Sided Tape : Tape 2S

Foam Pads :FP400 X 5

Sticky Thumb Tape Runner: STICKY

Thick Cardboard & 3D Glue

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Step by Step Instructions

1 Place the dies you wish to use for this technique face down onto a piece of thick cardboard. You could use an empty cereal box or backing board that comes with card packs.

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2 Now place your cut mat underneath so the cut side of the dies are facing downwards onto the cut plate, and then place the base place on top and run through your Grand Calibur machine, this just allows you to see where the dies are on the mat.

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3 Once the pieces are cut, tape the inner piece back in place to make a solid frame shape.

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4 Cut 2 of the labels 4 die shapes and stick them together.

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5 Now stick the labels 4 piece on top of the frame to make a unique faux embossing mat.

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6 Cut a large white panel using the grand labels 4 die.

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7 Place the faux embossing panel with the raised area on the inside next to the card.

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8 Then flip the piece over making sure you have the panel correctly in place. You may wish to use some low tac tape to secure the panel in place.

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9 Set the faux panel onto the base plate and then cover with the tan mat & embossing plate before running it through the Grand Calibur.

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10 Once it`s been through the machine you will be left with a layered effect to the card, you wouldn`t be able to  achieve this effect if embossing the card singly as the machine would flatten each layer, so mix & match the dies to suit your needs.

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11 Play around and try this technique with different dies and use cut`n`dry foam to apply distress inks to highlight the embossed areas.

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12 Take the small curved rectangle die and cut 2 small folded cards by placing the die over the folded edge before cutting. This will ensure the folded edge isn`t cut.

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13 Now make a pretty backing paper by using the image composer on the Tatty Button cd. Click and add flowers to the top half of the composer page ONLY & resize the flowers and change the colour tones to add depth to the piece. Create a backing paper and as you have only designed on half the sheet you`ll make a pretty triangle effect on the backing sheet. Play around with the programme to achieve different results.

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14 Make a large rectangle mat for the panel you have created, and then cut a mat out of the centre of the backing sheet using the 2 sizes down die. This technique maximises the backing paper as it won`t be seen under the matting.

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15 Distress the edges of the backing using the cut`n`dry foam and the peeled paint ink pad.

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16 Mat the backing paper onto a white base card and add the worked faux embossed piece over the backing paper using foam tape for dimension.

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17 Now build the backing paper panel along with a smaller green piece onto the card. Distress the folded card pieces and add to the centre of the card.

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18 Add 2 small panels of the flower toppers to finish the mini cards off. Colour the vintage ribbon with the peeled paint & victorian velvet distress ink. Full details of this technique can be found on the Tatty Button boxed frame workshop found on the Creative Expressions workshop site – click here for the link

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19 Add 2 flowers which have been printed from the object section on the Tatty Button cd.

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20 Add a sentiment to the card & here is a completed project using lots of different techniques.

Keep the die cut panels you make for further projects and have a go with mix & matching the different die shapes. One benefit for this technique is you will save on card stock but still have the layered effect on your card.

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One Response to Faux Embossing with Grand & Standard Spellbinder Dies

  1. Sheila - ginger says:

    WOW! I love this Suzanne….it’s absolutely stunning and so creative. Thank you so much for sharing this great work shop with us.

    Love Sheila xx

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