Today’s technique is a SUPER EASY one, and gives your embossing folders another option in embossing.
In and Out Embossing: Create a unique embossed look using embossing folders and the Big Shot. Emboss a piece of cardstock with an embossing folder. Then turn the cardstock piece over and place within the embossing folder again. This time move the cardstock slightly, so that the design is shifted from the original embossed design. Run it through the Big Shot a second time to create an embossed piece with raised AND depressed (IN and OUT) impressions.
I shared this card a few days ago on my From the Herd post. I used the Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder (p.227) for the technique on this card, and I just shifted the embossed piece slightly to off-set the dots and overlap the previously embossed dots (after I turned over the cardstock). This creates a great effect and gives that Large Polka Dot folder another look!
This card features the Lucky Stars Embossing Folder (p.45 OC). I added a band of cardstock punched with the Confetti Stars Border Punch (p.45 OC) and a small layer of DSP from the Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack (p.5 OC).
I added a star embellishment which was cut with the Stars Framelits (p.231) from Silver Foil paper (p.193), Real Read cardstock, and Black cardstock. I popped up the center stars with stampin’ dimensionals, and attached it to the card with stampin’ dimensionals.This is a close-up of the embossed stars to see the great IN and OUT Embossed Technique.
This is another In and Out Embossing sample. This card features the Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder (p.226). This folder creates a nice “lattice” appearance when embossed twice, since the angle of the stripes causes a criss-cross effect. It is a little difficult to get a good image to see this effect here, but believe me….it looks really nice in person!
I used a Basic Gray card base and an embossed layer of Very Vanilla. I added a tag in Natural Ivory cardstock, which was punched with the new Ornate Tag Topper Punch (p.35 OC) on the top and bottom. I attached that to the card with stampin’ dimensionals and tied a piece of Silver Metallic Baker’s Twine (p.206) from top to bottom of the tag. I used the Butterfly Basics stamp set and Butterflies Thinlits Bundle (p.26 OC) on the tag.
AND, this last sample shows the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (p.226). This folder doesn’t seem to be the best for this technique. I think it works best when you use a embossing folder that has a little open space. That way you have some open areas to shift over the design and create a whole new look. If the design covers the folder entirely, it seems to loose the double embossed effect.
So, there is another SUPER EASY technique to create a whole new look with your embossing folders. I hope you give it a try too!