Technique Tuesday – In and Out Embossing

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.

in and out from the herd

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!

in and out emb. stars

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). in and out emb stars 2

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.stars in and outThis is a close-up of the embossed stars to see the great IN and OUT Embossed Technique.

in and out stripes

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. in and out stripes3It is a little difficult to get a good image to see this effect here, but believe me….it looks really nice in person!

in and out stripes2 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.

mosaic in and outThis is a piece In and Out Embossed with the Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder (p.227). hexagon in and outThis is a sample using the Honeycomb Embossing Folder (p.226).  LOVE THIS ONE!

decorative dots in and out

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!



About StampinU

I am an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator in the state of Iowa. I have been in love with card making ever since I got my hands on my first rubber stamp many years ago! I have been a Stampin' Up! demonstrator since 2004, and it is great to be able to share what I love: new stamping products, new stamping techniques, and new stamping creations!
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2 Responses to Technique Tuesday – In and Out Embossing

  1. Donna Sherman says:

    REALLY NEAT AND FUN TECHNIQUE!!! I will definitely be giving this a try!!!! Thank you for all the pics and the instructions!!!!

  2. genamarie {stormy} howard says:

    hi! gorgeous card with the striped embossing folder. can i case it? what color did u use on the flower in the back? love it. the itty bitty butterfly looks like soft sky? everything wisteria wonder?please let me kno.  blessings,storm                       stormy howard            Scrapbook Resourcez ~  Independent STAMPIN UP Consultant        “all things are possible to him that believeth.”                                                                       |

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