We’re adding some more shelving in my craft room at the moment and having a bit of a re-organise too which means that it’s not suitable for crafting in here this week, the cutting machines aren’t even connected to my computer. So, I don’t have any new projects for you right now but It does give me a chance to move some of my projects over from Team KnK to add the files to my archives, maybe there will be something you haven’t seen before :)
Today’s post is about embossing with cut files, I previously did a similar tutorial here if you’d like to check it out.
I love the look of embossing on cardstock especially for those really special cards such as Wedding and Christening cards, it adds a tactile quality to your cards and makes them look expensive too!
Today I will show you how I emboss using cut files, this is yet another way that having a Cutting Machine can save me money as I no longer have to purchase Embossing Folders to achieve these dimensional effects ;)
Pic 1. I cut my chosen background design from some heavyweight cardstock, I cut 2 copies and stuck them together with some wet glue so I had a few seconds to slide them into place. I cut 2 pieces to give me a deeper empression when I emboss:
Pic 2. This is the sandwhich I use in my big shot, one cutting plate – my cut file – my card for embossing – a tan embossing mat – my second cutting plate. If you don’t achieve a deep emboss add a shim (a piece of card) above your sandwhich and add a second if necessary, you should feel a certain amount of resistance in order to achieve a decent impression:
Pic 3. Experiment with different materials, you can achieve fantastic results with pearl, satin and mirror effect cardstocks:
Pic 4. I chose some white card for my card today, the embossing doesn’t photograph quite as well in white unfortunately but it is lovely in the flesh. I backed both my embossing panel and my sentiment with silver card:
Pic 5. Here is my completed card, I kept the layout quite simple so I didn’t cover too much of my embossing, I added some lace and ribbon to the middle and finished the corners with some pearls:
Here’s your Free Cut File – Formats include ai, dxf, gsd, mtc, pdf, studio & svg:
(click on the link below the image to download)