Sunday, 15 October 2017

Seeing stars

This weekend I decided to have a try at a technique I've not used before - using an embossing folder for partial embossing. To do this, you use strong card to cover the outside of the folder in the areas that you DO want to emboss so that the pressure is greater there and (hopefully)  the extra depth of that area keeps the rollers of the embossing machine apart while the rest of your card is going through.

I have a folder with alternating bands of stars and a textured background, and I measured the width of one of the star bands, with borders each side, and cut a piece of card to size.  I taped it over the folder and embossed.


 
As you can see, a little of the textured pattern did emboss too - I have seen this technique referred to as "diffusion" embossing and I think that must be because the edges come out a bit diffused.
 
Anyway, I got my starry border! I masked the edges and inked it with yellow DI  then stamped the blue sentiment star - a Debbi Moore stamp which works a whole lot better now I have a stamping platform. I'd intended to stop there but the top and bottom looked a bit disconnected so I added a line of glue between the two raised stripes of the border and sprinkled it with blue glitter.
 
I am sharing this with
Less is More - one layer/stars
Sweet Stampin - Sparkle and Shine 
AAA Cards - Inspired by a film (the 1968 Julie Andrews film STAR!)  
 

15 comments:

  1. pretty card, I love the glitter bit and the embossing, I never think of that...ok Ionly have 3 embossing folders, might be why haha,,great cas design.

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  2. This has worked so well. I think I may have to try it x

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  3. It worked out well and I like the way the pattern dies out as it goes up the card,
    Lovely simple and different card

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  4. Super contrast of colours and great technique. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

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  5. A fabulous card Jane, a great technique.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  6. Beautiful card, Jane. The partial embossing effect is lovely - another technique for me to try. xx

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  7. Perfectly CAS. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

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  8. I love that you attempted a new technique by selecting the star band - well done - it is a great addition to the card! Love the focal image too - the stamping tool really does help with those stamps which need full coverage of ink!

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  9. Very nice card.. Lots of lovely white space.

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  10. Love your partial embossing, it looks fab x

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  11. Great results from this technique, and a wonderful way to add interest to a one layer card.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

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  12. this is a fab CAS card. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

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  13. Beautiful colour choice Jane and the embossing at the bottom is superb! I love the way the top of it fades out as it adds even more interest to the borders. And the proportion of embossing to clean white space is perfect! Thanks so much for joining us for our stars challenge at Less is More xx

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  14. Super nice card in lovely (swedish) colors! ;-) Thank you for joining AAA Cards! Hugs Åsa

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