Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Silhouette Embossing....

Hi everyone. How's things?I wanted to share with you today another home made embossing template I have made.. And don't worry, this one doesn't require a Cricut Machine this time....!I cut out 4 silhouettes using the Marianne Creatables Die Elegant Lady (LR0139) using 225gsm weight card stock.Then layered each shape on top of each other, gluing them together with Crafter's Companion Stick & Stay...
This image is, I suspect designed just to be cut out and stuck on to a project.. But, you know me, I like to take things a little further and help us all get the most out of our crafting stash!!So, I fancied embossing the silhouette.... To do this through the Cuttlebug, place the layered image directly on to your A plate...Add your card stock,followed by your No Shims Matand then 2 pieces of card stock to bulk out the "sandwich",finally finishing off with your C plate and pass through the Cuttlebug. I suspect this would work on the Big Shot also, but you may have to play around with the sandwich a bit!!.. Who said don't play with your food?!!And look what you get!!!I then turned the silhouette shape over and embossed it in the other direction and cut out each image using an Oval Nestabilitie... So, not only have we managed to emboss the image but reverse it also!!I then matted each of the images on to some Black Mirror card I had cut out with a Scalloped Oval Nestabilitie...Having had some new toys given to me to play with, well, "given" is a bit of an exaggeration! I thought that it was time to put them to use.. So I cut out 2 shapes using one of the dies from the Spellbinders Fancy Tags Three Set (S5-031) in Black Mirror card..Layering them on top of each other and off setting them slightly to create, well I'm not quite sure what shape it is, but I was interested to see a heart shape form at the top, bottom and on each side of the image!!I then applied one of the silhouette shapes to it. The other one I will use for another project.. I'm not quite sure that it works as the scallops obscure some of the fret work for the Tags, perhaps a smaller image would work better in future. But I do like the detail that is created around the silhouette..I punched a strip of Black Mirror card using the border punch from the Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page Set Vintage Lace (M42-60040).This was applied to the centre of a White base card with the silhouette image applied on top...I finished the project off with a simple peel off sentiment...Simple and elegant me thinks...
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  1. Very elegant Andy...lovely effect and great that the cameo can be used facing in either direction.

    Hope you are all packed and ready for the 'off' not long now - have a wonderful holiday.

    Toni :o)

  2. Hi Andy,

    I must try making one of my own embossing templates. I love what you've done with this one - but then again, I seem to love all your creations!

    Keep inspiring us all!
    Hugs, Karen x

  3. Fabulous project as ever Andy.Beautiful card, love the colours and love the embossing you've created,It's like a beautiful cameo

  4. I love your idea and want to try it soon. Thanks for sharing.