Hello, it’s Kelly here! I love to find uses for products other than their intended purpose. So today I’m going to show you how to create an embossed image using the Triangle Background die.
I use a Cuttlebug for all my die cutting, but any machine will work. You just need to find the right “sandwich” of plates that works for embossing on your machine.
I start out by setting up my machine as if I were using an embossing folder. Then I replace the embossing folder layer with the die, cardstock and tan embossing mat. I also had to add a metal adapter plate for an additional layer of thickness. The tan embossing mat is the key! It is what keeps the cardstock from actually being cut when you run it through your machine.
I used watercolor paper because I knew I was going to be adding color with watercolor paints, but any cardstock would work for this technique.
Next up I used a paintbrush and watercolor paints to create the gradient background. And whenever I used watercolors I like to have a dry cloth close by to blot up areas of color to create more variation.
While the watercolor panel was drying, I white heat embossed a sentiment on vellum from the Shoot for the Moon clear stamp set. To adhere the vellum I applied tiny dots of liquid glue behind the embossed sentiment and then sewed down the left side.
Then I used a very thin paintbrush to color in a few of the triangles with Unicorn White Spray Ink.
And because I loved creating the first card so much, I did another bonus card for you in a different color combo. I just love how the color settles into the embossed areas creating lots of dimension and texture!
Thanks for stopping by today!