The Rules...

We love to see all of your beautiful creations but to be in for the prize drawing it must be a scrapbook layout or mini album. After all that is what we are about here. We all love to stamp on our cards but sometimes we forget to use them on our layouts and other projects. They are cheap embellishments and plentiful after all. You are welcome to combine our challenge with others. Happy Crafting!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Custom Embossed Embellishment Tutorial

Hello scrappy friends!!
Today we have a tutorial for you to help with this week's embossing challenge - or for future reference if you ever need it!

This month our talented DT Paola from Italy has created a step by step tutorial on how to use dry embossing to created custom textured embellishment to a scrapbook layout.
Let's get started...

1 step: we get some colored cardboard and some Sizzix textures

2 step: to emboss the cards we can create a play of light and dark evenly distribute the Brilliant White ink pad on the front of the texture

3 step: we have to pass the texture in the Big Shot

4 step: this is the effect on dark cardboard

5 step: on the light card instead use a dark ink pad

6 step: we can emboss other cards with different textures without adding color pads. Use different punches shapes and die cuts to make beaded embellishments (use thickness adhesive to create different thicknesses)

7 step: use embellishments for your layout

The finished layout!
Now it's your turn!! Come join in on our challenge this week!


  1. I like the idea of inking right on the embossing folder. Going to give it a try right now.

  2. thank you for sharing this ideas with us, I love your scrapbooking style, hopefully I can get to it soon :)