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Monday, June 24, 2013

Technique Tuesday -- Emboss and Cut

Welcome back to Sparkle N Sprinkle's Technique Tuesday. I want to show you a neat technique that will help you use up those scrap papers you have lying around. I hope you will sit back and take a look and then try this out on one of your projects!

Supplies needed:
  1. exacto knife
  2. cutting pad
  3. bright scraps of paper
  4. regular tape
  5. embossing folder
  6. embossing machine
  7. white card stock
Run the white card stock through the embossing folder using the embossing machine.

Start cutting out areas from the embossed card using an exacto knife.

Here is the card after I finished cutting out the areas I wanted.

You may do the next step different ways. On this piece I cut out areas of bright patterned paper and taped them on the back. The back looks messy but of course it will be covered up.

Turn the card over and this is what it looks like on the front!

You can use one piece of patterned paper behind the card instead of cutting up patterned paper. It just depends on the look you want. I used one piece of patterned paper behind this card.

On this card I used glitter in the cut areas! I backed the embossed black card stock with sticker paper and added glitter.

I hope you enjoyed the technique today.  Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!


Sparkle N Sprinkle supplies used:
  1. Zendoodle Rainbow stamp set 462 -- bird
  2. Hummingbird and Flowers stamp set 451 - saying
  3. Happy Birthday  stamp set 416
  4. Blue Jewel glitter G1113
  5. Cerise  glitter G1104
  6. Autumn Medley glitter G1013


  1. How beautiful! Thanks for sharing this great technique.

  2. That last card is amazing April. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Really gorgeous makes, love the flashes of bright colour showing through, brilliant idea
    Lindsay xx

  4. What a great idea for unused scraps. I also love the glitter with sticky backed paper. Now I have to try this. Thanks for sharing. Linda E.

  5. Love the technique, all the cards turned out fabulous.

    Regards diane

  6. Love this idea! You cards look lovely.

  7. How pretty! what a steady hand you have, Miss April - it looks lovely with the sparkle in the cut outs. hugs, de

  8. April, all three cards are so cool! Love them all and what a great technique, thanks for sharing.



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