Sunday, April 20, 2008

Layered Cuttlebug Embossing Technique by Debbie Bankston

I have been asked by a few folks lately for another step by step way of doing my technique...I created this technique last fall..and waited until I got the newer Cuttlebug Embossing Folders before showing it...The first step is to choose 2 or more folders that you want to use in layers with each other...I have done as many as 5 layers, just to be sure it works with that many...I prefer 2 or 3 depending on what else will be added to the piece...Begin by embossing your first layer...here I have done the striped one...
Add ink by just rubbing the ink pad lightly over the raised embossed area...i usually work with lighter colors for my first layer, increasing intensity of color as I work...
I use my bone folder to smooth the embossing back out...but Jane says it also works to run it back thru just the plates on your machine...without the folder...i have not tried this...as I just enjoy using my bone folder to smooth the layers of embossing back down...I have a piece of fun foam under my work surface and this works for me...
when i say smoothed back flat...see the top layer is an embossed one, the second is embossing then smoothed back flat with my bone folder...
This is the second layer of embossing...
Then I add the coloring the same way, just rubbed the ink pad lightly over the raised area...
the last layer of embossing on this one is the dots...i love those dots...you will see me use the dots alot...
I used a darker green color on the dots as well as the embossed velllum piece that I tore from the sheet...this will make a neat embellishment for a card or scrapbook page...

4 comments:

Donalda's Blog said...

gorgeous work you done in the studio today girlfriend

Wanda H said...

Debbie, this is gorgeous!!! Love your moo cards too!!

Michi Michaelson said...

What a cool tutorial, Debbie!!!! THANK YOU for sharing!!!!!

Anonymous said...

That was lovely,didn't know what to do with the Big Shot, but now I i know. Many thanks.