Saturday, 19 August 2017

Christmas Card Throwdown - August technique

Here is my card for our latest challenge at Christmas Card Throwdown. It's a technique this time:

One way of doing this is to use a die for embossing rather than cutting. I used my Big Shot and, by trial and error, I've found these are the layers you need:
Tab 1
Cutting plate
Embossing mat
Die - cutting side down
Cutting plate.  I find this gives quite a deep emboss so I sometimes use card instead of the second cutting plate. I have two pieces which together are thinner than the cutting plate. I think I used the cutting plate here though. 

Jennifer McGuire is the queen of this (and everything) and has a video here. 
Before embossing I tapped the die with Versamark so I could add silver embossing powder and heat emboss in the grooves of the snowflake. 
I hope you'll have time to join in with this lovely technique, it's not too late to get ahead with your Christmas Card. 
Thanks for visiting and have a crafty day. 


  1. Lovely card, Alison. What a brilliant idea to tap the die with Versamark so you could heat emboss the snowflake. xx

  2. Such a pretty card Alison - love the snowflake xx

  3. Gorgeous card! That technique has worked brilliantly with your snowflake die xx

  4. Superbe Alison, tu n'as rien à envier à Jennifer McGuire, j'aime le côté graphique de ta création, Biz

  5. A beautiful card Alison. I love the technique. One I have yet to try. Barbxx

  6. Wow, what a stunningly beautiful card! Love everything about it!

  7. This snowflakes is amazing :-)) I like your beautiful card.
    Hugs, Andreja

  8. Such a fabulous technique that I have not tried but will after seeing this beauty x


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