Hi My Creative Scrapbook Fans! Today I have a layout to share with you, using the plastic stencil from this month's main kit! I used the stencil to create a textured background known as Dry Embossing, this technique is very popular in card making.
For this process I needed to use my Big Shot die cutting machine, which meant my cardstock had to be a specific size for me to run it through the machine. I decided on a 5 1/2 x 12 inch strip to fit both the stencil and be able run it through the Big Shot.
I then slide the cardstock through the stencil, as shown below and adhere with some washi tape.↓
Next, I created an embossing sandwich with my Big Shot.
1: Open tap1 in multipurpose platform
2: Add Big Shot clear plastic plate
3: Place plastic stencil face down with cardstock on top
4: Add rubber/silicone mat
5: Add impression plate on top
Run it through you Big Shot
Here's a close-up of the raised design :)
I added some paint colors to my raised impression but you can also put the stencil back on top and use it as a mask to color in using one or as many different colors as you like!
I used the Pretty Peony patterned paper from the Heart Of Home collection as the background for my layout. I then added the strip of dry embossed paper down the middle of my page and added a thin strip of Homespun patterned paper tucked under both side, along with the lace from this month's kit.
On the left hand corner of my photo I created a cluster using a couple of Vintage Blessings chipboard stickers, a few bits and pieces and a doily from my stash tucked underneath the photo.
I created another focal point to the right side of my photo with a tag I made and layered a couple of bits and pieces, along with a heart chipboard sticker.
I finished the layout with a foil phrase sticker, combined with a cardstock sticker that I used for my title.
Thanks for stopping by :) xx Yvette
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