Inlaid Embossing How-to

Last month's workshops focused on a technique called Inlaid Embossing. It's a fun way to use texture and shapes together and create something new!

For those of you who have not tried it, here is this simple but eye-catching technique.

card stock layer for card (mine is 4" x 5.25")
additional card stock to use with dies or punches to create shapes
embossing folder (with a tight/busy design)
Big Shot (die cutting machine)

Step 1: Punch or cut your shapes. The picture above shows the Sparkle sizzlit used in the sample at the top of this post. The remaining pictures were taken while creating the second card (below), which features buttons die cut using the Button #5 sizzlit.
Step 2: If your shape calls for it, remove any extra pieces. For example, the Sparkle sizzlit has a center dot to remove; the buttons have 2 or 4 button holes to remove. A stylus is helpful for this.
Step 3: Attach to your shapes to your card stock layer with adhesive. (Tombow liquid used here.)
Step 4: Trim shapes if they extend outside the base layer.  (not photographed)
Step 5: Place in embossing folder and run through the Big Shot to emboss.

And here is sample #2. I added a little sentiment just for kicks :)

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed this technique and, if it wasn't new to you, I hope you at least enjoyed the samples. Have a great day,

Stampin' Supplies: 
Both Samples were created using Naturals Vanilla, Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler and Baja Breeze card stock.
Embossing Folders: Perfect Polka Dots, Square Lattice
Button card also uses 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches, Linen Thread. Stamp set (Think Happy Thoughts - retired), Soft Suede Classic Ink
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