|The debossing on my card does not show up very well in this picture but it is there : )|
The uber talented Dawn McVey has posed a new challenge at the Papertrey Ink blog to create a card using what she calls "debossing". You can see her video HERE but I will give you the gist of it.
Debossing is basically using a die or a cutting plate to emboss on your paper rather than cut shapes from your paper. This is achieved by changing up your "sandwich" that you run through your machine.
|Here is a better - darker shot of the same card so you can see the debossing : )|
For this technique select a die cutting plate with a coordinating stamp set. For my card I debossed my card first with the PTI Hearts Die cover plate. Then I stamped over a few of the debossed shapes with some heart stamps from the coordinating set. It didn't work as smooth as Dawn's LOL I found the heart stamps to be larger than the impressions left after my debossing so it is not as "professional" of a look.
Still, I like it and think it is a very pretty look that I would like to try with a butterfly like Dawn did or a floral image and die... I just need to shop! right!?! heehee
I love the challenges at PTI. There is still time for you to join the fun and as always with PTI there is a prize to be won! woohoo so why not give it a try. Make it Monday link
I hope you are having a wonderful weekend! We are enjoying a fantastic sunny - blue sky day! : )
cs by PTI
Hearts Die cover plate by PTI
Happy Hearts Stamp set by PTI
Ink by CTMH compliments of my friend, Theresa : ) Happy Birthday to me!!
Ribbon and Bakers Twine by American Crafts