Lesson 25: Embossed Sanding Technique


In this lesson, learn how to use a sanding technique on your dry embossing.

Supplies Needed:
Embossing folder or texture plate (Stampin’ UP’s Manhattan Flower folder used here)
Machine to run the folder through (Big Shot used here)
Sand paper
Markers (Stampin’ UP’s Tempting Turquoise and Not Quite Navy markers used here)

1. Emboss your cardstock (I am assuming you already know how to do this, but if you need help, please send me an email scrapmastersparadise@yahoo.com and I would be glad to walk you through it)

In the photo above, I have embossed the left side of the embossed image, which is showing up a lighter color with the cardstock I am using. For true core cardstock the color won’t change. For white core cardstock, the sanded part will turn white. I am using Coredinations cardstock which has a coordinating color in the core so mine looks a little lighter than the outside.
The photo above shows the fully sanded effect. You can stop here if you like the color of the core of the cardstock.
2. Use your markers and color over the sanded part of your cardstock. I alternated colors for the various petals.

And here is the finished effect. The color and sanding make the embossing look distressed and it gives dry embossing a whole new look.

I finished the card off with some Stampin’ UP Taffeta Ribbon, the Oval All stamp set, Not Quite Navy ink, and the coordinating Scallop Oval Punch.

To order the Big Shot, Stampin’ UP Markers, the Manhattan Flower embossing folder, or any of the other Stampin’ UP Supplies used here, please email me at scrapmastersparadise@yahoo.com !

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