Friday, February 26, 2016

Lattice and Chevron - Embossing with Stencil

A simple layout with angles and curves.  This card looks really nice (and less pink!) in real life.  The melon berry and terra cotta tile colors are difficult for me to capture on screen.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) melon berry (light orange), dark chocolate (brown), and terra cotta tile (deep rusty orange), bitty dot print from PTI dark chocolate pattern pack, and script print from PTI dearest Jane.
  • Die is Poppy Stamps lattice edge.  The "thanks" word is cut with Silhouette Cameo.
  • Embossing is done with PTI modern background stencil collection, chevron pattern.  The PTI stencil is thicker material than other stencils I have, and it embossed beautifully for me.
  • Technique - see warnings below.  For embossing with the PTI stencil, my Big Shot sandwich was:  
    • Multipurpose platform, Tab 1 only
    • Cutting plate
    • Two layers of lightweight card stock (I used label sheets from PTI card stock packages)
    • Both PTI embossing pads
    • PTI card stock
    • PTI stencil
    • Cutting plate
  •  Warnings:
    • The sandwich felt tight but comfortable going through my machine.  (Like cutting with a PTI cover plate.)  But everyone's machine is different, so please be careful if you try it!  
    • Make sure your stencil edge doesn't extend past the side of your cutting plate, or it could be damaged going through the Big Shot, as has happened to me with card stock.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.

1 comment:

Betty Wright said...

Cindy, this is fantastic! Love how you used the stencil to emboss the background! Great card!