Technique Tuesday #10

Hi everyone!

Welcome to this weeks Technique Tuesday. Each Tuesday I share a technique that can be applied to many forms of paper crafting ~ card making, scrapbooking, albums and tags.

This week’s technique: DIMENSIONAL EMBELLISHMENTS.

You can buy all sorts of chipboard embellishments from many stores and online to add to your paper crafting projects. But what about making your own with some basic supplies that you may already have?

You will need: card stock, dies, die cutting machine, glue and tweezers {this makes stacking and gluing the pieces together easier, especially if they are an intricate design}.

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Run the card stock and die through the die cutting machine several times. Cut and stack them together until you get the desired thickness. Depending on the thickness of your card stock and how thick you want your finished piece to be will determine how many layers you use. For this example, I used the My Favorite Things “Scrolled Flourish” die cut and Michael’s Recollections 110 lb. card stock, which is very thick, so it only took 4 layers to get a nice thickness. Not too thick and not too thin.

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Glue the die cuts together. Because this is an intricate shape, I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen from Stampin’ Up! {Item #138309}. For larger pieces, you could use a regular liquid glue or even tape runner.

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Here are a few examples of layered die cuts. I left the one flourish plain white and heat embossed the other with silver embossing powder to give it a metal look. The heart has a shimmery layer of Wink of Stella, the cloud is left plain and the top layer only of the bear is stamped and heat embossed. *Please note: a top layer of patterned paper could also be added and would be a very pretty addition to any project 🙂

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Hints:

*Punches may also be used for creating the shapes for dimensional embellishments.

 

I hope you enjoyed this weeks technique. As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. See you next time!

Until next time,

Erin

The Country Touch

Website: http://www.thecountrytouch.weebly.com

Email: ctrytch@telus.net

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