Embossed Butterfly Beauty

Embossing is a great way to add texture and interest to your paper crafts. I use my embossing folders frequently. I am constantly heat embossing images and sentiments. Previous projects have even used wet embossing or embossing paste with stencils. Today I’m going to show you how to use your favorite Thinlit to emboss instead of cut. It’s simple using the Big Shot Embossing Mats. This accessory is available in the Annual catalog. The key is creating your sandwich correctly. I’ll post the Stampin’ Up! video on my Resources page.

My embossed card

Embossed background using Stampin' Up! Butterfly Beauty Thinlits

You may have seen the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits in the Occasions catalog. There are two dies in the set that are ideal for embossing. Both have five connected butterflies and are large enough to emboss your first layer in one go. For my card, I used Grapefruit Grove on a Very Vanilla base. The embossed butterfly images add subtle, elegant texture.

Next, I die cut a few small butterflies from the Botanical Butterfly designer paper available with Sale-a-Bration credits. I also fussy cut one image from the same DSP. The sentiment is from the Darling Label Punch Box set. The set comes in a gorgeous tin with six stamps, two ink spots, an acrylic block, and the matching punch.

The sentiment was stamped once in Highland Heather and once in Mint Macaron. Then I cut out part of the Mint Macaron image and layered it over the Highland Heather. Underneath the sentiment, I used two layers, one Mint Macaron and one from the Botanical Butterfly DSP cut out with the Pretty Label punch.

Lastly, I added a length of Very Vanilla Polka Dot Tulle and several Artisan pearls. I hope this card inspires you to use your dies in creative ways. For more details on embossing with dies, go to my Resources.

To get your Big Shot Embossing Mats or any of the other product mentioned, shop with me.

Were you inspired?